A Wedding is one of the most important days that a couple will share in their lifetime. It solidifies the bond between two people in love, respect, virtue, and life. Every wedding is different, depending on the cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes in which the wedding is held. Because of this, the documentation of this beautiful ceremony is so very important.
On November 20th, I had the pleasure of witnessing and photographing the wedding of Jacob and Arian Bartlett. The ceremony took place at the gorgeous Hope Lutheran Church in West Palm Beach and the reception followed at the Westchester Country Club in Boynton Beach, FL
Weddings are always very long days of shooting, but if you put the work in then the end results are always worth it. I typically bring a second shooter and an assistant so that all my bases are covered. Having an assistant help you out when shooting weddings is key because you are moving around so much that you will need help lugging gear, setting up lights, grabbing lenses, etc.
Also, having some nice, fast glass is definitely going to help you out because sometimes you will have to shoot a ceremony in a church that does not have the best lighting. Faster glass will help you get the shots you need without compromising your photo quality too much. I now shoot the majority of my weddings with the Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 and sometimes I pop out my 50m 1.8 for certain detail shots.
Now to get into the nitty gritty! I have started making slideshows for all of the weddings that I shoot lately, so feel free to take a look at the video below to get a glimpse into Arian and Jacobs beautiful day! Also check out some more photos from the day below the video.