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.