As the title so eloquently states, this was the first wedding I've shot. I shot this couple's engagement photos a few weeks prior to the wedding. I don't make a habit of weddings. This was my first, and very well might be my last. It was a bit of a favor as they were on a tight budget and I know the bride and groom. I researched the hell out of things before the wedding and used every tool I had at my disposal. I learned a lot. There are some things I would have definitely done differently if I were doing it over. I have my own critiques of the day as a whole, not just the images. My hat is off to all of you working professionals! I'm sure it gets easier with time and practice, but holy hell, it was a lot of work! The venue was a huge challenge. I actually attended a wedding at the venue as a guest a couple months earlier, and perhaps my memory was sugar coated, but I thought there was more shade then there actually was! Day of I was hunting left and right trying to find shady places and there just weren't any! The time of day didn't help, either... One thing I quickly realized as my biggest limiting factor was a lack of poses, "shots to get", etc. My repertoire to draw from was severely lacking. By the end of the day I was opening it up to suggestions because I simply had no more ideas. I also wish I had more images of the guests, but I just didn't have time. It was also a bit unorthodox because there was no dance floor so everyone was sort of spread out doing different things on the grounds. Anyway, enough excuses... Here are a few of my favorites as well as a link to the full set for anyone who wishes to thumb through them all.. Feedback and C&C is always welcome! https://www.flickr.com/gp/54751692@N08/8eX243 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.