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Style and Excellence

I think one of the challenges to being a new wedding photographer, like me, is the absence of a large enough body of work that allows new clients to form an opinion of ¬†what their images might look like. Yes, I could spend ten years second-shooting, after all I love doing this, but I’m also just a tiny bit impatient to get myself out there.

One of the great things about photography, as compared to a more physical visual art like sculpture, is that it really doesn’t take as much to produce some examples that represent a range finished works in various styles.

So here are three examples; a  fresh modern, a more classic black & white, and something from the old-school; and a kitschy vintage look for fun.

The backstory to these shots is kind of interesting; this is a model from a group shoot at WPPI in Las Vegas. The group was orgainzed into an ‘indoor group’ and ‘outdoor group’, and she was supposed to be outside – except the weather turned so she came back. So while everyone inside was busy shooting the pinup model, I decided it would be way more interesting to shoot some candids and not let the moment pass me by. I only got a few minutes before the other photographers realized what was going on and descended like locusts, but I already got my shots and was a happy camper.

If you’re wondering about the name in the banner, noeldodd.com… I’ve switched the banner before I’ve gone live with my new site. Once you put your name on something – not in the background – but right up front – you really have to be comfortable that the quality of the work is something you can be proud of. That’s my new yardstick, in fact. I’ve replaced ‘perfect’, which is a darn near impossible, time-sucking goal – with ‘excellence’.

If I’m proud of it, if it’s excellent, then I’m good.