Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wedding Photography

This weekend the daughter of a dear friend gathered her bridesmaids for a fitting and to share her wedding dress choice with them.  I got to play photographer (yay!). As is tradition, no photos of the dress are shown lest they spoil the surprise for the groom.  From what I saw this weekend, it will be a lovely wedding party in January, and the groom will have a beautiful bride.

I offer you a glass of champagne to join in a toast to romance and the happy couple. And to the stamina of the mother of the bride.

Below is a reaction shot - Julia is coming out of the dressing room...this is a series of 4-5 photos that I think turned out very well, and if you only could see those few photos, you'd know the complete story of the day.

It was fun to put a toe in the shallows of wedding photography.  I've often thought that might be one of the most pressure filled assignments, and this weekend confirmed it.  The stakes are so high - it's a high point in any couple's life and to miss a moment or fumble a photo would be so disappointing. It also proved that I'm going to have to break down and learn flash photography if I want to do much event photography.  I'll have to mull that one over.


  1. Excuse me, but are all those girls bridesmaids?

    I love that this picture is in black and white. I think you have photographer in your genes and would do great at any event.

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  3. I think two of them were not bridesmaids but wanted to be part of the day...and one bridesmaid is not in the photo...

  4. Love the moment that you've captured Molly. The story, the dress, the suspense. We'll have to wait until January! Sherry

  5. You would do great - you have such a great eye for the moment. You could absolutely master lighting...just think of some of the folks we know that do this for a living. Really, you could.



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