Consider the condition of your typical wedding photographer. You're first and foremost a guest at your clients' wedding. You need to blend into the background, yet be a traffic cop and tell the bride and groom and other guests what to do and where to be whenever appropriate. And you must be quick about what you do. When vows are exchanged, there are no "do overs" - you can't afford to have lost opportunities. You have to capture all the key moments, the subtle facial expressions, the tender exchanges, and the honest emotions. After the event, you need to be a great editor, weed out the questionable photographs, focus on the keepers, add enhancements in your digital darkroom, and sell your clients on individual images and packages.
Hollye Schumacher of Phoenix, AZ, has a stunning portfolio of portraits, "modern dog" portraits, baby and children, and weddings - and we were drawn to the following video, capturing her in action at a festive wedding.