I just photographed the wedding of a lovely couple, Priscilla and Maurice, and am now faced with the daunting task of choosing the best photos from the day, doing all the post production necessary for each photo (if any), and placing their images in an online gallery and on a hard drive for them to keep. Trust me, I love photographing and editing weddings, but choosing the best shots can be tough!
When you have simple nuances in each shot choosing the best can be very hard. Just think that in 10 seconds I can shoot over 30 photos and each fleeting millisecond will produce a slightly different look. Luckily I try my best to shoot a variety of poses and environs but sometimes there is simply not enough time.
At Priscilla & Maurice's wedding we were at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. The session grounds were being shared with golfers and we had about 15 minutes of alone time. I still ended up shooting so many photos and got as much variety as I could. Since I shoot with a journalistic style I try my best to not overdo the retouching. I try to use my lighting skills as a photographer and get everything in camera when possible. But sometimes it is just nice to add some fill light in post and change the color temperature if the shot could be cooled down or warmed up a bit.
It was nice to be in NYC to shoot a wedding again. I lived their for seven years, so I still get referrals from time to time. I try to make it out to NYC about 3 times a year, or once a quarter ;) My next wedding is the day after Halloween, November 1st, in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.