The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte 2017

So once upon a time- as I was actually looking for interesting vendor showcases to participate in -a friend invited me to check out The Big Fake Wedding (click for their blog post).  Upon finding it to be a completely different take on a wedding industry trade show, I paid my dues an secured myself a table.  Here's how it works - a lovely, already married couple (Lindsey and Sean) had volunteered to renew their vows in front of a bunch of strangers.  These strangers would come to this fake wedding to meet flower vendors, photographers, wedding planners, DJ's, party rental dealers, etc.  Well my role as a photographer was to do what I do - photograph the couple and the scenes and the day.  Admittedly, it was a bit overwhelming and kind of scary being my first trade show event, but I tried to do my thing and relax despite the pressure I put on myself.  I found out very quickly that I am not good at tablescapes and that I should really try to do more off-camera lighting.  I found some weaknesses in my "fly-on-the-wall" style but also found some strong points.  I learned that I should be more observant and try to predict moments a little better.  Focus is everything.  So without further adieu, here's some photos :