try as we did, the morning-sunrise-trash-the-dress idea, as beautiful as it sounds in theory just didn’t fly. the sun rises too early! (erika and robbie agreed, these are my kind of people). so instead, we opted for an evening trash the dress and the photos turned out even better than we could have planned anyway.
dru and i are still in the stages of sorting through everything (4500 images later, hello) but i couldn’t help taking a break from the wedding day photos this afternoon to have a sneak through these. hope you like!
ps: the outtake is still making me nauseous. or proud. or nauseous. the camera only got a little wet though ; )
i legitimately can’t say enough good about our trip. the sun, the heat, the beach. the food, the people, the wedding, the wedding party. to say i’m lucky to do what i do is an extremely large understatement.
jamaica, it was unreal!
I’m going to go out on a limb and say photographing a wedding like Kev & Holly’s is why I enjoy what I do. Now, I’ll totally admit I’ve done a few weddings in which afterwards, I thought the only way I would feel better would be by packing up my camera (lenses and all), putting everything in a bag, and launching it onto the side of a road next a cardboard sign saying “free” haphazardly propped up somewhere in it’s vicinity… My dues have definitely been paid on a few fronts. So when the day goes as fun as these two’s did, and you end up tearing it up (eyes wise and dance floor wise I might add) I can’t help but be genuinely jacked. There might be a bit of a negative “air” that blows around to admitting I am in fact a wedding photographer, but come on. Who else gets to hang out with people on one of the happiest days of their lives? That’s a lot of happy when the weddings start piling up!
You can’t really beat that.
After finishing up Joanne & Daniel’s wedding editing this past week I stumbled across another favorite when I found this shot! I actually split toned it, and I was really happy with the effect when I added a pink tinge to the highlights and another warm hue to the shadows.
The colors of the wedding were turquoise and yellows/oranges, so after seeing a blue-faded candle on the coffee table by a wood wall I overturned the candle on it’s side, placed the ring on the candles side, (held my breath and hoped it didn’t roll), and took this shot before heading in to get the bride zipping into her dress. Thoughts?
And it’s off to wedding number 2 of the weekend for me, wish me luck!
Another quick preview of the Chafe-Ryan wedding I got the chance to shoot last weekend! It was definitely a cold day for April (that’s snow you can see in the tunnel), but it was worth it and the day went really well! I’m definitely glad this was my first wedding of the summer, and it’ll be perfect to finish off in Jamaica this December. Not that I’m wishing away the summer though!
More posts to come soon! I’ve been in and out of town a lot these past few weeks so I have everything from photos and even a video from my Pop’s 70th birthday, photos from Port Rexton, Ellison, Bonavista, Bonaventure, and St. John’s to go up as well! I actually think I’ve taken more photos in these past few weeks than I have since I’ve gotten my camera. SO nice to be out of school and shoot for fun : )
So far, the opportunities I’ve gotten to experience with photography have been (to put it mildly) frigging amazing. I’ve gotten to work with some hugely talented people, shoot this crazy beautiful province that I’m from – which I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of either – and now its even crazier to me to be building on all of that, because…
After just finishing chatting with the travel agent and bride, it looks like everything is set and confirmed – I’ll be heading to Jamaica this December for my first destination wedding! It’s from the 7th to the 14th, and I could NOT be more excited : ) AND it looks like my boy is definitely coming to second shoot – and enjoy the week, of course!
Um, is it too early to start counting down?
Honestly though, I’m buckets of gratefulness right about now.
So much love,