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I ♥ Faces ~ Wedding Bells

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As many of you know, I recently helped Angie when she was the photographer for her friend’s wedding.  My help basically consisted of standing behind Angie trying to snap photos just in case she had one that didn’t turn out. 

I discovered that a back-up photographer gets no respect.  :)  I had many people scooting in front of me with their point-and-shoots like I wasn’t even there. 

There are definite advantages, though.  One being that I wasn’t truly responsible for catching all those key shots.  I may have had a breakdown worrying about it if I was responsible!  

Although I captured some of the typical wedding photos, my favorites were the "off” moments when the wedding party was being goofy.  Most of you have seen this shot before.  It’s of the bride and her brothers and sisters.  I just love the joy and silliness that is on their faces.

Since I’m a contributor for I ♥ Faces, I’m not eligible to win, but I like joining in on the fun.  Hope you will too!

  • Elaine at Matters of the Heart) - This is so great, I love it. So natural and candid. Looks like they were having so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - I love that laughter! I love the happiness of a wedding day : ). The happiness after the stress of preparing! I always ALWAYS love coming over and visiting you Drew!ReplyCancel

  • Billykidd - weddings are stressful, but i always think the backup wedding photographer always gets the best candids and this is no exception! what a great moment you captured. stunning photo.
    ~BeccaReplyCancel

  • K - Great pic! Those are my favorite moments to catch on film…er, on my memory card, I suppose! I entered a silly pic this week as well!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Kree - This is FABULOUS! Great job!!! These are the moments that you look back on & smile at.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - I like this one – candid shots are so fun, and sometimes turn out better than a "posed" pic! Nice job :)ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - I am so glad you submitted this one! It is one of my faves because it truly captures the heart and soul of such a joyous occasion!!ReplyCancel

  • Snow Photo - I love this candid! They look just as happy as anyone could hope for a wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Christina@ingallslife - i love how the gals are open mouthed laughing and the guys are like "uum are we supposed to laugh at that?" you did a great job. thanks for "visiting" me last week, i feel so special when you comment. i feel that you are a rick star or something. that you take the time to notice me makes me feel warm and fuzzy. now you probably think i am crazy, but that is just me. thanks again for making me feel special. have agreat week and a great week of vacation.ReplyCancel

  • Christina@ingallslife - ^that would be ROCK STAR yeah it is 3 am here, guess i need to go to bed. hahahaReplyCancel

  • Lolli - I love it, too! Those natural, unscripted moments are my favorites, too. I was born to be a second shooter. I love taking the pictures but not being in the limelight. :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - what a fun shotReplyCancel

  • Yelena R. - What a fun capture! I've never been a second shooter {just a guest with a camera} but I believe you when you say they get no respect! But it does help sometimes if you're related to the bride and the groom :)ReplyCancel

  • AJ - Awesome shot!ReplyCancel

  • way outnumbered - What great emotion! Definitely better than any posed shot could be:) I would love to be "back-up" to wedding…no stress…getting to experiment…and you obviously did a wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Alice - i have seen this photo before and i am captured by it every time – so much fun and love in this shot! what a great photo for you to get!ReplyCancel

  • Patty - That is a sweet shot!Mine is up at http://scienceesl.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • lrstan - Such a happy pic. Thee are the ones that mean the most.ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - Sometimes the candid shots are the best. They usually bring back the memories the best too, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - I love this picture. They all look so happy and totally natural.ReplyCancel

  • MamaBear - I actually prefer second shooting to being the main photographer.

    I hear ya on having people step in front of you though! That happens when I shoot with an 85mm 1.2

    This is a beautiful photo by the way!ReplyCancel

  • Christie O. - great photo!! you really captured a moment!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie - I love this photo1 Incredible! These make great photos when you capture a group of people laughing and having a good timeReplyCancel

  • Lori - not only is that a beautiful shot (love the silliness!) but I can't believe how old they're all gotten since I saw them last!!! yikes, that makes ME feel old!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya - This is a great shot. I love the looks on their faces.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Lynn - Now I really want to be in on whatever joke they are laughing at! Great shot!ReplyCancel

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