A friend/co-worker of mine found my website a couple months ago and started following me on Facebook. He and his fiance approached me and asked if I would be the photographer for their wedding! I have never photographed a wedding before and I barely photograph people (I stick mostly to nature/landscapes) but they weren’t expecting much out of the photos and I thought it would be a good experience so I said ”SURE!”

I was pretty nervous for their wedding — I really had no clue what I to do so I read every blog, etc that I could find. Luckily for me they just wanted something really simple/easy — a couple photos of the family/couple after the wedding (no need for ceremony/reception photos). I decided to show up for the ceremony/reception anyways just to get the experience. The ceremony and reception were a blast and we went to a couple parks afterwards to shoot some photos of the family/couple.

Note to newbie wedding photographers: if you’re going to go to a park or university campus, make sure you don’t need a permit to take photos! We got kicked out of the Mission at Santa Clara University because we didn’t know a permit was needed!

I’ve been processing the photos for the past couple days and I think this was my favorite shot of the entire day. I’m still learning how to do this so I have to give major props to those of you that can shoot weddings really well. It was very tiring, stressful, and something I’m not sure if I want to do again. I had fun though

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF:
50mm, f/2.0, 1/1000 sec, ISO 320

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.