(Originally written and posted by Scott Jarvie via Google+)
Yesterday one of the stops here in Tokyo was a popular park near Shinjuku station where thousands of people were gathered to see the cherry blossoms and have pic-nics.
About the couple
Jennifer and Tipp work for Google and are doing a sort of exchange in Tokyo for the year but will be back by the end of the year for their wedding in the Bay Area.
About the picture
I was doing a lot of my typical close up shots when Jennifer challenged me to try getting a shot that had tons of a tree. Well that proved difficult for a few reasons… the major one was that almost every tree was swarmed by dozens of visitors and doing a wide angle meant much more chance of getting someone else in it. I even thought it’d be impossible at first… but I kept searching for something. I took a bunch of other pictures with an attempt to get something but I didn’t enjoy the style of the picture and this one happened because the clients didn’t walk to the place I was thinking to try next. Well it was a great thing because when I saw where they were standing I knew in an instant the type of shot that would work… and it was nothing like I thought when I was originally given the challenge and perhaps nothing like they had envisioned. But it certainly tells the story of the cherry blossoms and puts them right in the thick of things.
I think the moral of the story is that it’s alright to let your clients give ideas and take them and roll with the challenge. Hopefully they are challenges and not specific requests because that can be pretty limiting to creativity. Don’t give up too easy… I might have thought the challenge pretty impossible given the circumstances but the only thing I really needed was to be more creative. Good thing I was able to stumble upon the solution.
More photo-shoots around the world
Yes I’m excited to do a few more out of the country photo-shoots this year and I’m hoping lots more come my way. I don’t charge for wedding travel so this is a real possibility.
Now engagements is a different story.
Because the location and the time of the year was so enticing I was willing to schedule in this trip to do the engagements at no extra cost but that of covering my expenses. Part of that was because it was later notice and I didn’t have anything scheduled between two Saturday weddings anyway. It was a lot of traveling to get here and it was a long photo-shoot that would make the most in shape person pretty tired but it was very very fulfilling and fun.
(Guest writer Keri Neal) Images by Scott Jarvie
One of the top expenses for any wedding is the floral arrangements. Naturally this cost is dependent on the type of flower and quantity. Nonetheless, as a professional photographer, it is important to preserve these beautiful arrangements for all eternity, since the real bouquets will probably only last a week, two at best.
Here is a selection of some colorful Bridal Bouquets.
Typically, the style and formality of the wedding will influence and establish the style of bouquet that is selected. The bouquet can be composed of one kind of flower or a garden’s worth. A bouquet complements the bride’s personality and attire, remaining in the visual theme of the day.
They can be personalized bouquets by choosing flowers that are expressive to the couple’s backgrounds and beliefs. Colorful flowers that match your wedding palette is an obvious way to personalize your bouquet. Colorful adornments — from ribbons and lace to beads or feathers — will make any bouquet meaningful.
Check out the rest of the photos of Kate and Kaleb on the SmugMug Event!
Pick your backdrop is a lesson I stressed during my 10 day photography workshop bootcamp.
It goes far beyond picking your location. You can have the person stand in the same spot and get lots and lots of different backdrops by constantly changing your position and your lens.
These were all taken in a short distance from eachother and the theme was using the vegetation around… but the results were varied.
In most of the pictures you can assume that just out of frame there was something that was distracting and that’s why i chose the angle and the framing that I chose.
Kudos to the bride that was so gung-ho about pictures she was willing to be places for pictures that made my job so much easier.
For instance down below the flower bed was not very large and her willingness to go up hill a little made my job much easier making the flower bed look much more full.
Here’s a link to the full gallery online.
Hey this is Scott I’m back again
Well here we are again… where did we leave off?
Well we were fighting bad guys and saving orphans.
