I'm not sure if anyone remembers that a few months ago I had a friend ask me to take pictures of her wedding. Well, it was this past weekend and I just wanted to share some that I took. I had a hard time deciding on which ones to share. I was pleased with how many "good" ones I was able to capture. I'm still learning and growing, so I know they aren't all perfect. CC always welcome, but I don't have enough time to put info for each picture. I can list specifics later for any you want to know about. Some I have also included additional edits of. I'd love to hear thoughts on how I did. TIA.
I think you did a fantastic job. I'd be happy with these. I don't really like the edits 6 & 8 and I think 9 needs a bit more contrast. Otherwise, nice.
Some lovely pics here, Danielle!
#1 - Beautiful colour and clarity on this shot. Any chance you would crop this a little more to change the comp? I'm finding my eyes do land on the rings first, but are immediately pulled down to the peacock feathers as they're a bold colour. (What an exotic bouquet she had!)
#2 and #4 - Not sure about the sharp angles, though you've captured a great moment in #4 and the bouquet looks beautiful in #2.
#5 is a sweet expression. Looks like a very happy bride! A little more light in the eyes would be nice, perhaps to have turned her body somewhat to catch some light. But it's a lovely shot. I like the original rather than the edit. In the #6 edit and in #8, I like the feel of the edits, but the colour is off. Looks a bit oddly gray or muddy somehow.
#7 - Lovely back view of her dress!
#9 - I would like this in B&W but think it needs a bit of work on the conversion. Seems like some detail is being lost in the folds of the dress in this conversion.
#10 - Lovely sharpness and great feel.
One question, though: where is the groom???!!!
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I like #1, very beautiful. I agree though that the rings are slightly "lost" in the pic.
#2--angle is not pleasing to me, but oh my what a beautiful bouquet.
#3---I think this display could have used a horizontal composition.
#4--again I am not a fan of the heavy angles. Also this feels more like a snapshot.
#5 is a very sweet pose & expression, but she needs more light on her face and in her eyes, and the crookedness of the pic is distracting me. Is the edit supposed to be vintage-like? I am not sure about it.
#7 is fine. A nitpick would be the tree "coming out of" her head.
#8-9--not sure I like the edits.
#10 expression is too fakey/posed for my taste. I would much prefer seeing her kissing her groom
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I do have a diff version of 1, where the peacock feathers are less distracting. But that was the central theme to the wedding decorations, so I did want it to be the 2nd place to pull the eyes. I'm giving her all of the pictures, so she'll have her choice.
I am personally a fan of the odd angles, and she's seen some I've taken like that and loved them. I do have others that are the more traditionally vertical/ horizontal.
I was going for a more vintage/ muddy type feel for the edits-- not sure why, but it just came to mind. I have some "cleaner"edits too.
The edits for 8&9 I actually softened (lowered clarity of) the RAW image. I have always loved the soft focus look. I'll go ahead and do a bw edit from the original.
And where was the groom... ?? He forgot his tux and wasn't ready for pictures before the wedding. I'm slowly working through all of my "keepers". If I have time, I'll work on a few of them together later tonight to post. And I'll get some of the other versions of the odd angles/ edits up too.
Wedding pics are hard in my opinion!
1. My eye goes STRAIGHT to that round spot on the feather. I would maybe crop it a bit more with just a tad bit of the feather. I realize what you were going for, but the feather takes too much of the focus away.
2. Not fond of the angle either, but it is a gorgeous bouquet!
3. I have to agree with Amy here on a horizontal version. Can we see that?
4. I feel like she's about to slide out of the photo. The angle doesn't work here.
5&6. I do not like the 2nd edit. With weddings, I think a B&W or a clean edit is needed to showcase the true colors of the day. I love the expression you got here. I would maybe dodge a bit of her face to brighten it some. Or add some fill flash.
7 & 8 & 9. Again, don't like the 2nd edit. Great sun flare and beautiful dress! I like the color edit better. If the dress was plain white, the B&W might work ok, but b/c there is color, I like the color version better.
10. I totally understand you don't have the groom, but I agree, it's a bit too posey...almost like she misses him you know?
All and all- great job! Keep practicing!