Last week I posted a teaser post from Christina and Leslie’s wedding where I tagged along with Joee. After going through the photos, I was quite happy with the images I captured. Easily one of my favorite weddings this season. More over, this was the wedding that served as a reminder to me as to why I want to pursue wedding photography.
Why might you ask? There was just something intangible about this wedding that wowed me! I think that I managed to distill this feeling and be able to articulate it in this post…keyword…think. This feeling really came down to the the culmination of people who work well together, each of which had a genuine interest and care for each other. It’s a little broad but I just I felt like I belonged there even if this was the first time I met Christina and Leslie, they treated me like their own.
It is for this reason that I cannot stress enough to future brides that picking a wedding photographer is more than just appreciating a photographer’s art, but rather how well the couple and photographer work and communicate together. I mean when you think about it, of all the vendors contributing to your special day, the one you will be spending the most time with is your wedding photographer. As a result, would you not want your photographer to be someone who you would genuinely want to hang out with? Someone you can joke around and have fun with, all the while getting great images from your special day? This is the type of relationship I would strive to cultivate with my brides and grooms in order to get great images.
It feels like a long time coming but I am slowly developing my style. I have a great deal more to learn and I am grateful for all the photographers who have given me the opportunity to shoot and learn by their side. Special thanks goes to Joee who is a great friend and mentor, Ron who without him I would probably not be a photographer, Kevin for the constant support and help, Margaret for taking a chance on me and of course, my family and friends. Thank you all.
Ha ha…the above photo are cue cards from the maid of honor’s speech which were written in english but to be spoken in chinese. This is exactly how I got through all my years at chinese school.
I can say that I have been to quite a few weddings but never have I seen this contraption that Joee is holding. Nope, it’s not photography related, it’s apparently an old school steamer.