Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #8 · I Hate Engagement Sessions |
u just bein' lazy!
I love e-sessions. Yeah they start out a little bit slowly somewhat contrived but within 15 minutes humor takes over, we pretty much start playing... from there the moments start flowing on their own...
honestly funny moments
then maybe honestly deep moments
then I'll throw in something ridiculously contrived, which I might actually pretend to shoot...
which often precipitates more honestly funny moments
then maybe a couple of relatively uncontrived shots that are very carefully staged to take advantage of I dunno... the light or the background etc...
then some space
more real moments...
and then we all cry and hug.
Ok so maybe not the last one
and yeah I can't get this done in under 2 hours
and yeah I also try to get some simple, boring, portraits for grandma
I think the fact that I don't take myself seriously and that I constantly make fun of strongly staged shots makes it so that they actually end up enjoying even strongly staged shots... if that makes any sense... you know kind of... both the couple and I can appreciate a well lit, well staged, "epic" couple shot ... but to a degree, I for sure, and often the couple... think it's terribly cheesy.
So if we did it with reverence for the epic shot we'd prolly all be uncomfortable... but if we allow ourselves to experience the cheesiness without having to believe this is the most unbelievable thing ever... then we can play with it and enjoy it.
You know it's kind of the subtle difference between being the guy who actually owns the old cadillac that's painted candy colors, has hydraulics and lights and annoys the neighbourhood by cruising at slow speed with his atrociously tuned base and rattly metal panels... and when I see one of my neighbours, I slow down the wife's SIENNA (it's a minivan for those who don't know) lower the windows, recline my seat, make the face, raise the volume on the crappy-ass stock stereo and PRETEND to be that guy.
That said, nice shot!
Edited by Fred Miranda on Jun 25, 2012 at 01:26 AM