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Oct 17, 2012 12:57 |  #1

Although I'm known for my model photography, I actually prefer shooting weddings. I started as a street photographer and moved into model photography, but have always missed that free spirit feeling street photography gives me. Here's a few from a wedding I shot over this weekend past.

I met the bride on a client shoot. The bride was an escort and had no desire to take photos. While the client was getting ready and in between sets, I would talk to the bride and get her engaged so she didn't feel left out. At our consultation she told me right after he proposed and she said yes, she decided to have me shoot the wedding. At the consult she said it was going to be outdoors in October in CO. Rain, snow, sleet or hail it was going to be outdoors.

Day of the wedding and it's raining, large cats and dogs. The wedding was north. I was coming south and it was terrible. Not so bad north. I told her mom that I had all the confidence it was going to clear up. An hour later her mom looks outside and see's the sun out and shinning:

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The wedding happens outdoor with out a single drop. She wanted to make sure I got a photo of his first time seeing her in her dress:

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Wedding and formals done, I stole the bride and groom and got some images:

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At the end of our shoot, the bride said her feet were KILLING her, she had to take her shoes off. I had her kick them off and give me a few minutes with them

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Then of course was the reception and all that fun stuff. Thanks for looking!


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Oct 17, 2012 13:02 |  #2

That third shot is amazing! A lot of people would have just left his arm down by his side. Great heads up on having them hold hands.I would like to see a fill flash on the 4th but the background looks gorgeous




  
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Oct 17, 2012 13:07 |  #3

There was a fill flash on it but the way I edited it took most of it out. I really, really wanted to pull the sky out and keep the mountains in perspective. That was actually the first photo I edited at 2am after I got home from the wedding so I may look to edit differently.

Thanks for the comment and catching that he was holding her hand! Not many people would catch that imho and I'd have to say "he was holding her hand" and make it sound like I was trying to explain away or defensive lol.



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Oct 17, 2012 13:19 |  #4

I personally wouldn't be impressed by these!

1: Group not in full focus.
2: Doesn't just do it for me.
3: Subjects are too dark!




  
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Oct 17, 2012 13:22 |  #5
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i really like #3.
i think the rest are bad, except #1 which is nice.


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Oct 17, 2012 13:34 |  #6

Thanks for your opinions!



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Oct 17, 2012 14:22 |  #7

The first and third ones are good.




  
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Oct 17, 2012 15:57 |  #8

1-the action is all in the rightmost girl--who is out of focus. Doesn't work. i'd cull it.
2-not an ideal moment, but may work as part of a series of him seeing her. I want to see his eyes, expression.
3-like the shot except for the processing and the boring slightly off-centred lazy-seeming framing.
4-crunchy blacks and odd color-toning. The composition is hurting this, I think. Why so much space down below and a hard ceiling up above ?
5-shoes are so small in the frame--and again, the composition is basically dead centre again. You should be able to do better with a few minutes.

Overall--it looks like you were relying totally on ambient and in my opinion didn't work with it very well. The crops are almost all dead centre and uninteresting.



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Oct 17, 2012 18:06 |  #9

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #15135090 (external link)
1-the action is all in the rightmost girl--who is out of focus. Doesn't work. i'd cull it.
2-not an ideal moment, but may work as part of a series of him seeing her. I want to see his eyes, expression.
3-like the shot except for the processing and the boring slightly off-centred lazy-seeming framing.
4-crunchy blacks and odd color-toning. The composition is hurting this, I think. Why so much space down below and a hard ceiling up above ?
5-shoes are so small in the frame--and again, the composition is basically dead centre again. You should be able to do better with a few minutes.

Overall--it looks like you were relying totally on ambient and in my opinion didn't work with it very well. The crops are almost all dead centre and uninteresting.

Agreed. The composition leaves a lot to be desired. #3 could be good, but the composition is uninteresting.


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Oct 17, 2012 22:49 |  #10

Thanks for your opinions!



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Oct 18, 2012 12:25 |  #11

Work on varying your composition, all of these shots are horizontal dead center.


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Oct 18, 2012 12:30 |  #12

It looks like this 'opinion' is pretty unanimous and probably worth considering.



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