Santa Barbara Courthouse Couple
My first time shooting a wedding on still photography only was also the first time I was the signing witness for an elopement. Though their family did know they were getting married, the couple chose to be the only ones in attendance in addition to myself. I later found out that this is a photographers dream. There are no guests or family members to keep track of and pose. Your only focus is the couple. It;s almost like doing a multi location portraiture shoot. It was great. Full creative freedom to shoot how I please, and even suggest locations.
I was blessed to have shot for this couple on my first go round with wedding photography. Doing the mock preparation photoshoot at the University Club really helped as it gave this couple an example of my still photography work. Filming weddings is similar yet entirely different to photographing weddings. As the videographer you can be somewhat of a fly on the wall. As a photographer you are the director. There is a bit more stress on the photographers shoulders to set everything up. It's a fun skill that I'm excited to work on and improve.
This elopement was a great balance between being able to Capture the Moment and direct the action. Next time I want to try doing video fusion in which I take photos and capture some video. That way more couples who choose this route can get photos and some video without having to hire a photographer and videographer.
Christina and Graham!
The moments on the job, shooting and filming. A behind the scenes experience.