Trust the process. No couple I’ve worked with has embraced this concept more than Sarah and Brad. When temperatures were expected to hit 107 degrees on their wedding day, one that would take place completely outdoors, they had some decisions to make would involve changing up quite a bit of what was planned. This would have stressed out any couple, but they trusted in their wedding planner, Rebecca from Be-Hitched, who with just a few days turnaround, overhauled the entire outdoor ceremony and cocktails and moved into a rustic barn.
What they ended up with was one of the most beautiful ceremony surrounded by the gorgeous flowers and string lights strewn above everyone. The best part was everyone stayed cool during the hottest part of the day. The first thing they did right was to choose the right people to work with. This is where experience comes in. You don’t want to have to improvise on your wedding day, but when you need to, things shouldn’t feel improvised.
When it came to choosing their photographer, me, they knew what they were looking for. I really like it when clients can tell me why they want me to photograph their weddings. It means they trust what I do, and they want me to do my way. I felt this throughout the day as we too were forced to improvise with the weather. Locations got moved around, the ordering of things got shifted, and we were banking on getting the best photos in a small window of time at sunset. I was never concerned about getting it done, but it feel great when clients have that same confidence that we’d pull everything off as expected, if not better.
What transpired was one of the most relaxing and warm weddings I’ve ever had the privilege of capturing. From the moment, we arrived until Whitney Houston’s “I Want To Dance With Somebody” marked our departure, it was all about just capturing the story of the day. Here it is.