So, here is another example of why I love photography. Just when I feel like I’m getting into the groove of things, I’m given another exciting, challenging opportunity and I fall in love with it all over again.

This wedding was my first one ever, and it was an amazing experience. I was invited as a second shooter by John Wrightenberry for this fabulous May wedding. Before I get into all the goods, I have to give you some of the backstory!

Last October I went with my family to Skytop Orchards to go apple picking, which you must visit if you haven’t already. While finishing up there I was walking around taking photos of Drew, naturally, but he wasn’t cooperating towards the end so I got up to find something else to photograph. Suddenly, I hear a man say, “I was trying to take an image of you taking an image of your son.” Alrighty, so I got back down to Drew’s level to capture a couple more since this man was trying to capture some of his own. After that he introduced himself as John Wrightenberry, and said he would email me the photos when he returned home. All of this was very nice, but I know how it is with photos, they often get buried beneath all of their photo buddies and they are never seen again.

Well, about a month or so later I find an email from John with the photos attached! I was quite surprised because I knew he was a very busy man just by looking at his website. I’m still surprised that he shares his time with me at all, but I’m thrilled to learn whatever I can from him.

So, months go by without talking to John until I receive an email from him in April asking if I was still doing photography and if I’d be interested in second shooting this wedding with him. Well, I had to reread the email a few times, and then double check to see if he sent it to the right person! To try to make an extremely long story slightly less long, he did send it to the right person and the rest is history!

Now, it’s taken me a very, very long time to post this for a few reasons. First, I wanted to make sure that John received all of my images and was able to do his part with them. Second, I wanted to make sure the images I used were approved by him since he has the contract with the family. Finally, I couldn’t choose which photos to share!!! :o)

So, here is my first wedding ever. The couple was very sweet and I wish them all the best in the world!