So, I finally did it. My first wedding as a professional photographer! Not an assistant, not a second shooter, not a 'friend' that takes good pictures...THE actual WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. If you know me or have been following my work you know that this is not something I take lightly. Since I started this little endeavor I have always had aspirations of moving into wedding photography. Surprisingly this did not appear to be a difficult task...at first. I say this because almost as soon as I invested in photoshop and started booking portrait sessions, people started coming out of the woodwork asking if I could photograph their wedding. I was most certainly NOT ready and the thought of being responsible for capturing a couple's special day literally terrified me. So, politely - I declined several inquiries and continued working solely on improving my skills in both capturing and editing. After lots of work, several shadow and assist experiences, I made the decision that in 2010 - if anyone were to ask, I would say yes.
I cannot begin to explain how thrilled I was when Heather contacted me on facebook. She is the cousin of one of my closest friends and in getting to know her over the last two years; I count her as a friend as well. After several disclaimers - "Heather, you know I have never done a wedding before, are you sure you want me to do this???" She was on a budget and my lack of experience provided a cheap solution - and after some encouragement from her and some other family and friends. I agreed. Heather and George were married at the Carriage Lane Inn in downtown Murfreesboro. The ceremony was so touching and it went off without a hitch. I just can't get enough of these two...really. I just love them both to death and I am so thankful and thrilled that they allowed me to be part of their beautiful day! This was my first but definitely won't be my last. I already have 4 more booked for the year and am excited about this new road! Thanks again Heather and George, I hope you love them!!!