"Come as you are, stay as long as you can. We're all family here, so no seating plan!"

“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.

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