Saturday, May 31, 2008
Another Saturday, another wedding... there wasn't one last weekend and I got withdrawal symptoms!! Today's promises to be quite interesting and different...we'll see. These two photos are from the last wedding shoot. I had put off looking at them until today as I thought they were all pants! To my relief, although not my best, they were ok. I am trying to remember to take a photo of the stained glass windows in the churches at the weddings I'm shooting. A is pretty good at finding unique shots and I want to develop my eye for something a bit different. It's very easy to fall into the trap of taking the same photos every wedding and then your portfolio looks very "samey". A is always looking for fresh ideas and that is something I need to try to do, also.
His wife, M, one of the my lovely friends, looks for ideas in glossy magazine adverts and keeps them in a file. Something else I'm going to start.
Later....I had a great time at the wedding. The bride was English and the groom Asian; it was a combination English/Hindu wedding with the most fabulous clothes, jewellery and make up. Everyone was really friendly and made us feel part of the day. I felt terribly drab in my black suit and blouse amongst all the beautiful saris and glittering jewellery. The bride gave me a bindi to wear to make me feel better :) It was a long day (from 10 in the morning to 10 in the evening!) but a lot of fun.