Once upon a time, I wrote a post entitled "I Don't Do Weddings." I love taking portraits of children and families. I really enjoy taking senior pictures. I love capturing newborns and expectant parents. But at the time, I really didn't want the added responsibility and stress of documenting weddings.
And then, a good friend implored me to take a few snapshots at her wedding. "Pleeease," she said, we were just going to have disposable cameras on the tables, but now we really want a few nicer pictures of the ceremony."
Since I wasn't stepping on any wedding-photographer toes, I did it. And actually liked it. But I still wasn't doing weddings.
And then another opportunity came up. The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens host a number of very small weddings each year. Would I be interested in doing a few images of those weddings?
And I crumbled. I mean, who could say no to taking portraits of happy couples in those gorgeous venues? It's a photographer's dream!
So I showed up at Rachel and Andy's spring wedding at the Hotel Hershey. The images turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself, and I shared them here.
And then I couldn't really say "I don't do weddings" any longer.
So a few weeks ago, I teamed up with the Stacey Grasa to cover the Hershey Gardens wedding of Stacey (yes, another Stacey!) and Gary on an amazing sunny day. We had the BEST time with this fun couple, and got to shoot in one of the most beautiful locations around. See for yourself!
And guess what? I AM doing weddings now. And loving every minute of it!