Anna and Ryan's day was a lot of fun and it was the first wedding under our new Paper + Gold brand. Previously Tyler and I have each photographed weddings independently of one another, but what a difference it makes having another photographer backing you up! With an entire team, we can not only expand our video services to clients but with two photographers the day runs smoother, large group photos are more organized, and with two sets of eyes on the event nothing gets missed! I have loved going through the photos and seeing our two different vantage points. Plus it's great for first dances or speeches, one of us can get the main action while the other focuses on getting the crowd or the reaction shots. I won't lie, I definitely teared up seeing the father of the groom absolutely beam while Ryan and his mother danced together.
This was a wedding full of personality which made for a bunch of silly photos, great reactions, and fun moments on the dance floor. From sweet moments of nervous anticipation between Anna and her sister to a bridal party that couldn't quit the dance floor, there wasn't much waiting around for something to happen. Our favorite kind of event! One of my favorite shots of the day came from the end of the night. The band was playing one of their last songs and it seemed like every guest was crowded onto the dance floor. Right in the middle of it all is the bride and groom enjoying the music, the crowd, family and friends piled in around them and just living up their day to the fullest. Tyler captured the entire scene, summing up the exuberance of the day into a single photo. Its one of the more challenging aspects to good wedding photography, getting in the mix of the dancing and capturing what's happening. My first few weddings years ago had a lot of the side of people's faces and their backs.