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One camera and one 50mm lens is all I had this past weekend. I always bring something that takes pictures with me at all times, because hey, you never know.  Drove three hours out of town on Saturday to attend the wedding of a young couple. Both the bride and groom are beautiful people, inside and out.

The bride is a very close friend of Bridget that she hasn’t seen in years. Many in attendance were old friends that the wife used to know back in her years of living in LA, so this wedding was a really big reunion for her. It’s actually been a while since I’ve been to a wedding that’s so full of energy and excitement. The event helped me reflect an awful lot about how special my own wife is to me. So I followed her around and started taking pictures of her instead of the bride and groom. Hey, wasn’t my gig!

The reception was held on a farm. Literally, a farm. Driving out to the location, I thought we’d gotten lost. But in amongst the miles of farmland was a small, magical place set up for a perfect wedding reception. Stole the wife away during sunset and we walked together down a lonely road, surrounded by acres of farmland in every direction.

Another thing I that weighed on my mind after the wedding… It’s been a long time coming for me, but for a photographer, it’s inevitable that at some point people who know you start asking if they can make use of your skills.  A portrait session, class photos, a wedding etc. I often get asked “do you shoot weddings? Can you shoot some photos of my toddler?”

Yes.

Why not? Time for this camera here to start paying for itself, right? So, with the goal of working with others to capture life’s memories, I’ve set up a new photography page on Facebook. Check it out! And don’t forget to click “like.” =)

I’ve also made updates to my website at www.jonathanflemingphotography.com to include a pricing and contact page. A typical photo session with me will set you back $129. What?! You can’t afford NOT to hire me!

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Images: Nikon D300s + Nikkor AFS 50mm f/1.4G

Written by Jonathan

September 7, 2010 at 6:34 pm

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  1. Jon,
    I’m glad you’re taking the plunge. When I started a few months earlier I kept asking myself if I was good enough and if I was ready… well, my philosophy is one can never be really ready b/c by the time you think you’re ready, it’s already too late… kudos to you Jon and best of luck with the new endeavor.
    You can shoot me a quick email via flickr or FB if you have any questions or want to bounce some stuff off of me… and i’ll do the same.

    btw, you did great with just a prime lens. luv the shot of Bridget with the creative locale.

    Jason Fan

    September 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    • Thanks Jay,

      I know exactly what you mean, and glad to know I wasn’t alone in feeling hesitant at first. You’re right though, if you don’t dive in and challenge yourself, what’s going to happen to your photography? At some point you need to take it to another level. No time better than the present! Thanks for your support, and wish you the best as well.

      Jonathan

      September 8, 2010 at 8:55 am

  2. good ones my friend 😀

    araceli

    September 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  3. Too bad you are on the west coast. I’d totally hire you to photograph my dogs!

    Vi | Loki the Shiba

    September 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    • I’d love to photograph your two shibas! Would be a blast! Thanks Vi 🙂

      Jonathan

      September 9, 2010 at 8:39 am


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