Aniko + Tyler | Fall 2017 Rustic, Intimate Backyard Wedding

So, I got to photograph my first wedding last weekend + I’m excited to finally be able to share the photos with you guys! I was nervous for absolutely nothing because not only did the pictures come out beautifully, but I had fun with everyone! I do have to say, though, I’m not 100% sure that I’ll ever do this again because it was stressful.

So not only was I away from my daughter for the longest time in her whole life, but I am not good in social situations. Interpersonal communication is a strong suit of mine which is why I love working with a few adults for 1-2 hour sessions, but working and having conversations with 50+ people for almost 8 hours is most definitely not my ideal day. I like to keep to myself and have deeper conversations with a few people rather than small talk with a bunch of people in a fast paced environment.

Besides being forced out of my introverted shell, a few unexpected things occurred… even after preparing myself for unexpected things, I still got a little flustered. I do not handle stress well. When I first got there I noticed right off the bat that the bride was stressed, and she is such a laid back person. I was thinking that it was just pre-wedding jitters, but no, the make-up artist, who was already supposed to be doing their make-up when I arrived, had a GPS malfunction and was going to be an hour late. My plan was to get there 2.5 hours before the ceremony to get some getting ready photos, some of the decorations (because everything was being held at the same location) and the bridal party + family photos. I ended up with only 20 minutes to do the bride, groom, bridal party and family. So I just did the bride and groom and waited until after the ceremony to do the bridal party. Then grandma of the bride was late so I did the bride with her bridesmaids during that time.

When Grandma finally arrived I walked around the house just to see all of the guests standing in the spot I needed to be for the best angles, so that was another frustration, but again, I made it work. Then, my camera started freaking out on me during the father/daughter + mother/son dance and I was so afraid I missed the shots, but my camera was just trying to process the large amounts of RAW files at one time. I was overworking her ;).

Okay the wedding is over, woo I can finally relax and relish in the beautiful images I took! Nope. The next day I had another photo session so I had to empty one of my SD cards, so I just transferred the images to my laptop. So I thought. I came home afterwards and went to import the wedding photos to Lightroom and guess what? They were nowhere to be found! My heart stopped for literally 10 seconds straight. I’ve never wanted to die more than that moment. But low and behold they actually never left my memory card, LOL. So, like I said before, I don’t think I’ll do this again, especially without an assistant or a second shooter. Any who, take a look at the results below and let me know in the comments what you think of them <3

xoxo, Delaney

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