But seriously it will be good for me. This particular photographer, Stacey Irvin, travels the world photographing landscapes and mostly people. Her pictures were amazing and oh so inspiring. Just the shot in the arm that I needed.
I have already started the process of the non-CZ photo shoot. People..yes, people pics terrify me. I'm more nervous than the subject. However, when my husband volunteered our services to a family member to shoot their wedding, we really couldn't say no. As the day approached I got more and more nervous. I don't have ANY fancy camera equipment. NONE. I have a kit Nikon D3100 with the two standard lenses that a kit comes with. I've had my eye on a 24 mm lens for awhile and was all ready to rent it for the shoot when a friend of mine told me I could borrow his 28-75 lens. So, I went with that. I did the entire wedding with this lens (Mainly because I HATE changing lenses).
I think overall we did a pretty darn good job. (Click on pics to see larger)
And yes, he really is THAT tall....6'7 and she's 5'3. So, as you can see this shoot had it's own set of issues from a photography standpoint. The size of the subjects can really make a big difference.
Funny thing about the cake. It's fake. Seriously. And I had no idea until we went up to do the "cake" picture and I noticed that they had pulled out 3 huge sheet cakes and each had a piece of those to use instead of cutting this cake. How funny. It was a pretty fake cake though.
The flowers around her head were the girl's idea. The original had big gaps in between the bouquets so I had to use the clone stamp in photoshop a LOT to fix it.
There is a video I watched just prior to going to this shoot. It's by photographer Peter Hurley and it really is good for explaining the importance of the jawline in a photo. I attempted this on the third picture in this post. It was funny trying to get her to do it. She did, somewhat, and it really worked.
Well, that's it.