Before I ever became a professional, I shot here and there with my little Rebel. I say that because everyone does start somewhere. I wasn’t paid (because I wasn’t a legitimate tax-paying business!) but I captured my cousin’s wedding. He was the first of all use cousins to get married and have the big wedding.
Every cousin, aunt and uncle chipped in – prepping the reception food, setting up the reception, helping make the bouquets and find the garters. It was a beautiful experience that made this semi big wedding seem small and intimate. The best part, so many of the details reminded me of my Grandmama and Granddaddy when we would all gather at their house and everyone would be bustling in the kitchen or dining room preparing for the big meal. We were Episcopalians, and we take communion seriously. :)
My father shot Nikon, which we still talk about today and I shot Canon. I even rented a lens (which is what prompted me to look at the archives – I have recently visited Arlington Camera and realized it’s been awhile.)
We captured the day as best we could, me with a rented lens I really hadn’t learned to use and my trusty 18-55 kit lens and he with his Nikon that he regularly shot football games with… we were a pair.
Anyways, my cousin is celebrating five years with his beautiful wife and two beautiful kids and I wanted to share some of their images. Please, be kind. I was literally shooting with one of the older Rebels with poor ISO response in a very red church :). And for those wondering, this is why you hire professionals with professional equipment – a Rebel, despite being better than most point and shoots, is not professional equipment caliber in it’s response to light sensitivity which means a ton of grain! But, I captured some images that I loved.