Thursday, June 23, 2011

the truth on trust.

These two were simply happy. Happy to be around, happy to be getting married and happy to trust me. Something I've put even greater confidence in after their wedding was the importance of trusting your photographer. completely. I will be the first to tell you that I may not be the photographer for you and for your wedding. I don't pride myself in taking the most reception dancing photos or in making 100% sure I snag every possible relative in family photos {to include snatching them from conversation while already at the reception}. I do the best I can in the amount of time given. I don't take on the weddings who hire me for my price and I make sure working together will be a good fit. What I DO pride myself in is making things that happen so very quickly slow down just a little.

Brittney & Blayne hired me for engagement photos, bridal portraits and their wedding. Not only did they get lots of pictures, we established a relationship...making their experience less awkward and more genuine. After getting their photos back after both sessions, they knew that when I suggested something, it was for the better-not to ruin their day. If you hire your photographer for their price or because it is a trivial decision, don't expect to be happy with your images for I am not a miracle worker. Brittney chose me because she wanted emotion in her photographs and because she valued the things that I offer; nostalgic images, the importance of detail and beauty in all things. Their entire family was kind to me and treated me as if they truly blessed I was there. Believe it or not, that is NOT the case at every wedding. Again...something I'm continually learning.

They gave me about 30 minutes of portrait time...which for most weddings, that is a perfect. We got some great images and I was very happy with them. We went back inside for the rest of the events. After some dancing, cake and lots more dancing, I glanced outside and noticed after the storm had brought on the most elegant block of fog. It hazed over the entire golf course and it was simply ethereal. Yes...they had already given me 30 minutes of portraits...and yes brittney had sweat dripping off of her face due to the air condition being broken...but this was a UNIQUE portrait opportunity. I got up the guts and asked her if she wouldn't mind a FEW more. Completely trusting of Julie & I, she agreed. She confessed she actually needed some air and a bit of a break. Had I not asked, I wouldn't have gotten this photograph. It's one that I'm so very proud of and I'm glad Brittney & Blayne were the stars. So there you have it folks, the truth on trust...AND the popular facebook photo.


{ Julie pointed out the tree looks like a heart...see it? }

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