Ready for a yikes worthy confession? Im a wedding photographer and I used to dread the actual wedding day.
Wedding days are so much more pressure than an engagement or formal session. Its highter stress because you need to stick to a timeline and ensure you get every shot and you don't always have the time to get everything you need or to make sure your settings are exactly perfect. This is your one chance to get it right because you can't offer a client another wedding day shoot if you don't feel like you totally nailed it. I don't get to be nearly as creative on wedding days, I don't have control over the location or the light, ect ect. The list could go on.
So this year, instead of focusing on all the things I didn't like about weddings, I decided that not only would i learn how to totally OWN all those things i didn't like about wedding days, but I would also find things that I LOVE about wedding days. The Wedding day EXCITES me now because not only am I a boss lady and can get everything done with out breaking a sweat (ok actually the only way I can get everything done is if I do break a sweat), but I also LOVE meeting my clients families and friends. I love hearing the toasts and the nice things people have to say about my couples. I love the emotion of the day and the connection that I get to witness. And I love seeing how all the hard work of planning a wedding has come together!
So here are some of my favorite wedding day photos from 2017!