Sunday, April 27, 2008

Window Models

After photographing a wedding at the San Diego Temple, it was lunch time, so we visited a local mall. As we were walking through University Town Center, a tux shop had nothing in the window display, so I asked if we could use the space for a few minutes. Greg & Raela jumped up and posed as a crowd gathered on the outside and I clicked away through the glass. It made for some great shots which had them looking like posed mannequins.

Lesson learned: Always be creative, willing to ask and improvise.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Groomsmen and Dad in Pool

Setting: Backyard reception...around a pool. The Groomsmen let me know in advance that they were going to throw the Groom into the pool. He made it known that he wouldn't go in without a fight, so when the time came, the 4 groomsmen holding him were also being held by him. This meant there was only one way to get him in the pool and sothey all ran and jumped in while holding him! Moments later, the Groom thought it would be fun to make sure everyone in a tux was in the pool, so they cornered the Father of the Groom and started to carry him toward the pool. As they went (rather quickly) the dad tried to save what he could, tossing his watch and wallet to a bystander. He was unable to get his shoes off in time though, and one of my favorite memories is watching him wipe the water from his face and then capturing an image of him standing chest-high in the pool, pouring water out of his shoe.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wrong Church!

After booking another online wedding and getting fairly good directions and the name of the church, but not the street address, I found the cathedral-type building on the corner. I set up with the videographer and mariachi band, and waited for the bride to finish getting ready. I was led to a room where another photographer was finishing some bridal photos. Being 2nd photographer wasn't a new experience for me, but this bride didn't know who I was. Turns out the “church on the intersection of street #1 & street #2 was on the other corner...beyond the sports field which was part of the same property, and obscured by trees and bushes. Fortunately, the other wedding hadn't started because the bride was running behind. Unfortunately, the reason was that she had gotten into an accident and totaled her car. She was fine, it just shook up her nerves even more than before.

Lesson Learned: Meet with the Bride & Groom before the wedding.
Lesson Learned #2: confirm location by actual address.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

First post

No time for details...stay tuned for more.