All the Photos. are safely in Lightroom and backed up to an external drive so I can finally start breathing again! | was at the venue for 12 hours in total starting with the bride hair/makeup/getting ready stuff and ending with the First Dance.
The Raw files look fine and I captured most of the stuff I had planned.
What didn't go well was the Groom's mother deciding to leave the venue and drive to the local supermarket to have one of her own Photos. (she had taken over my shoulder) printed. Apparently she wanted to stick it in a frame she had brought with her for the top table at the Reception!!!!
She couldn't be found for 30 minutes meaning the four photos she needed to be in (including the final group shot) had to be delayed until right at the end of the time allocated for the Photos. My time with the Bride and Groom was cut dramatically as a result.
The Groom was furious (I wasn't too impressed either!) but it was left to me to calm him down. The frame and Photo. never made it to the table either!
Other than that I really enjoyed the day and learnt loads - mainly about how to direct large groups quickly. I just hope Mother and son were back on speaking terms by the end of the night. ;-)