crazy dreams

Have you ever had one of those dreams before an exam where you find yourself in a large classroom, the clock is ticking really loudly and everybody’s got their heads down scribbling away like mad while you’re staring at the exam papers and you just don’t remember anything you’ve studied? Well I had the photography equivalent of that all week before the wedding last weekend. I didn’t just have one either…I had FOUR photography related disaster dreams. I thought I was going insane!

Dream #1 – This took place early in the week. I dreamt that I turned up to a wedding and forgot to charge my batteries and couldn’t take any photos.

Dream #2 – My favouritest photographer, Jose Villa, came to Sydney to do a workshop and I didn’t have any money to attend it. I was feeling extremely sad and he looked at me with a “you poor thing” expression.

Dream #3 – This took place a two days before the wedding. I dreamt that I went to a night time wedding, the bridal party was already in church and on the stage singing away. I went to that wedding with one camera body, one lens, one battery and a single 4GB card! I had forgotten everything at home and couldn’t go back to get it.

At this stage, I was freaking out ‘cos this has never happened to me before. Needless to say, I made sure I had everything packed and ready earlier than usual. Then…

Dream #4 – This took place on the morning of the wedding. I dreamt that I woke up at 3:24pm and had missed the entire ceremony.

I bolted right out of bed and was up well before the alarm was due to go off. Talk about going crazy!! Anyway, the wedding went fine and I didn’t forget to bring anything =p

Here’s a sneak peek:

And for anyone who thinks “wow your camera takes nice photos” (yes I have copped that before), this is what it looks like unprocessed (btw I shoot RAW so I’m not speaking for the JPG folks):

I went to the Hunter Valley the day after the wedding for an engagement shoot and a bit of hanging out with friends. I was looking through the photos today and I couldn’t stop smiling. I’m definitely a people photographer. Landscapes and still life and other stuff is great and all but seeing people smile and laugh in my photographs is really what makes me happy. Too bad I can’t hang those photos on my walls at home…that would just be bizarre and totally stalker like =p

Some pics of my “assistants”.

Eric just loves to take out my reflector…even when I don’t need to use it =)

Okies, I’m off to do more post processing!