Ryan and Catherine
Pueblo, Colorado
July 8, 2006
Photo by Steve Tinetti

It was the wedding of a wedding photographer! My friend and fellow photographer, Catherine Hopkinson, married Ryan in a picture-perfect wedding on Saturday. I met Catherine a couple months ago at a bridal fair, and instantly liked her cheerful, energetic personality. It turned out that my friend Steve Tinetti was shooting her wedding, and I was thrilled when he invited me to second shoot for him.

Steve was so much fun to work with, and Catherine and Ryan were fantastic to photograph. I loved being a second shooter, because it gave me the freedom to capture some of the moments I’d ordinarily miss. We ended up with some gorgeous photographs! Steve offered to let me post some of his portraits of Ryan and Catherine. I love these photos! I also have lots of my own pictures from the wedding behind the link.

Catherine and Ryan, we hope you love the pictures! Cathy, thanks for trusting us with your own wedding pictures–I know how strange it is to be the bride instead of the photographer. πŸ™‚

More photos from Steve and me


Photo by Steve Tinetti


Photo by Steve Tinetti

And here is the wedding day through my eyes:


At the salon


When Catherine and her friends arrived at the church, Ryan and the guys were across the street having their pictures taken. She didn’t want Ryan to see her, so she hid behind her bag as they hurried into the church.


Catherine’s dad, getting to know the ring bearer


Ryan and a groomsman


Cathy’s mother, lacing up her gown


I love the look on the flower girl’s face.


Moments before the ceremony.
I took this photo through a glass pane in a door, so that I wouldn’t interrupt this moment between Catherine and her dad.


Look at his feet


Having fun with Ryan’s parents


Daredevil Steve in action!


The wedding had a butterfly theme


I loved this moment, when Catherine told her mother how much she loved her dress and how beautiful she looked.


Photographers chimpin’


lol


πŸ™‚

Steve’s website: Steve Tinetti Photography
Catherine’s website: Life’s Reflections Photography

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The best part of that picture is that the girls chose to do that themselves. We, the photographers, didn’t tell them to put their arms like that or anything. I love it!

That picture with the bride and the bridesmaids up against the wall is so cool.

That’s exciting that you might be shooting a wedding!

Steve and I used a big variety of lenses for this wedding, ranging from 15mm fisheye all the way to 200mm. My favorite lenses are the 85mm f1.8 and 135mm f2. I highly recommend that you use fast lenses (with big apertures.) Pictures are so much prettier when you can use natural light instead of flash!

Thanks so much for the info & for taking the time to get back to me. I feel lost without my camera πŸ™ And thanks for looking at my pics. I did see that it’s a little bigger than what I’m used to but if I can get my Sony fixed for not that much $ I was going to do that as well for a backup. Thanks again! HOpe to be posting pics soon!

everything was STUNNING! i love it! what kind of lenses did you guys use for this? i might be doing my first wedding!!! so i need to be FULLY prepared! πŸ™‚
you are so talented!!!

Beautiful shots, like always! The flower girl and the ring bearer are so cute; I love the flower girl’s red hair. πŸ™‚

In the last picture you all look so happy! I see you two photographers are wearing black, haha.

Re: Fantastic job as usual!

Hi Ansley! It’s great to meet a fellow photographer!

If you’re good at still lifes and landscapes, you could get some killer wedding images of details and scenic portraits. πŸ™‚

Hi Kelly! I’ve been enjoying the pictures of your fun summer adventures!

Unfortunately I haven’t had much time lately to take leisure photos with a point-and-shoot. My P&S camera is so outdated now! I really need to learn more about what’s on the market for point-and-shoots, but right now I don’t have a lot of advice for you. What I can say is that those cameras are getting better and better each year, and it’s hard to go wrong with lots of them.

Canon is a great brand–my brand of choice. I googled the Canon PowerShot S3 IS, and it looks like a really powerful camera. The increased ISO speed and Image Stabilizer will make it possible for you to take great pictures in low light. The 12x optical zoom sounds like what you’re looking for. It has a reasonably large aperture, which is great. I think it’s a fantastic camera! The only drawback is that it looks quite large, so it might not fit in your pocket. If you’re ok with that, I give it my thumbs up.

Thanks, Lisa! I hope she’ll be thrilled, because we really wanted to do a great job for her. πŸ™‚

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to take your wedding pictures! I’m in the DC area all the time, though, so if you ever want portraits, just let me know. πŸ™‚

It’s wonderful to hear that I inspire you. If you ever have questions or need suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask.

She is adorable! I took so many great pictures of her.

We just loved the light that was coming in through a doorway there. Beautiful.

The flowers were amazing! Perfect for summer. Very heavy, though!

Fantastic job as usual!

Hi there! I’m Ansley over from wed_photography (where I’m pretty sure we’re all in awe of you). I’ve started wedding photography after finishing my MFA. This is exceptionally different from my still life’s of abandonded places or landscapes. πŸ˜‰ But very exciting.

As always, Beautiful Pictures. I’m wondering if I can impose a question on you? My Sony Cybershot just broke and I’d like to get a new camera. I’m so confused by all the new ones out there. I love taking pictures but right now, I’m just a point& shoot kind of girl. 2 people have recommened this: Canon PowerShot S3 IS to me. I want something that’s going to take a great picture pretty easily and has a really good zoom. If you have a moment, would you mind giving your reccomendation on a fairly easy to use camera? I would like to get something that does a little more than what I have now because I am interested in learning more about photography. Thanks!!

wow. These are awesome. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled. I love what you capture. Your pics of weddings always make me smile.

I had visited your journal when I was a member of and have recently added you just because you inspire me to take more pictures.

And I’m still REALLY upset I didn’t know you were around when I got married. (I got married in D.C., born and raised) I would have loved for you to have been my photographer. πŸ™

Beautiful pictures, as always!
That flowergirl is almost too cute for words!!

That first photo looks like it’s right out of a magazine. VERY nice. πŸ™‚

Those are the most fantastic floral arrangements I have ever seen… And amazing photos, as always!

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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