May 19th was a beautiful day. For me, it began at 2 am when I woke up to catch an early morning flight from NYC to Charlotte to shoot a wedding. This was my first time shooting a wedding (and I didn’t know what I was doing *shhhhh*). I recruited my 16 year old sister to be my second shooter and on the plane ride, I watched videos titled “how to shoot a wedding”. I landed and was greeted by the warm, sweet faces of my family, some of whom I hadn’t seen in six months. We drove to waffle house and enjoyed pecan waffles and hash browns, a sweet change from the typical brunches I had enjoyed in the city. Sophs, my sister, and I drove from there to the wedding venue and stopped at Starbucks for a few minutes so I could teach her how to “second shoot” (lol).
The wedding venue was STUNNING. Exposed brick, windows, greenery… what more could anyone want?? The day was tiring, but so so rewarding. I got to see a girl I knew since elementary school get married to the love of her life. No lie, I was crying during the ceremony… and while editing the shot of her mother watching her get into the car after the wedding. I am just a sucker when it comes to love. All this to say is that I am so so proud of this film and I rarely feel that way about the things I make! I am so excited for this beautiful couple and I feel so lucky that I got to be a part of their special day!
Let me know what you think of the film!