This birthday shoot changed my photography. I said yes to take this client’s work because of his daughter, who I was the second shooter for her wedding. Since her beautiful wedding and their experience with my photography, they book me for their family events. And I am very happy that they did this time also.
This is the first time I shoot a 70th birthday event. And I didn’t know much how I could take a portrait of the birthday baby today. but I went with what I felt right. After taking some indoor shots and details. I took them as a couple out for a small shoot. I just told them to be on some places so that I could check the lighting and stuff and talked with them.
After 4 to 5 minutes I was done, and they were asking are we gonna take images or this is not a good location. I smiled and said. I got all the shots I needed and showed some images back of my camera and they were amazed.
And I showed their daughter some images as well on camera, and the words she told. “Jeg har aldri sett them smile slikt” That is what makes me proud and authentic. And very happy that I could deliver them images with pride!
I have never been happier after an event shoot, And I am very thankful for getting this kind of shoot.
With beautiful wedding memories in my mind, I am taking a break from weddings. Since I am a hobby pro photographer, bassist, father to 2 wonderful girls and having daily work to go to, I choose to use more time on my family and kids while they are kids. And I will be back soon or after.
I took this wedding because it is very special to me. She used to be a model for my hobby projects. And I told her that time that I will be her photographer for their wedding day. Little did I knew that my words will become true and that they will have me on their big day to photograph their event.
Met them the first time, when I was out and taking seascape/landscape images at Molnes beach in 2017. They were there with their photographer for their engagement shoot. And I captured this image above with them posing for their shoot. We did say hello and talk a bit after their shoot and showed this image on the back of my camera. and they exchanged their contact information so that I could send them the photograph. That is how we got to know and she became a model for some of my projects.
Wedding photography not only makes you better at photography. You also get to know the people when families and friends are sharing their story witch even makes a photographer emotional.
I am very thankful to get beautiful weddings like this.