Friday, June 29, 2012

Sharon and Matt's Wedding

I was recently hired to photograph a wedding for a happy young couple.  This event was a very casual affair in the spacious backyard of a home.  They also kept it quite small, just a few friends and family, some flew in all the way from Illinois.  Though it was casual, it had a lot of wonderful cute touches.  For example, the ring bearer was the bride's dog.  The rings were in a pouch tied with ribbon around her neck.  The programs that were handed out to the attendees were also fans that you could spread out and use.  That's kind of handy for an outdoor summer wedding.  The final part of the ceremony was that afterwards the wedding party all mounted bicycles and rode away from the house.  The bride and groom rode a bicycle built for two with "Just Married" signs on the front and back.  The reception was held an hour later at the Basque Center in downtown Boise.  This was a very fun wedding and I had a great time shooting it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Contemporary Guide To A Successful Marriage Copyright 1959

Last week I shot the cast photos for Daisys Madhouse's production of A Contemporary Guide to Marriage Copyright 1959.  This was a hilarious comedy that poked fun at the expectations of married life back in the 1950s.  The shoot itself was pretty challenging since Daisys Madhouse is a relatively young theater company and they had only five stage lights.  Adding to this, one of the lights was burning very amber.  So I had to work to filter that down.  Watching the show in person you didn't notice it much but it really showed up in the pictures when one side of an actor's face was completely yellow.  Under the circumstance I'm pretty pleased with how the pictures turned out.  That's good since this cast deserves the best pictures I could create for them.