Marissa & Ryan: Wedding in Frisco, Texas
Marissa and Ryan had their intimate micro-wedding at their apartment complex in Frisco TX (there is so much you can do to make your wedding day special without forking over a ton of money; all you need is the most important people in your life to witness and celebrate your love, and maybe one of your closest friends to get a certificate from the Universal Life Church, and you're good to go.)
There knew where to spend their money (shout out to the Chick-Fil-A catering option!) and they knew what was most important. Beforehand, Marissa sent me a list of what was most important that she wanted captured, which is always recommended. I try to capture as much of the day as possible but it's always nice to know what needs to be focused on (there's no use taking 100 shots of the groom's shoes if your client doesn't really care about that.)
Marissa and Ryan were all about family, and they invited the 15 people they did because those were the people that meant the most for them and their relationship. They wanted the ring bearer and flower girls captured as they came down the aisle (which was an easy ask of me as those are really my favorite aspect to capture on a wedding day anyway,) they wanted the vow exchange and the ring exchange and the first kiss, and they really really wanted the confetti shot of the two of them as they came walking down the aisle in the recessional (I made sure to activate the 20 frames per second burst mode on my Canon EOS R6 to ensure that I got the exact right moments, and I think they came out great!)
Then we did some family photos with the bride and groom, and then a couple's session just as the sun set. We got some really nice blue hour photos of the two of them by the pond and then it was up to the party to enjoy the night.
I'm always honored to be among the few special people in attendance for these small and important ceremonies and I am forever thankful that Marissa and Ryan let me have the opportunity to capture their wedding day for them.