lucky couple | Mat & Natalie
date | 04.28.12
ceremony | temecula, ca
las vegas wedding photographers | john afravi and ben keroles
At the end of April 2012 Digital Macdaddy Photography embarked on our first big wedding. We were hired by Mathew and Natalie to photograph their big wedding day in Temecula, CA. We were honored that they chose us to photograph their wedding day, and we seized the opportunity. Preparation is key since all you have is one shot to shoot a wedding…..no pun intended. 🙂
Not only was it our very first large wedding, but it was also being held in Temecula, CA…..far away from our home base in Las Vegas, NV. We’ve never been there, so we were already at a disadvantage due to our lack of knowledge of the Temecula area. Ben and I spearheaded the assignment and left first thing Friday morning. The plan was to meet in Temecula at 3pm for the rehearsal and to plan out where we will be setting up our equipment to photograph the reception.
We arrived to the rehearsal in Temecula, CA at 3pm, scouted the venue, planned our lighting setup for the reception, and it was off to the rehearsal dinner! The rest of the night was filled with the sound of live Mariachi music from a legit Mariachi band, beer of latin descent, mexican food, and awesome homemade churros! We called it a night around 9pm to prepare for the early morning.
Ben and I wake up for the big day. Batteries charged, memory cards formatted, flashes loaded, lenses cleaned, and gear locked and ready to rock! We decide to head to Chik-Fil-A for breakfast. We’ve never had the breakfast there so why not? 🙂 We practically order the whole breakfast menu as we wanted to try everything! The verdict? Lunch is better! 😛 But I digress…
We finally arrive at the location where the bride is getting ready. It’s a gorgeous place in wine country! We parked, unpacked, and began photographing the bride, bridesmaids, and everything in between. It took a bit for us to get in our comfort zone whilst shooting. Having the responsibility on your shoulders to document a couples huge day with only one chance to do it takes a great deal of planning, poise, and a sense of knowing how to be at the right place at the right time. We had our moments of confusion, but all in all, I believe we pulled it off! Our first experience as destination wedding photographers went without a hitch!
The rest of the day went without a hitch, and turned out to be a successful day in covering this wedding! Below you will find a few of the photos we took. Enjoy! For information on how to book your wedding please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form HERE
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