Reservoir Dogs! All guys have seen “Reservoir Dogs” at least 5 times so everyone is always willing to do the “walk” especially when dressed up in a tux.
During the ceremony I like to take a long lens and hang along the sides and just record what’s happening in a photojournalistic mode. I want to record the truth as the ceremony is really what the day is about. The party is great, but it all boils down to the vows and during this time I want to record everyone and their emotions without being intrusive or having people react to my presence.
During every ceremony I like to get my wide angle lens and shoot the scene from the a unique vantage point. This old church had a choir section on the second floor and really allowed me to get a bird’s eye view of the ceremony. I like to think that this is how God is watching two souls making a vow of commitment.
Congratulations to Mitch and Kate. I shot second for Jen Lyn yesterday and I covered the “guys” for most of the day. We had a blast and I’d hang with that group any day of the week. Their a close knit bunch of guys and they really have each other’s backs. Here’s a little collage of Mitch yesterday.
Some people hate detail shots and see them as fillers to an album or slideshow. I have shot quite a few weddings this past summer as a second shooter and I shoot the details because I want people to “feel” how it was to be there. If I show 100 detail pictures of the church, flowers, cake, table settings, dress, corsages, tuxedos, and other surroundings and NOTHING else then I want the observer to tell me that he it felt like to be there even if he never saw a picture of the bride and groom. I think documenting the day in this manner as a second really adds value as the pictures and albums are meant for generations. I wish my wedding photographer had added these shots to our coverage because as the years roll along it would be a gentle reminder of that special day.
The Nonatum Resort was a wonderful location for this Maine outdoor wedding on the ocean. Big brother really took care of Jen (bride) on her big day and was there to dance with her and be there in support of both Ryan and Jen. As a father of 5 squabbling kids it’s nice to know that one day they’ll have an adult relationship and be each other’s best friend. This was wonderful wedding on a great day. Ryan and Jen really made me feel like we were I was part of the day. I wish this type of wedding day on every couple I shoot in 2009. If it does you’ll have a day to remember thirty years down the road.