3 Things I know for sure:
1) These are probably the two nicest people walking the earth.
2) Seriously the sweetest car ride of my life (thankyou for being so kind for taking me
for a joy ride! that was so thoughtful of you to offer & I LOVED it! I’m STILL talking about it!)
3) They are both tenderhearted & friendly and will use that influence (and their obvious
good looks) to make such a difference in the world!
ERP’s Lesson on “Style” (FAQ for photographers)
I think that this wedding is an awesome example of why we dont specialize in “one style” of photography.
We feel that as talented professionals, it is our job & privledge to capture YOU, your love & your personality
(and not have some lame list of the 20 typical wedding day poses).
If we came with a set style (say traditional or photojournalistic or some other limiting word) of photography
to your day, no matter how hard we tried, we would not fully capture you. and what YOU are all about.
So this is how we are able to go from (for example) a picturesque & romantic
golf course with lovely scenery and a veil blowing in the wind, to a funky back alley with graffiti.
Because our ultimate goals as your trusted photographer is to be in tune with you and your love.
We are capturing moments, looks & feelings & yes, we are guiding you as models.
So while we do help pose & direct you (we realise you are not likely professional models, but would LOVE
to look like ones) We are not “creating” your love, we are merely guiding you and capturing your love.
(picture this: ahem…ahem…yes Janelle, just drop your hand…no, more elegantly, and jake…a more happy look
please, and looking at the camera, okay looking happy & in love. good, got it”. BOO. We do not do that.
No one will look natural with that much guiding. But you wonder, well how will I look good with
no one guiding me? Excellent question! With much more savy moves. We are skilled in pose-ing you with
out making you look posed. Giving you an idea (through modeling it ourself & being fun) of what we
think would suit the surroundings & your personality and helping you run with that. Keeping the
attitude light & playful & tender, so that those emotions come through. We also think it is
key to be trained in “watching for moments”, having some trained intuition about certain
situations that will likely emit a very candid and real moment. One that isnt set up at all,
and one where the people involved dont even know that we are capturing it. Being skilled
enough with our cameras that we can nail such a quick & fleeting moment, is something
that is very important to us. Because you can never “redo” those brief interactions, and yet
they are the most important.
I guess folks what im trying to say is this: Photographers who we consult (we offer photographer consulting,
but are filled right up until April) always ask “what do you say your style is”? and we say, “we dont”.
If you puruse our work on our website, you will SEE our style & our techniques & what your photos will resemble.
BUT we do not let “a style” guide our day. We let your love & who you are guide our day & we
capture that. So, THAT is our style.
so that makes sense right? clear as mud?
We encourage all photographers to shoot from this point of view, rather
then go to a wedding or shoot with your main focus being on YOUR style. Get in tune
with your clients, & shoot their style.
Who they are & what their love looks like.
I Love the tenderness in this next one. So real. I picture this above their bed on a huge canvas.This sweet & real moment occured seconds after the walked down the aisle and out the church doors. I love this moment. JUST them.I love stylish groomsThis is my favorite type of wedding party portrait & love when I get a wedding party whose vibe is one of rock n’ roll.
Eternal Reflections Photography is an International Award winning studio providing glamorous wedding photography for Fabulous People. With Roots in Edmonton, Alberta, Eternal Reflections photographs Edmonton (& area) Weddings & is an leader in International Wedding Photography. Eternal Reflections Photography also provides consulting and workshops for photographers wishing to grow their business & learn luxury wedding photography.www.eternalreflectionsphoto.com
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