I was surprised when Aki asked me to take her wedding (pre-wedding?) photos. I’d never taken any engagement/pre-wedding/wedding shots before, and I hadn’t expected anyone to even think of me when looking for a wedding photographer.
Wedding photography felt really different from the other stuff I’d done before. For one, you don’t ever have to worry about poses or makeup when you’re photographing a protest or ‘occupation‘. It’s also completely different from photographing kids (at least, photographing kids outside of a studio) because kids really don’t care about poses and – sorry Aki and Ivan – are cute no matter what. This is probably the point when a child photographer laughs at my inexperience but I’ve never got a bad photo of kids (just look at these supermodels).