Wedgewood in San Clemente is one of my favorite venues- all inclusive, staff is top notch & its always a fun production. For the braver brides, the beach is a 4 min drive, so we all hopped in my car & got some amazing shots for 30 minutes. What a great day.
I was shooting a wedding last week & eating my dinner when an older lady came up to me. I had seen her at the ceremony by herself & she was always smiling. “Tough day?” she asked. “All weddings are tough,” I answered “but since I’ve done them for so long, I know what to expect & now they are fun.” “What’s the hardest part of shooting weddings?”, she asked. I think she expected me to answer with how my feet might hurt, or maybe my back hurts, or even if I get hungry after working several hours. She had a look on her face like she already knew what I was going to say. I smiled back at her- “the hardest part of being a wedding photographer is meeting some really amazingly nice people and once the wedding is over, our time is done.”
It took a few moments for her to get I said. She then smiled big & sat back & watched everything going on around her with a content expression. I’ve had several AMAZING clients throughout my wedding photography career- people who you feel genuinely happy for & are a blast to be around. I am thrilled I get to make some beautiful art with them on their once-in-a-lifetime day. But that’s the business- you meet some incredible people, capture beautiful moments of the couple & their families & at the end, your time is done. The whole thing is bittersweet, but Its everything to be happy about. It’s a great experience to be the one capturing their happiest day in life so far. I’m thrilled I got a chance to be a part of it.