Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh, Deer - Or, How a Wedding Shoot Became a Wild Adventure

Oh, Deer!, Photo by Shannon Finney

While wedding crashers may not be common, far less common are
wedding crashers galloping top-speed through a wedding reception,
but that's exactly what happened at a recent wedding shoot. Bambi
appeared at the edge of a nature preserve that backs up to the reception site,
and when the poor dear (or deer) noticed the hundred or so guests
dining inside of the tent, he or she sped off, running towards the
two trees where the wedding ceremony had taken place earlier. Looking
on were two of the wedding guests - a mother and her son who were
mere feet away from our galloping gate crasher.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Say "Cheese!"

Photograph by Shannon Finney Photography, October 2012, Burke, Virginia

Photographs of large groups are usually a study in proportion and precision, but that's only in the finished product. I've found that the time between the takes is the most fun. My favorite moment in this photograph has to be the little girl standing arm-raised on the left side of the image - she's a superstar in the making!