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San Diego Convention Center Wedding Photography

GETTING CREATIVE WITH THAT WEDDING PARTY:  Wedding party photos have always been a little tricky for me.  In most weddings, the cocktail hour is already raging, everyone in the wedding party has a beer or cocktail in their hands and it's my responsibility to pull a creative rabbit out of my camea, oh yea and we were supposed to be done 10 minutes ago!  Hmmm.  Not to mention, the bride and groom are distracted with having a good time and everyone is looking at me like, "what is this silly photographer guy going to make me do, stand on my head?"  I was definitely swimming upstream and these photos were quickly becoming my least favorite to shoot.  So, I decided to begin planning these photos a little bit more by getting the bride and groom involved before the wedding day by asking them how they envision these shots coming together.  I began to bring sample photos with me on the wedding day to illustrate the concept to everyone.  Wow, MUCH easier.  So in this wedding, Rachelle and Daniel ended up wrangling their own wedding party into place, got some  exciting and memorable wedding party photos and I ended up enjoying the creative process.  On a general note, I want to give a big shout-out to Rachel with Bliss Events for pulling off an amazing day for everyone.

I'm always getting my inspiration from the work of other artists. and industry leaders. 

As Albert Einstein famously said:

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

None-the-less, I want to give a big shout-out to Jesh de Rox for inspiring this specific slow shutter shot.  Here is his version... and mine.



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Reader Comments (6)

love this set of photos !!!!

Sep 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersimon.the.photo

you rock aaaron!

Sep 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermichele terry

Love this set of photos! Love love the idea for the bridal party shots.

Oct 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOnada

Everyone can't stop talking about how great these photos came out! You are truly amazing at what you do!

Love this set! What a great looking couple! And what an amzing shot of the moving wedding party!

Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia Borgo

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