August 21, 2013 / personal
happy fruitiversary - my first wedding
way way way back
a million four years ago – I shot my first wedding. As a gift for some new friends, Terry & Donna. I wasn’t a wedding photographer, I wasn’t prepared, I was super insanely nervous and on the cusp of barfing every minute. What I did do to prepare was look at blogs of wedding photographers to search for inspiration. What I ended up with was the dutch tilt. Oh dear lawd, the man or woman that invented titling the horizon in every photo to create drama… should be… well, hung sideways. I digress, I can’t really blame the Dutch now can I? What I did learn from that wedding is that my style can’t be created by looking at other people’s work and I needed to listen to my innards to find out what that style was. It’s an on-going, ever changing gut check but the journey from then til now has been pretty awesome. Even though I can’t believe I’m actually going to share these with the world, I am proud of the way Donna still talks about the day she connected her life to her soul’s mate and how these images bring back all the awesome memories of the day. Even if her neck is sore when she goes through the album.
Happy anniversary Donna and Terry. I love you both so much. xox michel
You have no idea how much photoshop I did to make that canoe pic on the right level. no idea.