A first for Everyone / by David Veldman

As I wrote before, I wanted to try my hand at photographing people. Recently I had a bit of practice, so naturally I had to dive in head first and shoot my first wedding.

To many this may not seem like a big deal, but most photographers understand that shooting a wedding is a serious responsibility. You are trusted with recording the memories of an extremely important day - the pressure is real. 

I knew it was going to be a tough task. I realized it would be sink or swim. So I dove into the deep end with gusto.

And I swam. 

 

I still have a lot to learn. Just looking through the shots I took, I've noticed many mistakes that I can easily fix next time. But overall I am happy with what I produced, and more importantly the Bride and Groom are as well. 

I proved to myself that I was capable of not only shooting portraiture, but doing it under rather demanding circumstance. This is huge for me. 

 

I was helped greatly by the Bride and Groom. They were kind and very flexible. It was also a small ceremony in a beautiful area. I can see that in the future I may not always be so lucky. Regardless I am over the moon. I squared up with a challenge, and I made the cut. My dreams are slowly coming true.