let me take your portrait
September 13, 2010
Wedding portraits used to intimidate me…a lot. The candids and the hipshots have always been my favorites in shooting weddings, but even the craziest, offbeat bride wants some “normal” portraits for the parents & grandparents (I can’t imagine grandparents looking at my hands or feet shots and saying, “oh, those are beautiful! I’m going to put this on the mantle right now!”) 🙂
The problem with the whole fear of portraits was that I wasn’t shooting my wedding portraits the way I was shooting regular portraits. Visions of couples looking off into the future kept crowding my brain; prom shots kept coming to mind. Ack! I have yet to have a bride who’s said, “Hey! Let’s do a prom shot!” So once I just shook it off and started to shoot not just with my eye, but my heart–omg that is so corny, sorry about that–the portraits came out the way I like them to be: a sort of cross between, “wow, that’s different” and “oh, gram will love this!”
It hasn’t been even 24 hours since I shot Kiyomi & Jack’s wedding portraits, but I wanted to put this one up on the blog. It’s a really good indication of how I’m going to shoot someone on their wedding. Yeah, there are goofy shots (no jumping, though…I refuse to shoot the jumping), and there are “straighter” ones, but this style is my favorite and, I’m told, is my style.
Hope you like it.