Being a wedding photographer means getting invited to the best parties to do the thing that you love the most: photograph. I could not ask for a better job.

This wedding, that of Mallory & Peter, marks my first roadtrip wedding. Alumni Intern Niki, second shooter Nick, and I all got to spend the evening in Macon, GA, to shoot a wedding in The Hay House: two places I had never been before. In case you don’t know, the Hay House is a beautiful, beautiful historic house with a handful of Southern moxy and is a photographer’s playground.

This wedding also marks the first post-internship wedding of the year, and I was aching to get back out there. And I was not disappointed.

Mallory & Peter’s wedding was awesome, and I don’t just mean because of the bluegrass band that played the reception, or because my bride was more than willing to do everything we asked her to {including climbing into an antique bathtub}, or even because I got to shoot with two other awesome photographers. It was awesome because of how it felt.

I had so much confidence with this wedding. I knew I was getting the shots I was going for. I was confident in every lighting situation, every white balance change, every spur-of-the-moment, well, moment. I felt, for lack of a better word, powerful. Like I was in charge of the lighting. Like I had a huge sign on my chest that said “Be really, really nice to me,” because everyone was. Like I CAN DO THIS.

And it’s not like I had ever actively noticed any feelings of incompetency before {well, there’s always the stage fright before you step out}, but its absence was noticed as if I was physically missing some part of me. Photography has become more a discovery of self than I ever imagined possible. I feel like I’m growing up again, and I really, really like who I’m growing into. And I really, REALLY like all of you who are helping me.

Thank you Mallory and Peter.

Posted by +Raven

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8 Replies to “Mallory + Peter | Wedding Preview

  1. Beautiful wedding. You captured it perfectly. I got tears in my eyes just looking at your shots :).
    Heck I followed last season intern and you always were great, but You are getting better, better than better. its weird how I feel kinna proud b/c I dont know you, but I know your work over the last few months as a photographer so I guess its the fellow photographer that is proud, make sense? any ways great shots. LOVE the boots, how hella awesome is that.

  2. Raven, these are fantastic! Such a wonderful job! I love the boot shot with the bridesmaids. Stunning!

  3. Raven! These are so awesome and such a change from what I had seen from you before. The light in them is just beautiful, and that location was freakin’ great. Way to go girl!

  4. Awesome job Raven!! I especially like the picture with the bride showing her leg to match the bridesmaids – very nice! You have a very unique perspective on things and it comes out in awesome ways in your pictures.

  5. beautiful! Very well done! Such a sense of feeling to these shots- so much more than details. Would love to know the details of the bride’s gown…

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