I am camped out on our couch today still recovering from a stomach bug that hit me late Saturday night and kept me down all day yesterday... nothing like a sickness to force me to take it easy for a couple of days. Seriously, though, it just goes to show the importance of always having a 2nd shooter and some great friends you can trust to cover for you if needed. Luckily, my wedding this weekend was on Saturday and not Sunday but there is no way I would have been able to shoot yesterday if I had had a wedding (unless it was a shoot from my bathroom floor!) -There is not much that would keep me from shooting a wedding but a stomach flu is one of them.
So, all of my current clients can be rest assured that I am always prepared for emergency situations like that- When I meet with couples who are on more of a budget oftentimes the first thing people want to take out of the package is the 2nd shooter. "It's a short day so I don't think you'll need an assistant." or "We're only having 60 guests so I don't think you'll need an assistant." My response is always the same, "I don't shoot weddings alone- EVER." Case in point!
Luckily for Elizabeth and Matt, I was feeling great on their wedding day! :) They had a beautiful wedding at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga - thanks to Lili Durkin for coming and shooting with me that day!