Weddings Anyone?

August 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Jen & Bruce WEDDINGS?

I remember back around 2009 saying on my original photography website, that I'd do just about anything, but "I WON'T DO THAT!"

It's funny what time changes.  What have I learned since back then that has caused me to become more and more attracted to this market?  Was it that action sports is simply too hard?  That it produced almost zero checks (btw...I shoot action for a local TV station's website)?

While I'm learning to control the stress of a wedding event, I have to say what attracts me the most is the feeling of, "I love these people and I'm having a great time!"  When I catch myself wanting to ditch the camera and shake a leg on the dance floor (haven't done that yet), I know I'm having fun, capturing the couple and their loved ones having fun.  And I'm having fun because I KNOW I'm catching them having fun celebrating their love. 

The other thing is the difference between each wedding.  Location, Venue, Food, Themes, etc, etc...it's just always different which is just super fun to walk into a place and say, "Whoa...what I'm I going to do here, and who's this DJ, and where's the coordinator?"  And then you quickly run through your technology checklist of possible lighting setups, places to stand, review the agenda, and then just like that...you go BAM, that's the plan!  And you run with it.  And the whole time you're thinking...I should have, I should be, I wish I was standing over there.  But you get home and review what you have on the cards, and the smile comes.  Because you like what you see and you know you have enough to see the same smile on the clients face later.

Will

Real quickly let me shout out to MDAP (Matrix Digital Arts and Photography) for these great experiences these past two years.  I'm real proud of the work we've done and where we're headed as a team.  God knows y'all keep my busy enough, that you don't see me posting too much of my own work around the web.  And I love it.  I think my next blog will be the history of our relationship and why a couple older dudes still have the drive to get it done....ooh that'll be fun!

But back to D4vesgrill Photography.  On the near-distant horizon I'll be shooting a friend's daughter's wedding, and I'm super excited.  Because I'm going to see my buddy give away his daughter, and this will no doubt be a side of the big Dan-O most of us just don't see.  And they're a beautiful couple and great family, and it's in a venue I haven't shot yet.  And it will be fairly cool in December in San Antonio...YEEEAAAYY!

What does that have to do with anything?  If you're looking for a wedding photographer yet this year, YOU ARE WAAAYY behind the power curve!  But nothing is out of the art of possible with careful planning, and yes, you'd probably have to pay up a few extra bucks to get support by this time.  However, we'll never know if you don't call.  Looking for the cheap "$500 and give me a disc?" photographer? Nope, I'm definitely not that photographer or studio.  But looking for a studio and photographer who has a pretty healthy network of support, is able to generate a plan quickly, and will still get you a nice big fine art print, an album, and electronic media at a fare price...I'm that photographer.  And with the stable of help I have, you won't be disappointed.

 

With all that said, I'm happy looking forward to what's left of 2013.  Several MDAP events on the way, HS football in San Antonio fast upon us, and hopefully D4vesgrill will hear from some seniors over here in the NISD of San Antonio looking for something different in their senior shots.  Things are on the move.  So don't be shy, give us a shout, and let us know what you're looking for. 

In the meantime, I'm going to work harder at getting more blogs up on the subject of photography experiences here in San Antonio.  Next big thing:  attending Scott Kelby's Shoot Like a Pro tour right here in town on August 16th!  If you're nearby, I hope to see you there!

 


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