I've mentioned it several times, but I'm going to say it again, I love doing weddings for people I know. I've known the Luper family since I was in 1st grade and their eldest, Josh, has been one of my closest friends throughout the years. I was so happy to be part of his sister Alyssa's wedding. We did all the photography, but I also brought someone along to make a Gulley Park wedding film.
Gulley Park Wedding Film: Alyssa and Scott
I don't remember all the details but I'm pretty sure this was the first time we ever did photography and videography at the same time. It was something that I wanted to try out, and it was for sure a learning experience. We were still messing around with just one or two cameras, and we didn't know as much about settings or the cameras.
Alyssa and Scott weren't looking for a giant wedding, so Gulley Park was a good choice for them. In the middle of the park, there is a gazebo that is often used for events and performances. They used that for the ceremony and had a tent set up to the side for Alyssa to hide in before the ceremony.
Alyssa and Scott had a large bridal party, so we had a lot of fun after the ceremony and during the reception. There were two goofy things that really stuck out to me. Scott wanted to do a Thor themed photo. He pretended to punch the ground and everyone else jumped like they were flying away. Then, at the reception, we did this thing that was popular back in 2014. There was this song, the Harlem Shake, and people would be acting normal for part of it, but then there's a shift in the song and people start acting crazy. We had Alyssa and Scott walking around the dance floor, but then everyone jumped in and went nuts. It was pretty funny.
Again, Alyssa and Scott's Gulley Park Wedding Film was our first attempt at doing both photography and videography. It was a bit scary for me because I had never trusted anyone else to do video for me and I was too busy to really take charge. I'm so glad we did this though because now we shoot photography and video all the time.