The Best Reward
I remember as I almost sworn I will never shoot the weddings. Cause I just can't stand that pressure, that you have to do everything right and don't have room for mistakes, cause just don't have a repeated opportunity to fix your mistake. And I would love to have another light lens to feel more comfortable in low light situations (=weddings). But you just can't say no when you are looking in your good friends eyes, who says: "Maybe, perhaps, could you please..."
Argh... And I tried "no" at first, but I think there was something wrong with her ears at that moment. So I had to gather all my courage. I was glad I wasn't the first shooter. The other photographer made outdoor shots with bride and groom, but she said that she don't want to take responsibility on ceremony, so the documentation left to me. BTW, is it photojournalism?
Anyway, Saturday was the Big Day. My hands were shaking and I thought I should have taken my tripod. But I couldn't move around the hall with it anyway. But when the ceremony began and they stood on the doorway with their lovable smiling faces, I knew everything gonna be just like they wanted and I focused on their moves and faces and forgot all my worries and everything around me. It was their big day and I could follow it closely through my lens. Zoom lens. It was touching and beautiful.
Today I had some of the couple of hundreds photos ready to show them. I know I have my style when I make photos and a certain way to photoshop them before release, but I knew my friends were aware about my style and my ways to postprocess photos, but I still didn't know, can I meet their expectations, will they be happy about what they see.
When they left my office, then I thought that there can't be the bigger reward for the photographer than a big smile and a happy-happy face of a groom, who keeps shaking your hand, cause he is happy and grateful about that you made her lovable wife look on photos as beautiful as he sees her in real life. And to tell the truth, it wasn't hard at all.
I'm so happy they liked the photos. Of course I had lots of mistakes and trash photos, but lots of great ones too. And I'm grateful, that I had a chance to stand beside my friends on their Big Day and record those precious, significant and very happy moments.
I think I like wedding photography. It's one of the happiest job.
I have to say, that photos in this blog are not mine, and I can't show you my photos, but these are very beautiful also.
It was the first website I made for my web design service customers, and not for my own projects. You can take a look at the site here: Weldest OÜ. It's a company which makes and repairs industrial machinery. They are doing lots of welding work and I had a chance to do my first welding photoshoot as well wearing a welding mask. :) It was lot of fun. And I didn't burn my eyes.
Yesterday I showed the website to the owners and today I got the response that it was much more than they expected and it's perfect for them. And again, it made me very happy.
I like my job. Both photography and web design. But that makes me really happy when my clients like my job as well.
Okay, now I'm off to celebrate.
Wish you all lots of happy moments as well!