So, I made a bride cry this weekend... - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
Photographers Corner This forum is specifically for talk about camera's and photography. question about a camera or how to get that perfect shot post it here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Posts: 404
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Sportbike: 2004 GSXR750 (street/track), 2003 ZX6R 636 (track)
Years Riding: I think Im on my 3rd now
How you found us: From other web forums (SBN, NESBA)
So, I made a bride cry this weekend...

Tears of joy of course!

So this was my 4th wedding this summer and Ive always wanted to take photos at the wedding and print some out for the reception. Ya know, so they had photos of their wedding on their wedding day. Well, I only brought 2 lenses with me to the ceremony, the 12-24/4 and the 50/1.8. So armed with the two and my trusty D50, I did my best to get something that would work. Well, I tried not to impose or get in the way of the professional photographer(s) and sneaked my way into the aisle and snapped a few shots with the 50mm.

After I got home I only had time to edit 2 of them and print, buy frames, and get to the reception. Being the person I am, I didn't want the bride and groom to know I was the one who took the photos, so I had my girlfriend (whom they have never met) covertly place the 8x10's on the head table. It took about half an hour for the bride to walk up to the table, but when she saw them, she started bawling her eyes out. She was totally taken away by them. My mother, being the person she is, let the cat out of the bag and told the bride who took the photos.... So, I was ousted and the two came over. The bride had told me she hadn't cried all day until she saw the photos, so that made me feel good.

Enough with the stories, here are the two I printed out. may kiss the bride

Two hearts become one

If I would have had more time, I would have made some title blocks or something to go around the photos, but I only had an hour to do everything. Both were shot with the 50/1.8 and cropped to this. I added the noise in the top one. I added a little blur to the background to try and soften some of the harsh contrast. Just some minor stuff. Nothing that would look unrealistic.

Tom DeCoste aka "Tommy Tarmac"
Nesba #611 Advanced
VTEC_EATER is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 08:20 AM
Slow Old Guy.
Wink's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SS Barrington
Posts: 17,255
Location: SS Barrington
Sportbike: Inline Two Wheeled
Years Riding: Since the beginning of time
How you found us: Dan Ortega sent me
Nice job Tommy!

Great Quote - One would think that the Secret Service was smart enough to get serviced secretly.

MotoVid hasbeen
NESBA hasbeen

CCS neverbeen
WERA neverbeen
Wink is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 08:26 AM
The Halo hides my Horns
Lonely Raven's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 12,685
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: SV650
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Google
Wow, you got me all teary eyed over that one.

Great shots! And good job, even if you were ousted.

I only did one wedding this year, and my shots were a complete failure. Everyone with their point and shoots kept flashing and flashing, so all my shots were overloaded with everyone elses flashes. I just gave up and hoped the "Pro" did good work.

I would have been happy to have a single shot as good as your two.

Congrats on the good deed!

aut cum scuto aut in scuto

My ZenFolio Gallery:

Last edited by Labdog; 09-04-2007 at 10:46 AM. Reason: hopefully you meant DEED and not
Lonely Raven is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 08:41 AM
Two point Slow
masher17's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tinley Park, Il.
Posts: 554
Location: Tinley Park, Il.
Sportbike: 2001 Honda CBR600F4i
Years Riding: 17
How you found us:
Great pix!
Nice job!

2001 Honda CBR600F4i Red/Black
Miquel Duhamel Replica

Alias: hondajunkie
masher17 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:46 AM
Registered User
Labdog's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Roselle, IL
Posts: 9,589
Location: Roselle, IL
Sportbike: 2000 Hayabusa Blue & Silver! Mods-> Oh yeah!
Years Riding: Oh just a couple or so....
How you found us: Old SBN days.......
AWESOME pics bro!!!



2000 Hayabusa
2006 Honda CRF50
Labdog is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:49 AM
Chills's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,638
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Very cool pictures. I hope mine come out that well.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:55 AM
Rated R's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicagoland Area
Posts: 1,482
Location: Chicagoland Area
Sportbike: 2006 750 GSXR Black & Yellow
Years Riding: 1 season (and then some)
How you found us: Wink
Send a message via AIM to Rated R
Great pics! Very nice story to accompany those great pictures!

2006 GSXR 750

"I never asked for nothing I don't demand of myself
Honesty, loyalty, friends and then wealth"
Jay-Z, Justify My Thug

Originally Posted by Slowass View Post
...I know it's trashy. Hense, the Slowass Experience.
Rated R is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome