I traveled to Illinois to take pictures for my first in-family wedding this weekend. . .the pictures were great, and one of the aunts or uncles said “watching David take pictures is like watching poetry in motion.” That was very kind, but definitely made me laugh. Apparently they didn’t see me trip over a chair or stick my camera into a ceiling fan!
I think I had arrived as a “professional” photographer when my family started to believe in me! They were always supportive of me taking pictures, and many of them are hanging on their walls, but it has been in last year or so that I no longer answer questions about when I’ll stop taking pictures and go back to school. Now Arianna’s parents have our promo brochures to hand out to their friends, and my mom loves looking at our sample albums. And it’s a super-big deal that Mom suggested I photograph her nephew’s wedding. How cool to be believed in!!
The other reason the comment cracked me up was it reminded me of this GREAT song:
(the video is incredible odd and lame, but the song rocks!)
I’m a big fan of canvas art prints – you can order them gallery wrapped (where the image wraps around the side of the frame) or in a frame, and either way they look beyond incredible. Below are several that we printed this year:
The picture above was a regular print, but I’m still very proud of it as a photoshop victory. There was a lot of detail in the background and two bridesmaids on either sides of the four sisters. I painted out the background and gave it a vintage treatment, and I think it turned out really well!