I always find it a bit awkward as a second shooter when a bride and groom elect to have my coverage begin right when their wedding ceremony starts. Whenever this happens, I lose any chance of building a rapport with the clients and feel like an uninvited guest crashing their party until I have a chance to introduce myself, typically after they've both said "I do."
To counter this, I make it a point to get to know the bride and groom as much as possible in my limited time with them and, for Amanda and Justin's November wedding at Five Bridge Inn in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, this meant trying my best to learn one thing about the bride or groom that could help me to know what kind of day I was likely to have.
Then I saw it. The cake topper had a silhouette of a firefighter on top and, thus, I could deduce what Justin did for a living and, based on my years as a wedding photographer, I knew exactly what kind of wedding this was going to be: One where the day was super laidback and those in attendance were there to party. And, boy, did they live up to the hype.
So, if you'd like to see why I think firefighters tend to have some of the craziest and most fun wedding days, and why Amanda and Justin's wedding certainly fit that concept, check out their beautiful November nuptials for yourself by clicking here.
As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think!