With the launch of Tahoe Wedding Movies behind us some people have been asking if we provide wedding photography as well. Yes, yes, yes!
The main reason I got back into the video world is because my passion for photography and the ability our DSLR's have with making movies. My background with digital video, editing, and Sean's expertise with cinematography, editing, and everything else in the media realm naturally led us to join forces for Tahoe Wedding Movies. Photography though, is what gets me excited. Actually -- making movies is exciting too -- but photography is just a whole different challenge that I really enjoy.
When making movies we're always conscientious of what we're doing and why, both during the shoot and afterwards in the editing room. We go in with a plan and then roll with the punches as plans don't usually work out when shooting a documentary style movie. But the plan gives us a firm foundation to build on with what's given to us. And so one of the reasons photography is so different from video is there's almost two chances to make the product amazing with video. The first is while we're shooting. Of course, we have to get the shots and when we occasionally miss one we beat ourselves up for it. But when/if we do we can still re-create the story in the editing room. That's where we extract all the feelings and emotions that were present during the ceremony and reception. It's a side of a wedding keepsake that photography can so rarely come close to.
What I love about wedding photography is that there really is no second chances. The challenge is so different because you have to capture it right the first time. During the wedding I'm always looking around to see what else is happening around me besides the obvious. The main event might be the bride and groom saying their vows to each other, no doubt an important event to capture, but behind me in the pew might be the father, mother, or brother of the bride with tears rolling down their cheeks. Those are the story telling elements of photography that would otherwise never be told if I don't pay attention and take that picture. And then editing photos is mostly about making the image look the way it's supposed to because our cameras don't always get it right, and that's why we shoot RAW so we can manipulate the image how we want to. Of course we like to put our creative touch on the images but sometimes too much post-processing will take away from the story already within the image.
This leads me to the next question I've been asked recently. Do we provide packages for both photography and video? Again, yes we do!
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