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Pre-Wedding Romance Shoots

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, September 22, 2008

Part of the initial deal I have for photographing a wedding is the offer of a pre-wedding Romance Shoot. Currently it’s not costed into the wedding and I don’t hide it by raising other parts of the price list.  Not saying that it’s always going to be free,… but that is the way it is now.

Why?

Because if I don’t know the couple and the couple don’t know me from a bar of soap then this is a fabulous way for us to build a healthy working relationship and a friendship.  After all, I am going to be spending more time with the wedding party than anyone else.  So if a fabulous, enjoyable and fun time is going to be had by all then it’s best we get familiar early.  It’s that simple.

Yesterday we had a romance shoot with Joe and Kristy.  They’re a great pair.  Really got into the idea of a casual photo shoot. Didn’t take them long to relax and get up close and personal :-).

Went up to the pine trees in Kings Park to start with – long grass and mosquitoes – not too many biting thankfully.  Then onto King Street in the heart of Perth and Shafto Lane.  Great places for urbane shooting.  More on them next post.

For now a couple of shots from the first 15 minutes of the shoot yesterday.  It’s quite normal for a couple to be just a bit hesitant and nervous as they get a feel of the sort of things that I would be asking of them.  So if I get pics like these of Kristy and Joe right early in a shoot then I reckon some absolutely fabulous shots will come when the wedding location shoot starts up at the revamped El Caballo Blanco resort where the amazing Andalusian horses have returned after many years. But you will have to wait til November for that.

Come back in a few days for pics from King Street Arts Centre and Shafto Lane.

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Wedding Reception Photobooth

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, September 8, 2008

Felicity and Brant had a photo booth at their reception.  These can be heaps of fun if the guests are right into the celebrations of the occasion – and they were.  If you were there or are friends of Felicity & Brant you can see them all by clicking Akesson Photo Gallery and using Felicity’s surname [before she was married] as the password.

Just a couple of the proofs for now.

If you want to see more click on the “more” or go to the gallery link

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Brant & Felicity’s Rainy Day Wedding

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, June 17, 2008

Never had a rainy day wedding before. I mean a really wet rainy day wedding. But this one was. 24th May was going to be fine,… at least thats what the forecast said a week before. Then come Tuesday onwards the prediction was R.A.I.N. with a capital R. So Friday I spent 4 or 5 hours making sure all the potentially wet weather photo venues were going to be good. And heaps of people were praying for fine weather.

Well it rained. Lots. But you know the only time got even the slightest bit damp was down in Victoria Gardens. Took shelter under a smallish gazebo. And got this photo. Looks great in colour too but I like the old skool sepia🙂

and while the rain came down

What a fabulous couple. And what an amazing bride. You know I reckon I have been blessed with all the brides who have such beautiful personality. Just take Felicity [now don’t get literal about things – she’s married now]. I reckon Brant will wake up in about a years time and it will suddenly really hit home what an awesome wife he has!

Anyway they just took it in their stride and when the rain cleared a tad out we went and we got this one. Don’t ya just love it! And I didn’t have to work hard with those happy faces.

Forget the rain let\'s take photos

And finally a little detail shot of the bride’s bouquet.

Maybe next week a few more. But for now just a sneak peek at what’s to come. Tomorrow a couple of shots from a wedding I was second shooter with Chris Brown.

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Bridal Interlude

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, April 19, 2008

A wedding can be somewhat go-go-go for the newly-weds. The schedule of events gets jam packed with busyness. So nearing the end of some location shoots at the old railway station we took the opportunity to give Sean and Melissa time to take the weight off their feet and catch their breath. No such rest for the photography team though. And just as well,…. the pic we got was great!

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