While I typically always try to provide my wedding clients with a same day, or next day preview gallery, I got a little carried away here with Alyssa and Anthony’s wedding. This could qualify as an entire blog post, but I am sure my full gallery blog post will be even more extensive. Also once I get all of the information about the other wonderful vendors that helped us along at the Ryland Inn, I would like to credit/link them as well! While I don’t stay in touch with many people from high school, Anthony and I stayed connected on Facebook, and was always a fan of my photography. He even asked me a couple camera questions once, which I was happy to answer. One day, seemingly out of the blue, he asked me to be his wedding photographer, and I was flattered! It was truly a blast from the past, as Anthony’s father reminded me that he used to drive me home from Boy Scouts Camp back in middle school. Wow, a trip down memory lane.
As a Tampa and Sarasota wedding photographer, a little rain isn’t uncommon, or something I’m not used to. However with rain in the forecast, Alyssa was a bit nervous beforehand. The day started bright and sunny, and we were treated with good weather through the ceremony. Just when we thought we were going to make it all day, it started pouring during family photos! Oh no! Thankfully everyone remained calm, and the venue staff was so helpful. Anthony and Alyssa’s romantic wedding at the Ryland Inn was only the second time I had met Alyssa, but she was so great and easy to work with. I love when clients treat me like a trusted friend, and rely on me to get the best photos. She trusted me to take her and Anthony back out during a small portion of their reception, to make sure they got all of the photos we both wanted to take. What a relief!
I can’t wait to share this full wedding gallery with the couple, but as promised, I like to give them a whole bunch of photos the next day! I mean who wants a cell phone photo as their Facebook profile picture when they have beautiful wedding photography? That’s part of the experience I provide for my clients. No more iPhone photos – you get the real deal – the next day!