My Sister's Wedding

I had the privilege to be my sister’s photographer for her wedding on Saturday. The actual wedding ceremony was all presented in the Mormon temple, which since I am not an active Mormon, and neither were my other sister, nieces, or father, we all got to stand around outside the “Castle” (as my 5 year old niece preferred to call it) for about an hour.

I don’t know how unfortunate this is, but every photo shoot that involved my sister, her now husband, and I also included the rain. Who invited the rain? Honestly! Some lady from the other side of the family explained that I must have been the bad luck. I don’t know what the chances are, but out of the two times we took engagement photos, and the one wedding, each of the three photo shoots involved rain! What is up with rain and photo shoots? Well, I have never had any other issues involving rain in any other photo shoot!

At the temple we decided to go inside to take some pictures in this interesting plant lobby area, and I am still not quite sure what to think of the way everything was presented in just the temple lobby! I felt extremely uncomfortable with the weird looks that I was provided by the “staff” in all white, and the other people sitting around. I understand they meant the best, but something about me carrying a professional grade camera into a highly respected place, always brings me weird looks! I often get mistaken for a photojournalist. I am starting to get used to it, but I am planning on getting a bigger lens in the near future, so I best get used to it!

The temple lobby was awkwardly quiet! Upon leaving the lobby after finishing up with the quick photo shoot with my sister, her husband, and all the family members, my youngest niece had the bright idea to book for the inside and she almost made it! It was like watching a fugitive try to escape prison! I wouldn’t blame them! Both my nieces thought this was a castle, from all those Barbie movies, I would have booked it for the inside too!

The wedding reception was planned for outdoor, even with the rain showers for the entire state of Oregon. It was eventually moved to indoors, and everyone stayed dry! Overall, it was a fun experience, all the pictures turned out great, and everyone lived happily ever after!

I learned a lot from this experience. I do have some rain cover equipment for my camera that I didn’t bring (It doesn’t fit my camera). So, maybe I should invest in one that DOES fit, since I live in Oregon. Luckily my Nikon D200 is relatively weather sealed for moments like these! And fortunately we were able to find alternate sources to avoid the rain (by going indoors)!

Does anyone have any fun photo shoot stories (especially involving unexpected rain)?

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