I photographed a wedding for my friends Sam and Molly Saturday, june 14th. It was a hot, muggy day with a bit of rain in the middle, but it all worked out. You can check out a little glimpse here.
I shoot 1-3 weddings a year, mostly for friends and family. It’s a fun job but also very demanding, and you really can’t screw up. My basic assumption living here in the Berkshires is that it is going to be a dark, rainy day, so I always come prepared with strobes and spare cameras. So far, so good….
Shooting a wedding can be pretty creative. I like to break out my funky lenses, including a couple of tilt-shift models I have that create some interesting focus fall-off effects. I have yet to come to a conclusion for why images that have that effect “look” different emotionally to me, but they just do. I think part of it is learned, something we have been trained by media to think of as “emotional” but I think that the majority of it is that the off-focus areas let your mind do a little playing, and this means dreaming, and that the brain likes to fill in the blanks, sort of like the visualization we do when we read.
In any case. I think this photo really rocks.