The theme for this wedding was football and this was represented in various ways throughout the day. There was also a pretty lengthy shot list in which we were going to shoot the wedding party in several football formations and situations in a planned outdoor location. Mother nature put here two cents in and derailed those plans and most of the shot list was thrown out the window as a result. This is why the first image in this post is so significant.
The show must go on and although plans were changed, we still had an awesome day!
This time of year, things are so busy it is difficult for me to keep up with the blog. I have so much material and no time to share it. Well, I am squeezing a post in today. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the next one.
These images are from an awesome wedding for an awesome couple. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
Congratulations to Arielle & Fellipe!
I would like to take the time to remember all that have lost their lives and to thank all that continue to risk their lives fighting for our country and our freedom. This includes our military, law enforcement, fire fighters and every honest person out there that does the right thing by our American way. You help us feel so safe as we get caught up and continue in our daily lives. Lives that could not be lived without you.
I was fortunate to visit the world trade center site, and after getting a view of the site from church street, we decided to visit St. Paul’s Chapel, which is the place where they treated the victims of 9/11 and where the people that were working around the clock ate and slept. It is truly heart wrenching the stories this place has to tell, but it’s hard to explain as it somehow makes you feel stronger.
God Bless America!
I spent many years seeking for the formula of getting the perfect portrait. Over time, I came to realize that people are not seeing their true self when they are completely posed in front of the camera. While those posed pictures are critical to a wedding shoot, there needs to be more. Probably the most important factor for me is to do everything I can to make sure the subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera. Most people do not like having their picture taken (myself included) and when someone feels uncomfortable, they usually look uncomfortable. Another rule I live by is that I don’t put the camera down until everyone is gone. Some of the best pictures are a result of joking around between groups and getting those scripted shots. I try not to do too much posing, yet I will direct in a way to help them feel natural and just let everything else happen. People enjoy seeing themselves smiling for real.