Being new to this “professional” photography business, I am still learning new things each time I take the camera out. Whether that be trying different angles for portraits, multiple exposures for HDR blending, or teaching my wife some new tricks on the controls of the camera, I am enjoying the challenge of improving everyday and learning lessons from my mistakes.
I was taken by surprise when Tina from two seasons co contacted me wondering if I would be available, at short notice, to shoot the photos for their upcoming rural bridal fair in May. I was excited to do this because I immediately thought that it was the perfect opportunity to practice some ideas I had for future weddings. The photo shoot would have a magnificent display of flowers from Maria Okwa Florals and a horse! I’ve never worked with horses before, only ever watching them from behind the barriers at the track!
It was an early start as we wanted to get sunrise photos and I was there early but without coffee! I wake up pretty easy in the mornings but I missed my opportunity to grab a coffee.
The 2 “brides” arrived, Catherine from two seasons co and Georgia from GeMu Designs as well the horse who was as calm as could be. I began to take a few test shots and realised that I might have been over my head because I’ve never shot any commercial based photography. I had to keep in mind to leave space for logos and print… but how much space do I leave?! All these questions were floating around my head and I tried to visualise words and logos around the subjects as I shot them.
I think overall I did alright, and as it turns out, other people seem to think so too (which helps!) It’s pretty cool to see your photo on facebook and people commenting on it!
Thanks to Tina for the opportunity and to the lovely brides for the day, but especially to the horse which clearly has had modelling experience before and acted like a true professional throughout! 🙂