Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

My Niece, the Bride!

I am so thankful that I was asked to take a few “getting ready” photos for my niece on her wedding day. SO THANKFUL, because, I ended up sick and sadly missed the entire wedding. I never saw her in her wedding gown:(

I love their LOVE STORY! You see, I’ve known the groom since he was in elementary school. In fact to go back further, I went to school with his Aunt. SC really is a small town, except for when it came to these two meeting each other. It wasn’t until recently that they met, fell in love and tied the knot! Ryan, welcome to the family!

Me getting sick is the absolute perfect reason as to why you should never hire a wedding photographer that does not have a second or even third shooter with them! I felt fine in the morning, but by the beginning of the ceremony, well, I won’t go into details…… It is also the absolute perfect reason that I do not shoot weddings, too much pressure!

Anyways, I loved taking a few “getting ready” shots at the house before the left to the venue and met up with the “hired” photographer. You can see some of her photos here: whatshannisaw

Here’s a few of Ally getting ready:

  • Petra King - July 13, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Beautiful job and congrats to Mrs. V! :D So sorry you were feeling ill. Nothing worse esp on a big event such as this. But WOW..these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - July 14, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    I totally agree about the whole wedding part! WAY TO MUCH pressure! These are really great & I know your happy that you got to capture these!! It’s the little details that count sometimes!ReplyCancel

  • CHARLOTTE J STRINGER - July 14, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Those are Gorgeous! I sure hate you got sick.. but you knocked it outta the park right before! Hope you are all better!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Lund - July 15, 2010 - 3:27 am

    These are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - July 15, 2010 - 8:26 am

    What wonderful images! I’m glad you were able to capture them before getting sick – sorry you missed the wedding. Your niece is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Rowlen - July 15, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Beautiful!!!!!I am so sorry you got sick…ReplyCancel

  • Julie Cahill - July 15, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    Well maybe I’ll call you up to second shoot for my weddings… you did a beaut job! Oooo, sorry to hear you got ill. :(ReplyCancel

  • Manuella Pararas-Hul - July 17, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    She’s so pretty and I’m so sorry you got sick hon, but these pics are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Tyjuana Hill-Smith - July 18, 2010 - 8:28 am

    I hope you are feeling better! Great job on the getting ready pics!ReplyCancel

  • shannon kelley - July 18, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    Renee! Look at you rocking on a wedding day! LOVE these getting ready pictures! Sorry you weren’t feeling well:( Hope you are better!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - July 19, 2010 - 9:19 am

    These are beautiful Renee! So sorry you missed the wedding. Hope you are all better!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Dungan - July 19, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    She is simply beautiful Renee! And as always you did a fantastic job. Sorry you didn’t get to see it though… I’m sure it was wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Georger - July 21, 2010 - 11:30 am

    She is stunning!!! Wow! Beautiful shots of her too. Sorry you got sick though, that’s no fun. Maybe you should consider weddings though, a bride would be lucky to have you as their photog!ReplyCancel

  • Leia - July 21, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    OH MY WONDERFUL!!!! This are fantastic hunn!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Beal - July 23, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    Im so sorry that you got sick. You make a wonderful point — always have backup! Your portraits are beautiful, and i know your neice will treasure them forever!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - July 26, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Oh Renee, she is stunning and your shots are equally as beautiful! You poor thing, though. I hate that you were sick and missed the big event!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli Adams - July 27, 2010 - 7:18 pm

    These are beautiful. Sorry you were not feeling well.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - July 28, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Stunning!!! So sorry you missed the main event though!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Morse - August 4, 2010 - 5:53 am

    She is stunning!! Love the photos!ReplyCancel

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