Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I feel like we worked really well together. But above all, I have a new-found appreciation for people who do this for a living. I had no idea how hard it would be, and two days later my calves and the bottoms of my feet are still killing me, and I haven't slept in 3 nights beause I am so stressed about doing well by this bride. I cannot imagine doing this on a regular basis! And you'd think that the work ends after 8 hours on your feet, but then there's the editing.
Oh the editing.... I took about 750 pictures. Half of those were crap. Of those that weren't immediately trashworthy, half of those wanted to be good pictures but were either out of focus, underexposed, or totally ruined by the fact that the wedding was in an outdoor space that was basically the frame of a building, meaning there were these criss-crossed shadows all over everything.
And did we ever make a pair! One of us is 4+ months pregnant, wearing a jacket in the 90 degree weather, and sporting wedges on her feet. The other one of us (me) decided that in order to save my sprained ankle, I'd wear flip-flops instead of shoes with heels. 8 and a half hours of running around in flip-flops. Stupid. Oh and also? If I were to do it again I would make sure that my pants covered my undies when I had to crouch on the ground. But we made it through and I'm so thrilled to have had the opportunity.
I'm also really proud that at least a few of my pictures look like something that could hang on the new couple's wall. I can't post them yet because the couple hasn't seen them, but I figure it can't hurt to show ONE, right?
This weekend we're off on a vacation to celebrate our 5-year anniversary. We've got a whirlwind trip planned through California including kayaking in the Channel Islands, backcountry Jeep tour to wineries, Monterey Aquarium, more kayaking, Disneyland, Universal Studios and more. I'm frantically trying to process wedding pictures, pack, and run a million earrands before then. Hopefully I'll have lots of fun pictures to show you all when I get back!
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.