Today marks the first decade milestone for this photo hobby venture turned career move as I began telling wedding day stories through digital images and design. But enough about me…
Happy 10th Anniversary Rose & Jeremiah!
My slanted hip shot of the father of the bride and two groomsmen. I hoped to catch them candidly but the expressions, body language, and camera tilt turned out an intimidating snapshot of this rather imposing trio.
(One serious time warp I noticed looking back 10 years is that while there are guests holding cameras as the bride enters, there are not swarms of illuminated phone, tablet, and small television sized screens at arm’s length capturing her every step to be tweeted, live streamed, and hashtagged. Those were the days…)
Congrats again, newlyweds, on your first decade! Here’s to all the years ahead!
Wedding photographers have it easy, we only have to work one day a week. (ha!)
Let’s review this one by the numbers:
- Running on 2 hours of sleep (excitement is contagious)
- in 20 minutes at 2am I will have been up for 24 hours since those 2 hours of sleep
- it took 6 hours of car travel and
- 2 Amp energy drinks,
- 2 cups of coffee,
- 1 glass of Coke to ready and use…
- 5 Nikon cameras
- (more lenses than I can count right now)
- 3 remote lights
- two geeky photographers to perform…
- 12 hours of wedding day photography at
- 1 awesome couple’s wonderful celebration
I’m pretty amazed, considering the numbers. Creative excitement makes for some serious energy bursts. Caffeine is good too, but inspiration keeps me up more than anything.
It was an awesome start to the year to join forces with Matt at Zeta-Alpha Studio again, see a handful of former brides we’ve photographed all get together for Katie and Peter’s Indianapolis wedding day celebration. As Matt put it when we walked into the salon at 9am, “it’s like spending a day with old friends.”
Lastly – glad to be home. 🙂 I missed my baby Adrian and my wife every time I saw cute babies and heard a bride and groom I photographed with Matt in 2005 are expecting twins! Congrats Jessica and Rob! Great to see you guys again!