We (Paul, Me and Fearne) were in Burger King eating Whopper Meals in Leeds on Friday 1st October when we first got the phone call from Donna. She had been contacted by her friend Nicola who wanted Pauls details to do the photography the week after at the Rendevouz, Skipton for Evans Ball.
OMG—Someone wanted Paul to take the photography for a really important charity event. I was so excited and full of butterflies. Poor Paul. I just agreed to it straight away and didn’t really ask him. I told him!!! This would be a great opportunity for us to build up our portfolio and get us on the track of becoming pro photographers.
Straight away we talked for hours about what equipment we would hire, what we could borrow, what we needed. Those hours were a blur but exciting. I had to admit I liked the idea that I would be working alongside my husband, although I didn’t wanna tell him that!!
That weekend would be a busy one for us but mainly Paul. He was away on the Friday in Sussex doing a car photography workshop. The Saturday would be time as a family with Fearne our daughter and Daisy our dog and Saturday night Evans’ Ball. Then on Sunday we were hiring a studio to take some family shots of our friends and family. It would also be our second wedding anniversary but that would have to take back seat this year as building the portfolio definitely comes first.
We hired 3 lenses that weekend for the events.
We also borrowed some lights from a fellow photographer (who we also hired the studio from), camera and flash from Pauls uncle Geoff.
So we were kind of ready. Oh, the mix of nerves was untrue. I felt sick! I wasn’t gonna show that to Paul. He was nervous as it was. God only knows the emotions and feelings of photographers when they do weddings. I definitely admire you.
I thought photography was just, ‘Point, smile,shoot’, how wrong was I…..