My first three years in business were pretty blessed in the sense that in those years I probably only had one wedding that was affected by bad weather but it seems this season I’ve gottem my fair share of horrible/unpredictable weather. Shane and Alison were married at Joondalup Resort on a pretty miserable Autumn day… When I was driving up there it was raining so hard I couldn’t see more than a couple of metres ahead and the ceremony, which was originally planned outside had to be moved indoors. Then as Murphy would have it, during the indoor ceremony the sun comes beaming through the windows lighting up the room and greeting all the guests with toasty warmth. After the family portraits we head out to the golf course for the bridal party photos and I get maybe ten shots with the sun before it decides to hide away for the remainder of the day.
Way to go sun, you know… seeing that most of my trademark photos involve said sun.
That’s okay though… it’s actually a challenging and exciting part of weddings where I need to make great pictures no matter how plans change. It was freezing on the golf course so we didn’t stay out there too long and headed inside for some photos in a beautifully lit corridor.
When Alison contacted me last year to shoot her wedding she said “I love your photos… I love your work even more after reading your posts and explanation as to why you got into photography”. I love getting emails like that from potential couples and it’s not because of the mental high five but because I know that if they book me, they’ll let me shoot their wedding the way I feel it should be photographed which means on the day I can just do my thing. What’s even better is I know they’ll love the photos because all this time they’ve seen photos of other couples’ weddings and when you do, it’s hard to imagine how you’ll look on your wedding day but now I get to deliver the images they love with themselves as the subject. Win-win.
When this goes live on my blog, Alison and Shane will see it the first time as you have and I wish I could see the reactions on their faces.