Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hooked

Yesterday, I did a wedding shoot. Oh, yes I did. Six hours of running, fluffing dresses, tilting heads and arranging bodies. I made it home last night around 10:30, parched, completely exhausted...and hooked. It was like driving to 7th street and offering an addict a gallon sized baggie of crank. I loved it. Everywhere I looked there was a picture opportunity. A beautiful bride with a beautiful smile. A head over heels groom. Perfect sunshine for perfect light. A cute flower girl who wanted to show me her shoes and her curls and kept slipping into photos of the grown ups. A two year old in a tux with wedding cake all over his hands and face. And lots of happy, happy, smiling people. The conditions were perfect (thank you, Lord!). I couldn't stop snapping.

Truth be told, I was kind of scared. I am still a beginner. I'm still trying to master that darn aperture mess. The only reason I agreed to do it was because the couple's expectations were so low. Both had been married before and didn't want to spend hundreds or a few thousand dollars on a photographer. They simply wanted to record the day with a good camera and have one really good picture of the two of them to hang on the wall. That I could do. A good time was had by all, and I came home with tons of photos, most of which I think will make them happy, especially after a little cropping and PhotoShopping. It was hard work, and I'm not done yet, but man, what a rush. I can already tell it won't be long before I'll be looking for my next fix....and some extra equipment. Oy vey!

8 comments:

Trailboss said...

How fun!

ChrisB said...

I bet they will be delighted by the end results.

The Church Lady said...

Oh darn - I wanted to see the photos! Sounds like a good gig. Practice makes perfect!

oreneta said...

Now that sounds like a whole lot of fun. For the right people. I imagine with some folks wedding photography is horrific.

We got a friend to snap some pics at our wedding and were utterly delighted at the results.

The Girl Next Door said...

So glad it was the perfect day - and congrats to you!!

dkuroiwa said...

yeah you!! How exciting to find something to feel so incredibly good about!!
Your pictures have been so nice, I'm sure you captured their day perfectly!!

Janis said...

Do I hear a new career in photograpy on the horizon???? I just got a new camera this past christmas and already want a new bigger, better one. The photo bug has bitten. Glad you enjoyed your day and I am sure your photos will be just as good as a professional.

Mia said...

That settles it...as soon as Puddin' Cup is sitting up even just a little you are getting an email from me! Look out Anne Geddes!!