This week’s blog circle is about conveying how I see what I see behind the lens. Many times what you see is very different from what I see from behind my camera. I often get asked how I capture certain images, whether it was a specific moment in time or catching that perfect look on a little kid’s face or making a photo look like it wasn’t taken with a distracting background. I don’t have an exact answer to this question other than I enjoy capturing what I call candid moments. Those moments nobody thinks can be caught on camera or those moments nobody thinks to ask to have captured. I enjoy catching these little moments to help tell the story – story of the wedding day, or story of the reason for the photo session or capturing the moment in time of a look or a face that people fall in love with.
So how do I do it? I have no scientific method other than I immerse myself in the moment and click, click, click away. I also try to have my subjects try to loose up – see this post called Loosen Up for more!
Anyway, I’m going to use some images to show you some very special moments I have captured that really capture the essence of that moment in time.
In this image, my goal was to capture the look on the groom’s face as his bride walked down the aisle towards him. I was so excited to be quick enough to capture this image. The look of happiness, excitement, and love. Do you see what I see?
In this image, I captured that perfect look from mom on seeing her little girl marry her Prince Charming. I captured this image by being observant and photographing all in attendance at this couple’s self uniting ceremony. I was even able to capture the groom’s mother as well. Do you see what I see?
And this image, one of my favorite captures. The bride told me she wanted a kiss photo, so while we tried to find the perfect “pose”, the couple was being silly and having fun. So while they were having fun, enjoying their moment, I was snapping away. I was over the moon when I caught this tender moment of love between this couple while their families observed in the background. Do you see what I see?
While I specialize in small, intimate weddings, I do other sessions occasionally. In this image, I captured a moment in time that made mom and boy happy! Mom wanted a nice photo for Holy Communion and the little guy wasn’t happy about the suit!! So we found a tree he could climb in which made him happy (and give me a nice smile!! you know how kids get that “cheese face”!!!!!) and I captured a nice photo for mom!! Do you see what I see?
If you are getting married or know someone getting married, let me know! I would love to capture all the special moments! Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for some upcoming special portrait sessions!
This post is a part of a photography blog circle featuring photographers specializing in a variety of niches. To see what the next photographer is sharing for our weekly theme, “Do You See What I See,” check out Michael Holl with Holl Photography, my first priority is to create a stress-free experience that you’ll enjoy as much as the photos you’ll treasure. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here.