One of my favorite things about photographing weddings is that you never really know what’s going to happen. Sure, we have timelines and planners, but you have to take it all with light heart… because you really never know. Like yesterday, when I arrived at the Island at Pelican Lakes arrived at 2pm. It was blazing hot sunshine. Ninety-something degrees.
Well, at least the ceremony will be short I thought, because we’re all going to melt in that sun.
As the guests arrived, they took cover under the trees. Typical Colorado – it’s comfortable in the shade, but 10-20 degrees hotter in the sun. Around 2:40 some cloud cover started rolling in and we all felt relieved. Whew… shade.
2:55 – The groom began escorting the moms in. The bridal party right behind them. And then…
Then, the sky opened up and it poured in buckets… we even had some small hail. Wind, thunder, lightning… it all came down. I hunched over my camera to keep the lens dry in between shots while the guests where huddling back under those trees.
The best part of my day was seeing Robin laughing in all this. I offered up my gratitude for the amazing clients I have and I followed Robin back to the Ballroom at Pelican Lakes.
Robin and Mark held their sweet ceremony on dance floor of the Ballroom. Since this is after all Colorado.. 15 minutes later it was a beautifully bright overcast afternoon. So we went back out for photos and laughter and more fun. This is what weddings are all about… flexibility, flow, love and laughter… always laughter.