Last week I attended another workshop with the super talented Sam Hurd of www.samhurdphotography.com. His style and overall sense of composition has been a huge influence on my work over the past 4 years or so. SO good. So I packed my things and headed up North to Toronto. The workshop itself was in Kitchener but for those who do not know Ontario well, I’ll just say Toronto. Sometimes in the middle of wedding season you can feel in a rut or just need a kick to get you back into the right frame of mind to think outside of the proverbial box when shooting multiple weddings every weekend. This was a great opportunity for me to basically have a styled shoot with some amazing couples and just work on me. Many of the attendants used the opportunity to practice Sam’s techniques and get some feedback straight from him, but I had already done those things on my own so I used the space and couples to fall within myself and get back to me. It worked. And I have some really awesome images to show for it which I will share with you now. Oh by the way Toronto was beautiful and the weather was perfect. Nice change from the 90%+ humidity days we have been having in New England. Enjoy.
Here is another example of how to create a moment. If you are a follower of my Blog you know I am a huge fan of small intimate weddings, they just feel “right” to me. Nate & Kristin caused my inner romantic to “swoon” with their beautiful day. The Haskell Nursery is a hidden gem of a location. I was honored to capture this moment in time. Enjoy.
The tough thing about shooting a destination weddings is….nope there is no tough part. But there is a catch to it. When it comes to editing I need to severely restrain myself and not blog every photo. Things could be worse I suppose. I can’t express how honored I was to have been chosen to head down to Playa del Carmen Mexico to capture Jimmy and Liz’s wedding extravaganza. It was bananas. From a flash mob based around “fireball” to little baby sea turtles that hatched right on the beach we were on! Again bananas. Enjoy.
It’s awesome when you get the chance to photograph a couple that you knew when they first met. I was a bartender at the time these two met and over the years I have watched from afar as they blossomed into the awesomely fantastic family that they are today. Weddings are what you want them to be. They don’t have to be elaborate over the top events for the ages, sometimes the best weddings are the intimate ones with just good people and a ton of partying. Enjoy.
Another weekend and another wedding! This past weekend was another weekend but this time I was 2nd shooting for a good friend of mine. I love 2nd shooting, it’s a very different way of looking at a wedding. It’s like watching a movie but only recording the random parts that would make no sense without the others. These are the random parts that I enjoy.