Project: Post Wedding Shooting with Ewgenia and Thomas #3
I had my first wedding shooting, wohooo! Admittedly it wasn’t on the wedding day or one day after, but we have repeated everything! The suit, the wedding dress, flowers, the place… it was like a travel through time.
Ahrensburg, a small town in Schleswig-Holstein which is the part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, was the location for Ewgenia’s and Thomas’ shooting where I have started my project with. Natalia was the one who offered me her help as a assistent and accompanied me that day. Here I want to thank you for your encouragement again!
Ahrensburg is known for its great Arnesvelde castle, where the marriage ceremony of Ewgenia and Thomas took place. A breathtaking location, at least, the surroundings. I didn’t have the opportunity to go inside the castle, because we were shooting outside for all the time. I think I will have to visit it one day again. By the way we had really much luck with the weather, this Saturday was very sunny in comparison to all the prior days.
So we begun to shoot. At first we made some standard pictures in front of the castle. Later we were going around the place and have taken all the advantages of the good light we had. I had really many ideas in my head and in my moleskine drawn down and also many which came very spontaneously to my mind as I saw all the places. One of those ideas, which I like very much, is just imitating a photoautomat! Last time I was taking pictures in such an automat with my friends pretty often and in my opinion it’s a great way to get funny pictures and to open up in front of the camera a little bit. So I gave the bride and the groom about 5 seconds for each photograph and they could pull their faces. And they did it great! I think I will use that idea every time on a couple shooting from now on! Another conception that I wanted to realize was to open a bottle of champagne and to spray it right in the air, over the bridge in front of the castle. That didn’t work as I imagined it would, but anyway we all made a good job, popping the cork very high and taking a picture of it from a small bridge that was situated many dozens of meters from the big one where Ewgenia and Thomas were standing!
The whole shooting was so great! I think I will do more wedding pictures in the future, I liked it a lot! You know what was the best thing of that all? The bride’s message left on Saturday evening on my facebook-fanpage. Ewgenia claimed that I hit the spot with my views, perspectives and poses during the photoshooting, and also, she regrets that we haven’t known each other before their wedding. She would choose me to be the one who gets their trust and could document the most important day in their life. You can’t even imagine how happy I was while reading this! And again: for exactly such moments it’s worth doing, what I’m doing!
Ewgenia and Thomas, thank the both of you for applying for the photoshooting during my project and for giving me the opportunity to take some wedding pictures! I hope you are as satisfied with those results as I am! I wish you all the best for your future!
And I’m really, really, really interested about your opinion to those pictures. Let me know what you think about this shooting!
Haha, to tell you a little bit more about that funny day… After this shooting Natalia and I were going to have another shooting, this time with her as the central figure with her fiancé, Frederik. So as we were still standing on the very wet field, where we have shot the last jumping pictures with Ewgenia and Thomas, having already packed all the photography stuff and saw the bus coming at the high street 100 meters away from us, we started to run so fast, that I almost lost my shoes. I bet the bus driver has seen us running and as we were about 15 meters from the bus door, he just drove away. Our shoes were totally wet and full of dirty mud, we were angry and had in front of our eyes the train going to Hamburg without us. Ok. There was nothing else to do but to go by feet to the train station, that was situated about 25 minutes by feet away from us. After a pretty short time we saw the next bus station AND the next bus coming! We were again, many meters away from the station, but we were running faster than on the field. Natalia was almost there, knocked at the middle door of the bus to show the driver to open them, BUT, he didn’t want to do that! He just drove away! Such insolent people I thought! So because of the lack of time and the huge distance to our train, we were all way running, with three big bags and dozen of red heart-balloons. We have almost lost the track and I was almost hit by a bicycle, BUT, we got on time! We even were two minutes earlier! So we got to the train pretty tired, I just put all the things on a seat and took off all the warm clothes I had that cold day on. So we were sitting there, were smiling broadly, laughing at our luck today and waiting the train to go. We were also laughing at some situations we had with trains in the past, like sitting in a wrong one and seeing the right one going away from other rails. Hehe, yeah, funny stories. But this time we knew something was wrong too. After all we had so much luck today [irony]. There was nothing happening. We were sitting inside this train for more than 20 minutes and were wondering why it’s still not moving. Ten more minutes later it turned out that we were indeed sitting in a wrong train, in the next train that would go to Hamburg one hour later. Great. I always say: let sleeping dogs lie. As we already arrived in Hamburg heading the location for the next shooting we had more luck with trains and the ship we took to Dockland. We even had a little more time for refreshing Natalia’s make-up! Ahh, it was such a good day and I even don’t lose any word about the morning ;-)
Ok, that’s it for this blog post, now feel free to comment! :-)