Best of 2008: Weddings

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I had some amazing couples get married this year, and some great images that came out of these shoots. It was tough keeping it down to ten, and I’m sure that tomorrow, there would be a couple different shots on this list, but it’s New Year’s Eve, and these are the shots I’ve chosen. 

How about you? Any shots you would rather see in this list? Feel free to comment.

New Years and Resolutions.

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So here, in no particular order, are a few of the things in the works for 2010.

Weddings

Weddings are what I am best known for, and are what butter the bread, so to speak. But this year, we’ve hit a bit of a roadblock.

One of the main things I do to get out in front of the brides (and, yes, occasionally grooms) is go to the Dawson Creek Wedding Show. But this year, it has been cancelled. Which means it’s going to be a little tougher to get my name out to the brides-to-be. I’m going to have to rely a lot more on word of mouth.

So if you, dear reader of this newsletter, know someone who is getting married this year, I’d love it if you could make introductions. Pass on their name. Bring them over for milk and cookies (I can’t stand coffee, sorry.) Work my name awkwardly into conversations: “What do you think of these new pants?” “They’re great. They remind me of this really great picture that Trent took a couple months ago….”

Do you have to do this? Of course not. But if the situation presents itself, I would be most appreciative.

The Adventurous Bride

This is an idea I’ve been sitting on for a few years now. The idea is to get photos of brides (or at least women who look like brides) in their wedding gowns doing things that aren’t typically considered bride-like. Climbing mountains, for instance, or jumping off cliffs. I’ve had the website set aside for a while now, but just haven’t got around to working on it.

This year, I’m going to push this idea into fruition.

Again, if you know anybody who would love to ride a horse or swing off a 200 ft bridge in their bridal gown, let me know.

Portraits

This year, I’m moving into the portrait business much moreso than I have in the past. But not portraits in the typical sit down smile sense of the word that you may be familiar with from back in the school days. Oh, no. We’re going big with this one.

Some of our best images over the last couple years have been shot outside, from Tim and Rebecca on top of Mt. Herman to Dillon in a mud puddle. So we’re taking that and running with it, making the outdoor portrait session the baseline for what we do. I’m probably going to create a couple packages based on popular destinations (Kinuseo Falls, Mount Herman, etc.), so keep an eye out for those.

Connecting

Okay, after all those photo related goals, this seems a bit out of left field, but this has been something I’ve been working on for a while. I guess you could say I’m continuing to work on this in 2010. I don’t want to take pictures of random people in front of my camera. I want to know at least a bit about people so that I can capture a glimpse of their personalities. This is a tough one for me, as I’m not a very outgoing person, but it’s not really about being an extrovert, it’s about being honest. Open. To allow people to see a bit of who I am, and hopefully that favour is returned.

So there you go. Four big goals for 2010. What are yours? Feel free to leave a comment below, or send me an email.