Friday, June 29, 2012

Photog Talk - 2nd Shooter, 3rd Shooter, and Seniors! Oh My...

So, it's been an interesting couple of weeks for me.  Recently, I was asked by my friend Jeremy if I would like to work part time @ Montag Studio - where he happens to be the creative director, head photographer, and...well you all can refer to him as The Most Amazing Person Ever...at least that's how it sounds to me when people there talk about him, lol.  I know Jeremy from our days in college working at Wal-Mart.  Our motivation there was lacking and we harbored a bit of a sour attitude...hence the friendship.  Anyways, he went on to study photography and has made a name for himself there at Montag.  Ok, enough about Jeremy, this blog is about me :) 

So, last week he texted "begging" me to be a 3rd shooter at a wedding.  Yes, 3rd shooter.

 I texted back, "Uh, who has a 3rd shooter??  Why are you asking me?  You must be really desperate."

I, of course, agree to be his wallflower photographer.  My job was to not look as clueless.

He then says these 2 things, "Just have fun....seriously no pressure....BUT take good pictures..."

Uhhhh what what?! 

To make a long story short, I clearly need more wedding experience! Nervousness aside, it was fun.  It was interesting to see what equipment they used for lighting, their team huddles to make sure everyone was on the same page, and how efficient they were.  It's not quite like what I do as a day job:)  Everyone was very nice and the 2nd shooter, Cody, let me follow him around like a puppy dog :)  Poor guy.

Remember my new friend Mallory?  Here's a picture of her.  I like to put a face with the name.  Isn't she pretty?  She's single fella's *wink wink*  LOL - cuz I'm sure my blog has a huge male following.

 She also works for Montag and has her own successful photography business on the side.  Well, thank God we get along because she was crazy enough to ask me to be her 2nd shooter at weddings!  I was like, "Whaaat? Are you sure?  Do you need more time to think this through?"  I'm not going to lie, it was the confidence boost I needed...that she saw enough potential in me to be her 2nd shooter.  It's definitely something I'll take seriously.  I'm excited about all the things I'll learn from her and from THE ALL GREAT JEREMY, lol :) 


Now onto my first senior photos :) Meet Ashley and Lynnzey.  If you couldn't tell, they are BFF and they are the Class of 2013!  When I graduated high school (1999), these beautiful girls were 4!  In my head, 30 doesn't sound that old,  but I'm sure to the class of 2013, 30 means death is around the corner. 

As expected, it started out a bit awkward. They weren't sure what to do with their hands or how to sit, but luckily we figured it out.  By the second location, they started warming up to me...it helped when I asked about my husband (he's their art teacher). 

Me, "So is he just as nerdy in school as he is at home??"

The girls, "Oh yeah, definitely.  He always talks about Star Wars and stuff..." 

Me, "...I'm sorry"

I mean what do you say when your husbands students confirm he's a nerd ALL THE TIME?  I chose to apologize, lol.

Anyways, here are a few more photos from their shoot.  They did an awesome job and they were so much fun! 











By far, my favorite shot :)  See, I'll say it a thousand times, the fun ones are the best.

This weekend:
  • Swimming with my fish child
  • Wedding shoot
  • Girls Night Out aka Night of Debauchery
  • Take Costello to the groomers

4 comments:

Heather Rydin said...

I'm so glad you get to work closely with two of my favorite people in the world!! My husband IS pretty great and Mallory...well...I have stories if you ever want to hear them!! Ha ha. Love your work Cristal!

Mallory Hall said...

You are too sweet my dear! So glad you will be helping out!! My friend Heather may have forgotten that I have just as many stories on her!!! =)

You da bomb my dear!!

Life by Cynthia said...

Loving your work! LOVE the fun ones especially!

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