If you’d asked me at the start of 2014 if I’d be shooting any weddings this year, I would’ve said “No. I don’t do weddings any more. Just newborns.”
I was wrong. When my Dad mentioned that his friends daughter was getting married and he wanted me to shoot the wedding with him, how could I say no? A chance to work beside the person who is the reason I fell in love with photography to begin with… who wouldn’t take it!?
So, on a beautiful, sunshiney Saturday afternoon, my Dad picked me up in the hotrod, and we drove to Shawnigan Lake for Chrissie & Jay’s wedding.
I sent a super-quick sneak-peek to the new Mrs yesterday, and will likely do a full blog post in a few weeks. Her sneak peek included this image of their wedding rings. I love the simplicity and beauty that a macro lens can capture! Who needs fancy props when the details themselves are this perfect?
Buying a macro lens is one of the best photography purchases I’ve ever made. I love the level of details that I can capture. From newborn baby lips and eyelashes, to stones in wedding rings. I’m actually considering a personal project for next year, that only uses my 100m macro lens.
Today’s macro Monday post is a photo of Heather & Ken’s wedding rings. They had a fun idea and requested that I photograph their rings with a fishing lure. It was something I’d never attempted before, but I really liked the way it turned out. If you have any ideas or suggestions for a macro personal project that I could take on, feel free to leave them here in the comments, or reach out on Facebook/Twitter.
Last weekend I finally finished up my last 2013 wedding. Heather & Ken are such an awesome couple. I could go on and on, but I’ll save that for their blog post. This one is dedicated to some of their details. Heather’s dress was beautiful and flowy. Is flowy a word? It is now! Ken picked the boutonniere’s himself, and put their wedding planner to work on finding them. If memory serves, they came from Hawaii. And I LOVED the West Coast feel of their adorable cake-topper!
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