Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wedding Photography..

...is sooooooo not my speciality!!!

It was so lovely to be involved in Sam and P.J's wedding. It was tonnes of fun spending the day with the family and experiencing the dynamics as they got themselves ready, went to the temple, rushed to the reception, strolled down the beach for photos and then finally said goodbye to eachother. Job really enjoyed it too, especially the reception. He gets emotional whenever he talks about it :)

But....


Count me out for any future wedding photography. Although I really did have fun, I'm just nowhere near qualified to take these sort of photos. Now dont feel like you have to comment and tell me otherwise (Lisa) I know how my photos look, and I know what proper professional pictures look like. I am so relieved that this wasn't a job I was doing for some strangers or I would have felt immense pressure. The Honey family knew my insecurities but wanted me to take photos for them anyway. It really was a special weekend and I can completely understand why photographers enjoy shooting weddings. It really is an amazing experience, and one I will leave to them from now on ;) So if anyone ever asks me again to take photos - you know what the answer will be. I have been practicing my 'no' in front of the mirror - I am prepared!!

-Except for you Anita, you know I will take photos for you when you get married. You better not get anyone else! ;)

So, here's some of my favourite shots. I am trying my best to stop looking at all the mistakes. I never realised how may times I cut peoples feet out of photos - and sometimes, their arms!
-And don't even get me started on the ISO. Hahaha










Thank you Honey Family for the experience :)

11 comments:

The Kings said...

oh Leona!!!! You SERIOUSLY are awesome and these pics are so beautiful!! I bet they are sooooo happy with them and you HAVE to do it again one day :)

alisoncosker said...

They're great! That black and white one is particularly stunning. Well done!

Nettie's Blog said...

love LOVE love these ones Leona...they are Great....i know that Sam & PJ will love them.

Rebecca said...

sorry to blog stalk (saw this on Lisas!) but LOVED the pic of sam and her hubby - especially hte second one!

the woodwards said...

They are AWESOME!!!
You should be proud!!

Sam and Mariah said...

You can take my wedding photos any time.... (not that I plan on having another one). They look great... I am sure there would be thousands that would be happy for you to take their photos.

Chelsea Parsons said...

well done Leona. And for being so honest about it... it's tough! I still get so nervous before every wedding I do! Kinda thrive on it though... and my fingernails!

Littlefoot said...

Your such a goose!!! I think they are brilliant. I work with some amazing photographers in the fashion industry and I feel confident in saying that your images are stunning. Missing you and your fam!!! Bek

Simone Triffitt said...

That one of PJ and Sam in their own world and everyone else is blurred - Leona seriously they were amazing. I know we are our own worst critics though but photos don't lie and they are some pretty awesome shots.

Makayla said...

Wedding photography is so scary hey!
You seriously did such an awesome job!!! I LOVE them! Especially the ones on the beach, and the black and white one of Sam & PJ alone. xxx

Anonymous said...

Leona these are really great! super exited to see the rest of them :D
love your work! (THE BOYLES)