For the longest time I said that I would never shoot a wedding, it wasn't my 'thing', and it's just not something that I was interested in. Well, so far I did a good job at avoiding wedding photography and then Harry & Laura came a long and messed that up (just kidding, kind of). They were kind of in a pinch, they needed a wedding photographer and I was basically their last resort. I hesitantly agreed to shoot their wedding. I was definitely nervous about it, although the wedding was ~2 months away, it was constantly in the back of my mind. I definitely did not want to mess this up, especially because I was friends with a lot of people that were going to be in attendance. If I didn't deliver, everyone would know me as that guy that ruined their wedding day. <insert 'you had one job' meme here>
The day of the wedding came, I spent all morning going back and forth between Laura/bridesmaids & Harry/groomsmen taking photos of them getting ready before the ceremony. So far so good, morning flies by and we're on to the ceremony.
Rule #1 in wedding photography: make sure you have a backup camera body. (I really don't know if that really is rule #1, but it probably should be). Before the wedding I was going back and forth on whether or not I should get a 2nd camera body. I kept thinking, seriously, what are the odds that my camera will fail on the wedding day, right?!
So I get to the ceremony location a little early to check out the lighting. I pull out my camera, take a shot and NOTHING shows up on the LCD. I hear the shutter open & close, but the LCD shows nothing, just a black, empty frame. Hm, that's odd. I take a few more shots, and I keep getting nothing but blank frames.
Well, I'm sure as hell happy that I decided to get that 2nd camera body. Whew. Thankfully, the rest of the wedding day went smoothly. Harry & Laura were so laid back it really made my job super easy. They also picked an awesome ceremony location and venue, it was almost impossible to take a bad photo. I think the hardest part of the day was trying not to dance while taking photos during the reception, for real the DJ was on point.