Happy Anniversary to this sweet couple! Married at the Tendue in the Ford Building (portland Oregon) this small intimate wedding was just as sweet as the couple, I just love a couple that gets ready together. Its so sweet to spend those moments of anticipation together and honestly I still cant get over that emerald Wedding dress! Please enjoy these Wedding pictures :)
I love being a Wedding Photographer because its a little bit of so many types of photography. Its documentary, its details and macro photography, its lifestyle. I love the mixture of posed and candid shots. I am always trying to get a little better at the candids, it can be challenging to put the people around you at ease. Its a unique balance of being personable and social with wedding guests but also being a fly on the wall and letting everything happen around you but not interfere. Ive listened to so many lectures on different photographers approaches to how to do this, Ive done intense planning, I've winged it. Ive tried so many approaches and I honestly can say its just takes practice. Heres to so much more practice in 2024!!!
“I see it’s coming. Nudity Fortress, Naked Garment."
Mai Ide and Pcp are a BIPOC art collective. The title of this project is “I see it’s coming. Nudity Fortress, Naked Garment" I have been lucky enough to photography is work a couple times now, following it through Art Shows throughout the city. Watching it and the artists evolve and putting together this shoot was really incredible.
Mai had a clear vision. Her work is visual and interactive. Its clean and somewhat whimsical. I also find it thought provoking, so deep and so lovely. I obviously adore it but I don't want to interpret it. That is for the artist and then the audience to do.
As the photographer I am the bridge between the artist and the audience and my goal is to make the artist voice speak loud and clear. Working to see Mai's vision so that I could clearly photograph it was one of those creative challenges that just thrills me!
Beyond that I offer no other description of this work or what it means. I encourage you to be the audience here and then seek out these artists to learn more.
Here are a bunch of links to start with!
Naked Garment Website
Author: ELLE JAMES
Wedding & Portrait Photography
*has camera, WILL TRAVEL*