Ok, so in my previous post, I gave you the lowdown on the wedding location and the gear I took with me. I’d checked in that Saturday afternoon and proceeded to get my stuff spread out all over the room; when I was finished it sorta looked like my room at home (grin).
That evening, around 5PM, everybody met in the resort’s entrance hall and then headed to the gazebo for a very quick rehearsal run-through with the resort’s wedding planner.
I was not scheduled to take any rehearsal dinner photos, but I wanted to be there for the rehearsal prior to their dinner to meet the key players as well as to scope out the gazebo venue for photo op locations. Since I was carrying my 5D Mark III with the 24-70mm lens with me, I figured I might as well take a few pics (can you imagine me *not* taking any photos if I have a camera handy?). I had to remember to switch from a higher ISO for the above indoor shot to a much lower ISO for the outdoor images.
Rehearsal didn’t last but maybe 10 minutes max, and then they were all off to their dinner. I had made a reservation at the resort’s restaurant called The Steakhouse. I highly recommend this place for the food, polished and unobtrusive service, and ambience. Pricey, yes, but it was a little splurge for me (my hairstylist returned from her Puerto Rico vacation with a huge cold and had to cancel my hair appointment for that week, so I instead blew that cash on dinner). I figured what the heck, I had the whole night ahead of me to relax and get ready for the next day’s activities and figured I might as well treat the day as a nice getaway from home (spotted some neat birding photo op locations along the way to Galveston).
Next post: the first photo ops of the Big Day.