I had a conversation with a friend of mine recently who asked me when and if I actually sleep. Ha, ha. Of course I do sleep, somewhat of a Vampiric (yes, I made this word up – don’t try to use it on Words with Friends) schedule but I’m a big fan of sleep. I asked why and the response was that she knows how much we have going on over here at Cindy Guessford Studios with the addition of cinema and existing workshops, projects etc… It is a busy schedule and there are many irons in the fire and more news to come in the very near future! Sometimes, however, things fall to the wayside and blogging new work unfortunately has been one of those crack seeking tasks that often slips through. I can’t even lie and say that I would be a better blogger. Especially knowing that we have 5 different sites to update. What I can say is that we are in our final stages of studio restructuring and with the restructure I am in the process of freeing myself up to do the things I love most. Which are, shooting, filming, blogging and corresponding on a one to one basis with our many devoted clients.
I’m so excited to share work from 2011 that I feel really illustrates the vibe of my studio. I’m even more excited to post sneaks from this year which for us, Wedding Season began 3 weeks ago and is in full swing.
So far this month we have had, rain, snow, heavy winds and spring like days all within a few weeks. CRAY-CRAY-CRAYZINESS I say! Bring it on =) I personally love the adrenalin that courses through me when I have to work against odds stacked against us to create an image that is either meaningful, artistic or cool.
The image above was shot during the snow fall that we had a few weeks ago. Glancing out the window during the reception I noticed these beautiful white flakes cascading towards the street. The wind was blowing hard enough to send the flakes spiraling towards the dark asphalt. I got excited and used my ninja skills to hone in on Sarah and Michael’s location within the room. Sarah must’ve had a sixth sense because as I approached them I could hardly get the words out. I think the conversation went something like this:
Cindy: “OMG it’s snowing outside, do you want to…”
Cindy: “Sweet, lets roll.”
It really is that easy. Actually I should say, it’s that easy when your vision is so completely supported that I don’t even need to finish my sentence before the answer is a solid YES. Yup, that’s my new favorite word. So here’s our script for this year….
Cindy: Do you want to go make some cool……. images
Cindy: I know it’s cold but….
Cindy:I know it’s hot but….
Cindy: Yes, the bridesmaids shoes are sinking in the grass, let’s go further into the grass…
See, it really works in all kinds of situations. Yes + You + Us = Happy In the end. You see, when the dust settles and you have nothing left to remember the moments except your memories, the images and the film then these stolen seconds weigh more than having hour long blocks of time.
It doesn’t interest me to block off hours of your day and dedicate those hours to photo time. What does interest me is shooting when the situation and timing is appropriate to capture, document or create the kinds of images that keep us all happy =)
On a side note. THANK YOU SARAH &MICHAEL!!!!! Thank you sooooooooo much for simply being wonderful and for selecting such a perfect bridal party. Having the right people standing by your side, without agendas and there for the sole purpose of loving and supporting you is key. Sometimes we end up , do I even say it, “babysitting” bridal parties. You know, the ones where everyone knows better than you and they become the center of attention by displaying unnecessary resistance, disappearing, creating havoc on time lines that are already compressed, inappropriate behavior, etc…. Well, that just doesn’t play well.
Your friends, family and Bridal Party could not have been any more helpful than they were and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for yours and their efforts. THANK YOU also for the beautiful words on your Thank you card that we received today as well as your generosity! To know that our efforts are noticed by you is like putting premium gasoline in my engine! A full blog post is yet to come showcasing the beauty of your day. For now – Here is our Foto Friday Sneak =)