So about the lens I rented, and the wedding I helped shoot… well, here’s the “more on that later” part. Basically, it went like this: I was asked to shoot a wedding, but I declined since I didn’t feel like I had the talent nor did I want the responsibility. So I recommended my friend Rosie of Gilded Moments Photography, but she got straight back at me and asked me to be her second shooter. So much for that! No, actually I accepted the generous offer quite readily, and considering it was both our first time shooting a wedding, I think we did great! Well, more like Rosie did great, and I just followed suit.
We had our share of stress, but we still had a wonderful time, and if nothing else, it taught us both a Lot!
Now, about the lens. I always say
I, Yesenia, has a wonderful camera. A belief I still hold to firmly. But the lens… well, it’s a kit lens, so that explains a lot. So I came up with this brilliant (but complicated) idea that I would just rent a lens for the weekend, and problem solved! Not quite so simple, but in the end I did get the lens, an amazing Canon 75-200mm 2.8f.
I was more than thrilled with the lens, though it was terribly heavy. Halfway through the ceremony I regretted not lifting weights for the previous month in preparation for the wedding, but I made it through the day, and decided it was totally worth it! Here are some photos on the wedding I helped shoot.
The following Sunday was my last full day with the lens, and I wanted to use it as much as possible. Two of my friends were kind enough to let me take photos of them, and I think we were all thrilled with the results.
I don’t know about you, but that bokeh just gets me! It is soo beautiful! I was totally sold on the lens, and even more thrilled to be able to second-shoot a wedding with it!
wishing you a wonderful day,