OK – I know I’m not the best at writing up a storm, let alone keeping an ongoing journal of my work like most photographers do these days. So Atlanta Wedding Photojournalism has had a bit of a hiatus over the middle of 2012. My son Michael and now daughter in law Kelly were married (above) which yours truly shot the wedding. I’ve been preoccupied with trying to combat the challenges of a very slow news cycle in my photojournalism for the media here in Atlanta. I’m still rolling a lot of video in between my stills for newsprint and television and speaking with a lot of subjects for audio reports for radio. So I haven’t been very good at keeping my clients up to date with my weddings. As a wedding photographer, I have been working with other photographers and their respective companies forging new partnerships. This has been very enriching for me personally as I hope it has been for my friends and their respective businesses. It is my goal to post more photography to the blog in the coming weeks and months and give you a sense of what I’m up to. For those of you familiar with my media work, there are those places online where my work appears easily found on Google. And to keep up with my daily work in the media – please follow me on Twitter. It actually gives you some news you can use!
Weddings bring a whole new experience for children to explore. It is probably their first encounter with pageantry, pomp and circumstance – and they love it! Most of them do……. except the occasional reluctant ring bearer or flower girl. Little girls and boys are amazed at how beautiful the bride looks and stand-off staring in awe at this fairy princess, larger-than-life. The groom – just like in the movies! This usually lasts until the reception, when they discover their dance partner is either the bride or groom and then they have a new playmate. The dance floor becomes a playground and bottled up energy finds its release there. That’s also where a good number of pictures are made at least at most of the Atlanta venues I have been to.
However, great pictures of children can be made throughout the wedding day you just have to be looking for them. As a photojournalist, I’m using a camera to tell a story, looking for all kinds of people, moments and events that mark the day like compass points. Children often bring energy and a sparkle to the day. Nieces, nephews and cousins nowadays are spread all over the United States. It’s important to have these relatives in the mix of your photos because the next time a couple sees them may be months if not years down the road.