The Ceremony


Wedding Photojournalism


Lesson Info

The Ceremony

You ready t o love handcuffs and everything you like that's awesome dude I like it very much it's way walking music way right no way delia delia yeah I mean that's what I want nice poopsie poopsie your life you still you still there your head still attached way doing music okay do that again let me kiss his cheek way on the other side so I can see it hold it hold it one more time I'm sorry I love that well well you hear that makes two of us yeah that's awesome hello look at that look at those glasses good night so good wait wait wait wait wait you want to go mama wait wait yeah wait wait no wait please be seated I'll let you know I promise hello welcome and thank you for joining us here today to celebrate the marriage of shelia and ted I've known charlie for a very long time I'm very excited to be part of this day sharon death are two incredibly unique personalities both from each other and from the rest of the world their stories they're so different yet created in both of them the sa...

me traits and values resilience work ethic the magic of laughter and the value of family you are here today because you have touched the lives of this couple and because they have touched yours by participating in this day you have the joy of bearing witness to extraordinary love and in return you agree to support that love as they go through their lives together your friendship, advice, love and laughter will add extra strength to the bond created today. Shelia and tech today is a day for reflection, celebration and promises you will reflect on the path that brought you here the path that created who you are and led you to find the other you will celebrate with joy and gratitude the lives you shared so far and the opportunity to commit yourself fully to the one you love so completely and you will promise with all the uncertainty that lies before you to be partners in life approaching the responsibilities, challenges, rewards and joys of your life together with integrity, love, respect, understanding, honesty and trust. These air not promises to be made lightly, and I know you are both as certain in each other as you are in yourselves today you will say out loud in the presence of those who matter that you commit to the dreams you've created together, you will promise to work together to build a life filled with laughter and joy, contributing to the world around you, making your home a place of happiness and refuge you will promise to wake every morning and recommit yourself to the life you share, making it a priority each day to find new ways of expressing your love the's promises will take a lifetime to fulfill and will provide a lifetime of happiness yes in return julia and tough do you freely and willfully declare your intention to be legally joined today in marriage all right let's do this silly a repeat after me I shall leah take you test to be my husband julia take you I promised to stand by your side in success and struggle I promised to stand by your side and success and struggle through laughter and tears and even when you embarrass me in public a lot of that I promised to nurture our love as it changes with the seasons of life I promise to love and I happily anticipate the chance to grow and evolve together and I happily into the paint the chance to grow and evolve together you're really good I'd take you shelia to be my wife might actually be my wife I promised to stand by your success by your side and success and struggle too long for me wait promises to be honest always I promised to stand by your side promises then by your side in success and struggle success and struggle through laughter and tears laughter and tears and when you embarrass me in public and when you embarrass me I promised to nurture our love promising merger love as it changes with the seasons of life as it changes with the seasons of life and I happily anticipate happy anticipate the chance to grow and evolve together no that's okay so I want to say it correctly what is it on? And I happily anticipate and I have we anticipate the chance to grow and evolve to get the chance growing an evolved together you think hard stuff the tree behind me is young and seems small and fragile above the soil you see the trunk which will grow big and strong able to a stand storm after storm the branches which are all connected to the life center of the tree are flexible, able to bend move and change as the wind requires the leaves on the tree are beautiful and while they may change color or even fall is the season change they will grow back with the proper nourishment and care. The magic of this tree, however, is below the soil in the roots the heart of the tree that none can see but that is vital to its life. The roots of this tree will grow willing around each other and through each other becoming intertwined so that they cannot part. They will grow far away from the tree and deep into the ground and we'll create a foundation that will support it long after we are gone as you water this tree together no, that you each put a part of yourself into this marriage pieces of yourself that will flow together and nourish your future as you watch this tree grow throughout your lives grow along with it and let it be a reminder of the strength of your relationship and the power that exists in love don't kiss her yet e throughout history rings have been a symbol of love and commitment a continuous line with no beginning and no end by wearing them on your hands may see them often and be reminded that you are never alone in this life individually you are too talented and determined people let these rings remind you that together there is nothing you can't accomplish security I have the rings e thank you place these rings on each other's fingers and make your promises to each other uh you go first I promised teo always surprise you for the rest of your life good surprises I'm sorry what with this ring I promise to pick up where you may need me to go e I promise teo always strive and make an effort to be the best woman that I could be for you give her your hand yeah, go out into the world and live your dreams love, support and help one another as you grow, seek out opportunities to be good to each other and good to others mayor union grant you patience, tolerance and understanding as well as the passion and excitement that every marriage should possess you're not going to short on excitement. And may you continually rediscover your love in one another in the honesty and the sincerity of what you've said and done here today and in the accordance in accordance with the laws of the state of washington, it's, my honor and delight to pronounce you husband and wife. Now you can kiss her. Go be married! Good.

Class Description

Learn everything you need to know about telling a gorgeous wedding story from start to finish using photojournalism techniques. Award-winning photographer Joe Buissink will guide you through the process as he shoots a longtime creativeLIVE employee’s real wedding, live and in real time.

This three-and-a-half day course will begin with Joe posing, lighting, and shooting every step of this creativeLIVE family wedding — right before your eyes. You’ll have a front row seat as you watch Joe’s unique style in action as he deftly captures the portraits his client expects while still documenting the overall chorus of emotion throughout the day.

After the newlyweds head off to their honeymoon, Joe will explain why he made certain lighting, posing, and angle choices during the ceremony. You’ll learn his techniques, workflow, and on-the-fly tricks for dealing with unexpected developments. This intimate, interactive experience will invite you into the creativeLIVE family and empower you to photograph weddings with the eye of a photojournalist