Patrick looks back at Lisa one last time before getting a wedding ring tattoo right before their wedding at Midtown Loft and Terrace on Saturday. I just finished the busiest weekend of my career — so far and likely ever — and through a great deal of careful planning we showed up each day much better rested than the bride and groom. Now I look back on so many wonderful moments from 57 hours of shooting and it overwhelms me. Where to begin? So I will begin simply sharing images that make me happy, and this image made both Tatiana and I tear up a bit. I feel so lucky to be a part of moments like this.
No matter how long we’re in this business, we should never stop learning and growing and pushing ourselves. One of the ways I did this in 2012 was to try to push myself to capture the first kiss in creative ways. There’s a good reason I hadn’t done this before, of course — this is an extremely important moment that really doesn’t need embellishing, so it’s more important to just capture it than to be fancy and risk not capturing it. But this is an outgrowth of using second shooters and assistants I really trust. When I see a shot that can benefit from a risky technique, I tell them beforehand “OK, your job is just to get the first kiss straight-up and close, keep it simple. I’m going to do something wacky.” For Annie and Bill the wackiness was a tilt-shift to capture the overhead lights, as well as an SB-900 I’d placed behind the altar before the ceremony started, turning a very dark scene into this.
A tender hold during Emily and Myles’s first dance. Myles has these incredible hands. Thank you for responding to my telepathy and putting them in the perfect position.
Going through some old work for a very exciting project. Not just a fun moment, but a special one, as this was right at the turn of the second. full wedding here: http://www.ryanbrenizer.com/2012/01/liberty-house-wedding-elizabeth-and-anthony/
Three days in to the party, a first dance.
A statement of purpose, an existential proclamation, and, given the tends of thousands crowding the quad, an extremely useful piece of forethought.