This is like my third wedding so far. I’m not really going out there finding my clients and all three of them where referred by friends. To this about it, this is like the second year of my photographic experience and I have learned a lot within this two year and it all began when I became a daddy.
On my first wedding I was just using a Canon EOS 30D, a somewhat okay camera. Not the best camera around but it was just enough to capture precious moments.
The second wedding I did, I upgraded my equipment since I knew that I would need it to get the good quality images and make my job a little easier so there, I got the Canon EOS 7D paired with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens and also a 580EX II Speedlite. This wedding was perfect because it was in the afternoon were perfect lighting if your in the shade. Also this wedding was held by the grooms mother’s garden. Awesome greenery. Those washed out greens just look awesome!
Third wedding was just last weekend. I still used the same equipment but I rented a 50mm f/1.2 from LensRentals.com(awesome company by the way) Superb bokeh and fast focusing. I had to drop down the aperture to 2.8 to make sure I won’t miss shoots since it was the first time I’ve used a lens with a very narrow focusing point and I could easily miss focus a shoot.(I did miss a couple but it’s okay).
Here are teaser shots for you(readers):
I just love when I see reactions from the bridge or groom when they see their pictures. Sharing them is fun and of course going through 2000 raw images is too! hahahaha. And yes this particular wedding I did roughly 2000 images but after going through it, I end up keeping about 450+ awesome captures! I just don’t like giving them images that looks the same like, a different angle or just a nudge of the head. I’m not like that. Well, well, well, I take it back. I do sometimes like a series of images but of course the good once not the boring once. “you see?” Also, I’m not sure why other people always say that taking photo’s of weddings are stressful. I think the only person that stressed this day is the bride and if the photographer is also stressed, I wish you luck! You’re there to un-stress the day for the bride. It’s hard to take good images with a stressed bride you know. But anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading my experience for the love of wedding photography
Stay cool, be calm, and work like a PRO.
Here what the groom message me on Facebook the next day:
Thank you so much Chriss for being our photographer for our special day. I must say that very pleased with your professionalism and patients with Lourdes, myself and the wedding party and guest. I love the couple of pictures that you have posted already and we are so excited to see all of them. You and your future wife make a great team for weddings!
God bless you,
Awesome to see a message like that!
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Have a great day and happy shooting!