About a week or so ago, a friend of mine asked me to go on a little adventure and photograph one of her wedding events. She owns her own cake company (a cakery in fact - ooh la la) and makes some pretty fancy stuff. The event wasn't an actual wedding, it was a "bridal showcase". As someone who knows little to nothing about weddings (besides the fact that they're pretty and usually have good cake, mmm), I didn't quite know what that meant until I got there.
And then I found out!
Basically, a group of brides-to-be goes out and tours a bunch of different venues in the area to get an idea of where they want to hold their weddings. Each venue was decorated from head to toe like a real wedding complete with live music, caterers, and most importantly - professional (and delicious) wedding cakes.
Have I mentioned that I'm a fan of cake?
Being able to go behind the scenes at an event like this was a great experience. Maybe you already know this (you probably do), but there is a ridiculous amount of planning that goes into a wedding - even a pretend one! I couldn't believe how many people it took to pull off something like this, but it was pretty impressive to see.
It's been a long time (too long) since I've done any professional photography. This was such a good reminder that it really is something that I love to do. The event itself was great (I mean come on, who doesn't love spending the day with a bunch of cupcakes?), but showing my friend the photos at the end of the day and seeing her expression was the most rewarding part. It always is.