The more comfortable you get with your equipment and anticipation of events, the easier aspects of shooting a wedding become. And ease is death for creativity. Because there are things I *know* will work – set up my light here, use this lens, say these things – I know they will produce good results. As you trim away the opportunity for poor results, you also trim away the transcendent accidents. And so you have to play around even more to bring in those challenges – finding new places to shoot, less intuitive ways to use your lighting, more challenging techniques.
All of that is to say, I spend a lot of my days editing weddings and putting together complicated panoramas and flash composites that most people never notice. I do this for myself as a creative person, and I do this for my clients so they have something unique and unexpected, and I do it for the wedding community, which continually pushes everyone to adapt or be made obsolete.
So, in no particular order, where my time has gone, as expressed in 9 photos: (note: I have put most of these in as *large* photos for retina displays, so they might take a while to load. If you don’t have a fancy display, it is worth clicking to view the full sized images)