Sunday, June 24, 2012

my first time || my life





Ask me what I did this weekend! I've got a lot to share with you.

On Friday my sister, my friend Albert and I photographed Albert's sister's wedding. It was intense and my first time EVER doing a wedding. A lot of people on the internet say that if you've NEVER done it, don't do it without being a second photographer. Well, we're rebels and ignored professional advice and went ahead and OWNED it. Above is a sneak preview of what we shot, but we'll have more up later. I was nervous but once the day got really busy I just got into my photographer zone and did what I could. The bride, Sarah, was incredibly chill and knew how to affirm us as we went about doing our job. She wasn't demanding AT ALL and would squeal with excitement when we showed her sneak previews. Having a really laid back and stress-free bride helps. Plus working with my sister and best friend made it a lot more fun and relaxed. We prayed and encouraged each other throughout the day which helped when things didn't seem to go right. This may not be the last wedding I shoot, but who knows when the three of us will ever do it again. Unless people really like our photos and there's some sick demand for us.... ;)

Saturday, we woke up early and drove a few hours south of Toledo toward Dayton and decided it'd be fun if we spent our Saturday jumping out of a plane. Skydiving is more like falling out of a plane, but still amazing. I can't describe to you how cool skydiving was. I was pretty nervous and out of it before, but as I started to get my harness on excitement started to build up. It's crazy. The most terrifying thing for me was seeing my friend Adam suddenly disappear from the plane. It all happened so fast. First he was sitting in front of me, then suddenly he's moving forward and then the next second he's out the door. It's wild. Then I had to move up and there I was sitting on the edge of the plane with my feet dangling while I was almost 10,000 ft high. My instructor counted down, "3,2,1" and I naturally just fell forward out of the plane. 30 seconds of free falling was unbelievable. I kept screaming, "Oh my God... no way... no way!" My favorite part was after I pulled the parachute and floated down in complete silence. There's nothing like being up in the sky 5,000 ft without any white noise. Pure silence. I loved it. 

This was an amazing weekend of doing things for the very first time... definitely won't be the last! More pictures to come.

29 comments:

  1. hahahaha you be posting real quick on that blogger... :)
    nice post, was greattttttt!!

    more weddings to come indeed hahah we gon be famous?

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  2. Love the wedding photos you posted!! I Can't wait to see more~~~!!! :)
    --jee young

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    1. thanks jee young! more are coming :)

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  3. AMAZING!!! I applaud your bravery on both occasions! To go into your first wedding and own it says a lot about your personality & go get 'em attitude. And skydiving...man. You're crazy. But I'm so glad you finally got to do it! I can't wait to see more photos!!!!!!

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    1. thanks liz! you've always been so encouraging when it comes to my photography and reading these words from you help so much!

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  4. chills!!!! not to be presumptuous or anything.. but y'all can do my hypothetical potential wedding. bahha. I love all the photos! Especially the one with the wedding dress :)

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    1. hahaha you will get married helen, don't worry!

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  5. Wow!!!!!!!!!! These are so amazing!!!! Thank you for being such a great photographer!

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    1. and thanks for being such an amazing bride! you were so great to work with!

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  6. whoah!! that's fast!! can't wait to see more!!

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  7. Woohoo! I love these! Here's a secret...I didn't second shoot either. It probably would have helped if I did, but it turned out just fine. You go girl!

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    1. Jennifer, coming from you this means a lot!! thanks so much...
      and look at how amazing you are now!

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  8. sounds awesome! good for you!

    my first wedding shoot was ridiculous. i ended up driving kids around and kind of being like a slave - which i'm ok with sometimes! - but then they never paid me the full amount. needless to say, i am not to keen on doing it again. but i will! glad you had a great experience! can't wait to see more shots!! :)

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    1. thanks allie!! heheh though it was stressful it wasn't a bad first experience. makes me think i can do it again...maybe hahah

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  9. sweet weekend! i'm excited to see more of the wedding pics :]

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    1. :) it was a sweet weekend. hehe i'll try to get more up soon!

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  10. Hannah! You are in OH!!???!!!?? and you did WHAT???????
    Skydiving???? I want to do it too!!!
    Looks so fun!!!

    and You are the photographer at the wedding??? WOW!!
    The pictures look so awesome! Can't wait to see more!!! :)

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  11. OMGOSH! You went skydiving?! You have more guts than me that's for sure! (lol) And I can't wait to see more of your first wedding! The sneak peek so far is looking great =D

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  12. Wow, what an amazing weekend! Go you!

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  13. WOW! Good for you! You're super brave. Skydiving is totally on my list of things to do, if I can work up the courage!

    Your photos are STUNNING. You are so, so talented, girl!
    xoxo

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  14. your pictures from the wedding are beautiful!! Congrats on your first time shooting a wedding!

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  15. It looks like you did a great job! The photos are gorgeous! You definitely didn't need to take everyone's advice :) But yes, weddings are scary!

    and how fun... I love how say spend our day jumping out of a plane, like it's nothing. uber cool.

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  16. That sounds like the funnest weekend ever. I would love to go skydiving and shoot a wedding.:)

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