As much as I love and cherish the daily dose of constant mayhem my boys churn out; be it through giggling, loud laughter, chattering, whining and fisticuffs, I also really value MY time - those rare occasions in the course of the evening, when I'm alone and all is quiet and calm. My time.
It's during this time that I can actually sit in front of my PC, in total peace, going through moments, editing images and getting lost in thought.
Here is one I stumbled on, from last nights editing session.
Another fleeting second captured, which I once again failed to see during my selection for the Blog. It's funny how, when going about the editing process, I eventually get to see all those small moments that do not always immediately catch my eye for the Blog. I seem to be in too much of a hurry when scanning through about 4,000 thumbnail images; missing small, magical instants like this.
I suppose your wedding day is very much like this: so fast, so exciting, so filled with nerves and emotion, it's all over in the blink of an eye. Given the helter-skelter of any marriage day, I reckon you would also tend to miss some of the seemingly lesser significant moments.
Having shot over a hundred weddings, it's strange I have never photographed a ceremony at Avianto, which does seem to be one of the more popular Gauteng venues.
Every wedding is, of course, different and I love that.
I love the different personalities and circumstances of the day and the genuinely nice people I get to meet. This one involved many, many emotional and tearful moments throughout the day. There was also plenty of laughter to make up for the tears; the mother of the bride being locked in the bathroom; a petal-obsessed flower girl; an ancient Landy; a fun-loving and relaxed couple and a bride looking ever so graceful walking up a muddy hill. . . just so her selfish photographer could capture an image with the moody sky.
Thank you, both of you - we had a grand time.
There she is, an angelic flowergirl very serious about her role on the day...the petals had no chance.
A while back, I completed a gorgeous shoot for a business named In Good Company, who offer a range of imported linen, tableware decorations and, basically, just lovely things!
I wanted to keep it all quiet until their newsletter was done, dusted and launched and, since it is, I can now finally reveal.
The theme of the tea party set-up was Alice in Wonderland and you can see by the images they went full-out with the styling and props. My first commercial shoot and I absolutely loved it!
More picture on the In Good Company blog.
...and wait! there is more, you can download free printable pdf files used for this bride in wonderland shoot - just click here.