Thursday, December 11, 2008

The beginning of a journey...

Corsage for the guests

When Tim first asked me to shoot a wedding, I was reluctant. I always thought that wedding photography was unrewarding and I would not derive any pleasure from covering a wedding. However, the idea of trying was enough to make me say yes to Tim.

I went through countless threads of wedding photography and I was slowly inspired by what some would term as "wedding journalism" where pictures replaced words in reenacting the wedding experience.

The shoes

And so I went with Tim, and I wanted to do well. At least, I didn't want to disappoint the bride. After all, it is once in a lifetime. I didn't want to be the guy who messed up the wedding.

Make-up artist at work

From the first click of the shutter, boy was I hooked! The freedom given by the couple (since we were technically free) meant that I could shoot anything, any way I like.

A happy in-law

And I realised how wedding photography can be exciting. When you are chasing for the moment, the rush is quite something else. And it is so rewarding when you look at the LCD screen and you see that you nailed a shot.

A kiss for the lovely bride

So here I am now, ready to embark on a new journey, a new experience. And I thank my friend Tim for showing me the way. Then again, I got a brain fart yesterday and I need to share with him some concept which I will reveal in due time.

From one generation to another

So, wish me luck and I don't know where I will end up in this new journey. But I hope on the way, I will give lots of smiles and create many moments for couples everywhere.

By the way, we set up a site to showcase our work so drop by if you have the time. It is http://toephotos.wordpress.com and no, it is not a toe fetish site. TOE stands for Through Our Eyes.

Tomorrow: Its back to macro! With a new toy!

6 comments:

shineyshine said...

thats exactly how i felt, but i dont know how to describe in words :P

Mark said...

Congrats on your decision mate! Totally know how you feel :)

Wait till the long weekends and hours of processing. Then can I ask you the same question again? Hehehehe

Nicholas Leong said...

@shiney lol glad you are on the same page

@Mark Thanks man :) Haha good thing is that since it is our start-up thingy, we can choose when to stop. At least its not our day job :P

meendee said...

Congrats on the new journey! Wishing you all the best ;)

Nicholas Leong said...

@meendee thanks! :D

Joyce the Photographer said...

Told you, photojournalism is fun. :)