Friday, May 16, 2008

Meet Charlotte....

I have a wedding to shoot tomorrow. So I went down and picked up a new 42" umbrella and I thought I better try everything out and make sure I was ready to roll. So I called my sister Charlotte and asked if she would help me for a while. When I picked her up, she wanted to know what I was doing. I told her that we were going to go find a park. "Why?" she asked. "Well, we are going to take pictures." She instantly said that she didn't want to take pictures because she wasn't dressed for pictures, or something like that. "Don't worry, we'll delete them all. This is just to test the equipment" I said. We goofed off with various shots for a while and in the end, she ended up liking several of the shots. I think this was my favorite. The funny thing is that it is broad lighting, but it looks good.

I have not shot a wedding in several months, so I am a bit apprehensive about it all. I met with the bride and groom today over at the site and it is a really nice place. There should be opportunity to get some really nice shots. I haven't studied my posing videos at all this time and I think that I am just going to take it as it comes and hope that it flows together. I think the key is to get people to be comfortable and act natural. Then the magic can happen.