Tomorrow is a really exciting day for me. Tomorrow I am second shooting a wedding with the amazing Kelly Prizel. In the spring, one of my sessions was featured on her wedding resource blog: So You’re EnGAYged. As someone who is allied with the LGBT community, I have been a huge fan of her blog, and was absolutely honored to have my work featured there. In August I received an email out of the blue from Kelly, asking if I would be interested in second shooting with her. I could not say YES fast enough. So tomorrow is the big day, and I am so excited and ready to rock it! (And maybe just a liiiiiittle nervous, if I’m being totally honest.)
I don’t often use flash in my work. Like… never, actually. I understand the principles of flash, and have no problem using one when absolutely necessary, but I feel like one of the things that I’m very good at is finding natural light, no matter the situation… finding the right angles, even if it’s somewhat dark. I also have a secret weapon: my D700’s incredible low light capabilities. I can crank my ISO waaaay up with minimal noise/grain. It’s the main reason I decided to stay with Nikon earlier this year when I was considering a switch to Canon. (I am so in love with my D700, it’s kind of embarrassing.) But I’m not taking any chances tomorrow, since the reception will have minimal light, and I’ve been practicing all week with the SB 900 flash… using it in as many different light situations as possible. And as someone who is somewhat anti-flash, I’ve actually been really pleased with the results. I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting.
Here are a couple shots from this week: (Thanks to my friend Dina for being my model!)