Destination Wedding – Leslie-Ann & Gary – North Carolina, USA.

Shooting Leslie-Ann and Gary’s wedding wasn’t nearly as difficult as deciding to shoot their wedding. It’s my first time involved in a full wedding, and first time visiting the United States to add. I was caving under the pressure and wrote them a letter to decline. This was Gary’s response:

“…by emphasizing that Leslie-Ann and I care a lot about our wedding photos, we are not at all worried about your “performance.”  Loving photography and having ridiculously high standards for a photographer are two different things.  We love photography.  But we do not have unreasonable expectations. As a challenge for a photographer, it is nothing more than a small party.  It’s a practice round for your wedding portfolio, and you have a rare opportunity to have free reign on a wedding armed with digital and film Nikon (again: “Nikon, right?”) gear, with a couple of people (me and LA) who are not tightly-wound douchebags who will get all bent out of shape if their photos are not exactly perfect.  We will love whatever you do.  I promise.”

And to think I almost didn’t want to go.

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  • Mari

    Harvard no shashin iine!!
    I don’t find your photos “lonely” at all(I am not just talking about the wedding photos).
    Every object and moment in the photos are a part of life.ReplyCancel

  • Amber

    Crap. Now I have to get married so you can shoot my hypothetical wedding. Annoyingly, that will be like 4 years away, and there’s no way I can afford you then! love love love love.ReplyCancel

  • such a beautiful celebration, great work!ReplyCancel

  • I so adore this wedding. I wish this is what I’d done for my own! And yay for an NC wedding 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dayum. This is wicked.ReplyCancel

  • I love your point of view. I felt like I was there with them. Awesome job! ~emmaReplyCancel

  • You’ve captured so many beautiful moments here; and could that bride be any more stylish? Love her hairpiece and her dress. Rock on. =)ReplyCancel

  • Nice details on this wedding, you did a great job with coverage!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely adorable couple – you did a great job! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Incredible. Love the way you see, and the post work is awesome. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • absolutely gorgeous! I love all the small moments and details you noticed here.ReplyCancel

  • Seriously?! This is amazing, every little detail and more importantly, every moment you captured is just right! Huge congrats to Leslie and Ann.ReplyCancel

  • Great job capturing all of the wonderful details!ReplyCancel

  • I can never get enough ironing shots. Fun times!ReplyCancel

  • I enjoy your style! Very interesting perspectives that you capture.ReplyCancel

  • Seriously awesome coverage… love the moments you’ve captured!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute couple and very artsy style to your photos.ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous coverage! What a fun wedding!ReplyCancel

  • those intimate backyard wedding with family and close friends are always fun! love it!ReplyCancel

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