Saturday 27th June 2009 was a day to remember. After a year of discussions, decisions and drama my mate Kelly O’Brien became Mrs Kelly Louise Bond! I’m so very proud of her. We’ve spent a lot of time together both professionally and as close friends to see her in that dress was breath-taking. She remained calm through the day, didn’t panic or stress. I told her to take her time; no wedding can start without the bride but I wonder if they can start without the photographer?
Personally, I could have not been happier for her. Of all the weddings I have attending (and there have been quite a few now) this one has to be the most special. I realise I am biased when I say this but there was nothing ostentatious or pretentious about the Wedding. It was by no means simple but it was graceful. I loved it, but I couldn’t take the time to take it all in because Terry the Photographer had a job to do!
Professionally, I arrived a bit earlier at Kelly’s home, it was a little bit crazy downstairs as the Brides Maids were busy doing whatever they were doing with their hair. Upstairs, Kelly was upstairs with another Brides Maid Charli Girl (CG). I didn’t really take time to pause I went straight to work Photographing the Wedding Dress which was breath taking. The light wasn’t perfect, trying to balance the shadows, the sunshine from outside and getting the contrast right was tricky but I came up with a brilliant solution… rotate the dress 45 degress! Hey! I thought it was good
I have to confess to being a little bit cruel to the bride as I wouldn’t show her the photos on the back of my Nikon, I didn’t want her to focus on the photographs, I wanted her to be the Bride…I mean, how often does a girl get to be a Bride!? She didn’t complain too much as she knew better than to argue with me Professionally, besides she was busy looking fabulous.
Being a photographer, Kelly had slightly different expectations; because she knew what I was capable of and understood the process she wanted specific shots which most brides would not even ask for so it was refreshing to be challenged in unexpected ways.
It was the perfect day for my best mate.
Kelly is on her honeymoon in Italy so I have a bit of time to get through all the photos. In the meantime I have a few photos from other weddings to take care of, and I have another one this weekend. It really is the season to be married!