Ty Pentecost Photography » Wedding & Engagement photography for the Bay Area

We All Start Somewhere

I have been so hesitant to share this post, but in true Tyrenda form, I am, and have always been transparent. Since the time I decided to take my passion from novice status to professional status I made it a mission to try on all the different types of photography styles before I settled into one. So I photographed teen, toddlers, sports, families, newborns, maternity, landscape and I am sure I am missing a few, but I hadn’t had a chance to photograph a wedding. I started raising my hand in some local second shooting groups and was getting NO bites. They wanted someone with experience and a portfolio, which at the time made literally no sense to me. Weddings are one of the most important life memories besides birth and death, a wedding is something you will never forget. I finally stalked the photographer who photographed my wedding until he finally gave in. I was ecstatic and I remember I literally could not sleep the night before, and woke up with a queazy tummy from nerves.

That wedding was one of the most exhausting, long, fun, enlightening experiences I had since becoming a photographer. Before I could even get into the car to drive home, I knew weddings were exactly what I wanted to do. I also knew that I had no where else to go but up from here. When I look back at these pictures and how I posed and styled things I can see the inexperience and now I totally understand why even as a second shooter you should have some second shooting experience. Does that make sense??? LOL. In all honestly, I should have asked be someones assistant, but I didn’t fully grasp the gravity of the whole thing until i was holding a camera in my hands trying to take wedding dress pictures. 🙂 Thank goodness I had a bride who was gorgeous and a groom who couldn’t stop smiling at his beautiful bride.

Although this wedding was not ions ago, I can see my style growing and developing and I can say that now I am more of a lifestyle wedding photographer that uses natural light when it is available to me. I love opportunities to photograph my bride and groom outdoors. Wether that be for the ceremony or for wedding portraits. Church weddings are fun too and hold a special place for me. 🙂 I am coming into my own, however where would I be if I didn’t start somewhere?

Thank you to Eric Marshall Photography for giving me a chance!!

Here are a few shots from the day.

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