There comes a day when a photographer has to call on all his/her photographic experience to make a shoot successful. Sarah and Patrick took advantage of David's special wedding package and the big day was on Friday July 10th. As contracted, David was there the entire day, even arriving at the venue The Farley Plantation in Milner, Georgia, before the bride. This day turned in to a exercise in photo endurance as well as the photographic principles that needed to be applied. It was,. . . also a day of firsts. As previously stated, not only was this a long day, almost 13 hours of constant shooting - minus a couple of breaks here and there, David also had to call upon my entire bag of tricks to meet the needs and requests of the clients.
On this day, David dealt with indoor and outdoor shooting, environmental light changes (we started in the morning, and ended at night), the weather was damn hot and it varied from partly to mostly cloudy - it rained a little too. David had to do some macro photography, scene photos such as the main hall and setting, all the way to handling large amounts folks for group shots. Much of the flash lights utilized were off camera flash utilizing pocketwizards. David even did some long exposure "sparklers" photos for a bit of pyrotechnic fun. Needless to say this was a long and challenging day but well worth it when looking at the images.
Three lenses were utilized this day. The Tamron 17-55mm f2.8, the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 telephoto and the Tokina 100mm Macro lense f2.8. This set of lenses allowed David the photographically cover all the bases.
The most difficult part of the day was the long day itself. We arrived at the venue at 10:00 am and we weren't done until 10:45 pm. David and his assistant had very few breaks and we were constantly on the move. Another shooter, Jennifer Cameron, also came by to be a second shooter for about 4 hours as well and that was a big help.
All in all, a very long and exhausting day, however it was very successful and well worth every minute of it.