YIKES......I did my own Wedding Photography!!
Now, you may think me to be crazy and honestly that assumption is not half wrong. Doing your own wedding photography is a risky move and you cannot do them over. But let me explain why I did it first.
Coming over to the big States from Denmark has made everything in my life a bit stranger than it would usually be. As an example, I had to apply to the government be allowed to be with the man I was going to marry. Just marrying him would not be enough. It would not automatically let me into the country. And on top of that, we had to get married within 3 months of me coming here on my current visa.
3 months to plan a wedding would have worked if both of you had disposable income – but going back and forth since meeting him, have made my situation difficult, to say the least. Every penny has gone to see him and be with him. To top it, there is also visa fees that have to be paid.
Sounds crazy? Well, that is because it is.
So what do you do, when you have no money to spare, your family cannot afford coming either and you cannot work yet?
On top of not too many funds – though we did fortunately have enough for a wonderful B&B weekend with the help of family. But we still wanted a photographer. We wanted to have this special day memorized and captured like any other normal couple. What is abnormal about it, though, is me. Being a photographer myself have made me extremely picky and knowing that we could not afford to hire a photographer of the level we wanted, I made the decision of doing the pictures myself.
We went on Amazon, bought a tripod and a remote trigger, and in the weeks before our wedding weekend, I practiced as much as I could.
Self-portraits are such a difficult genre in photography. It takes skills and knowledge and you absolutely need to know your equipment.