Danielle and Joe's wedding was everything a photographer could possibly wish for in a wedding. It was romantic, fun, humorous at times, glamorous, and thoughtful. In fact, Danielle was one of the most thoughtful brides I have ever worked with... and I've worked with some super awesome and giving people. As a photographer I don't expect to be thought of on the wedding day. I know you brides have enough to worry about, the last thing I want is a bride to overly concern themselves with me, truly. I am there to take care of you, the bride. However, from the moment Julie and I arrived at the resort we were treated as guests.Danielle had prepared super thoughtful bags for us and her guest. They contained essentials: sunblock, aloe, pain relievers, a fan, a super hip timeline and I'm sure many other things I may be forgetting. This was so simple yet so impressive to me that she would think to give her guest AND vendors these essentials. I had in fact forgot my sunscreen and I might have needed a pain reliever or 5 the day after the wedding. Her thoughtfulness didn't stop there as she also assigned a small table just for us vendors at the reception, right by the dance floor. This was actually super helpful as we were able to: keep our gear at the table close by, have a place to sit a glass of water and be able to get back to work and grab action shots quickly when changing gear (opposed to keeping it in a far corner out of the way). All this to say, totally thoughtful of them and I do really appreciate it.
My dear friend Julie at Old South Studios actually shot this wedding as the lead. She knew I wouldn't hesitate to say yes when she asked me to second shoot it with her. I had been working on my destination wedding portfolio and was dying to go to Dominican Republic. I am so thankful for this opportunity. Being a second photographer I was able to grab shots I normally don't get a chance to... like the guy in his swim trunks grabbing a shot of the bride before she walked down the isle. Hilarious. Or the flower girl exhausted from portraits and the days activities laying in her daddy's lap. It's nice to step back and take photos I normally wouldn't because I don't have the weight of the "the shots" on me.