I like to take photos of things. Mostly peoples. Mostly pretty peoples, if I'm honest. But sometimes toys, or dogs, or maybe a tree. Y'know, interesting stuff.
I shoot a few burlesque shows, but that's just to kill time between photoshoots with models, where I can control the light and the pose and the magic.
My photos will have the tag "my photo". Otherwise, it's stolen from the vast wilderness that is the internet. I usually source pics from Model Mayhem, Flickr or We <3 it.
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Le wedding photobook. (Taken with picplz.)
and the wedding photobook I ordered has arrived.
Some 6-9 days delivery that is! Pfffft!
But it’s here! And, yea, it looks sorta alright I guess.
I’ll drop the bride a line and waste my Saturday off delivering it to her. Meh. BUT! That’s it. Done. Finished. Gone. No more wedding!
I totally forgot to say.
When I was going over the photos with The Bride, showing her the photos to be included in photobook, she stopped at this photo and said
“I know that’s where we had you to take the cake cutting photos, but that’s the back of the cake. Can you just…” and then a hand motion, that I can only assume means “can you make the back of the cake, look like the front of the cake, using only this photos of the back of the cake?”
Y’know, use Photoshop’s “Show Other Side” tool. ¬_¬
weirder better than expected.
The bride and groom seemed to like the photos. But when I was showing them what I had picked out for the photobook ( I’m not doing an album, I’m getting the photos printed onto the pages of a photobook ) she asked for multiple copies of some of the pictures.
In the same book.
The same book. With multiple copies of the same picture.
Am I the dick here? Am I the only one that finds that a little strange?
Granted, she wants the duplicates in black and white, but still…..it’s the same pictures. Just less colourful.
But not to have them side by side in the book “because that would look silly”. ¬_¬
I’ve compiled a 20 page photobook, using about 50 photos.
At about 1pm, I’m to be at the bride’s house, to show her what I’ve got. I just know that she’s going to want more photos.
Am I being unreasonable? Is 50 or so photos for a 2 hour shoot not enough?
Anyway, click through the photo for my Facebook group. Let’s see if I can’t break past the one million fans mark today…that’d boost my confidence a little.
I think this is the only one that I’ve seen from the day that I actually like :(
And I probably only like it because for me, it’s a memory. Just before this, the limo tried to come into the car park, but being on a slight hill, it scrapped the underside of the car, with this horrible twisting metal noise filling the air.
As the bride got out, the wind was whipping her hair ( back and forth ) and she just abandoned her kids, letting the groom run after them, while the limo driver was rushing back and forth trying to make sure he car was still in one piece.
What, I didn’t say it was a deep, poignant memory. It’s just a memory, is all. lol
I’ve texted the wedding person back, told them I’d have the photos ready for Wednesday/Thursday.
So. In between working 9-5 every day, spending this evening doing the weekly food shop, I’m gonna have find the space and the botherance to actually finally fucking do these photos.
Remind me, if I happen to mention again that someone asked me to shoot a wedding, remind me, to just steer fucking clear. I hate them. I hate them as much as I love cake.
I got the text yesterday to say that the bride and groom were back from their honeymoon, and to let them know when is a good time to collect the photos.
I KNOW that I’ve had 20 days to do it, but, I mean, it’s been a busy 2 weeks. I’ve been working 12 out of the past 14 days, and that drains you. I get in from work and I just can’t be fucked. I can barely be bothered to move some nights.
So…today I make progress with the photos. That’s the plan. Right after I have some lunch….
I totally don’t have the motivation or energy to do these photos.
I remember when I was a kid, and I heard grown ups complaining about how they never had the time to do such and such, I always thought “What? You finish work at 5pm. Even if you go to bed early at like 10pm, that’s still 5 hours to do stuff!”
But when you’ve been working all day, and then, like tonight I had to go food shopping..and then you make/have dinner….and by 8pm, you just can’t be fuct to do anything. Which is where I’m at right now.
Fuck it. Gonna try for an early night. See if I can’t be asleep before midnight.
p.s. why is it so fucking warm tonight! Jebus!
I was literally pressed up against the window trying to get them both in shot, even using a nice wide 35mm lens ( granted, with a 1.5x crop, but it’s wider than anything else I have ).
The reception venue was basically a corridor with a bar at one end. Literally, 4 seats side to side and that was the width of the place. So, they plunked the cake in the middle, and I had about 3 feet of space.
Fucking nightmare. I hate weddings.
I have 20 days to have all the photos edited and possibly have a photo book printed.
You would think that I would be cracking on with the editing, but, after yesterday, I just feel drained. I just want to stay in bed and play Disgaea 2 PSP, and eat chocolate and meh. I don’t even think I’ve the energy to Tumbl properly.
I didn’t really enjoy today.
One bright side, today I found out that the only other wedding that was on the cards for me to take photos for, I think I might be able to talk my way out of, without leaving them up shit creek.
I mean, their wedding is in 2012, so, fuck sake, you can find someone else in that time! lol But really, they’ve talked to another photographer whose work they like, so, I might be off hook with that one.
I don’t want to shoot any more weddings please.