Ok Ok we were looking at pictures and hearing about the eventful day in which an eternal family was formed. (And saving defenseless kittens from savage wolves)
It went something like
Bobbie Jane met a boy
He took her into his arms
They sat there on the pier contemplating their future
Sometimes doing dip kisses
He then took her to the Temple
Now he’s married to Bobbie Jane
And now you’re caught up…
So finally we can get down to business and talk about the PARTY
(A celebration of love if you will)
A time for…
I present to you a single rose
Ah how sweet I am.
There’s a story about this little guy… see he was in the trash heap. There were a billion (only a slight exageration) flowers at this reception, it was flower city, the flowers were all amazing.
This little flower didn’t make the cut… but I liked it grabbed it and carried it for a bit… not even sure why.
Then I started taking detail shots. I said to myself why not put this on the table and shoot it like a close up ring or something layong on the nice table cloth.
Bam! now it’s one of my favorites, but this might only be because I knew the story and I’m emotionally compromised and it might just be OK.
OK back to the task at hand… remember how I said I photographed a wedding in Idaho. Well I’m not even gonna talk about the reception much yet, maybe tomorrow.
Except to show you how it ended.
It ended with a Flash and a Whirl… get it?
Now you’ll be back tomorrow… it’s like crack, you must know, you have to know… you have no choice. You are getting sleepy, very sleepy.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Bobbie Jane and David
Come on out
You might remember them from such oldies as Couple in front of Golden gate amd couple on boardwalk
Or couple next to plane
We’ll go ahead and divide this wedding day up into a couple of posts.
The ceremony was actually the 2nd part of the day after the First Look earlier that day at La Caille where they’d later return for the reception.
The ceremony was at a church in Park City where the bride’s dad is a pastor.
The bride was my first intern last year and so she knew a lot about wedding and planned a wonderful wedding.
If you want to see a bunch of highlights go here for now – and/or wait for the future posts
There were several photographers assisting me… this picture (above) was taken by my associate Amanda
Kind of the typical items in the list of bridal details are Veils, Shoes and Flowers
But too often missing is a fun hat. haha
Yes not too many can pull it off.
These pictures were taken early last year… I was assisting a friend. I was busy on another wedding the day of this brides wedding. Even though I got to show up at the wedding for a moment since both were at the same location.
- Shoes – Check
- Boquet – Check
- Bride – Check
- Groom – Check
- Good interaction – Check
- Good smiles – Check
- Creative – Check
- Classical looking bench – Check
- Perfect – Maybe next time
They wanted to do something with the bench… I said sure let’s give it a try. At times I’d love to be the planner, think of great ideas way in advance, but then I realize why mess with a good thing.
This is an old wedding phoot back from June.
I’m working a lot of getting the August weddings edited, so I thought I’d throw in an old shoot that has already been done.
To view the full gallery go to http://jarviedigital.smugmug.com/gallery/8936121_reGjq (more…)
This was part of an early morning photowalk.
The same one mentioned in the previous post about photo things happening this week in Utah.
I had my handy dandy 14-24 lens out to get super duper close to the flowers. This was like a few inches from the flowers
To view them all… or view them in a better format check them out here
We got there about an hour before sunrise… but this was a while later when the sun actually rose.
This moose came up pretty darn close to our group. If I weren’t in a group of about 20 people I probably would have scampered away like a scared little school girl. But I figured I was faster than at least a couple of people.
Lanscapes up in that area is pretty stellar (See Below)
Thought it would be nice to put the two of these together with the engagements I just posted of them
Are they technically called “Formals” since the groom was there too? I’m not sure
But since I wasn’t going to be around for the wedding (conflict of weddings) while i was there I did these.
Yes I know… It looks somewhat fake eh?
We did shoot middle of the day because I went 4-wheeling later that day.
So I was happy for the chance to get into some shade.
I do like that she had these flowers… they look real don’t they?!
They really liked these types of plants… I thought they were awesome.
I put the f stop up high to catch a bit more of the sun and of course flash to light up the foreground (them)
To view the full gallery, go to http://jarviedigital.smugmug.com/gallery/8945147_58bsd
View the rest of the post for more tips etc