Jessica + Manny

Many who know me well know about my inner struggle about whether or not I should get into wedding photography. On one hand some of the most beautiful photography I've ever seen is wedding photography and one can make a fantastic living off of shooting weddings. On the other hand, there seems to be a TON of pressure on wedding photographers and most that I know spend the entirety of the summer months completely stressed out. Additionally, I've heard wedding photographers talk before about how they never really intended to get into wedding photography, but once they started, they ended up shooting nothing but weddings. I suppose the fear of getting stuck doing one type of photography and not wanting to deal with the crushing pressure that comes with shooting a wedding was enough to keep me away for a while. That is, until my buddy Rustin Klafka needed someone to second shoot a wedding he was doing here in Lubbock. To be honest, I'm really not sure what caused me to send him an email and throw my hat in the ring, but for some reason I did. He was mostly looking for someone who had a little experience with off-camera flash who could do a fun little "photo booth" session during the reception, but I ended up getting a chance to shoot the entire wedding. I could not be more thankful for the opportunity I had to second shoot this wedding with Rustin. There were deffinitely a few instances where I was glad not to be the primary photographer, but there were just as many times where I felt confident enough to have finished the entire ceremony by myself if he had needed me to. I can honestly say that I would very seriously consider shooting more weddings if the opportunities present themselves. 

Below is a handful of my favorite images. If you would like to see a few more, check out the fancy new Weddings section of the site.

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