During Michelle and Mike’s Winter wedding, I just had to grab a shot of myself and my assistant, AJ. The lighting was beautiful and the scene was EPIC! I made her get out of the warm and cozy car so that we could take cheesy pics of ourselves in the freezing weather. I convinced her that it’s important to have photos of yourself at different stages in time. Sometimes as a photographer, the camera is rarely pointed at myself, unfortunately. Luckily, she obliged. You’re the best, AJ!
This is the first actual photo of myself on here! Now you have a face (with a huge camera in front of it) to match to a name! I promise that there will be plenty more to come.
You may notice that the photos look completely different, even though they were taken at pretty much the exact same time. The main reasons why are because we were using different camera’s with different lenses and different settings. I must admit that AJ’s photo of me looks better than the photo I took for her!
And now, some info and insight on light. Lighting is everything. As a photographer, it is one of the most important aspects of my day – perhaps, my life! Bad lighting can ruin a beautiful moment or content. I’m not going to explain what bad lighting is because it’s subjective to each of us. And plus, I just deleted about a paragraph’s worth of rambling to keep this simpler. How does this tie into this post? At Michelle and Mike’s wedding, I stumbled upon some of the most amazing lighting that I have ever been able to photograph in. What a blessing!
Let me explain a little further…The day was cloudy – no sun in sight. The ground was pure white. So basically, this turned the setting into a giant photography studio – a world with soft-boxes in the form of endless, sticky snowflakes. Clean, even and soft lighting abundantly scattered for us to cherish. No harsh shadows. No squinting. Just cold as heck air and natural, beautiful light. The compromise is always worth it. Because awesome photographs last longer than goosebumps and colds. *wink wink*