Monday, September 28, 2009

Chance


















In my humble opinion, the art of photography is best produced when there is nothing in the way between the eye, the heart, the subject and the inspiration. Kinda like a golf swing, the best ones come with little thought, just a relaxed reaction, no analysis, just swing. It’s the analysis for me that creeps in at times, interrupting the calm for the litany of details, concerns and questions, such as,“ is this the right lens, am I too wide, too long, flash, no flash, drag the shutter, white balance, ISO, bounce, hard light, where’s the light. The short hand that photographers speak speed through my mind as bride and groom meet for the first time or have their first dance, embrace their parents, love their friends; a thousand moments and a thousands choices. It’s at this time when the anxiety has built and rush of the day has peaked that I take a deep breath and pray, “show me God how to best bless them, direct my eye, be the best in me.” Some would say that the photography of capturing genuine moments is something left to chance, I would say it’s taking the chance. Faith is the key. With all that said here are some images from Erin & Ryan.
Their wedding was a beautiful blend of glamour, fun and a little funk, thank you both and God Bless.

C

8 comments:

CRAMER said...

CHRIS! These are incredible. Love this post. Thanks for sharing :)

Keels Photography said...

thanks so much Sarah, so good to see your face!!

Awesomefest said...

So well put. I really struggle with that too. Thanks for putting it into words. I learn so much from you.

Nick

lady lee said...

so good.

Farrah said...

Well said. If you ever want to quit photography (which you better not!!) you can take up writing.

Carl McKinney said...

These are amazing!!! I should be fired because I've gotten nothing done at work because of your transcendent imagery. The one of the bride and her bridesmaids laughing is an image by which all wedding photos should be judged. just sayin *bow down*

Lisa Hernandez-Justice said...

Amazing amazing amazing!!! These pictures have such a poetic feeling. I especially love the one of the bride looking down and over her shoulder. Clay and I watched you photograph this bride on the rooftop from our bride's room. We knew you were getting some sweet shots! Awesome.

Fernando Cola├žo said...

Great photos. Very dynamic and well composed pictures. You have a very good sense for the right moment. It is great. Congrats.