A few from a pre wedding shoot

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Location
Austin, TX
Real Name
Eliot
doing volunteer candid/behind the scenes photo work for a couple friend of mine for the brides family who cant make it for all the PRE wedding fun

they had a strobist doing most of the regular posed type shots, so dont panic, these arent all theyre stuck with ;)

i was working in some pretty dim light, without flash, so as not to disrupt the main photographers work... so i was often in high iso and slow shutter speed land

heres a small handful of shots

pretty tight crop of a photo with tons of studio equipment all over every other part of the frame
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P9130629 (1) by Gubrz, on Flickr

the crazy but interesting wall paper from the brides GET READY room.. whatever its called :)
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DSCF3449 by Gubrz, on Flickr

setting up lighting for some "glowy behind their heads" shots... there was a fancy name for it, but ive forgotten, D'OH!
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DSCF3663 (1) by Gubrz, on Flickr

i love the colors in this
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P9130406 - Version 2 by Gubrz, on Flickr

but i loved everything else about this version...
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P9130406 by Gubrz, on Flickr

this reminds me of another photo ive seen and loved, tho i didnt realize it till i got home and did a quick flip thru some shots and saw it in aperture. i swear i didnt intentionally copy some other photo tho! lol. thats the main photographer in the shadowy foreground btw :)
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P9130606 by Gubrz, on Flickr



theyre gonna do another photo session before the wedding, and then wedding day... so if anyone has any comments... tear me apart! its my first wedding type duty, not getting paid.. and they know im wacky with my styles, but i always wanna learn! :)

teach me wise ones!
i am ready for your wisdom!
 

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Location
Austin, TX
Real Name
Eliot
I think they're all great

superluke! yer supposed to tear me apart and make me cry! then build me back up! lol!

hey... wait a second... is the THANK button on the opposite side as it is on the mu43 site?!

MY BRAIN!!! ITS CONFUSED!!!

hehe, thanks lukey!
 

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Location
Austin, TX
Real Name
Eliot
Just keep doing what you do. Take it where it wants to go. I like the candid "gottsya" look.

hey thanks so much s'k'ai!
i just got a text from krista, the bride, she loved all 31 i had sent to them last night, so WHEW!
im glad shed seen all my other usual stuff, so wasnt expecting me to add in any perfect poses and lighting type things
yay for comfort zones! ;D

thanks for the style encouragement!!!
 

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Location
Austin, TX
Real Name
Eliot
fwiw, I'm already happily married and we never had any wedding photos, but if we did, I'd consider you to shoot it. Posed photos are boring. These are memorable.

OMG
tear me down BEFORE building me up LUKE!!!! youd make a terrible drill sergeant... at least from what ive seen in movies... ;)

thanks so much! thats a crazy nice compliment!

tho, youd have to hire someone to bore you with poses so i could catch silly moments between anyways... so youd still have some posey shots... lol

lukes craigslist ad:
"couple looking for wedding photographer to bore us with poses while my friend from a forum takes photos of us between shots"


lol :)

thanks for making my day!
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Location
Lexington, VA
Real Name
Steve
These are great because they are just good photography. (I just came here from a discussion about shooting weddings with a phone.) A collection of these and "technically perfect" posed shots would be my choice for the best wedding album.
 

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Location
Austin, TX
Real Name
Eliot
heres a few from the wedding, it was just on saturday

orig-ish (is this not showing up for u? it wasnt for me, but if u click it, it takes you to it properly)
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PA270239 by Gubrz, on Flickr

tweaked in nik, but i think i want it halfway back to orig-ish... a tad too much SUNLIGHT filter
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PA270239 by Gubrz, on Flickr

the facebook timeline photo idea was well liked, so i made one for the groom
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PA270766 by Gubrz, on Flickr

table flowers
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DSCF3917 by Gubrz, on Flickr

and more makeup, just before wedding... she swapped makeup and hair people from the last time
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PA270017 by Gubrz, on Flickr

if i get enuf comments, i may pick yer brains on some processing options as i get more done up...
 

thekeddi

Top Veteran
Location
South Australia
I took lots of photos at my nephews wedding, they paid for a professional too,

I visited them this weekend and they said they should have just paid me :) They didn't like the photographers stuff, too posed etc, and loved mine as they were like your candid shots and I got them in their natural modes.

So yeah, I think the old type standing and posing photos are not really the norm these days?

I was so happy they loved my shots though, it was great :)

I love all the shots you took too! you got the REAL couple, I esp like the wedding dress in the window shot :)
 

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