See them ALL in my flickr if you want. They are all there...even the worthless snaps. LOL!
These are a few photos that I snapped at my Dad's wedding. His new wife asked me to be the photographer, but I refused saying that I just wasn't comfortable enough yet to be responsible for all the photos at a wedding. I told her I'd be happy to bring my camera, but she had to ask the real photographer when she hired one if that would be okay. The photographer checked out my website and loved my work so she agreed saying she was excited to meet me.
I truly tried my best to stay completely out of the photographers way. I shot lots of the pictures before the photographer arrived and then after she arrived I stood to the side to capture moments between her portrait shots etc...
During the ceremony, I stayed in my seat and just snapped....not really trying to get anything great and let the photographer do her thing then put my camera down for the formals and most of the reception until the photographer left.
I was really disappointed with my work, but after seeing the hired photographer's photographs, I'm not so down on myself any more. I think I held my own given the circumstances of the wedding.
8 If it hadn't rained...and the wedding started on time (instead of an hour late!) THIS is what the lighting would have been like for the ceremony. BUMMER!!! Instead, the ceremony pictures had to be all flashy and horrible.
11. This was literally the last of the light. I pushed my camera to the absolute limits to get this shot....even with flash. I had to adjust my settings after this shot and the rest of the ceremony pictures have an almost black sky. GRRRR! The thing that pleases me is that the hired photographer's shots look pretty much like mine, so I guess I was making the right choices.
Thanks for looking....CC welcome of course.
Last edited by AmberBella; 09-10-2009 at 04:37 PM.
I think they look great! No reason to feel bad at all. Nice job!
You don't give yourself enough credit. I think they look great and I think the nightime feel of the shots worked out nicely as well. Can you tell us more about how you used your flash? I always have such a hard time with that, when I try to bounce, the recycle time is slow and my batteries start to die almost instantly. But when I just aim the flash head on, well, you know what that looks like!
I agree with the pp. These are absolutely nice!
I also want to know how you set your camera. I will be taking my friend's wedding photo this November and wedding starts at 3 pm. It'll be indoors and I am getting as nervous as heck because I am more of a natural lighting kind of person. It would be wonderful if you can share your settings on your flash and how you bounced. I am afraid fo the two different lighting sources that I'll come to face with (the yellowy tungsten light and the flash).
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You are as hard on yourself as I am, but I have good reason
I think you really made lemons out of lemonaid here.. wedding photography is HARD. I would NEVER want to even think about aspiring to be a wedding photog.. so much pressure and just once chance to get it right.
For what it's worth, I actually like the purpely night time lighting you got of the ceremony, but from a technical standpoint it's obviously more challenging.
My only cc is in #7 the fact that the vase is ALMOST perpendicular to the frame is bothering me.. it's so close it feels like it should be straightened.
These are awesome! You are truly an artist!
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Wow, I agree.. these are great! I love the emotion you captured. Beautiful!