Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another wedding in the bag

Had the opportunity to shoot another wedding yesterday, as second shooter this time, assisting Michael Loeb of Loeb Photography. Michael's been shooting weddings since the beginning of time, (or at least since medium format film was the format of choice) and working for him was a real treat.

One of the things I noticed the most was how much effort went into directing the various parties of the wedding for many of the group shots and posed portraits. He did a great job keeping everybody nearby, and cycling through the groups while getting all the setups he had on his list. Much more organized than I was at my last event. Years of experience showing through.

I got there early, and was able to get shots of the bride and bridesmaids getting ready, and some detail shots I missed last time as well (bride's shoes, flowers, table settings, etc) The group was a lot of fun, relaxed, easy to work with, and happy to have us around.

The ceremony was beautiful, outside at a little gazebo, and our persistent wildfires have left a high layer of smoke over the area, which turns into a gorgeous warm diffuse light at about 6pm. Made shooting outside a pleasure, no harsh shadows or squinty eyes anywhere. Set up one flash on a stand at the back of the audience, opposite the sun for a bit of pop, and that was all we needed.

Overall, I had a great time. I think I might get to like this wedding thing....

1 comment:

Bill Pennington said...

Nice work Nick! I shot in some of that smoke light last night, it rocks!