This is just a small peek at my weekend.
2 weddings back to back.
A day after session.
This gorgeous girl is my “niece”, Rhiannon. She’s Jay’s actual niece though (-; Rhiannon is a junior at Newsome high school but she is actually graduating this year! Smarty pants!
Rhiannon decided spur of the moment to attend her senior prom & asked me if I would be able to take her photos. This just happened to be my only non-photography weekend off for the entire month of May, so I had nothing scheduled for the afternoon. We headed down to the University of Tampa where the clouds threatened to open up on us. We got lucky though and it only drizzled for a few seconds. Gotta love when that happens!
She wore a beautiful pink gown that suited her perfectly. The color was just so gorgeous on her! We also snapped a couple of her in cap & gown as well as with her loving parents.
5 Reasons You Should Consider A First Look
Lets start this off by explaining what a “First Look” even is. A first look is when the bride & groom see each other before the ceremony and have their bridal portraits taken in a more relaxed, intimate environment. This option is not for everyone, however, it is quickly gaining popularity! Read my reasons for why you should consider doing a first look (-:
You get to spend time alone
It calms your nerves
Fun Bridal Party Portraits
Party With Your Guests Sooner
Of course, I never push the first look on anyone. Ultimately, this is a decision to be made by the couple. There is no wrong answer. I fully support first looks because I know they help ease nerves, provide you with more photos and get you back to your families faster. If a first look isn’t for you, no problem! Please just make sure that you have a timeline created and leave enough room for portraits after the ceremony and before the reception without feeling too rushed or overwhelmed.
“Dream Big, Start Small, But Most Of All Just Start Now”
I found this last night on Pinterest & I fell in love with it. We all have a dream & it’s going to take time to get there but if you don’t start now then when?
Every single day I do something to better my business. My dream is to photograph weddings all over the world. If I dont blog, if I dont shoot, if I dont network, I wont ever get there. It’s a very slow process but I know it will be well worth it, even when I have days when I want to give up…I don’t.
Of course, this can be applied to anything in life! (-:
I also really want to be in good shape. It took me nine months (I blame Jay!) to finally stop saying I wanted to get back into shape and start doing something about it (I also blame Jay for this…but obviously thats a good thing). It’s still a long road, it will take a few months to get the body I want, but I finally started 8 days ago and Im already seeing a difference!
What is your Big Dream? What are you doing to get there? Leave a comment below!