On the second day of the Walk Through a Wedding workshop (read about day 1 here), a few of us met out at the lighthouse before the workshop started to get some fresh air and explore a bit. We met at Justin & Mary’s house mid-morning to start the final day of the workshop.
After a morning of classroom time, we headed out for another styled shoot, this time in harsh, overhead sunlight. This is one of the scariest lighting situations that photographers deal with and yet we have no choice week after week at weddings. The entire photography timeline revolves around the ceremony time and we, as photographers, have little say in when photos can take place. Our ideal time of late afternoon with the sun setting doesn’t work on a wedding day. So this was a perfect chance to practice in harsh conditions and figure out how to make it work.
That evening after a late ending to the workshop, we hung out roasting s’mores and laughing at the “oh no that didn’t just happen” stories from our own wedding experiences. We may have thrown in a little YouTube humor as well. 🙂
I got about 3 hours of sleep that night before my alarm went off and I had to drive back to the airport. The workshop itself was absolutely phenomenal and I feel so refreshed and ready to this wedding season. Being away from my boys? The definite downside to traveling.