2 days ago we talked about coming out of the SLC LDS Temple and some group shots… and more or less about the beginning of this wedding.
We shall now continue
We’ll focus on the kids themselves and then next edition we’ll end off with the reception
I think this is a picture one of my interns took as I was setting up a shot… he got in close and photographed this neat moment. Go Will!
In any case you’ll notice a distinct usage of plant life in their pictures… a couple of reasons, she loves plant life, she studies it up at Utah St and she is even did her reception at Cactus and Tropicals and so I’m thinking I’ve done more than a few weddings at SLC Temple so I wouldn’t mind at all focusing on some places I haven’t been to a lot since often I’m focused on the building.
OK let’s meet them
This is Bret
He’s older than you think… not like ancient or anything but he’s older than his brothers who we kinda met last time.
And this is Michelle
OK we hope to hear from Michelle and Bret later with their stories and advice from the day and hopefully learn about what pictures are special to them with some fun stories why.
But for now I took a quick peak at the pictures she posted on facebook to see what she was liking.
She put up that first one
A couple of my favorites I put up last time
And there’s nothing like a good ol fashion straight smiling at the camera kinda picture.
I think we often strive for something totally new and I know I try to get a lot of pictures where they’re interacting in their own way.
But heh doesn’t hurt to just stop a moment and say let’s get the safe, normal, nice shot. The one your grandma will probably be happiest with… why not… we have a lot more time to get the other stuff.
It’s no problem really… the picture right before the one above was this one
I just move over to the side and say ok look straight at me and smile.
I guess I don’t really say that I usually smile big at them and say “hi” or my other tricks to bring out that real smile… you past bride and grooms know what I’m talking about.
OK so we started taking couple pictures after the group shots at 4:19pm and we actually had more time than I often have at the SLC temple for couple shots (before we run off to a reception or luncheon) we had just short of 1hr
Relatives point out how he uses his brows to smile big and say to watch out for that… so what do I do? I tell him to do his thing real big… because hey why not that’s him… I do however make sure to please the rest of the audience with more “normal” foreheads.
While sometimes we’re scrambling to get to all the typical spots I loved that we had an opportunity to spend a bit of time in the garden area next to the temple. It wasn’t in the middle of the sun lighting, in fact it was a bit darker which means we can control our own lighting (like with a bit of softbox)
and I get to do my framing with the trees and leaves stuff I like to do
OK we’re done with this location… let’s go. (Says I)
Oh wait wait right there… I lied we’re not done… one more
In fact two more… we need another one with the temple.
OK so you’re getting primped and prepped for a minute or two… and scott has a happy trigger finger… Groom it’s your turn to shine.
OK let’s keep on going
I’ve actually never shot this spot… probably because it’s so tight… I’m smooshed up against the wall squezing for every last inch of room to shoot so I can get them and the temple and not look funny.
If there wasn’t a building where I wanted to stand I would have shot this a bit differently… but so often I leave miss serendipity choose my shots.
I think that’s a big aspect of my photography. If you want to know how Scott Jarvie chooses many of his pictures the key word is serendipity… look it up. (I just did)
We came across most of these shots because we had to pass by this spot when actually heading to another spot.
You’ll see that again later… we were walking to the famous pedestal thingy they have at the SLC temple for the full temple shot and we never ever got there. Serendipity (and lack of time… took us another direction 200ft short … with might I add a much cooler picture)
this walking set
OK let’s back up for a second… back when we were closer to the temple near the reflecting pool
I don’t mind people walking around and doing their thing… it’s a highly trafficked public place after all.
Sometimes if forces me to take different shots… things I wouldn’t normally do. I’m certain in both these pictures above there were people directly to the sides of both these pictures. It’s as if they dictated the crop on my these pictures.
Very often the construction dictates how far to the left of the temple I can shoot.
It also leads me to frame up totally different pictures like above… where we don’t have to worry about people in the pictures at all.
And then there are just some shots where you wish the people weren’t there… but yeah that’s not going to happen… just embrace it (and then cast a spell on every viewer of the picture to ignore the other weddings on the steps of the temples… these are not the droids you are searching for)
And then I had them… Oh I don’t know… I think they were just caught up in the hugging moment… I was just there to document.
OK folks that’s all he wrote…
Next time we’ll bring you flowers
oh and Babies too!
Oh and don’t forget twue wove