Even though I limit the number of weddings I personally commission each year, I still try to get out and shoot weddings as often as possible. I do this by second shooting with other photographers as often as they’ll have me. This allows me to lend my services and help out my fellow colleagues, and practice my craft and stay relevant with my knowledge by continually improving my skill. I can increase my experience without actually increasing my workload. It’s nice really. I show up to a wedding, give it 120% for the day and at the end of the day hand over the memory cards to the lead photographer. I’m done. There are no more deadlines to meet. I can review the images at my leisure. And, I can decide when and even IF I want to post process them. I absolutely adore second shooting!
As was the case with Ariel and Andrew’s wedding with fellow wedding photographer Lisa Blashke of Lisa on Location. This wedding happened last year in July at the Springs Event Venue in New Braunfels.
The Springs at New Braunfels Wedding
Some of my favorite moments of the day were:
The first look. As I’ve stated numerous times, I’m a huge fan of when couples choose a first look. This just helps the rest of the day flow so much smoother and with much less stress. It’s a bonus for all involved.
The couple’s creative session that followed was adorable!
When the bride puts the right spin on the personal wedding vows, she always brings the groom to tears. If I remember correctly, and that’s a BIG IF, Ariel included anecdotes about Andrew not being able to get his dirty clothes in the hamper, though strangely enough, he could get them near the hamper.
Her father was the officiant!
And her grandfather walked her down the aisle.
The first dance.
I hope Ariel and Andrew enjoy an eternal marriage filled with many, many moments that make them hopelessly in love with each other. Until next time, be positive, happy, healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
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**The images contained in this post were shot under the direction and for assignment of Lisa on Location, owned by Lisa Blashke of New Braunfels, Texas. The images are copyrighted by Lisa on Location, but are used herein with permission.
I am a professional wedding and senior photographer based in South Texas near San Antonio. I pride my business in offering a premier and personal service coupled with an unforgettable photography experience. I cater to clients who appreciate quality photography and help them to create family heirlooms that will last for generations. As a full-time professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide amazing, memorable and full-service photography.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journey and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.
When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I love to spend my spare time hiking, camping, cycling, reading, listening to Elvis and Prince. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents would be proud of!
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