Malibu Wedding : Mandy + Travis

Photography

I’m currently nestled in the green hills of Del Mar, California and the skies are so blue I want to take a gulp. I’m at the Engage Conference and I’m loving every minute of it. It’s a place where wedding professionals gather to collect inspiration, trade ideas, and challenge each other to think BIGGER.

There’s also bubbly drinks involved, but that’s a whole other post.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding in Malibu with Meg Perotti. I blogged about the experience here, but on this Tuesday I’m truly honored to have photographed a wedding with a peer and experience a wedding day from an entirely different perspective: a second shooter.

Mandy chose to wear a beautiful Maggie Sottero wedding wedding and it looked beautiful on the beach in Malibu…

Mandy smiled the entire day and not a single detail was overlooked…

One of the perks of being a second shooter is capturing images I from an entirely different angle…I’m usually at the front of the altar on wedding days, so watching the bride descend the aisle was particularly cool for me…and the awesome light was helpful, too!

There’s something about the way Travis loves Mandy…wholefully. Like, fully with his whole heart. Of course I made up that word, but it’s befitting, so let’s it slide, eh? This photo is my favorite from the session…

One of the best things as a second shooter is the ability to do things differently. As Meg and I were shooting, we used similar fixed lenses, but our settings were very different, according to the type of picture we wanted to take. Case in point: f/1.2 400 ISO 1/80. It was quite dark on the beach after sunset, but we pushed forward and made the best of the hazey beach light.

To Happily Ever After…

Happy Tuesday!