As a commercial photographer; I do get asked to shoot weddings quite a bit.
Again its not my area of expertise. Wedding photography is a totally different
from what I do for a living. A different skill set .Most of the time I will refer
it to photographer friends that does wedding photography. I have only done
wedding work commercially twice. Both for wedding grown designers; who
wanna showcase their couture collections.
When a good friend is getting married; naturally I was ask to shoot their wedding.
As much as I am honored to be chosen as their wedding photographer; I was
also fearful as I am NOT a wedding photographer! As I couldn’t google a good
reason to reject this project; here starts a wedding shot by a commercial
photographer. All fingers crossed!
As a commercial photographer, I always discuss with the client about the
art direction and concept of the shoot. We had about 2 session of brain storming
to zoom down to the concept that I propose. As the couple are both from the
military; I decided to title the shoot as TOP SECRET. As in the army training,
there is always “lesson”. We have decided to have 12 lessons interpreted
through 12 photos for their wedding photo albums.
We needed to travel to a few different location to get the shot done. This entire
project took us 2 full days to completed. Below are my humble wedding photos
folio and hopefully my last. LOL!