Project 365: Wonderful weddings and fall fixations

by DaniGirl on October 8, 2011 · 3 comments

in Photo of the Day

I was really, really excited and really, really nervous by the time Saturday rolled around last week. I’d been in contact with a sweet couple that had asked me to photograph their wedding, and by the time the wedding rolled around I actually had butterflies in my tummy. (Can I say tummy? It seems like a bit of a silly word, but “butterflies in my stomach” just doesn’t roll off the tongue the same way, does it?)

Anyway, the day was grey and freeeeeeezing cold – at least, freezing in comparison to the sunny, mild September we’ve just enjoyed. I was a little concerned that the light would be flat and dull, and the ceremony was scheduled to end just a few minutes before sunset. I kept a wary eye on the forecast all week long.

And just look at what Mother Nature gave us!

281:365 Erin and Trent

I swear, I was even *more* nervous about not screwing up the rainbow shot than I was about not screwing up the ceremony shots!! No pressure there, no siree. (Eek!) Aren’t they just an adorable couple, though? They made me feel like a part of the family during the wedding.

And then I spent the whole day on Sunday playing with the pictures I’d taken, so much so that I didn’t have a chance to take any new pictures at all, so I stole another favourite from the wedding as my picture of the day for Sunday, too. (Hey, my project, my rules!) I love love love this shot, from the light to Erin’s expression to the girliness of all those ruffles. I guess I needn’t have expended all that angst over the light, eh?

282:365 Putting on the garter

It was, on the whole, a rather dull and rainy week. Rain can lend its own flavour to a scene, though, like the drops on this web and fence. (Yes, I am fixated on a few key elements lately. Rural shots, fence shots, and textures. Fixated may not be a strong enough word for it.)

283:365 Wet web

Oh right, here’s another fixation: vintage anything! (Surprise – with texture!)

284:365 Yashica with the fall colours

You can’t really blame me for being fixated on the fall colours right now. This is such a photogenic time of year – it’s hard to take a bad picture. (Oh look, more textures!) (I really like this one. I think it’s the best texture work I’ve done recently.)

286:365 Autumn flowers

Enough with the textures? Okay, some straight-up cuteness for you. I love that he so loves flowers!

285:365 Lucas with a yellow flower

(Doesn’t he look so grown up in that one? I am always intrigued by photographs of kids where you can see the grown-up lurking inside and peeking through!)

And finally, this one with some of my favourite toys. I’m heading out to the Blissdom Canada social media conference next week (squee!) and as I make checklists in my head about what to bring (iPhone? Check. Camera? Check. Laptop? Check.) this picture came together. I called it “Road trip, vintage style!”

287:365 Road trip, vintage style

I dunno, you think I can fit it all in the overhead bin on the plane? šŸ˜‰


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sue October 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

Beautiful work! It’s as if you ordered up that rainbow just for the occasion!

2 CoCo October 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Super photos with interesting “ingredients”. The bride is beautiful.

3 Paula October 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Beautiful wedding shots! Happy Thanksgiving.

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