26 February 2010
While this shot is not technically perfect....
the mood is...
When faced with imperfect conditions,
it is best, I've found to "shoot from the hip"
in other words,
go with your gut.
The minister had just pronounced them
Man and Wife,
and told the groom he could kiss his new spouse.....
This is not a time to hesitate.
The look of joy transcends
any and all photographic short comings.
Even the look on the bridesmaid's face is priceless.
Never will any of these people feel exactly the way they did
on this very moment.
As fast as the camera would let me....
and the film...
as this was a wedding shot on a variety of
both manufacturer, color, B/W and speeds...
Only tweaking in the processing and developing.
and in the end...
Posted by Unknown at 9:42 AM
23 February 2010
take the opportunity to shoot brides
This couple was being photographed
(very adequately, I must say)
and I was on vacation.
But that dress caught my eye!
Look at the weight of the fabric!
Look at the detail!
They were in the right spot,
and so was I!
I couldn't resist.
so pleased with the day,
so ready for the future...
I think this may be one of the reasons that
I adore weddings.
So much promise, hope and joy!
Of course there are exceptions,
but for the most part I have
had the privilege to shoot
many weddings just as
happy and special as the one above.
22 February 2010
that I am
ready for spring?
That I am completely
tired of snow...
that it is supposed to
snow here in the next few days?
I want daffodils,
I want to
sit on the beach with
sand in my shoes...
I am a
Carolina Girl at heart...
when March comes around...
my thoughts stray
Some twenty years ago,
I was in a wedding,
as a bridesmaid,
on an island just south of Charleston, SC
the first weekend in March.
The weather was unseasonably warm,
in the 80's....
and we watched porpoises
just off the shore...
It was a magical weekend.
Live Oaks and Spanish Moss...
I am so ready for spring...
I don't think so.....
This wedding took place in Asheville, NC
over 10 years ago.
It was a small, mostly family affair.
The Inn that hosted the wedding,
also took care of all the
guests on this long sunny weekend.
The reception was a larger,
more formal function at the nearby
Grove Park Inn.
Everyone had traveled some distance to be there.
Some from as far away as Europe.
While small, it was very intimate,
filled with emotion,
This moment was just before
the guests were
hustled into the room in which the wedding was to take
The bride wanted the groom to see her
so that he would not be overwhelmed.....
and neither would she.....
The wedding was beautiful.
the reception was grand...
and everyone kept their composure intact.
This is the moment that defined this day....
at least for me.