I accompanied Trish to one of the coolest weddings ever a couple of weekends ago. Carlos and Rachel were getting married and they chose to have the wedding in a community hall…oh so cute! Everyone brought plates and they spent some time beforehand dressing up the hall to make it pretty. Rachel loves her Egyptian dancing, and Carlos is Latin American, so between them they had a spicy wedding full of dancing, movement and culture. I loved all the details, the texture and colour. Also there was such a cool vibe to this wedding. I hope these photographs have done it all justice!
Ayanda, Rachel’s son, was too sweet at the end. He was uber brave to get up and speak, but then he found it all a bit much…and Rachel’s Dad! He made such a nice Dad! He said how proud he was of Rachel. He held the floor beautifully with his tango after the service.
There’s a lot going on out there in wedding photography land these days, technique wise, which I suspect the average client is probably not aware of. The challenge is to stay up on the look and feel, what’s current, and how the story of a wedding day plays out online. Mixing up the colour to black and white ratio, grainy and heavy to light and fine, saturated colour to oldy-worldy faded…it’s good to mix it up I think, but in moderation.
I love the internet – it’s an amazing resource. At the moment I bring the outside influences in and then generate my own thing… this applies to in-camera technique as well as post production. (The reason I’m saying this is that once I became qualified as a photographer in 1999 I then opened a photography business here in Canberra, specialising in weddings, on film of course. Holy crap! I just about shat myself for the first six months of self taught shooting…but priced myself low and gave away the negatives!…fun times…and my influences were limited to just a few bridal magazines). Anyway, the point being, that wedding is a whole new digitised and revolutionised art, and I plan to stay a part of the revolution!
Groovy wedding, thanks so much for having me Rachel and Carlos!
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