Hello everyone! I wanted to write about, and maybe even gush about, our recent winter session Jeff and I had with another photographer. You see, Jeff and I have been together (as of now) for ten and a half years. You would think, within all that time, we would have had our pictures taken at some point, right? Well, no… So long as you don’t count our wedding, we have had a whopping zero photo sessions, at least, until January 19, 2019 that is.
A couple of weeks ago, Jeff and I had the great honor of photographing, and performing, the marriage between our cousin Rebecca, and her fiance, Kyle. You may be wondering, “Wait, aren’t you guys just photographers?” Yes we are, however, I (Jess), am also ordained in the State of Michigan (by the American Marriage Ministries) to perform marriages. This was my first time performing a marriage, and it touched me in ways I never contemplated before. However, this isn’t about me, this is about them. So, with that being said, let’s learn more about this beautiful Michigan Winter Elopement!
If you’ve been reading along on our “It’s not the camera” series… we are pleased to let you know that this post will follow the same theme. Which, outlines the notion that any dedicated camera can help you in bringing your photographic vision to life! If you have an interest in learning photography in the more traditional sense, you’ll be happy to know that it doesn’t necessarily require thousands of dollars of equipment to begin learning and start shooting. The most modest of dSLR or Mirrorless models will do just fine.
If you’ve ever gone on vacation, cell phone in hand, and returned home to find your photos somewhat lacking when you look them over on your computer’s larger screen (or even if you’ve printed them to the same effect)… This post is for you!
For this “It’s not the camera” installment, I’d like to demonstrate that sometimes we might benefit with less skepticism. Most important in regards to this series is not to dismiss your ability to capture amazing imagery, regardless of the tools you use (It’s not the camera, after all)… As a bonus, don’t always completely dismiss something that might seem obviously to be “phishing”. If you are planning on putting your work out there for sale, sometimes, you’ll see, it is worth taking a bit of a chance.