A couple weeks back I posted some shots from this wedding, but here are a few more after I finished editing all the photos:
I don’t shoot a lot of weddings. I think this is my fourth wedding, and the third I have done for someone I know. (I went to middle school and high school with the groom, Josh Hawn.) Unlike a lot of wedding photographers, I don’t dwell on formal, lit portraits. Instead, I try to treat it as if I were shooting a newspaper assignment with amazing access to the subjects. I shoot the standard shots expected, but then I look a bit deeper and try to get what I like to think of as in-between moments. The first shot below is an example of that. One big inspiration of this style for me is Pete Souza, the current White House Photographer. Naturally, Souza has amazing access to the president, and he uses it not only to get the standard podium shots, but also those in-between moments that tell a better story about the subject’s real personality.
Tonight I drove up to Pennville, Ind. to take a few engagement shots of my friends Josh and Jessica who are getting married at the end of the month. I used a Nikon SB-600 fired using PocketWizard Plus II units for the shots. I wish I had a softbox to diffuse the light a bit more, but since I didn’t I used a simple speedlight bounce diffuser and set the zoom at 24 mm. Here’s a few of my favorites from the shoot: