"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

i shot a wedding

Sometimes I never know where my camera and I might land. This past weekend it was at a wedding. I usually turn down weddings if asked to shoot them, but I did this one because it was for two members of the Change the Truth family: Nick and Lindsey, aka "Strings for Uganda."

Shooting weddings is stressful. Let's say, for example, that you have to go to the bathroom. While there, the couple decides it's time to cut the cake. When you emerge, the whole three minute activity has taken place. There is already icing on the groom's nose. Oops. You'd be out of luck. No do-over there.

This wedding had a cool vibe to it, and I actually had a lot of fun taking pictures. After I finished the throwing-of-the-bouquet photos and the first-dance photos, etc. I set about taking portraits of guests who wanted to come to my "photo booth." Of course, then I was totally in my element and having a blast.

Lindsey and Nick took me on, even after I reminded them I am not a wedding photographer. I hope they like what I did. I'd like to think I kinda put my own mark on the work, while also capturing the energy of the evening.  Here are a few of my favorites.


Anonymous said...

These are awesome!!!

Unknown said...

George and I adore your work as well as we adore you! You fit in beautifully with the crowd, which shows by the candid photos you were able to capture. I can't wait to see more of our gorgeous baby girl's special day through your eyes! Thank you so much!

Gloria Baker Feinstein said...

Well, thank you! It was a fun night, and we were happy to be part of it.

Anonymous said...

Truly wonderful! Love these…
- Susan