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Misty C. Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/11/2004
 

Follow Up: First Wedding Jitters


 
  The Unity candle
The Unity candle
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  Bride and Dad
Bride and Dad
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  Groom and Attendants
Groom and Attendants
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  Rings and Flowers
Rings and Flowers
The Groom didn't want a close up shot of his hand so we settled for this.
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I wanted to post a follow up to my question, originally posted on 8.3.05, "First Wedding Jitters," but keep getting a server error when I try, so I decided to respond this way.

Many thanks to Debby and Laurie and others who offered encouragement as I branch out here. When I got to the wedding I was a rack of nerves. Construction traffic had delayed my schedule, and I was 15 minutes behind time, but I set up and went straight to work. Bride's Mom was doing well, but grateful for all the help we could offer. I ended pinning the corsages and men's flowers (I know the word, butI can't spell it!) to everyone; no one else seemed to know how. I had a great bunch to work with! The bride had failed to eat anything but a cup of coffee and a dinner roll, and it was now 4:30 in the afternoon, so I whipped out my handy can of cashews. (Quick carb burst, longer lasting protein,) While she was recovering, we did bridesmaid and flowergirl shots. Groom and his family before ceremony too. Smiles and happieness, and then one little hitch! The groom decided he was done, no more pictures, that's that. OK, so we packed up and went to the reception. A quick bite to eat, and then, back to work. The reception shots were the worst! I couldn't get the flash and the camera to work together, (discovered the humidity had added some corrosion to one of the contacts, whip out the handy alcohol and q-tips) then I started bouncing the flash off the ceiling, and voila! Good dance floor pictures. Thank goodness these were friends and not people paying me!! So anyway, it went really well! I learned so much!! Reading as many comments here as I could absorb, and looking at other's work, and theuse of light...WOW! Learned so much! And once I got to the wedding, it was straight to business, and Smile, smile, smile, and I even got Mr. Stoic groomsman to grin for me. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!-for your tips and encouragement. Here are some of the better results...


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8/19/2005 5:56:20 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Congratulations. Glad everything went reasonably well, which is great for a wedding.


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8/19/2005 7:23:56 PM

 
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