Well despite being 30 weeks pregnant and the temp. in Dallas, Tx Saturday being above 100 with heat index of 107.. I surived this outdoor weddding.. barely. After the ceremony we were ALL running for water.. the guys were in suits and everyone was complaining of the heat. The location was beautiful and very simple but because of the heat and their press for time (they had a time limit on the location and had to be at the reception 30 min away by a certain time), they didn't want to do any "fun" or "formal" pictures.. so it was just the pre-wedding/getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception.. but I got a lot of good stuff I am pretty sure they will love. There was a beautiful lighthouse on the water and I really wanted to do a few with the bride and groom on it with the lake in the background (and setting sun.. really, it was perfect!) but they REALLY had to go.. so we got a cute one of them headed off on a boat (they drove around for a few while the guests left, had a bottle of champagne and then headed to the reception by car).
ok.. I took a variety of no flash with HIGH iso and some with flash and low iso at the reception.. i loved how the lighting looked without flash but I had to use a SUPER high iso from 1200 up to 3200 on some as it got later with a slower shutter speed... So this is my first attempt at doing that and playing with a noiseware to try to have a usable image... so here are a few that I was using no flash with a high iso and slow shutter speed and wide app!
this is their son, he was cracking me up with the mic.. i know I chopped his hand but it's in camera and I know she won't care about the hand chop b/c his face is just too cute.. i was fairly impressed with the quality of the image with the settings I was using! yay!
and this one.. this was their first dance, the sun was coming in BRIGHT and very patchy across the dance floor.. it was either REALLY bright or REALLY dark depending on where on the dance floor they were.. this is one where I was exposed for a darker area and he dipped her in the middle of the song, unexpectedly.. I almost missed it but took the shot really fast and just prayed I *might be able to have somethng usable.. the framing and exposure was not what I would have done if I had been expecting it but how is this for trying to salvage the dip? I think *they will like it even though technically, it's lacking in several areas.. her maid of honor saw it and LOVED it
I have since done a lot more that I love and just haven't posted them to flikr .. these are just the first few I pulled up to get an idea of how the set looked
This is the wedding I did her bridals and wedding for $500 as my first "real" (someone I didn't know) gig!