In our corner of paradise we get to work in soft vineyard light and magical beach light… all of those weddings have a really fine chance to shine. However, you can also count on just the right light in our downtown streets… it’s just a matter of experience and persuasion. I say it that way because I can see the light when it is ready but I have to make my couples understand that the time is now…. the window is limited.
I have a couple shopping me right now who have this dynamic day planned. The only problem I can see is that they haven’t planned any time for really good photographs. They see it in my portfolio and it excites them but they don’t have the time to do anything like it. Wouldn’t you want to have a little input from your wedding professional? Keep us in the loop as much as you can. Just saying.
If you are shopping for for a real wedding photographer, come talk to me… a good fit is worth a lot.
As in last week’s post, I am running an image from a recent wedding in Wasco. I was the second camera for Randy Kepple, my esteemed and wonderful friend. I don’t shoot for other photographers… still getting the hang of of it, I am not used to hanging back. With Randy, I try to keep out of his way and still bring him images he can use… this one was something he was shooting from a different angle and I lined mine up in a fashion that Amy and Juston might like. This is another of my mixed-tech shots. Digital camera focused on the viewfinder of a Kodak Duaflex from about 1950. It takes a little time and a few tries for the best focus but I love the feel of it… new becoming old and made to last for a very long time.
So many cranes… it was all bigger than I expected. We walked from Wall Street over to the windy construction site… big enough that you can’t really see across it very well. Caught in the steady traffic of the walking rush hour, we worked our way over to The Winter Garden where there is a place you can look into the site. Couldn’t get past the inner images of the way the streets must have looked that day.
Today, they are dedicating a more beautiful space to so many people… I wonder if we will ever heal.
Most of us have a fair sense of the meaning of Yin-Yang but I looked for a clear way to say it and this was what I found: “One is not better than the other. Instead they are both necessary and a balance of both is highly desirable.”
Well, that fits these two to a T!! Leah and Ross walked down the street from The Acadian Ballroom with me the other night… they took one look at the wall and immediately became Yin-Yang. No discussion, just instant mind-meld… you can’t make this stuff up.
This is a favorite of mine from a couple of summers ago… for some reason, I had three weddings in a couple of weeks involving large parts of Portland’s Pedicab community. It was great fun! What charmed me most was the ringing of the bike bells as Melissa and Drew made their way through the staged cabs. I wasn’t expecting it and I could tell that the sound of bike bells has a real childhood hook for many people besides me.
They also had an ice cream pedicab… it came to the Park Blocks while we were doing the family shots… everyone had a popsicle! It was absolutely perfect for a sunny summer afternoon. So very Portland.