Thursday, April 28, 2011

My first wedding.

Last weekend I did my first wedding. I must say that it was a family event; I hadn't been hired: The couple asked me to be the photographer of the event.
Everything went out easier than what I had expected.
I got everything ready two days before, cards, battteries, clean lenses, etc, then checked and double checked the night before.

The best:
.First the outcome. I like the resulting photos, well, most of them.
.And second, how it feels to be respected as a pro, or something like that. I just told the orders and everybody was more than willing to do what I said. It was fantastic, especially when you have the family run away when they see you with the camera!
.Yes, the list: I had a *must do* shots, written and recorded in my mind, and yikes! It proved to be so useful!

The worst:
.The responsibility it was. i was a bit scared of not being able to do a good work.
.And second: The huge pile of work that I still have now, processing and preparing the album.

The day was beautiful, the sun was shining. But the time for the event was 12.00, so the session was on location at 13.00. Can you imagine sunshine in Spain at 13.00? yes, too bright. So, for some photos, I combined the originals with some cloudy sky that I had taken the previous week, just because I thought this would happen.
Here is an example of that wedding.
first wedding

Here, I combined a layer with the blue and cloudy sky, and then edited it with one of Florabella's actions, i think Milk and Honey, which I love.

Any criticism will be welcome. Hope you like it!

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to pick your brain about this My friends just got engaged an asked if I'd shoot their wedding. I have until Spring 2012 to get ready. What do you know now that you wish you would have known then? What were some things you never thought of on the day? If you'd rather respond in an email, that'd be fine with me. GREAT photo on this post, by the way. I'm sure the rest of them turned out to be just as good!