Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bride And Groom Photo Session - Laura and Dustin

A few weeks ago, I took my dog to a dog park in hopes to get her more socialized with other dogs and learn to play, AND with intentions of finding people who would be intereseted in scheduling a dog photo session with me. While I found two people who might be interested, I also left with someone who was interested in having me as a photographer at his wedding. Unfortunately, his wedding was last Sunday (August 16), and he never called me to confirm or fill me in on the details.

Before I had someone who asked me to be a photographer at his wedding, I actually didn't want to do wedding photography. There is a high expectation for the big day to be perfect because the brides-to-be put in so much time, work/effort and money into their weddings that it is very easy to disappoint them. I don't want to provide bad services, bad photos or the wrong kind of photos. I've decided to give it a try and if I don't actually like doing wedding photography after I try it once....well, I can say that I have tried it once to see what it is like. The only difference between regular couples portraits and wedding photos is that everyone is dressed up in nice clothes for a wedding. I've already enjoy photographing couples and they can be even more lovely dovey on their wedding day. I also realize that I could potentially gain more clients for "regular" portraits by doing weddings.

I had a "Bride & Groom" posing workshop
this past Sunday. Henry Wang and Doug McNamee were the main photographers who led the workshop. It was a fun and great learning experience. While this is NOT for a real wedding, now I have something to show and I don't feel stupid when people ask me to do their weddings!

Meet Laura and Dustin who were the models for us:

Dustin and Laura are a real couple, however, they are not getting married anytime soon. They were playing dress up in full wedding attire for us. They were such a pleasure to work with and they are a real cute couple!

Here are the rest of the photo set for Laura and Dustin: http://anastasia.zenfolio.com/p972848454

1 comment:

  1. nice job! yeah, weddings are fun to shootl. i couldn't make it to the workshop, i had a scheduling conflict