Photo Week: I DO, Shooter 2

  I love to second shoot weddings!  All the fun of a wedding, without the heavy responsibilities of running a smooth schedule that day, or the 2 months of editing afterwards!

Here are several weddings I have been blessed to Second Shoot:

  The Smith Wedding, a beautiful picture of young love!  High school sweethearts saying I do.

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Nisly Wedding: This sweet bride had to move all her photos and the entire reception indoors because of HORRIBLE winds that were causing the metal tables and chairs to blow away outside.  That beautiful smile never once left her face, even in the midst of changing plans.

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The Wilson Wedding:  When you let love go, and it comes back to you, it’s yours.  This couple has a sweet love story, and it all points back to a God who honors obedience.

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  That concludes photo week, sorry I was so behind on sharing! I will try to do better now that we are caught up.  🙂

Hugs, T

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Photo Week: Happily Ever After

  I love a good wedding!  The dress, the flowers, the details. More importantly, capturing someone’s big day for them in all it’s glory, the Covenant made before Christ and a crowd of witnesses.

   My friend Melissa and I go way back to High school days.  We hated each other at first, HATED…….how does that happen?

Sigh. High School girls are so catty!  Needless to say, we became close friends, went to the same college, and she was in my wedding!!!!!

    What an honor to shoot her Engagement session last winter, surprise her by attending her Florida beach wedding this Spring, a total God thing since we were driving back from Fl that weekend anyways, and photograph her Kansas reception this summer!

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  Look at these cutie pies, my second shooter Miss Joy got photos of!  Love when my family can be at the event with me! 🙂

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  This next wedding was for a friend from High School, it was at the same location as Dale & my Vow Renewal.  She had it decorated so beautifully, and the weather was just perfect!

  I did their engagement too, so lets start with that:  I love how Brooks proposed using the Word of God!!!!!!!  He bought Alicia a new Bible for Christmas, then tied the ring to the bookmark tucked in Proverbs 18, where it says “He who finds a wife, finds what is good, and receives favor from the Lord….” 

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And their beautiful big day…..

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And they all lived Happily Ever After…..

  Because they built their marriage on the foundation that lasts forever,  Jesus Christ.

Amen.

~T

 

4 little Ferguson’s Photography: Love Is In the Air

  Today on the blog, a recent engagement session.  I will be photographing Kris and Melissa’s reception this May in our hometown. They are having a Florida Beach Wedding!  FUN in the sun!

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    I second shot for this wedding as a favor to an oh-so nauseous pregnant friend. I am so glad I did. I LOVE vintage everything, so to get to edit these “vintage” made me so HAPPY!

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~T

4 little Fergusons Photography: Wedding Bells

  Ok, so I KNOW I said I would not be shooting weddings anymore, because they are a lot of work and I don’t feel equipped to deal with brides “Dream Day Expectations”?!?!  Well, how could I say no to this PRECIOUS couple that goes to our church, who just so happens to be the brother of one of my dear, dear friends.  So, I said yes.  Because I love them and because the wedding was small.  I can deal with small, right?

  Other than my camera breaking 15 minutes after I began to shoot, YES, I had a BALL!  My friend, Heather went and shot with me, thank the Lord because she covered my hiney while I ran across town to borrow a camera.  Shooting with a friend makes everything twice as fun.  🙂

  Here are a FEW of the photos from the big day:

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They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but we did talk them into this shot……  🙂

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A big thanks to Amanda and Ryan for letting us be a part of their special day!

~T

Be sure to check out Post 2 for today: Mushroom Muenster Chicken.

Wedding Photos

  Well, here they are.  The photos from the first ever wedding I’ve shot alone.  Remember, I was the coordinator and decorator for this wedding too, jobs I feel a bit more confident doing! I think I might have over-committed though, it was hard to run the show AND capture it too.  Thankfully Eileen (My mom in law) had her camera available and did some shooting too while I was busy helping the bride, and both she and my mom cut and served cake and punch for me.  (THANK YOU! Love u!)

  Anyhow, the day went well.  I had some lighting trouble, which comes from me not knowing how to shoot on manual.  Remember I am still new to this world of SLR cameras!  I WANT to learn to use my camera to it’s potential, I really do, but WHEN?!  How can I squeeze one more thing into a day with already too few hours in it?

  Needless to say, I just set my ISO and winged it.  Ugh.  Not a good idea.  The day was a really really overcast, but really really BRIGHT.  Does that make any sense? It was like, squinty bright, which means everything is too white to edit like I want. If only I had known to just go back to my normal, favorite, no flash setting, it might have helped. {SIGH}  Why do I get myself into these predicaments?

  Good news is, this is the first of 2 weddings this couple will have; the 2nd being an AMAZING, BIG one in Thailand.  AND, they already had a super duper amazing photo session done there, so the pressure was off a bit. (which is why I agreed in the first place) 

Moral of the story?

  I’ll shoot your party, I’ll shoot your kids, I’ll shoot the occasional family or senior session, but I will NOT be shooting any weddings alone.  2nd shooter with Whitney, yes. Alone, no.

   Without further adieu, here are some of my favorite photos of pre, during & post wedding…..

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  Back to editing I go. I have GOT to tone down the brightness of some of these….

Happy Monday!

~T