My First Experience Shooting Boat Wedding Photography in St. Augustine, Florida

Out of all of the types of photography services I’ve done in the past 10 years or more, I dislike shooting wedding photography the most. I know… I advertise that I do it and it’s potentially damaging to any incoming business, but I’d rather approach any business decision with honesty, before going through with it. Most of the time when I get leads for jobs on this website, I end up turning them down or referring to other people, because it’s just not my thing. The market is over-saturated with photographers and they all do the same thing. It can get boring.

Back in November, a friend of mine approached me about the potential to shoot a boat wedding. I had never heard of such a thing, but I decided to go for it out of my sheer interest in how anyone could pull a wedding off on a boat.

My partner and I had absolutely no real plan. Without any plan or schedule, I didn’t really have any idea of what kind of shots I could get. Not to mention, the boat was bit smaller than I expected… and it was crowded and hard to maneuver. Also, my camera at the time was having technical issues. I no longer do photography full time, since my career has shifted to providing SEO services for small businesses in Jacksonville forever now. Despite being rusty,¬†having no plan, and the conditions of the boat, even though these shots aren’t my best work, some of these photos turned out amazing and it was a night I’ll never forget.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from my first experience shooting boat wedding photography.