Life of Sparkle

IMG_0178, originally uploaded by EK13 Photography.

Weddings are a joyous occasion and I am so looking forward to a special one happening in the near future.

One thing I have come to respect is the hard work people put behind and infront of the scenes just make someone’s day very special.

As a photographer with two weddings, well…..one and a half (long story about the half) under her belt, this is one occassion I can happily recommend someone to take picture instead of my dear self.

Don’t get me wrong, I like to work hard, but this kind is just not my cup of tea (and I say this with much respect for wedding photographers).

Never say never though, as I will only do a few if I have someone to back me up.

Here is to all the couples getting married this year…..God bless you and your union!

Always Remember to Back-up!!!

So, a dear friend asked me to be her photographer on one of the best days of her life and I gladly accept. I have to admit though, I was abit nervous as I wanted to do the best job possible. After all, this was my second gig as a wedding photographer.

My first outing, was a small and intimate event. My session went well and I was happy with the results as were the couple (I hope) who are also dear friends.

This time round, I had added new accessories to my current kit and I was ready to go, but boy was it a learning curve.

One thing I will TOTALLY remember for next time is to carry more battery power.

The battery for my camera just backed up as I finished shooting the park scene with the happy couple, so I was reduced to using my compact camera. Which, without it I wouldn’t have captured a few pictures as my battery charged. So, in my opinion, if you haven’t got a second DSLR camera, invest in a very good P&S (point and shoot). You won’t get the same quality shots as your DSLR, but sometimes, those everyday shots work.

The second time my batteries let me down was whilst the bride and groom were being presented with their gifts. My flash just didn’t work. So, again, I was reduced to shoot the rest of the proceedings with the inbuilt flash and again, my compact camera. The only thing I did have spare of was memory. I just managed to fill a 4gb card and the extra 1gb finished the job.

Of course there were other things that happened behind the scenes, but in the endI had loads of fun doing this as the event was full of wonderful people from both behind and infront of the scenes.

Would I do it again? Why not and only if the guests and the couple are as friendly!

Congratulations to the Happy Couple and thank you for the opportunity to better myself.