“Come as you are, stay as long as you can. We’re all family here, so no seating plan!”

Weddings are stressful. I did not realize how stressful they are for photographers until I finally shot one myself. Every time I took a photo, I was worried that I’d screw it up. So I used two cameras for it. I also set my main camera to duplicate the photos on each of the two cards in the body, one RAW, one JPG. This way if I screwed up the exposure, I could salvage it in Photoshop.

It’s not like I could go back and ask Andrew and Amanda to go and repose the wedding day a week later.

It was a great place to have their wedding, in their back yard. Beautiful gardens, a creek running through the yard, country-chic signs up. And their arbour, which a mutual friend built for them. An identical one is now in my backyard (Thanks Bryan!).

With their permission, here are a few photos from the day.

Happy couple, best man and maid of honour, and the arbour.
Every person who’s seen this photo has said “awwww”. I bet reading this you just did too.
Bride, groom, and a classic car.
The wedding magazines say this is a go-to photo. I am a guy, I don’t get it.