No Bridezilla, this bride posed in every way that we asked and was a model bride because she was, well, a model. Photographed at a wedding photography workshop led by the talented Michelle Pattee under the auspices of Martha Blanchfield’s Renegade Meetup Group—one of a number of unusual and effective photographic education events put on by this group.
Some things I learned:
- Shoot wide open, using low depth-of-field to maximize interest on the bride.
- Don’t worry too much about technical perfection and just get the shots; if you capture the spirit of the moment no one is going to worry about focus being off an inch or two.
- It’s not quite the pre-2008 halcyon days, but good wedding shooters in the Bay area can still make a bundle.
Briefly noted: My image Objectify has stirred up some rather heated reactions. One comment on my blog begins “Are you going through a midlife crisis? The female form is so much more than a vase!” Indeed. Read the full comment and my response.
It’s amusing once again to have to deny being in a midlife crisis.