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 people...it'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.