Ketty and I were supposed to meet up at a golf course to take some bridal and couple portraits before her wedding, but the weather had other ideas. I was taking test shots to find the right exposure settings when I almost got struck by lightning . . . Well, maybe not quite, but the sky was definitely lighting up! I agreed to meet her at the ceremony venue instead, and photographed this fun loving couple as they started their lives together in front of an intimate family crowd. I told them I wasn’t leaving until I could steal them away for fifteen minutes to get some portraits, and as a bonus I got to continue perfecting using an umbrella (for light, not to stay dry) in the middle of the night.
It reaffirmed that one of the best qualities I have as a photographer is flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing conditions, and if there’s one thing that defines weddings, it’s ever-changing conditions. Fortunately, DJ Willy Mix and Bartender Lando Lopez kept all the guests dancing, partying and having a great time despite the wet weather. I had a great time and I wish Ketty and Julio a lifetime of happiness!