My cheeks hurt! Every time I look at this wedding they hurt from smiling so much! Especially looking at their first look. As with most first looks the best time to capture great emotion is about a 15 to 30 seconds after they see each other. The pressure is off and the real emotions come spilling out! This is my absolutely my favourite time. Its also a bit of pressure on my end, you see emotions on peoples faces are fleeting and if I don’t click the shutter at the exactly the right moment, its gone!!! I’ve had over 15 years of experience so I’m pretty good at anticipating moments, but I swear my heart is beating almost as fast as theirs 😉
The other trick to getting real emotional images is making the camera disappear! This is not an easy task (have you seen the size of pro cameras???). But with a lot (and I mean A LOT) of chatting, laughing telling silly jokes, the camera starts to disappear. To make it fully go away, you need to focus on each other or a task. I will get you to dance/walk/run with each other – yes you will feel slilly and laugh (also the point). The best for those soft and romantic images is talking to each other. I will usually ask that you talk about wonderful things: when/how you met, where you are going on your next vacation, etc. And once you start talking, I disappear and it is all about the connection between the two of you!
The connection between these two is just palatable! Enjoy!
Want to have images that show your connection? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets get this party started 😉
Some of the fabulous vendors envolved in this wedding:
Jana at Red Rose Florist
Lara at Sweet treats Calgary
Dresses: Davids Bridal
Favours and Decor: Special Event Rentals
Venue: Al Azhar Shrine Centre
Photography: yours truly!