A friend mentioned that when I back-up shoot with her, she always has to 'prep' the clients about the second shooter at their wedding. Telling them that I'm inclined to get rather excitable and, when very excited, the arms tend to flap around as I attempt to string a sentence together. Plus almost trip over a rock in the process, as the light or position is just so "frikkin" awesome. She knows me, she warns her clients, so no problems there.
My clients usually meet me beforehand, so they know what they're in for! Last weekend was a little different, as I was second-shooting for Jules Morgan. Whilst Jules and I have met in person and have had lots of email correspondences... she has never seen me photograph. So I had a harsh talking to myself before setting out. I reminded myself I was merely backing-up and that I was to remain as cool as a cucumber, professional and keep the arm-flapping under control.
It rained, we did the creatives, Busi and Peter were mingling with their guests...all was going well....I was under control ..... and then......it appeared... a rainbow. I had to have another one-to-one with myself... ("not your client Andrea, calm and collective PLEASE !"). Rainbow and lighting got even more intense....time for another talking-to...the rain had, by now, almost stopped and the sight before my eyes was killing me....Busi happened to walk past me at that exact moment, and then it all went pear-shaped. I ran towards Busi, arms flapping going on, incoherently I am sure, about the incredible light and rainbow, and hauled her out again to get these;
I had a great time shooting with Jules; you can have a look at her website to see some more, and mabe get a glimpse of the groom, not just the rainbow! www.julesmorganweddings.com. Thank you for the opportunity Jules! Busi and Peter if you do get to see this, thank you for allowing me to share this special day....I know you did not get the "pre-warning".
Gerhard and Kalika were married at the Forum Homini last weekend and were fortunate to have Dror tag along... always a treat for me! I had a great time photographing their wedding. I sometimes quite seriously couldn't think of a more fun way to spend the day if I tried. Sorry! No offence to my friends, but these weddings can be hectically fun!
I also got to bear witness to a very, very rare occurance....more rare than the Tasmanian Wolf.....ermmmm...mummble ....Dror set up a pose ...you didn't hear it from me! The day was a scorcher with some serious sun and we both set about on a mission to capture "Flare, baby, Flare!" Kalika looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day...and Gerhard just plain smokin' hot! It was a great change to see a groom in a suit other than black (I had to remind myself to get some shots of the bride!)
Thanks for a fantastic day, great food (all this....and I get to have a cooked meal too!) and thank you Gerhard and Kalika, for picking me as your wedding photographer! I'm sure you'll agree these photos are pretty cool.