Networking is about being connected to the right people, and timing is important too. Luckily I know Nosa Oyegun of Elegant Nuptials, who knows The Wedding Guys who know Randy Fenoli of Randy To The Rescue & TLC, and I got to shoot the behind the scenes of his new show. This happened last year, but I haven’t been allowed to talk about it, let alone blog about it until after the show aired.
I had never heard of Randy until I met him on set the morning of the shoot (like a 7am call time), and at first I felt bad about that – I think that was good though because I didn’t walk in with any preconceived notions about him. Being behind the scenes, I got to spend time with him and the rest of the crew and Randy was the exact same incredibly warm and genuine person backstage as he is on TV. It’s the little things. I’ll never forget a moment where he was in the middle of a conversation and his handlers came to rush him along to his next to-do and he insisted on completing the conversation before he moved on. Class act.
The show was lots of fun to shoot – I was asked to do it my way, which I always appreciate. It was so much fun to be around all these excited real brides who were really there to hopefully find their wedding dress. They were accompanied by friends, family and loved ones and it was truly a great day. I got to meet other wedding vendors there, including Emily of Emily Clair – who makes some very unique bouquets. I just watched the show – I missed it when it aired so I bought it on iTunes – it was pretty cool to see all the people I had photographed and met on the show. Anyway, on to the pictures.
Also, here’s a link to the proofing system where you can see all the pictures from that day. You didn’t think they’d all b eon my blog did you? Also be sure to click the little categories button at the bottom of that page when you get there.
Kenny is always surprising Nkechi, so one day when we were discussing an order, she reminded me their anniversary was coming up and we came up with a plan to surprise Kenny at their anniversary dinner out in Dallas. I snuck in and was able to shoot a couple of images from the restaurant kitchen without him seeing me, while he checked out the surprise Nkechi and I cooked up for him. Fun! Also, I made a great sample album from their wedding – click here to see it.
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I have so much fun creating images on location, and surprisingly often, we’ll get a passer-by stop to chat, or try to jump in a picture and stuff. I’m going to start sharing some of them here. This little boy just couldn’t figure out what we were doing, and he walked past us twice, never once taking his eyes off the couple!