Monique & Mark | Wedding | Brisbane | 15th March 2014
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of heading out with Mel from Chantilly Lace Photography as a second shooter. Mel regularly does some second shooting with me so it was nice to be able to return the favour. I really enjoyed being a second shooter again as I think it gives me a chance to take a step back and watch and observe what is going on around me. As a primary shooter, you have the pressure of organising the shots, ensuring that you are capturing everything that you need to and as a second shooter you really take a step back and think more about what you are capturing.
The below series of photos are some of my favourite father-daughter reactions that I have photographed to date. You never know how a Dad will react to seeing his daughter for the first time on her wedding day. Monique’s Dad was so sentimental and had everyone in the room teary watching how proud and emotional he was seeing his daughter as a bride. I love that as photographers we are exposed to so many beautiful intimate moments between family. It is such a privilege to be able to document these moments for our clients.
Another part of the wedding day that I love documenting as a second shooter is during the ceremony. Monique and Mark had their ceremony at St Mary’s at Kangaroo Point and it was such a beautiful ceremony. Mark was so filled with joy as he watched his beautiful bride walk down the isle. And from the position that I was standing in for the ceremony, I was able to capture the emotions and the reactions of the parents and grandparents. Again, I was tearing up behind the camera watching their faces. Such proud parents watching two amazing people get married. This is why I love what I do.
As it was a late afternoon ceremony, we didn’t have much sunlight to work with and most of the bridal party portraits were photographed during the first half hour after sunset. But for a brief moment straight after family portraits, we had a pocket of gorgeous sunlight to photograph in. It was just beautiful!
Thank you Mel for asking me to document Monique and Mark’s day with you. It was so nice to take a step back, think, watch, observe without all the pressure. It was such a beautiful emotion filled day that reminded me exactly why I do what I do and why I love it so much!