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Bridal Shower Photos

Now for something different… I’ve been busy lately, but not with my usual bird pictures.  Got an opportunity to shoot at a Bridal Shower, which was a first for me.  My daughter’s college roommate, Lisa, is getting married, my daughter is a bridesmaid and my wife made the centerpieces for the shower.  They had the shower at the South Shore Harbor Country Club in League City, TX.  It was a great location but a challenge from a photography perspective with all of the windows.  I’m still a rookie at taking indoor photos with flash so this was good practice.  Kept the flash on-camera and bounced it off of the ceiling.   Tried some shooting in aperture priority with positive exposure compensation, manual mode and automatic mode.  I really need to get a F2.8 wide angle some day.

My biggest regret for the day was not eating more.  The food was excellent but I was a little busy with taking over 700 photos.

More photos of the shower photos on my web site:  http://www.timtimmis.com/Weddings/Lisas-Bridal-Shower/18147490_r8Xx4T#1393351372_zM2bKfj

Taken with Canon 7D and 17-40mm and 50mm 1.8 lenses and 580 EXII flash, handheld.

4 responses

  1. Tim……these came out Great!! I see a future wedding photographer in the making………:)

    July 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

  2. Thanks Sheldon. It was a nice change of pace and fun to do. With the lack of bird photo op’s around lately, it has been one of the few opportunities that I’ve had recently.

    July 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

  3. Kenn Stamp

    Wow….just came across your blog looking for bridal shower photography. I was looking for ideas of what is expected since my niece just asked me if I could take photos at her best friend’s bridal shower. This is not my forte! I shoot places, wildlife, and outdoor shots of people. I’m nervous about not capturing “that” moment on film. Thanks for posting this and giving me that little bit more push to accepting the challenge.

    July 30, 2011 at 8:54 am

  4. Thanks Kenn. This was out of my normal shooting mode but I had a blast and it was a good challenge. I’d encourage you to do it. Just practice some with indoor shots using a flash and you will do well. One of the commments that I received was that they didn’t notice me being in the way so I tried to do more candid shots than posed ones during the shower. Good luck.

    You can see more shots from the shower on my web site under weddings. http://www.timtimmis.com/

    July 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

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