December Weddings

DSC_07002.jpgI will be sharing more over time, but for now…just the one. One of the bride and groom’s favorite.  They got married just shy of a week ago.  A December wedding.

The bride was a friend of mine. My concert partner.  We’ve known each other for years. It always makes me nervous doing weddings and so far I’ve only done one stranger’s wedding and she was a stranger, her mother was not. So far, all wedding parties have been satisfied which makes me incredibly happy.  I think that as far as weddings go.  This one is second best.  Both of the last two were improvements over the first, but each had their own good moments and their own bad moments. I think that is probably true for all photographers and any photo shoot.

We will see over time if I can continue to improve. I hope so, that is my intent.  I plan on focusing a bit more on my photography this year. I think that I’ve said that before.  I am trying to buy things that will benefit me in that category.  Small, affordable things.  The big thing that I want, I am setting money aside for that.  I’m trying to set money aside for a lot of things….I have a lot of cheap wine dreams and a pond water budget, so we will see what 2018 has in store for me.

One of the things that I bought was an external flash.  I had one before, but it was extremely cheap.  Batteries died quickly.  It would stay positioned correctly and I’m not sure where it has gone anyways.  I’ve not seen it in quite a while.  This one is a better quality and I’ve really loved some of the shots that it has provided.  I used it somewhat during the wedding.  I was allowed to use it during the ceremony, which I quickly decided against because it makes this annoying beeping noise when settings change….yeah, really need to figure out how to shut that off.  I can also adjust other settings on it, which the other did not do.  It was interesting playing around with it and figuring out what worked and what did not work, but I also amuse easily.

As for this shot.  It is my first ring shot.  Rings without hands, I mean.  I’ve never had the guts to ask a bride and groom for the rings so that I could do this.   It still isn’t exactly what I wanted, but they like it and I need to remember that as long as the bride and groom are happy. The ones receiving the pictures…that is really all that matters.

With that said, I’m happy with this shoot.  I’m happy that they trusted me with it.  It seemed there were a couple of relatives that may have questioned my ability, but that could have just been their personality.  I digress though. It was not them that I was completely worried about impressing.  I’m happy with the shots I got. I am. I just would have been happier if I’d bought back up batteries for my flash.  That, though, is a story for another day.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

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3 thoughts on “December Weddings

  1. yes,doing weddings is always a nervous affair.With experience will come confidence. Read up on wedding shots.I always like to use Nature shots.Try getting a interesting flat dark stone.Wet it & place the rings on it.The simpler the better.

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      • I’m not sure how long you’ve been shooting but back in the film days screwing up was much more serious!
        I’v emade every mistake one could………& I’m not dead yet so you can expect me to screw up somehow somewhere.
        I’ve found a thousand ways not to take a picture.
        The person who makes the most mistakes is the one who has learned & thus earned.

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