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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

weekend wedding

~Just got back from here~



~Taking pictures like this~

I was asked to photograph my friend's wedding in the mountains this weekend.
The 2nd scariest thing I've ever had to do besides my Olympic Distance Triathlon.

The above picture is one of literally 100's.
Now, to go through them all, edit, print.....
and hope they don't get deleted some how.
Ahhhhhhhh!!!




(I cannot wait to get these pictures off  my hands.
 Did I mention how nervous I am about this?)

48 comments:

Hilary said...

I bet you did a fabulous job.. if these are any indication.

Farm Girl said...

But as pretty as you always make everything look I am sure they will be awesome. The views you posts are just breathtaking so far.

TexWisGirl said...

i can totally understand that! :)

(and a big happy birthday to you, dawn!!! dang that mother of yours for blabbing all over Blogland!)

Flora said...

Beautiful pictures!

Leenie said...

With subjects like that and your good eye I'll bet editing down to just a few very wonderfuls will be a big challenge.

John McElveen said...

She and He were very fortunate to have you do it!!!

Beautiful, Dawn!


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Anne said...

I am sure they will be amazing Dawn!!
~Anne

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They will love them! :-)

Jack said...

I am sure they will all be great, but I also understand your worry. This is a good way to convert the joy of photography into fear and loathing.

Ellie said...

I've come over from This or That. Wanted to wish you happy birthday. Love these pictures you have taken.

GardenofDaisies said...

WOW!! What an amazing place to get married! She has a pink dress! It's so pretty!

(I'd make a back up copy on a flash drive or disk or something, right away.)

Meg said...

Just those few look amazing! They will love them all, I'm sure of it. :)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Hi Dawn, I photographed wedding for 38 years, one thing I can tell you is that the stress factor is sky high. I believe I have hyper tension because of the stress of shooting weddings. I hope that your friends love what you have done for them.

roobo69 said...

I assume you read my post yesterday about what {almost} happened to the wedding photos I took in December? Yep, happy editing, I also find it way too stressful!

Nat said...

Judging by the preview you've given us, the photos must all be beautiful!

Mike said...

Beautiful pictures Dawn! How cool is that to be asked to photograph a friends wedding? I would be plenty nervous too. Oh wait, I don't ever have to worry about being asked to do that :-).

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day. 29 again this year?

Cat said...

you are a good friend Dawn!
the images are gorgeous...with the mountains as a back drop you can't go wrong!!!!

Love and Light

Tim Rice said...

These are terrific photos! But I can feel for you in taking wedding photos - not something I like to do unless I'm only a supllemental photographer.

Joe said...

O.K. I'll admit I wasn't excited when I saw the title ;). But WOW if you're going to get married now that's the place :)!!!

Navigating Northward said...

Good to step outside of your comfort zone. Hope they had nice weather!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

What an awesome challenge. These photos are lovely and I have no doubt that the rest are just as wonderful.

Saun said...

Boy it is a honor when you are asked to do something like this but really nerve racking. They just don't know what it all in-tells. I did a reception I don't want to do it again it takes out all of the fun.

Carmi said...

I have no weddings in my future, as I'm lucky enough to have married my soul mate. But if I did, you'd be my first call, Dawn.

I've shot weddings before, and the thing that's always eaten away at my insides is whether I'd be able to capture the spirit, the feel, the zeitgeist of the day. You have: These are magical glimpses of a clearly magical day.

No worries about the rest of them: I'm sure they're fabulous.

Miz.November said...

I would tell you not to be nervous, but I've been in that seat before and it's hard to not be nervous. However, I'm sure your photos are beautiful. The ones here sure are. And all the pics you post are always stunning. The couple is sure to be thrilled.

Aimee said...

Those pictures are beautiful and I'm sure all of the others are just as beautiful! :)

Randy said...

I think they turned out amazing. Well done!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful winter wedding theme !

Out on the prairie said...

It is hard to get all eyes looking your way when there are so many people trying to get a good shot also.

Ruby said...

Very pretty pictures! Thats a very responsible job :)) But, I'm sure the result would be perfect.

Lynette said...

Stunning photos....I LOVE the last one with the bridal couple and the snowy mountain behind them...simply beautiful.

Hope said...

what an honor for you! beautiful photo's beautiful couple!
congrats to them!

Allison said...

:D You make me smile. You at least saved them to an external hard drive, didn't you? Duh... the one thing I probably would forget to do and then poof! They'd be gone. :D

bon bon said...

all of us who come here know you have it in you to take fabulous photos! but, i understand the whole part about getting it right, and not deleting a folder marked "the-most-important-day-of-my-friends-life". ;o)

Country Mouse Studio said...

You will do fantastic. You always take photos from a creative and unique perspective so they should love them. I hope we see more.

Janie said...

The pictures here are beautiful. I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job.
The mountain scenery is great, too.

mountain mama said...

good gravy! that one with the mountains behind them! oh...that's it. one of my girls will surely be married in the mountains! :)

Patrice said...

There's actually someone else in the world besides me who wore a pink wedding dress!

darlin said...

You're brave Dawn! It looks like you got some fantastic shots in, I bet your friend LOVES them!

Enjoy your weekend!

EG Wow said...

What a super place to get married!

sage said...

what a beautiful place for a wedding and I'm sure you did a wonderful job (only probably with that is other people will ask you do photograph their wedding)

Rick said...

Gorgeous, Dawn ! (was that in Canmore by any chance ?). I'm sure you backed everything up, right ? RIGHT ?

I don't think I'd take a wedding on - too much pressure and little chance to repeat a shot. The ones you posted are lovely - I'm sure they're indicative of the whole shoot.

Went through a number of your recent posts - loved that view of the Alberta I miss, and the old/new ...

A (really late) Happy New Year.

Tammy said...

You did a great job. I love the roses, and the shot of the couple with the mountains behind.

Cloudia said...

You might like to upload them to you Tube as a private video so they will be safely on the cloud as well as your hard drive. People love the slide show I made of pics from my nieces wedding-



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Elizabeth Grimes said...

Oh Dawn, I would TOTALLY hire you to photograph my wedding! I hope all went smoothly and I'm certain the couple will be happy with your work. Congrats on the job!

Inger said...

There will be many, many beautiful pictures among the ones you took. The bride and groom will cherish them. I understand your nerves, but just look at the pictures posted here and see that you have nothing to be worried about. You have truly smell those roses and the fresh mountain air.

ladyfi said...

What lovely pictures!

Deb said...

beautiful photos...I bet they all turned out great...

Pam said...

Simply gorgeous, Dawn. They are lucky to have a talented photographer friend such as you to capture this precious moment in their lives.
:)