Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wedding: Joanne and Vince - Part 1

On Saturday, exactly 2 weeks since I learnt how to use my camera, I shot a wedding! equipped with a Canon 600D and a 60 D, one lense (50mm f1.8), no flash and no helpers I set off to capture the day. With no other experience other than the few photo shoots I had done in the previous 2 weeks and with 2 days notice I left my kids with my husband and with butterflies in my tummy I entered Joanne and Vince's house where Joanne sat getting ready.
 
The house was abuzz with activity. This was a house filled with family and bridesmaids and page boys and flower girls. By the time she was ready there was about 40 people standing in the front yard and I see it as a testiment to the love within this family.
 
So here are the images of The bridal party getting ready. Stay tuned for more.

 
 

 































 
















Friday, 24 August 2012

Affirmations

I want to say from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
I had such an overwhelming response to my photos and my post about 'who am I?" through comments on the blog and facebook and instagram. Comments that have seriously made my days and lifted my soul. Hearing validation that I have struggled to give myself for years and here you are, my little cheerleaders. I love how we can all cheer each other on in a society filled with messages to pull others down.

It is so humbling and exciting seeing my little google followers growing, ever so slowly, but growing none-the-less. Thanks.

Onto other news. Last night I got a call from a friend of a friend who's photographer had pulled out just 2 nights before the wedding. As she asked if I could take the photos of the day, a wave of excitement and pure fear washed over me and after explaining my lack of experience (less than 2 weeks since Tim's photography course) I decided to take it on.

This morning I woke up with my stomach tied in knots and decided to drag Regan and Noah off to a burnt out, graffitied old container to take some shots. It was such a great outlet for some stress release. Then we toured the park where I would take the wedding photos the next day, scouting out the best locations and practicing exposure on a massively sunny day.
So now I have 4 new memory sticks and lots of ideas so please wish me luck!

I downloaded Light box today so these are the first images that haven't been just straight out of the camera.