Monday, August 18, 2008

One last post stateside...

How depressing my blog looks- two totally boring text only entries... I mean, this is a PHOTO Blog, isn't it?






Please stay tuned- my adventures are FAR from over!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Movin' & Shakin'

Wow- I have less than 5 days left until I move to the Netherlands. That is so weird to type and read- it seems so surreal! Things are totally upside-down here at the house, and on top of moving and packing, I am also selling both my cameras and upgrading before I get on the plane- camera equipment is far more economical here in the USA. I also upgraded my computer- I have joined the Mac world! I just checked the Fed-Ex site, and it's here in Houston, waiting to be delivered early tomorrow morning! Woo! I am VERY excited.

This may be my last update until I get unpacked and overseas- to all my clients I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have all given me a piece of you to take with me, and I enjoyed every minute working and laughing with you!

See you on the other side of the pond!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why I DO Want To Be A Wedding Photographer

2 photographers.
4 cameras.
10 hours.
40 lbs of gear.
1200 images. (well, my half is ~1200.)


I learned a lot, I messed up a lot, but most of all I had an amazing time, watched two people very much in love get married with the support and love of their friends and families all around them, and I think we may be able to convey it in pictures to boot.

My wonderful friend and partner in crime, Jayne Maltbie, roped me into shooting a wedding with her yesterday (and by "roped" I mean I begged and pleaded and managed to not move out of the country beforehand so I could do this with her). I think I talked to her almost every minute of the day for the last 4-5 days, and I know I called her 10 times before we met up on Saturday for the shoot. To say we were freaked and nervous and freaked would be the same as saying "The Great Wall of China is old and has been around a little while." I can't imagine doing something of this caliber with anyone else, and I'm so glad I had the chance to shoot with her- it is my last official shoot in America. That's right, folks, in just a little less than 2 weeks, Kari Noser Photography is going INTERNATIONAL. But, that's another blog.

So, I haven't totally written-off the idea of being a wedding photographer, but for now I feel like I need to second-shoot a lot more and maybe not take so many blurry pictures and not miss things like the first bridesmaid coming down the aisle, the dad hand-off of the bride, and the cake kiss. AAAARGH!!!

Why I Don't Want To Be A Wedding Photographer

1) I don't want to be the person that ruined someone's wedding by
- Missing a shot
- Being too bossy
- Talking too much
- Not talking enough
- being in all the guests' photos
- Being more nervous than the bride

2) The chance of booking a "Bridezilla" and being totally squashed by them because I am not a confrontational person by nature

3) Being totally excited about what I shot of someone's big day and then having them be exactly as disappointed as I am excited.

4) It's HARD WORK.

5) A million other reasons that ran through my head yesterday before 2pm.