It’s hard to know how to start this post. This day was just spectacular. The love and beauty present was overwhelming, I’m not usually a crier but oh man the tears were flying. It was my very first time being a bridesmaid for my very first close friend tying the knot. I knew I wanted to take pictures but also wanted to be present and not inside my camera the whole day (I tend to get swallowed up by my viewfinder). I decided to bring my new 35mm camera along and limit myself to 2 rolls of film – Kodak Porta 400 + Holga 400
Some lessons I’ve learned from these two rolls – BE PATIENT. I jumped the gun so many times worrying I would miss the perfect shot. Better to wait, get a feel for the moment, listen so you will know if someone is about to change their expression. 2 – If you know you missed the shot, and you really think it’s a solid shot, try again. It feels like you only have one chance with film but it doesn’t have to be that way!
I know they will have millions of perfect images of this day from their photographers, here are a few imperfect ones…
Melissa and Nathan – I LOVE YOU GUYS! HAVE FUN IN PORTUGAL!
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