traditional and off-beat
In last week's blog, I stepped into the wonderful pool of Ashley & Gene's wedding. During the past week, I have become quite familiar with each photograph, each face, the autumn light, the textures, and the emotions present at the event, and wanted to share more with you.
As a photographer, a responsibility to the wedding party is to shoot specific images - traditional things such as the kiss, the toast, the rings, the families - but also to find those spontaneous, fun moments that make memories. The first set of photographs of the bride and groom would be considered more traditional.
Here is one of my favorite spontaneous moments of the wedding - a group hug shared by the mother of the bride, and the bride and groom.
Another task of the photographer is to capture the flavor of a wedding. By this, I don't mean the cake, but the feel of it demonstrated among the participants. Instead of a guest book, Ashely and Gene chose to use chalkboards and have me photograph each person at the wedding holding the person's wishes to the couple. Here is Gene's younger brother, seated on a bench draped with spider web cloth, and the spare skeletal hand. My husband, Fred, served as chief coordinator and eraser of chalkboards for this pre-ceremony event.
The ladies' turn to mug for the camera...
Thanks to Steve, Cristina, Catherine, and others who so faithfully comment on my blog, and to Mary K. who wondered where my blog was this morning. All your thoughts are appreciated. I would be remiss if I did not thank Ashley and Gene, and their wonderful families and friends who were so fun and very willing to pose before the camera. Next week, I will include some of the environmental portraits I was able to make.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image@
Keywords: Blacks Crossing Photography, Daryl A. Black, New Mexico, Taos, Taos Territorial House, environmental portraiture, ink, photography, tattoos, weddings
U really captured the joy!!
not an easy task in the midst of matrimonial chaos
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