The wedding season is in full swing. I had the below wedding on a Thursday in San Diego, a wedding in Santa Maria on Saturday and a small wedding in Pismo Beach on Sunday. Because of this I am having to work overtime to get all the weddings processed…while at the same time not rush it – since quality is of the utmost importance. However, I am forced to keep my blog postings a little briefer than usual – if I can find time to make them at all.
It was only a few months ago I had the opportunity to shoot Ruben and Amber’s engagement session. I traveled to San Diego for their wedding knowing that I had two new friends and that it would be easy for us all to feel comfortable with each other as their wedding day unfolded.
The “first” ceremony was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeside near San Diego.
I met the guys at Point Loma Nazarene College. What a gorgeous campus. It was a bit busy there and with 13 guys space was at a premium. Ruben and the guys were a bunch of fun. Amber opted to not have any pics of her and the girls. It’s the one thing that I’ve learned and embraced about “today’s” wedding photography. There are no hard and fast rules. It’s not about: “this is how it is supposed to be done” or “this is how it has to be done”. Everyone has individual ideas as to what they want and what they value. It’s my job and privilege to accommodate those desires. The photography is for them not me.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeside – is very beautiful./ I am stoked to have a full frame camera and an ultra wide angle lens as well as wide angle fish eye lens to be able to capture it. Not all photographers have this equipment. When it comes to cameras and lenses I make it my goal to have the best cutting edge equipment available. The two images below were taken at a full 21 megapixels. This allows the photo to be printed at a very large size if desired.
I love little moments like this of the couple interacting durning a ceremony – just pure, authentic and sweet!
At one point in the ceremony Ruben and Amber stood in the natural light streaming through one of the stained glass windows. This allowed me to dial in my exposure just for them them allowing the rest of the church to go dark with the exception of the beautiful stained glass windows. I thought it added a nice variety and a unique effect.
After the small more intimate church ceremony Ruben and Amber headed to the Mission Beach for another larger ceremony. This shot was taken after the ceremony of course – when everyone else had left.
It’s always nice if you have a hot rod to use in your wedding pics!
Ruben and Amber it has been great getting to know you, shoot your engagement pics, grub’n together and to be and shoot both of your wedding ceremonies! I feel like I have two new awesome friends and I hope you consider me one too! All of God’s best to both of you! ~ Trent