After weeks of anticipation it finally happened: my sister got married. I couldn’t be prouder of her and her new husband Rob. They are great together and I’m sure that they will be very happy together for the rest of their lives.
I was the wedding photographer which, if I’m being honest, made me a little bit nervous. For one, I’m not a wedding photographer and two, it’s my own sister. I can’t mess this up. However, it turned out to be a whole lot of fun and a challenge that I’m very glad I accepted. It made me feel a little closer to the wedding than I would have been otherwise. All-in-all, it was a great experience and I was given a new appreciation for how much work it is being a wedding photographer.
So here’s the deal. My sister is a wedding photographer herself and wants to edit the images herself. She also didn’t want me showing any of the finished images off before she had a chance to edit them and send them off to her friends and family. However, she did agree to allow me to do one thing. I have attached a time lapse video I have put together which is simply all 1600 or so photos I took from the start of the bachelor party through the wedding to the end of the reception dinner. The photos flicker through at light speed and they aren’t edited, but I personally like the way it turned out.
At some point in the next couple of weeks I will be posting a photo essay from the wedding of my edited version of the images, but for now this is the only teaser I’m allowed to provide. In the few shots that I turn up in myself (I’m the crazy guy wearing suspenders) my brother or the Maid-of-Honour took the photos, otherwise they were all shot by myself.
Jen van Son & Rob Bell’s wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in time lapse.