Saturday, July 21, I had the honor of joining Angela of ARK Photography at the wedding of Tim & Alecia! What a great couple and such a fun bridal party, the love these two share is evident every time they look at one another! While the rain did have us running for cover every now and then, the absolutely gorgeous church made for some amazing photos as well! We headed out to a beautiful park after the ceremony and then onto a reception full of great dances, music, and cake!
There’s something special about joining a fellow photographer as a second photographer on a wedding day, this is something we call community over competition. When another photographer, or couple, would like to add a second photographer to a wedding day, we call on one another and have the joy of shooting together! We learn from one another, help fluff dresses for shots, toss a veil and run, and find a second amazing angle for the same shot he or she is getting at that very moment. It can get quite comical when you have two photographers working together, we always know where one another is, but when you are focusing on what’s in your view finder and walking around, you have a tendency to bump into one another! Which of course causes smiles from the couple and the bridal party and what’s better than that?! I learned some great tips from Angela that day and was able to share a few things that I do on my couples’ wedding days, it’s a great experience for both the lead photographer and second! Whether one photographer is Canon and the other Nikon or even Sony, that doesn’t matter at the end of the day, we all have our own gear, but the end result is the same, capturing that couple’s amazing wedding day to the best of our combined abilities, learning together, getting to know each other, making life long friendships, and encouraging and building one another up! Thank you Angela for asking me to join you and Congrats Tim & Alecia!
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