Sunday, March 08, 2009
So Brando did his first (well, technically, first as the main shooter) wedding shoot on Saturday. We messed up and didn't go see the venue beforehand. It worked out okay, but we missed out on a great photo op with the family and bride and groom in front of the venue because we didn't scope the place out first. Brando has such an eye for photography he captures that photo op that I wish I knew how to. The bride got sick of taking pictures in front of the guests though and wanted to just hang out. Totally her, but too bad for her because she missed pics with just him and her. Ugh. It was my job to referee the family and boy did I wish I had scoped out the place and done some research. Like make an announcement after the ceremony that his family would be taking pictures first, then hers, then the bride and groom, THEN the reception would start. It was difficult because the wedding and reception ended up being in the same place, then because we didn't plan out the after ceremony shots we ended up doing those where the ceremony had taken place, right in front of the guests. Ergh. Not so good. BUT the photo ops that Brando was able to capture were beautiful, even in the, shall we say, questionable environment it was in. Next time: research, scoping out beforehand, and announcement after the ceremony thus avoiding the herding. Learn as you go, I guess!