Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wedding Photography, WHAT?!

OK, so I swear I am not obsessed with weddings, I just really like them. The bride and groom promising to love one another for all eternity, the dress, the flowers, all the happy's magical. A lot of you know that I have dabbled in a few wedding business'. I have made; bios (mini web sites) for brides, wedding stationary and even worked as an assistant wedding coordinator. It may seem to some that I am obsessed with weddings.

If you know me, you know I am totally into photography right now. I have always really loved photography, but never had any nice equipment. I got more into wedding photography after two things happened;

1) I started looking at a million wedding pictures while planning my wedding. I especially loved the photojournalistic style. It was like wedding art and that really appealed to me.

2) I was really unhappy with the pictures that my wedding photographer did for me. I mean really unhappy. I had seen so many beautiful wedding pictures and I thought mine were going to be beautiful to. I started learning photoshop so that I could editmy own pictures and hopefully make them into something that I could love.

A while back my hubby and I decided that we wanted to purchase a really nice SLR camera. My hubby is super into photography too, and he is pretty good. The more I started playing with my camera the more people started asking me if I wanted to become a wedding photographer. Since they knew my track record with wedding businesses it was a natural progression of thought. I kept saying; no, I could never do that, It's too much pressure, I don't want to deal with brides or even my camera is not nice enough. But secretly, inside, I was thinking I really want to do this!

After thinking about it for a very long time. I decided that I am going to take some photography classes. If nothing ever comes of it then I have a new hobby that I really enjoy and can actually use. I am excited, and a little scared to jump into something new. To tell the truth I am, also, kinda worried about what people are going to say. I know it is not that big of a deal and I shouldn't care, but it is what it is.

For the time being I am content to take wedding pictures for the Lovely Jennifer Johnson from OCs Finest weddings and taking pictures here and there. If anyone knows someone who wants a free engagement, or similar, shoot let me know. I would love to hone my skill.

I have gotten some really nice compliments on my pics so far, and that makes me feel really encouraged. In fact, one gal told me that I was better than some photographers she knew. Now, I'm not so sure about that, but it's nice to be told.

I hope everyone has a happy Friday and an even better weekend.



Kimberly said...

I love getting my picture taken! We should do a photo shoot sometime... with my dogs. hehe Let me know if that's something you'd want to do. I'll pay you in HH drinks. ;-)

Deanna said...

It's so good to see you finally blogging again! I miss it! :)

I am getting married on August 15th at the Holiday Inn, in Laguna Hills (your review had me take a look :)) anyways, email me if you would want to maybe a 2nd photographer? I have hired Jonilyn as my first! I think you have my email still from the monograms you did for me! If not

ddmitsch at yahoo dot com.

Totally easy, plus we live in the same complex! lol.

Shelley said...

It can't hurt to test the waters, and like you said, it can always just be a hobby if thats what you decide.

Jennifer Johnson said...

Hey B! Share the pics you took for me girl! You should be proud! Readers love eye candy and you did a fab job!

R said...

Good luck with the classes!