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!!!

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