You don’t have to be crazy to be a wedding photographer, but it definitely helps. You’re mostly there to record the memories of a couple’s special day. Except there are usually heaps of expectations and layers of pressure. Add a couple of family feuds that would make an interesting Shakespeare play, plus a strict timeline and thousands of dollars, and you’re in for some fun!
Something inevitably will go wrong. At the last wedding I shot (and I’m hoping it will stay as the last!), the bride’s car broke down en route to the venue, so she had to flag down a taxi in the street. Meanwhile, one of the pageboys fell in the pond, fully dressed in his little suit and ended up walking down the aisle in bare feet. Still, it was a beautiful day, and we just rolled with the punches.