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Hamilton Portrait and Wedding Photographer | Oz Photography

 Weddings can be stressful enough without having to worry about your photographer. Most of the time a photographer has many variables in our heads. We have to think of things like exposure, lighting whether its day or night. When you hire a wedding photographer make sure you hire someone with good people skills. Excellent communication skills is vital in photographing a wedding. We need to take input from your wedding party and other family members and make sure you get the photos you need.

The goal here is to look for pictures that might not be high on your photographer’s priority list. For instance, your photographer might not know that a picture of your aunt and uncle dancing is important to you, and might not include them in the final edits. This process is helpful for the photographer, too.

We must be like a conductor to make sure that the photographs required all come together. My job as a wedding photographer is to build trust from the start. I try to use humour to make everyone feel at ease. I always strongly suggest that I sit down with you prior to the wedding to ensure the shots you want are communicated to me. Also in the era of Pinterest, social media, magazines brides will see ideas and please bring these requests to me. While I have great experience with poses there are always some shots that the wedding party have seen and desire. I also like to explain my workflow after the wedding to help you understand the work afterwards. In other words how I go about making my selects for you to review.

As a photographer, one of the things that concerns me is when I am shooting the bride during her triumphant walk down the aisle with her Dad, and I see a dozen bright screens of cell phones and a tablet or two leaning into the aisle to snap that personal photo for Instagram. These screens will not only be an ugly distraction in the peripheral of the photo and will make the photo look dated in the coming years, but most importantly, it takes away from the special moment of the bride walking towards her groom. If this is something that would bother you, ask the officiant to make an announcement right before the ceremony about the use of these devices during the procession and recession (also mentioning that the bride and groom have hired a wedding photographer for a reason, and for them to just relax, enjoy, and take the experience in with their eyes, not their phones.

 

Mark Osborne – Portrait and Wedding Photographer

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 Hamilton Portrait and Wedding Photographer | Oz Photography

2016sep04_sue_tony-265September 4, 2016 Suellen and Tony were married at Carmens Banquet Center. The wedding was 12 hours in length starting from a downtown Hamilton hotel for Suellen and the girls and from a home in Burlington for Tony and the guys. This wedding required 2 photographers and while I photographed the girls getting ready my second photographer Christine photographed the guys.

Then it was on to Dundurn Castle to do all the photo shoots prior to the actual ceremony at Carmens. The day could not have been better, it was partly sunny and cool. At Dundurn Castle it was decided to do a reveal with Suellen and Tony. Each of them waited on each side of a park structure waiting in anticipation of seeing one another. As you can appreciate the emotions run high knowing the person you are marrying is on the other side of the wall!

As a wedding photographer this is one of the most important shots you cannot miss, the tears, joy, love and excitement all shown within a few seconds. The bridal party went wild when they embraced one another. As a wedding photographer you are also hit with delayed emotion after you have captured the shots. This is one reason why I love what I do and am grateful to be trusted as a part of theirs lives together.

Then it was off to do all the family photos, relatives from England and Africa attended this wedding and lots of friends, co-workers. As I mentioned the ceremony was at Carmens Banquet Center in Hamilton. One of the highlights of the evening were the African dancers,. They were incredible and had everyone in the room up on their feet dancing to the African drums.

 

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  • December 14, 2013

Hamilton Portrait and Wedding Photographer | Oz Photography

These days almost everyone out there has some kind of camera whether it be a smartphone or a point and shoot camera. Your family member, relative or friend may have an expensive camera and the best of intentions, but they probably don’t have the experience to adjust exposure or have an understanding of typical camera settings, change lenses on the fly, properly lighted portraits or pose group photos.

An entire wedding shot on a camera’s auto setting makes for a regrettable album. These days cameras are abundant in smart phones and other devices and can take a reasonable snap shot photographs but will they match the equipment and skill of a professional photographer? Of course not.

A missed first kiss , an out-of-focus flower girl, a poorly lit bridal portrait — these are some of the things that ruin wedding pictures. While friends and family may be well-equipped to take snapshots before and after the ceremony, you need a professional wedding photographer to create gorgeous images and to catch those fleeting action moments that only happen once in a lifetime.

A professional has done these events time and time again and know what to do and when to do it. The professional has an array of equipment to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch from a technical standpoint. However photography is an art form and skills are learned from over the years to make sure we capture the essence of your event.

Whether it be a portrait, engagement or a wedding a professional photographer is an “Architect of Your Precious Memories” Don’t trust these memories to anyone else. Hire a pro.

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