Forget The Soup…. There’s A Fly On Our Rings!

Aleda and WIlliam exchanged wedding vows on September 25th, 2010.  They held an outdoor service at Cherry Hill Estates just outside of Steinbach. The bride really wanted to use St. Boniface Cathedral in WInnipeg for some of their photographers, so that’s exactly what we did. I started in the city at the Cathedral with the just two of them.  After just over an hour we proceeded to drive out to Cherry Hill where another photographer friend of mine Marlene Fast HLM, MPA, SPA, F.Ph.  of Marlene’s Designer Portraits from Mitchell Manitoba caught up with us and gave me a hand for the remainder of the day.
At Cherry Hill we proceeded to use the water and the dock – as you’ll see  as Marlene took a couple images of me lying on the dock to get the angle I want.   As I am known for doing whatever it takes to get the photograph I want, I am getting a rather large collection of myself lying in the middle of the road as cars wiz past me, hanging off the edge of a dock with my dress shoes inches from the water,  balancing high on the top of my step ladder (did I mention I’m kinda afraid of heights?) etc.  Thankfully, I have never gone so far as to require extra insurance in my pursuit of the correct angle…as of yet!
As Aleda & WIlliam’s  wedding was a little low key (the bridal party was not that large and the family members who were able to attend were not that many) the couple originally only requested a relatively smaller album – only 20 pages.  Well, once they had seen the images they had so many they loved that they expanded the album  2 1/2 times the size they originally requested to approximately 50 pages!  Though tough, they felt they would be able to make the hard decisions to eliminating enough images to fit in a 50 page album, while it was impossibly for them to narrow the images they loved down enough to fit into only a 20 page album.  That was fantastic, as if they loved the images so much already, then they would be ecstatic with them after I finish all the enhancements, artwork, and design the finished album!
Every image I present to my clients is enhanced, making an incredible difference to the final product.  The images below from their wedding are not fully enhanced yet.  They only having some effects and toning done to them as well as overall colour and density corrections.  For me that is just the start of the finishing process – where so many photographers call this step their finished art worked images. Nope – not for me!  There are blemishes, blotchy skin, facial lines that need to be reduced and enhanced.  Certain areas need to be darkened, while others need to be lightened.  As dramatic a difference that these image already are from what a lot of other photographers provide their clients, the finished album will be that much different as well from what you are already seeing.  When I send out a finished album, wall portrait, gift images, etc, out the door my goal is to amaze the couple, their family and all their friends.
Below is a cross section of some of the images from their wedding – the ones I decided to post on my blog:
Oh, as for the fly…..  I was taking a close-up of the rings and this fly wanted to check out the action.  I decided to get him in a couple of the shots – doing some with him and some after I got him to take  hike. Well, apparently he’s now a star as the couple decided they wanted him in their album!  LOL

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