#136 Handed in

Yesterday, I presented two projects to clients:

  1. Ottawa Magazine assignment on the Whitewater Slalom National Team Training site in downtown Ottawa – the “Pumphouse”
  2. A wedding assignment

Ottawa Magazine – Jane was pleased with the work – “I always get good results when the photographer is passionate about the subject.” I enjoyed shooting it, too!It’s due out next spring/summer.

We talked about a photo project for next summer that looks promising. Jane is also on the Working Creatives list – a networking group for people working in creative fields.

candid fun           Fly on the wall photography

Wedding assignment – The newly married couple were all smiles of, course! They had a very small wedding and wanted someone to document the fun. I really don’t enjoy the formal, posed wedding style – it’s cold, rigid and staged. Blechh.

The photo above is far more my style – taken years ago from atop a chair – posted with permission. The bride’s smile is honest and true!

I am hired to be a fly on the wall. Consequently, my photographic instructions for the bride and groom are simply “forget about me.” And the candid, wonderful emotions start leaking out. The recent couple really wanted me to capture the stories, the gestures and the nuances. That’s my kind of wedding photography!

I was hired once because, as the bride put it, “your portfolio was the only one that had me on the verge of tears.” A big formal wedding is hard work! Shooting candidly is way more fun and makes my clients tears flow!

As Jane says “I always get good results when the photographer is passionate about the subject…”


2 thoughts on “#136 Handed in

  1. I may be mistaking, but I think the “small” wedding that is refered to in this posting is ours! The day was filled with emotions that Harry captured beautifully, being a “fly on the wall”. When we saw the photos the first time, it was stunning to see how well they told the story… Yep, I had tears in my eyes again! Thanks Harry! L.