It all started at the very first wedding I ever shot. I was hired as a “Second Shooter”, which means that I was the assistant to the Main Photographer. He was awesome, and happily showed me the ropes, but when it came to Group Photos, he was not a fan.
We met the Groom and Groomsmen before the wedding at the local pub, it was an exceptionally hot day so everybody was hiding outside.
We were trying to find somewhere a tad cooler for the photos as no one wants to look like they’re melting. “The jungle gym is in the shade?” I whispered, convinced it was the worst idea, especially at my first ever wedding, how could I say something so random.
“I haven’t been on one of those since I was a kid!” The Bestman beamed, “Race ya!”
Within seconds, they were all climbing about, laughing about who got the slide (the Groom won of course), and trying not to rip their brand new suits.
To this day, I’m still so proud of this photo, but the story continues.
Tales of my crazy Group Photo had spread throughout the wedding, so whilst the Main Photographer was taking photos of the couple at sunset, a Bridesmaid asked if I would mind doing a surprise group photo of the girls. “Ummm, OK”. We snuck behind the barn, found a pile of hay, and the results speak for themself.