This was the first time I’d ever photographed a family member’s wedding. Lemme tell you, I was nervous as hell.
When my cousin contacted me about photographing their Miltown Historic District wedding, he made sure to tell me in his email that they were not searching for a “family discount”. He told me they just genuinely appreciated my style of photography. He and I have always shared similar interests, particularly in styles of music.
But I guess the one thing I was worried about was family members pulling me left and right on the wedding day. I tend to mentally prepare myself for the worst case scenarios in any situation in life. But luckily, it wasn’t stressful at all. It turned out really nice.
I still did my usual and gave them the same experience I give all my couples. I was able to “work” yet still enjoy myself like I was at a family gathering. My uncles, cousins, dad, sister, and niece were all there. It was a really nice night. And yes, they’re in this post of images!
I’ll admit that I sometimes feel like my family and friends don’t understand all the work that I put into photographing weddings. So, I’ll be totally honest in saying that it was nice to have everyone see how much I work just on a wedding day itself.