I met Ryane and Mike last year when I photographed a wedding for their very good friends. They were both in the wedding party and spent some time with me that day (a good trial run). I have to admit, I do not approach each wedding as if I am attending a job interview, but it’s important to realize that each time you go out to do a job, you are potentially being evaluated.
A few months after their friends wedding, I receive a phone call from Ryane explaining that she enjoyed my stealth shooting style and how I handled documenting the entire wedding. The formals were quick, comical and relaxed and they were amazed at the images I was able to capture while remaining unseen at the ceremony and reception. This was especially important to Ryane as she does not like being in front of the camera, which is very common. This is perfect for me, because this is how I shoot.
To wrap this up, they both visited me this past weekend to see their images for the first time and I was able to witness their true reaction to the images. I was definitely pleased because I knew then that I made them both happy.
Peggy & Mike are two very cool people. I had such a great time documenting their wedding for them. The weather was perfect, the Harbor Links Golf Club is awesome, The Times Square Orchestra kicked ass and their family and friends kept the party going strong all night. You just could not help yourself from singing the words to every song they played. There were not many people sitting during this reception.
Congratulations you guys. I know you will have an awesome life together.
To continue my series on reflection images, I thought I would include this shot as I feel it can be important to the preparation images. Most often when covering the bride getting ready, it is tight quarters with people and stuff everywhere. It can sometimes be difficult to capture candid images of anyone when there is no where to hide…..always in their face. This is another situation where a mirror can really help. I was shooting some detail shots of the dress, shoes, etc. I hung the dress right next to the mirror on the closet door and I opened the door so my angle of view was of the bride having a moment to herself before she put her dress on. Simple and Effective. Without the dress in the composition, you wouldn't even know she was a bride. She could be tying her shoes getting ready for a run.
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