Matt & Claudia are married!

2 August 2012

As promised, here is a recap of the first of the three weddings I attended in June/July (see the first one I covered here). The difference this time? I was the one providing the photographic coverage!

Those of you who know me know I am VERY much a fan of hiring the best photographer you can afford for your wedding. (Clearly – we hired Tanja!) There are so many reasons for not using a friend or relative, but I know y’all know them so I’m not going to list them out. That being said, my uncle and his fiancee had already decided that a professional photographer was not in the budget for them (it was a second wedding for both), and so when they asked me to step in and do my best, I obliged. I would have felt much more confident with John at my side and with both of us shooting (between you and me, he’s the better photographer :), but I’m pretty happy with how things turned out. I thought you might like to see a little peek at what I captured!

Note: All of these photos were taken with our Canon 35 mm film camera except the final one, which was taken with our Nikon digital camera (not a DSLR, but not a point and shoot, either). I switched back and forth between the two all day, and used about 8 rolls of 24-exposure film.

Love this one! Those flower girls were very concerned about not getting her dress dirty.

Though I’m pretty happy with this photo, the ceremony presented the biggest photography obstacle of the day. The ocean in the background was much lighter than the couple in the foreground, and when I lightened the photos enough to get a good look at their faces, the beautiful background ended up getting blown out. Ah well.

So cute :)

This one was definitely a lucky grab – I spun around and snapped with the film camera, and it ended up turning out well.

Really, really love this one, though I can’t take much credit for it! Their outfits are so cohesive without being matchy-matchy, and they all look so comfortable together! You know how I feel about family portraits.

S’mores on the beach… every wedding should include them, don’t you think?

P.S. Our foray into wedding videography

3 Responses to “Matt & Claudia are married!”

  1. What a fantastic job you did!!! They came out great I think! :)

  2. Paloma

    I think you did an amazing job!! These are beautiful and they are sure to treasure them.

  3. A seriously amazing job!!:) Love that one with the little boy observer…perfect!