For me photography is the never ending pursuit for the perfect image. All elements combine: lighting, clothing, background, composition and color to create something that speaks directly to the heart. A good photograph will have all of these elements, but a truly great photograph will capture the emotion in a moment that can be felt by any viewer. The perfect image is almost as illusive as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but still I search for it! In my heart, I know I might never capture the perfect image but the chase is what keeps me going. The realization that I can always improve, always learn, and always grow leaves me content to get up each day and try to be better then the last!
The first wedding I photographed was as a second shooter and to this day I continue to learn the most by working with other photographers. Watching someone else photograph and interact with clients has been a HUGE inspiration and a great way to improve my skill. With each opportunity, I learn a new way to approach and document a wedding. Just like hitting the gym, you have to keep going otherwise you won’t see much progress. I try my best to stay in shape, photographically speaking, in order to push myself and my creativity.
My first wedding of 2010 was yet another chance to learn and become one step closer to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I enjoyed this wedding immensely, and since we were able to squeeze in more time for the couples portraits I thought I share a few of my favorites. Big thanks goes out to my fellow OCCer Rich for inviting me along to help capture this wedding and for starting my year off with a bang! :)