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Photobooth Fun!

More and more, my clients seem to be requesting photobooths at their evening reception which are a blast to shoot. Often times it’s just as much fun for me behind the camera as it is for the friends and family of the bride and groom to partake in it.

 

viviankim@gmail.com - July 10, 2012 - 8:17 pm

these photos are amazing! definitely a big step up from the standard photobooth style at weddings…

Khanh & Ben

My first e-Shoot of the year happened to take place with the same clients who commissioned me for my first destination wedding at the end of this month in Lucea, Jamaica. The bride to be is actually a dear friend of mine who I go back with all the way to high school in my stomping grounds of Mississauga. I only recently met her fiance but he’s a great guy who was also a trooper on the day of our shoot because he was battling a pesky flu. Hopefully both Khanh & Ben will be 100% when they walk down the beach to say their “I do’s” in a little over 3 weeks!

 

My First Wedding of 2012

My first wedding of 2012 was actually a renewal of vows ceremony (after 25 years of marriage) and the happily married couple are actually the parents one of my brides who has commissioned me for her wedding later this year. This wedding was actually the dream wedding that the couple wanted to have when they first wed 25 years ago, but could not afford back then. It was really touching to hear how humble their first wedding was and then to see firsthand how lavish and elegant their renewal ceremony was. From then having to buy a cake at the local Dominion’s that was much too sweet and the groom having to run to the church wearing a tuxedo jacket that was missing the front buttons to now having the ceremony at a wonderful Catholic church and a reception complete with a live Mariachi band/DJ at an upscale country club, you could really get the impression that the couple had accomplished so much in their lives together. Yet the one thing that perhaps spoke louder than anything else was their strong love for one another as well as their children. I hope my wife and I look as good as this couple does 25 years from now!:)

Baby


 

A few weeks ago, I was commissioned to take photographs of a baby. Shooting photos of babies is actually very challenging as they’re not exactly keen on taking directions. But as difficult as the process may be, I find the results particularly rewarding.  In fact, the actual process affords me invaluable practice time as far as anticipating the perfect moment and then making sure I shoot it before it slips away. This is a skill I will certainly be honing as the year progresses and I shoot more weddings.

Getting a baby to smile/laugh is a somewhat arduous task and requires both parents as well as myself to get involved and pitch in. The family above was very gracious and their house was filled with love and laughter. It was a very enjoyable experience and while I would like to take on as many commissions of varying kinds as possible, I’ve decided to focus my time and efforts solely on weddings and possibly corporate events.

So If you came here because you’re looking for a baby photographer, first off thank you but I’d like to refer the services of a friend of mine who is very talented and a mother herself (this actually helps). Check out her growing portfolio at http://www.augustbloom.ca/

Minnie - March 8, 2012 - 2:38 am

Gorgeous!!!! Great job!!

jenn - March 8, 2012 - 12:33 pm

thanks for the referal denny!!

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