my first wedding


So I've been a second shooter at a few weddings 
recently, but never have I done anything of the sort alone.
One of my friend's parents called me up a few days ago and said my friend Kaylie
didn't have a photographer staying for her reception and wondered if I would step in.
Well, I've never done this sort of thing on my own before and didn't know if I had the right
equipment..but I worked up the courage and told myself I could do it.
Here's a little preview of the wedding reception I shot tonight 

all. by. my. self.

 I can't even describe how cool it was to shoot a whole wedding reception by myself.  I was pretty nervous going into the night, but I had the confidence I could do it and I'm so happy with how the pictures turned out.  I think it's awesome when Jesus allows you to magnify the talents He's given you.  I've finally found my passion after so many years of wondering, and it feels good. I'll share the rest later this week on my new photo blog.  Yes, you heard that right..NEW photo blog.  Anyway, I had so much fun tonight and I'm so content knowing I've found what I want to do for the rest of my working life.  Photography makes my heart happy.


18 comments:

  1. way to go! :)

    Emily
    texasnj.dayeightmedia.com

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  2. Girl....these are amazing! You did an awesome job! I know what you mean about being scared though...I keep holding myself back too. You did an amazing job! I'm sure that the bride and groom will love all the pictures. Congrats girlie!!!!!!

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  3. Wow! So beautiful. You have such a wonderful eye for composition. You rocked it girl (:

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  4. great job! These are such lovely pictures! You should be featured on Style Me Pretty! ;-)
    Beautiful, like way.

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  5. Congrats! The pics look beautiful.

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  6. can't wait to check out the photo blog, dear!
    beautiful shots you got:)

    i know--a really sweet friend of the family having her 8th child asked me to photograph her birth. it's going to be at home, and a waterbirth. fascinating stuff. and the baby's due this week or the next. it's getting exciting! ahh!

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  7. I can't wait to have a career that allows me to use the talents Jesus has given me in a more joyful way. Working at the bank is great but it definitely has its limits. lol I love that you get to do photography! Seems so fun. God bless and thanks for sharing darlin.

    ♥ Cheche

    http://www.savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  8. THese look great! Can't wait to see more!

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  9. Those look really good!! Pretty soon you'll be shooting more weddings =) Can't wait to see the new photo blog!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! Awesome job!

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  11. I'm so happy for you! They look amazing from what I can tell so far...and I know exactly what you mean, photography has kept me busy throughout this process of my husband being away and I fully give that credit to God for giving me the strength to see my talent and use it!

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  12. They are gorgeous! You completely rocked the reception and captured some amazing shots! The bride and groom will be so thrilled!

    Congrats on your first solo try at it!

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  13. how fun! they turned out so WELL and congrats for taking the leap and being confidant enough to magnify your talents, the pics are GREAT!! what new bloggity blog???

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  14. I SO love your bloggy! Too cute. How awesome that your man is serving our country (mine too). And that you love photography (me too)! Haha definitely following. x

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  15. They look so great! Congrats on the opportunity! :)

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  16. How exciting!! I love them :D

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  17. I'm so glad that you have found your passion! These are amazing pictures! Congratulations!!

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