A friend gives me a chance

Dulles, VA - April 2012

God bless Lindsay and Nick.  Nick and Lindsay both worked at 1757 Golf Club, a beautiful course in Dulles, VA where if you aren't on your game, the course will make your day a long one.  Lindsay approached me a few months back and told me that she liked what she had seen of my photography and wanted me to shoot their wedding.  This was before I shot my first wedding for Danielle and Troy, so I asked her if I could do that first and then let her know.  Lindsay said sure, and after a successful first attempt, I was on my way.

I must say, this was a beautifully put together wedding.  Lindsay does this every day of her life, so you knew it was going to be the best of the best.  For the photos, I definitely had to get a little creative since the weather wasn't the best, but the results were to my liking.  Still a little heavy on the edits, but I felt that I started to get a little more natural part of the way through.  Like the other wedding, I still tell myself that one day I'd like to through those again.  I even joked about it to Lindsay once, and in her sweetness she laughed it off and said they were great.  She definitely gave me the confidence that I could do this.

Beginners Tip #2, no matter how nervous you are, go through your checklist.  If I could go back, one of the things I would add would be to make sure you change before you leave.  I left the house in my nice white dress shirt and jeans.  That's right, I was so nervous I forgot to change into my slacks.  D'oh!

Thank you Lindsay, you started something good. 


Cameras: D3s, D7000  Lenses: 105 ƒ/2.8, 50 ƒ1.8, 70-200 ƒ/2.8, 24-70 ƒ/2.8  Editing: Aperture 2, Portraiture