It is both amazing and difficult to shoot a friend’s wedding. It’s all jolly fun when you are genuinely involved in it, but that in itself can sometimes be too much of a distraction and you have to remind yourself periodically that you are supposed to be alert and not succumb to too many “awwws”.
As I fluctuated between these two ends, Yashada and Richie were having quite apparently the best time of their lives. Anyone who knows them even casually, would vouch for how much of an extraordinarily happy couple they are. It’s infectious, and plain ridiculous how vibrantly in love they are all the time! So there was no way their wedding would be anything other top-notch excitement.
While I would be the last person to undermine the effort of a photographer, I very firmly hold my stance that a good picture is 90% the honesty of the situation, and 10% the observation of a photographer. The people in it make the photograph; a good photographer is a very good mirror. I was just glad we got to witness and document this.