I often post only finished work on my blog, social media, and my website. Sometimes I’ll post some fun selfies and behind the scenes photos from shoots! But something I haven’t done before is to post a before and after….me in action and then the finished product!
So today I’m going to show you! You can usually find me laying on the ground, squished into small spaces, standing on my tiptoes, or climbing on top of things to get the photo that I want and make it perfect. It’s hard to explain what goes into making the perfect image, but my brain sees things in a certain way, and I know it when I see it. All my clients know that when I squeal, I’ve created something I’m really excited about! It’s usually accompanied by some jumping up and down and high-fiving my clients.
Some things that I look for are straight horizon lines, speckled light from leaves, and any distracting elements like exit signs, wayward tree branches etc. Light is king, and I’ll often move either my clients or myself to get it just right.
I was inspired to write this post after talking with a company called Light – it’s a new camera technology that has just hit the market, and I can’t wait to try it. What you don’t see in these behind the scenes photos is all the gear I carry around on a wedding, and I’d love to see how this new compact camera could fit into my workflow. I’m really interested in it for travel photography too – I’m hoping to get my hands on one and check it out!
Here are a few images from last year! I hope you enjoy the peek behind the lens with me!