What about the weather?
Well I understand it’s going to be warm but wet this weekend and I am using today, “wedding eve” to add the finishing touches to my planning and getting set up ready for Alan & Vicky’s wedding this Saturday at All Hallows Church in Whitchurch following onto the Winchester Hotel & Spa. for the reception
Do I still get time for nerves?
I can’t wait is the answer, it’s always lovely to be photographing and recording memories of someone’s wedding day BUT I still get nervous every time, even now before each and every wedding.
I am sure it’s a good thing because it means I am in no way complacent,. Complacency is something you can never be with anyone’s wedding day.
Why would a photographer still prepare for a wedding after years of photographing?
Preparation is still key for every wedding, because they are so very different. You need to be prepared for the wedding at hand and nothing else. Anything could and it does happen.
So first things first, I ventured out this morning to take my camera’s and lenses for a spin around Anton Lakes as I do before every wedding to make sure everything is in good working order.
I check my settings and my brain have still got that automatic connection and then its back home to make sure everything’s prepped and charged.
Who are my models and why?
I always take my usual two trusty Steeds, Mimi and Mylo. (my dogs)
It really helps that they are white, like most wedding dresses in fact. Although I am sure that most wedding dresses do not move nearly as fast as they do, even when there is a much appreciated glass of champagne ready and waiting for the Bride her dress doesn’t move at high speeds as my two dogs!!!
Mimi and Mylo also never feel that facing the camera is an essential part of their poor modelling skills.
Its a dogs life!
In their minds everything is so much more fun for them if they scarper off in front of me at 100 miles an hour bouncing crashing and jumping and of course heading in the opposite direction, which goes without saying apparently !!!!!
So most shots are taken with their backsides in view? Ehh!. I need new models for sure!!!!!!!
Someone could get fired here….Just saying!
As you can see I have used one of their photos to show my badly behaved models …they will not be getting paid for today I can tell you.
If I didn’t love them so much they may even get fired…how about that?
So now that everything is in order its back to paperwork to ensure that I haven’t missed anything and a quick text to the bride to make sure everything is ok her end.
(apart from the nerves) Im afraid I can’t do much about those, after all I am the photographer not the magician) although I may take that up as a hobby that way I may get better behaved models.
JUST SAYING !!!!