After a long night with a teething baby it’s a challenge to wake up and get into wedding photographer mode. I woke up Sunday morning chastising myself for not making sure my bags were packed the night before and asking myself if I still remembered all the little lessons I’ve learned shooting weddings. Shooting a wedding isn’t like any other photo shoot. I’ve got to walk in the door already knowing what’s supposed to happen, what could happen, and how to deal with all the challenges involved with the day. There’s nothing like shooting a woman in big white dress next to a guy in a black tux in a church with no light and by the way the priest doesn’t want you to use flash.
On Sunday I had the honor of shooting Luisa’s wedding. For those of you who don’t know, Luisa is our nanny and we couldn’t lead the life we live nor could I do the work I do without her. She’s incredible.
Luisa and Eulalio have actually been married for years, but their first wedding was at a courthouse and they’ve always wanted to get married in a church. As a gift I shot their wedding.
The ceremony was a group ceremony with seven other couples getting married on the same day. To add to the challenge the mass was in Spanish and there was a couple staff photographers that were surprised to see me (the wedding couples were discouraged from bringing their own photographer – could you imagine 8 photographers for the same event?).
The wedding went great and everything I learned in my past weddings came back to me. Congratulations to Luisa and Eulalio and thanks for being such an important part of our lives.
©Chuck Espinoza 310-571-5094