Monday, February 28, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm

This past Friday I had the pleasure of shooting my first ever wedding, and I only have one thing to say: Wedding photographers are crazy.

It wasn't a bad experience. The couple were very relaxed and the guests were fun, but the nerves were killer. The two nights before the wedding I could barely sleep, and the night before I spent most of the night going through gear and scenarios. The above image was shot with my phone and shows about half the gear that was used.

My girlfriend and I shot the wedding together, each with two bodies. Terrified of missing "the" shot we both wanted to be as prepared as we could. But of course nothing can prepare you more than experience, and that is probably what scared me the most! 

We knew the venue would be dark, so I even rented a Alien Bee studio strobe (with large softbox) from the University of Waterloo Photo Club as well. I figured the more the better! Turns out I needed less than I had, but I figured being more prepared was the safer route! 

Read more over my next few posts about my first wedding and how I probably knocked 10 years off my life!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your first wedding gig! Looking forward to your next posts!