Esther & Max – A Stanford Church Wedding

I am excited to share a wedding that I shot for a friend and photographer Mariya Novitski just a few weeks ago in Palo Alto, CA. I met Mariya on a local Photographer’s Group on Facebook, talk about the powers of social media! Not only did I meet a fabulous colleague and friend, she asked me to be her second shooter for a very unique wedding at the Stanford Church of Palo Alto.

One thing I love most about being a second shooter, is being a part of a team and supporting the principal photographer to insure that everything she has promised her clients comes to pass. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE how creative I can get. Having less weight on my shoulders such as the pressures of the “must have’s”, I can focus on also capturing those moments in between the moments that the bride and groom can miss out on because they themselves are being pulled in many different directions.

I love it when a client receives their photos and sees things and people from every angle possible including the behind the scenes and even the “bloopers!” After all this day is filled with many details, emotions, and we want to make sure they are a part of it all! It really is fun and it makes me feel like I am contributing on so many different factors. If you are a bride planning a wedding, consider asking your wedding photographer for a second shooter option, trust me, you will LOVE that you did this……again, you do NOT want to miss a thing.

Here are some of my favorites from my day with Mariya Novitski, whom I love keeping in touch with talking all things photography and more, thanks Mariya, let’s shoot again SOON!

Congrats to this uber fabulous couple!!! Cheers!

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