Within a week two of my longtime friends got married and not only was I invited to each of the weddings, but I was asked to be the videographer of one and the photographer of the other. Mind you, this was the first time I would be either at a wedding, so I was nervous for both.
Thankfully, both went very smoothly. The one I was the videographer for was a nice quick ceremony that lasted about 10-20 minutes and then I just had to worry about the reception. The second one that I photographed was even shorter; literally about a 5 minute ceremony and I only needed to focus on the bride and groom as it was a private ceremony, but they still wanted photos to remember the day.
As each wedding came and went I was left with that same feeling I mentioned in my Realization post… where did the time go? I have known both the brides for a very long time now (one of them since I was five) so it was surreal to witness both of their marriages. It’s a bit more of a powerful feeling than when someone I just knew in passing in high school gets married.
Way, way different.
Despite the feels I get from seeing my two friends get married, I am very happy for both of them. I am also very grateful that they both entrusted me with the job of documenting their special days because for me that was a huge deal. I hope they realize that. Even more so, I’m grateful that God gave me this ability to do this type of job because seeing their reactions (via Facebook) to their finished products was just amazing, and the response I’ve received from their family and friends has been amazing too.
I have also blogged about each experience on my Natural Chance Productions website, so you can check out the video and photos there if you so wish to.