I was super excited to be asked by Anna Wiley Photography to be the second shooter for Liz and Buck. One because I’ve been looking for opportunities to 2nd shoot for a while now, and two, because I would finally have the opportunity to see how another professional wedding photographer handles the big day! It was everything I thought it was going to be be and more. As a second shooter, I got to approach the event a little differently than I would as a primary wedding photographer. For this wedding in particular, I was responsible for covering Buck and his groomsmen as they got ready. I also had the honor of capturing his side of the first look when we brought them together.
In fact, the first look was probably the most memorable part of the day. Not only did Buck get teary-eyed when he saw Liz for the first time, it was such a genuine moment that I couldn’t help getting caught up in the emotion with him. I absolutely LOVE first looks! So much so that I see a future blog about it in my future!
What I especially loved about Liz and Buck’s wedding was how their family, and church family, came together to help setup the venue and ensure no detail was left untouched. It reminded me a lot like my own wedding, where everyone pitched in to help make Isaac’s and I’s day the absolute best! Friends and family coming together to create the bouquets, set up the ceremony and reception areas outside, bake the cupcakes, and setup all the fun details that make Liz and Buck who they are as a couple – for me, my wedding wouldn’t have been the same without those who helped make it happen and come to life, and I’m sure Liz and Buck felt the same.
As Liz and Buck made their exit as husband and wife, with a sparkler and confetti sendoff, it was bittersweet to see the day come to an end—but I know that it’s just the beginning of their lives together.
Thank you, Anna, for giving me the opportunity to second shoot for you. It was a great experience to not have all of the pressure that comes with being a lead photographer. I am also thankful I was able to learn some tips and tricks I could apply to my own weddings.
Liz and Buck were married on August 11th, with a ceremony and reception at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene.
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