A few months ago i was asked by a good friend of mine if i would be interested in photographing his wedding. I heard lots of nightmare horror stories of their experience, of trying to find a photographer.
Most were coming in at a ridiculous price, others were very demanding, with statements like...
i must have 1 hour with just the bride and groom right after the ceremony, and the couple genuinely hated this pushy sell and type of photography.
I arranged a meeting with the bride and groom to talk about what is it, exactly they wanted.
They really love the reportage style and not all the posy type images.
More importantly they wanted a photographer not to be pushy and annoy the guests, which you would think would be an obvious request, end of the day in my opinion the Wedding is the couples day and NOT the photographers! But lots of professional photographers seem to forget this.
I have not been on any training/portfolio building excersises. Or have i ever been an assistant to a photographer.
And so into the deep end i jump! and didn't take the challenge half heartedly!
I had such an amazing day and would certainly love to do more Weddings, so i can push the creativity and learn more.
Here are a few of my fave images from the day....
What i loved from all this... was the reaction from the bride and groom when they saw the album for the 1st time.
Those few minutes made the hours and hours of work worth it!