Sunday, July 27, 2008

Details Matter

I helped a very good friend of mine, best friend, in fact, shoot a wedding. Belive it or not it was my very first wedding shoot. I was nervous and anxious but actually it was very fun and I enjoy myself. It always amazes me how being in the right environment can play such a roll on an individual's disposition. It was a time of happiness, joy and beauty. As a result, you pick up on the vibe and can't help but feel be happy, enjoy and admire the beauty of it all. You almost loose yourself in the moment and forget how many hours you've been up planning, shooting, working and straining to capture that extra special day in all it's glory. But you do forget and forge on without a moment's thought or even consider being tired...until it's over. LOL I love my work. I love what I do. I absolutely love taking photographs but not just of weddings. I love animals, conservation and the human equation. I am at my very best when I am helping others and making them happy including animals. I love taking photographs with my photo buddy. He does some amazing work. Now, I do like my alone time. I don't know, call me a rare bird, an eagle flying high in the sky, soaring with the wind beneath my wings, alone with my thought but instead of preying on fish, I'd dive in to swim with them-love swimming- can't say I love being in open water (unless I am sailing) but give me a pool, lagoon or powder soft, sandy fresh water beach and I will be knee deep in it swimming. I got all this from my dad. The love of photography, swimming and flying. Flying is the one dream I have yet to fulfill. I never took a flying lesson. I have been up in a plane but I would like to be behind the driver's seat. Okay, okay, I strayed off topic, sorry. I wake up thinking primarily of photography. I tell people, "if you check my pulse its a camera shutter. So thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. "Please, please, feel free to leave a comment. I welcome your comments. Come back again, again. If ya' go a question, that's cool too.

Getting There

"Wow!" I'm getting there! It was really, really cool. I am mentoring under a local photographer, who was gracious enough to let me shadow him to learn hands-on what it takes to shoot a wedding. I am truly grateful and it is really fun. Funny thing, I was given the task of shooting the groom & the rest of the men gettting ready. Obviously, I was extremely nervous. I am always nervous and anxious when it comes to doing new and exciting things. I remember when I was in college how I would always be nervous the 1st day after the school break but that's another story. I walked into the house, getting introduce to everyone as they were emerging from a nearby room and "low in behold" my upstair neighbor from my apartment building was one of the groom's men. It was a funny suprise to see a familiar face. I took a family potrait of his family a few month earlier in the year. How does the saying go, "small world."