Aug 11, 2008

Miguel & Amanda get married

This last Saturday I did something that I rarely do — I photographed a wedding.

It's not often that I do these, and this is not by accident. While I like weddings, and I like taking pictures at weddings, I'm not all that fond of being the person hired to take the pictures that will document one of the most important days of someone's life. It's a lot of pressure, as if you miss an important moment there's no going back.
That being said, if it's the right occasion I don't mind so much. This was definitely one of those occasions. Amanda and Miguel agreed that they were more interested in having their wedding day shot in a more documentary style, which is really the only way I like to shoot them, with just a minimal amount of stand-ups (posed pictures). The bonuses were that they were doing it in Oysterville, and any time I have a chance to shoot in Oysterville I take — plus her dad is a fan of my work, so how could I say no?
Here's my favorites from the nearly 2,000 snaps I took during the day.

Congrats to the newlyweds!

A side note, my wife Vinessa was the caterer at this event, and I don't know that I've ever mentioned it on here, but we own a catering business that she operates, The Beach House Catering Co. She's the only real caterer on the Peninsula and is a excellent chef. I know this is a shameless plug, but she deserves it. So, if anybody out there is ever looking for a caterer or a private chef for a special occasion — she does all kinds — drop her a line: 360 642 0064.


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