Monday, November 17, 2014

Unplugged Weddings! LOVE !

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NOT one, but two great articles have been published recently . . .
Love these articles, for very personal reasons.  

It's often very, very difficult to do my job as a wedding photographer tripping over packs of people with i phones, i pads and even with Uncle Bob's 12 incher telephoto lens.  Instead of focusing on being creative, I'm forced to be thinking about dodging a guest with their camera or iphone stuck up in the air.  Or worse having a clueless guest jump right in front of me during the kiss.  Just sayin' in the end, it can really take toll on the couples wedding images.

We're offering tiny weddings with few than 25 guests, yet the challenge seems to have become 10 fold over the last several years.  Sadly, after almost 30 years taking wedding photos and I've watched as people seem to care less and less about ruining their friends wedding photos. Many have no qualms about getting the shot at any cost.

My favorite unbelievable story is this one:  Small wedding on Coronado beach, out of no where there is a tall kid in board shorts, he's every where, in all of my shots.  Oddly, I didn't remember him when we first arrived on the beach.  It was a small group of about 15.  So during the ceremony, when he became so obnoxious I had to ask him to stay back.  He says to me :  " But that guy (brother of the bride) over there gave me $ 5 to take as many photos as I could with his camera".  I said,  REALLY ???   You don't even know these people?  I sent him on his way--- so he could get back to surfing. 

Needless to say, I am pretty happy to see this getting a little press.  

Why not consider an unplugged wedding on the beach? 
just making it the two of you? 

"A Blissfully Simple Elope"

Another great article here from a fellow wedding photographer in the trenches.....