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This is one bride whose wedding I was very much looking forward to because we have known each other for over 15 years. As a dancer, she was precocious and full of life. And as a dance instructor, she keeps the happy in the dance.
Starting at the beautiful McFarland House in Martinsburg, WV, the wedding preparation was done in their now infamous “bride room.” Lots of laughter and plenty of smiles, along with those awkward moments that are only shared by sisters and best friends when trying to make sure that the clothing “fits.” We took a few photos in there, and elsewhere within the McFarland House.
A short trolley ride, courtesy of our friends at Detailed Destinations, and the ceremony was on at the eras-old St. John’s Lutheran Church. After a few more photos there, we headed back to the McFarland House, but this time the bride and groom rode back via horse and buggy.
Then the real party began!
The happy couple spent the day enjoying their family and friends, the wonderful food and the delicious cake. There was plenty more shenanigans (see the cake pictures), and lots more laughter. It was my idea of the “perfect wedding.”
Congratulations to Kayla and Cody. It was a lovely wedding. And only a couple of weeks after this lovely wedding, we did a Trash the Dress session the very dress she wore to her wedding.
A photographer prepares for a wedding just as they would for any other shoot, ensuring that the equipment is ready, the personnel are ready, and that there’s a working plan. The difference with a wedding is that these events have a special kind of emotional attachment, as well as a sense of urgency… you can’t do it over, in other words.
My preparation is fairly simple. But here it is…
- I review the schedule to make sure what time I’m suppose to be there and when, making sure I have plenty of gas in the car to get there. I review some names of the accompanying party so I can make people a bit more at ease by using their name and not just a general reference.
- All of the equipment gets cleaned, even if it isn’t dirty.
- All of the batteries get charged; camera, flash, remote, extension, and portable hard drive.
- I review the camera settings to make certain that everything is where I want it, and if it isn’t I set it that way.
- I familiarize myself with the assistant/second shooter for the day and write reminders for myself on things I need to tell them about procedures that we should follow for this wedding.
- I pack all my equipment the morning of or the night before. Everything should be ready to go when I get to the wedding.
The actual pre-coverage preparation is a bit more complex, but this gives you an idea of what goes into the before the wedding agenda.
You can view our wedding coverage, including photos at tlcphotography.com/weddings.
Never let it be said that we can’t take the heat. This beautiful wedding at the lovely Purple Iris in Martinsburg, West Virgina is living testament to how far we’ll go to make great images for you. The forecast temperature was for 101 degrees (Fahrenheit), but there was also no breeze and plenty of sun through the early part of the wedding. And still, it was a perfect day!
This happens once in awhile. The inevitable parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or “well-meaning parental figure” jumps in front of my camera in order to get their shot. I took several more shots after this one, but I’m using it as a reminder to all you wedding-goers out there… stay IN you assigned seating area while the bride is coming down the aisle. :\
In all fairness, he did turn around later and mouth an apology. C’est la vie!