A couple of weeks ago I was asked to come and photograph the wedding of some close friends of Miss T – Barbara and Suraj. I let them know upfront that I’m not a professional photographer and had never shot a wedding on my own before (and only been a second shooter once!), but as it was a very low-key kind of wedding they said they didn’t mind me just doing my best.
I really couldn’t have asked for a better couple for my first proper foray into wedding photography – they were so laid back, so natural posing together and with gorgeous smiles. And that dress! I love non-standard wedding dresses, and especially the lace overlay on this one. Things were kept pretty simple with a quick shoot in Kings Park, then a short ceremony at the registry office. They’re a gorgeous couple and so great together – I wish them all the best for the future!
I’m not sure yet if this is the sort of thing I’ll be doing more often – I really enjoy taking photos at weddings in the moment, but I’m not sure I have the drive to really practice and push my skills when left to my own devices. It’s now at the point where I can decide to really pursue photography professionally (and invest the money and necessary to get my skill level up there), or face the fact that it’s really just a hobby. There’s so many wannabe photographers out there – do I really want to be one of them?