Well, here it is! After spending a week of going through 1,600 pictures, I have finished editing the Stephens' Wedding.
This was the second wedding that I have shot, but the first one with my Canon. Needless to say, I was really excited to have the opportunity to help out and get some pretty nice shots as well as learn so many new aspects that I can definitely use in the future!
Mandela and Eugena had a beautiful wedding and I must say that it was pretty fun to shoot.
Everyone that was apart of their big day had a very warm and inviting personality. I took the photo journalistic approach when it came to shooting. I really enjoy capturing those moments of natural excitement and joy.
I would like to say that I took these series of pictures to figure out my editing style a little more. I played around with a lot of different things depending on the quality of the image itself. I'm already pretty biased to using black and white, but I was able to get some really nice color ones as well.
First, I started by capturing a lot of the details. Details are really important. To be honest, I feel as though shooting and editing the details were probably my favorite part.
Then of course there was the pre-wedding preparations! I managed to run back and forth between the bride's prep room to the groomsmen before the ceremony.
While the guys were waiting for the ceremony, I took them outside for some group shots. Here are some of my favorites
This one was definitely my favorite
Mandela Jr. was definitely a happy baby! (you would see a few more of him a few pictures up)
Then there was the ceremony. It was very nice and very quick. I remember spending pretty much all of it running around trying to get as much as a could. I'm definitely glad that I managed to get these The reception was definitely the moment where you were able to see how everyone got along and truly loved each other as a family.
I definitely laughed when the Bridal party came out with the Harlem shake The first dance was also amazing.
Then of course there was the Father/Daughter-Mother/Son dance.
If you didn't notice already, Eugena changed into a really nice dress. She also surprised Mandela by singing for him. Then you can't forget the cutting of the cake
And you can't forget a picture of them with Mandela Jr.