Lately I have been shadowing my wedding photographer. Abigail Volkmann photographed our wedding in April. I have to say, Zack and I were definitely on a budget because we were paying for the wedding ourselves and were not trying to go into debt at all (we pretty much succeeded on that.. woohoo!). Looking for a wedding photographer was TOUGH. I knew the style I wanted however there were several photographers that I loved their work but simply could not afford. I knew I was willing to spend more on photography than anything else but I simply could not justify spending $7000 on photographs (sorry Jasmine Star) when that’s about what we were shooting for on our WHOLE wedding. You will learn.. I’m the deal queen. if there is a way to save money.. I will!
When I found Abigail it was a breath of fresh air. Her personality is fun and outgoing, her images were beautiful, and her pricing offered us an option that we could afford and give us exactly what we wanted. I didn’t want any of the extras like albums because being the creative spirit that I am, I wanted to do that myself. I simply wanted beautiful timeless photographs from a photographer I could tell them what I wanted and not have to worry about it that day.
Flash forward to about a month after the wedding. I had been playing around with the idea of shooting weddings. I had done 2 small weddings, but just not really loved the process. However I think my own wedding changed that. I asked her on a whim if she needed an assistant or anything to let me know because I was thinking about starting wedding photography and would really like to see how the process worked. Amazingly she said yes!
It has been a lot of fun, and I have learned SO much from her and her second shooters. This Friday I will be in the second shooter’s seat and be shooting for her at a wedding in Burkeville. I’m very excited and nervous! This past Saturday I shadowed her at a wedding at the Historic Jasmine Plantation which was soo beautiful!
While I can’t post any images of the Bride & Groom I’ll leave you with a few detail shots I snagged.