Sunday, March 19, 2006

First times.

I shot my first wedding over spring break, and learned three things.

I'd like to do more than just tell you about it, I took the pics, so why not show you what I've learned?

Okay, first, I learned this:

"Weddings are freaking hard to shoot alone."

I mean what I say. It's hard to get the placing of the rings, the vows, the kiss, and all then be out the back door to get them exiting the church all alone. I respect any photographer who is up to that challenge, it's one that comes with practice I'm sure.

But anyways, here are a few pictures of my cousins, and then some of the wedding.

Alex allowing me to take pics of him to get my settings right before it all starts.

Dylan chilling out, just waiting to gain another family member (ya know how God knows how many hairs you have on your head? Well he's still counting the Rigney family).

L is for the way that's cheesy, sorry.

Yeah I'm leaving out a lot, you see Jamie smile, then Kellis signing the papers. Well this is my blog, and I say that's what you get. Harr harr.

Alright, second thing I learned, is that it's hard to focus on what's happening, take pictures, and stay out of the way and remain as quietly in the background as possible. But I managed okay. I think some of my family wasn't used to the loud camera at such an event.

One of my favorites.

And finally the third thing I learned... always be ready. You never know when great moments will pop up. Only at an Ages, Harlan wedding would you see this coming to go across the bridge right after the wedding:

Just In case you didn't see that, there was four on one ATV. Check it out again, from the back this time:

I love Harlan. You may see rednecks, and to an extent, there are some truly red and southern people there, but that's where I'm from, that's something I love, and that's what I'm comfortable with. I also know that those are the best, most genuinely honest people anywhere inside, or outside of Kentucky, and that was something I didn't learn at the wedding.

I learned that a long time ago.