I’m shooting my first wedding next month!!!! And I’ve got an engagement shoot coming up too! And I couldn’t be more excited and touched that I was asked to. #makingit right? So many of my favourite photographers have weddings in their portfolios. They’re kind of a big deal. They give awards out.
Except I’ve never shot a wedding before. But I shoot children. I’ve shot children’s birthday parties. It’s a freaking bloody mess. So I can swing this right? With a little help from my friends of course. I’ve been following all these guys for years. And of course, they’re not actually my friends. We’ve never met. But because I’ve seen and adore their pixels, I feel like we’d all immediately become pals when the stars aligned.
So in an effort to figure out how and what I’m gonna shoot when the big days come along. I thought I’d share all the inspiration.
I’ve been following Betty’s food photos for the past while (we even made contact recently!!), but only recently got super into the wedding photography biz she has with her husband, Alex. How cool would it be to have a beautifully, happily, super gorgeously curated couple shooting your wedding? I love their use of depth of field, all the negative space. And the magic. That’s basically the most importance thing right?
I love that Zachary and his partner Jodi state that “we think love is a big deal” on their about page. This Fargo, ND-based couple take the most beautiful naturally lit, organic, earthy photos ever. It’s everything I basically aspire to. There’s also just something about these photos. The sense of the warm in the frigid cold of the hinterland. Of Americana. I love them so much.
Whimsy and delight. That’s something else I’ve got in my sights when it comes to celebrations of two people together. The folks over at LA-based Our Labor of Love (it’s killing me that I can’t put a U in there) are exactly that. Everything they shoot is just so freaking fun. They even have a photobooth.
I first discovered Toronto-based Celine because she had shot a friend-of-friend’s wedding (thank you Facebook – social media at work!). And then I just fell in love with the way that she was documenting all of the love, babies and places in the little, yet huge, part of Canada that I’m from (hello Southern Ontario). Also, Celine gets the whites perfect. All the time.