i am a wedding photographer?
yes, most importantly, that our good bud martin torrez is now husband to his cherished girl nadja after all these years,
but also, that darin and i are wedding photographers!
hard at work.
we spent the day saturday photographing every tiny aspect of martin and nadja's wedding.
this being our first gig, i was kind of nervous about getting nice photos of every detail. they were so sweet and acted like it's not a big deal but i happen to know how much you will want the perfect photo of this or that later. i am kind of disappointed that among all the photos taken at our wedding there is really only one that i truly love of darin and i (which i've shown here before).
from nadja getting ready with her bridesmaids, in her adorable pin-up girl turban.
to the groomsmen awaiting their ladies.
to the party favors.
getting the light right.
i wanted to show you this cute little vintage stripey cotton dress that my mama hemmed for me (it was a weird length) but i couldn't take that sweater off all day with the damn arctic cold front that came swooshing in!
still at least it hadn't rained yet and they held the ceremony outdoors. by late afternoon a little sun was out casting a radiant glow on our pics.
em was my assistant for the early part of the day, coming with me to the house where the girls were getting ready and letting me use her as a stand in for focus and lighting, such a sport!
darin working it across the room.
photographing weddings is probably not something we'll continue to pursue very much. it's really stressful; i'll leave it to the professionals. this one was super fun though because all our friends were there anyway. joey pretty much grew up with all these boys, they are all like brothers. no wonder matt trudeau (above with my dear girl kaitlyn) inadvertently matched the groomsmen in his gray suit and pink embellishments!
beautiful bride; she even called herself "barbie bride." there was no getting around how damn gorgeous she looked, and she was feeling it!
goofing around with martin's brother aaron.
oh and guess who took that engagement photo too?
you got it!
darin and heather, wedding photographers extraordinaire.
jk. it's a one time deal and anyway let's wait till they at least see their pictures before i get too proud of us, but i will say this. it was quite the experience. fun, nerve-wracking, and rewarding all at once.
next up: marmy's wedding on wednesday!