Saturday, October 9, 2010

what i learned at my first wedding shoot


  • there are lots of good reasons some photographers charge thousands of dollars to do a wedding (it's hard work!).
  • i was right not to wear a dress and heels.
  • when it's unseasonably hot for a late september evening, you can't run around for four hours without drinking any water and expect not to get sick.
  • love lights up an image.
  • every single time.
  • i do much better photographing children, which validates my instinctual desire to use my art to capture happiness in children which in turn balances out the sadness and stress from my day job.  i am certain, however, that the bride did not really want 200 images of her hilarious pixie flower girl.
  • i am happy happy happy behind a camera.
  • any photograph with jamie in it is absolutely beautiful.
  • because she is absolutely beautiful.

15 comments:

LifeIsArt said...

beautiful! it seriously is some hard work! great shot!!

(and i would much rather photo children too!)

Micheline said...

The love is definitely lighting up that shot. It's so beautiful.

Hi Kooky said...

Congratulations on your first wedding shoot! The photo you posted is gorgeous. Beautiful work.

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Lisa! Beautiful shot, beautiful bride! You're so right, love does light up a picture.

MKarga said...

I love reading your blog, your photos are amazing! for sure one of my happy places. Congrats on your first wedding shoot! stunning shot!

kendalee said...

Lovelight is streaming out of this shot - absolutely luminous! Not every eye can see and capture it so beautifully though... that's your gift my friend. That's your special gift.

I love the thought that photographing happy children balances the sadness elsewhere. Love it.

Xin Lei said...

What a wonderful accomplishment Lisa...I so admire your work :).

Jessica Nichols said...

Congratulations Lisa. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing a little of the behind-the-scenes. I'm sooo scared for my first wedding in January. :O

Graciel @ Evenstar Art said...

what a fabulous day for you, laced with new knowledge, love, creativity and your spirit shining through.

you remain my favorite photographer.

xo

The Lilac Rabbit said...

I want to have a wedding just so you can take pictures! I'll pay you. :) Beautiful shot!

pen* said...

I remember saying that the couple were lucky to have you shoot their wedding, and my gosh, this picture alone proves that a thousand times over. Just stunning. Breathtaking. Magical. Congratulations!
Can we see more?

deb did it said...

I am shooting my first wedding next week..gratis, casual, for a friend. I am nervous. The is only ONE moment to capture those special moments. I will heed your advice! THANKS!

Heidi said...

This is stunning. Beautiful. Well done, Lisa!

Are you doing more?

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ooohhhh you've done it toooo. I need to see more of these beauties girl. Love this one.
And yea it's hard work in old jeans and hiking boots....pfff and than after all is done and over with you need to sit done and see what's come out of it.
REally beautiful Lisa.
Hugs D.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

So, so beautiful! Love your run down of lessons learned... so how many did you take of the Pixie Flower Girl?