Gary & Liena’s Wedding
This past March I was asked to shoot a wedding for a close friend of my brother’s. For me it was definitely a learning experience, and one that I am very grateful for. The thing that stands out for me most about the event was the fact that I got to hear about a different side to my brother that, up until that evening, I had not known about. Wedding speeches are great for revealing the little intimate details in people’s relationships with one another; in this case, a long and enduring friendship.
Here’s a small selection of photos from the ceremony and reception which were both held inside Kirin in New Westminster.
Playing the shoe game: a bride and groom answer questions using shoes to indicate the person that applies to the question. For example, “Who wears the pants in the relationship?” To answer, the bride and groom hold up either the bride’s shoe or the groom’s shoe, or both.
Having been here a few times, I can say that the food is pretty decent. I especially love the dish with the duck skin wraps.
Along a stretch of River Road in New Westminster. It was so cold out that we only stayed here for a short while.
Shot with a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 lens.
“I now pronounce you husband and wife.”
It’s the little details that count!
One of the last goodbye hugs of the night
A few things I’ve learned from covering my first wedding as official photographer:
- Every couple is different, and helping them get into comfortable poses is paramount to creating memorable portraits;
- Don’t be afraid to use multiple light set ups and get your assistant to really work for you;
- There is no time for retakes on someone’s wedding day, so get it right the first time;
- It’s ok to be nervous at first, especially if you feel inexperienced, but it’s important to act professional and confident regardless.
Do you have any first-time wedding photography experiences that you would like to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section!
Until next time,