Monday, April 16, 2012
I've really been slacking on posting lately! Its been a really busy couple of days.
I don't have a lot of tips to share today but I shot my first wedding this weekend! I swore I would never shoot a wedding (just seemed like too much work and stress to be fun) but a good friend needed help for her sister's wedding and they couldn't afford to hire a regular wedding photographer so I agreed, and thankfully my friend Meghan (of Meghan Bob Photography) was shooting the wedding with me! It was such a great help having Meghan with me, I would NOT have been able to do this by myself. We were really in sync and it worked out great covering events from different angles or holding reflectors for each other. So I guess my tip would be, if you're going to shoot a wedding, shoot with a friend!
However, the wedding was really challenging to shoot, and I'm not sure its something I would ever want to do regularly. I found it soo hard to be creative and get interesting shots. You're running around so much just trying to capture everything around you that it's near impossible to really be creative, at least for me. But doing portrait sessions is perfect for me. It's just you and one or two others and you have plenty of time to be creative! And it just so happened I had to do a maternity shoot the day after this wedding!
I did this maternity session for my old college roommate, Shannon, who was 37 weeks pregnant yesterday, when I did this shoot! We shot at this awesome park near her house called Citrus Ranch Park, that was covered with acres of Lemon groves! I had so much fun shooting there!
It's going to take me some time to edit all these, since I need to edit all the wedding pictures too, but here's a quick preview!