My First Wedding


A little over a month ago I photographed my first wedding for a friends mom. I was scared, nervous, excited, nervous, scared. Wait did I already say that?? I stayed up late studying after studying. Lots of studying in the Ramirez house. I knew I only had one chance to get it right. They knew I’m new to this. Still…wasnt totally comfortable.

I am so thankful that it was a friend, and a laid back momma. You hear that you should never photograph a friend’s wedding, but luckily it was a friends mom. Well, maybe it turned out awesome because the bride and groom were great.

This is the lovely bride. Lupe!!! I ❤ her tons! Everything went great. Some things, well everything, was a learning experience. I learned that a flash can only handle so much before going bizzerk on you. It started running through all the programing modes and making this weird whirling sound at the reception. Yeah, maybe I should look into a new one… 🙂

I figured out I need to find a good slide show maker. Any suggestions? I learned that I don’t have to stay on manual the WHOLE wedding, shutter priority will work too :).  I learned to wear something comfortable!!! Lots of studying….lots of learning.

I want to thank the Lopez family for letting me be a part of their beautiful day! They were truly wonderful, and trusting. I seem to catch breaks every now and then, and this was one of those times.

On another note, I have a ton on the way for all y’all. I have two families, a boy who decided to paint his face with mommy’s makeup when he was supposed to be napping, and another wedding :).

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 00:08:41

    Great job!!!!

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  2. bonniegunkel
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 04:52:16

    Looks like you did a fabulous job! Love love the last photo! Just beautiful!

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  3. Stan Austin
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 05:36:09

    I like that the only fat thing about you is the name of your CO. The work is very nice I liked them all. You do your homework and do your best and that is all you can do. The creative will come more and more as you do more things but from the looks of these your are already having those creative thoughts. Keep up the good work you are on the right track.

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  4. Photo By Holly
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 16:21:45

    You did a WONDERFUL job!! Love the photos!! For making a slide show, I have actually used Photoshop Elements, it was very easy to put together (and you can add music if you want to). It’s viewable on Windows Media Player. …. the only bad thing is, you can’t create a DVD with it (to watch on a DVD player, only on the computer). So, if you want to make a DVD…. I’m not sure what to use!

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  5. Robin
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 14:18:25

    Fantastic job, Morgan! 🙂

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  6. Mom
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 01:59:39

    I know all the work you put into this project and it shows. Good Job Cutie!

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  7. Brandon Brasseaux
    Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:44:07

    Great Job. For slideshow, I love Gold Show Pro. Great, lightweight software and easy to integrate sound.

    Reply

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