Because this was the wedding of my niece, Kate, and her boyfriend, Dennis, and my girls were the flower girls. They were amazing. From sun up through WAY past sun down they smiled and danced and charmed the pants off everyone. I was very proud.
It was a wonderful weekend and I started taking photos as we arrived for the rehearsal and did not really stop until it was time to go to the reception. I stayed out of the way of the official photographer, but since she did not arrive until it was time for the formal photos anyway, I wanted to get the behind the scenes moments for Kate and Dennis as those are the favorites of mine from my wedding. I had to also manage two tired little flower girls, so I did not get all that I wanted (the rings, the guys getting ready in the “man cave”, the decorations on their own…), but I did my best. I had a great time too.
Day one, the rehearsal.
I shot all of these with my new (very old) 35mm f/2 lens. It is manual focus, but works on the D3. It may have just been me feeling the spirit of all the film that was shot with this lens in the past, but the images really came out looking less “digital” than a lot of my D3 work. I am going to be talking to my workshop attendees (Thursday and Friday!!!!) about incorporating old glass into their modern kits for a way to push their creativity.
Next post, the wedding day.