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Modern Romantic Wedding Inspiration | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Feb 1, 2019

I love the modern romantic wedding inspiration that our vendor team put together for this shootout! A shoot out, if you don’t already know, is a photo shoot put together by a group of vendors for multiple photographers to participate in. Each photographer gets 15 minutes at each station and there were four photographers shooting every hour.

Normally, I probably wouldn’t have been interested in something like this because, true to my Enneagram 4-ness, I don’t like photographing the same things as everyone else. It gives me the heebeegeebees. But I overcame this because more than anything I wanted to practice shooting film. So I signed up and gave myself a little challenge.

Not only did I want to shoot 4 whole rolls (which is a lot for me) but I also wanted to flex my storytelling muscles. The guidelines I set for myself were this: to capture the quiet, joyful anticipation of a bride. I thought and sketched out the poses that would evoke this concept in a little notebook that I kept in my back pocket during the shoot.

Turns out, 15 minutes feels like a lot less time once you are actually shooting. But something that was kind of cool about the time crunch, was that there was no time to second guess yourself. I just had to trust my intuition and make the most of my time. And as someone that isn’t the best at making quick decisions, this was a cool exercise.

Overall the experience was really wonderful! I shot with a Pentax 645 and was really excited about the autofocus! I went through all four rolls of film and am really happy with how they turn out.

A huge thank you out to the vendors that put this beautiful event together!

Coordination: Perfect the Event | Florist: Mulberry & Moss | Furniture Rentals: Sweet Salvage Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Cherished Rentals | Stationary: Olive Saint Lily | Silk Ribbons: Tondo + Co | Dresses: Clair Pettibon | Hair + Makeup: Design Visage

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Christa Norman is a wedding photographer based out of Orange County California and Nagoya Japan