This is a continuation of my previous post on my love for reflection photography. The subject this time: Me. Heh.

      And yes that’s right! I’m tagging this post with “Boston wedding photography.” Because that’s what I am striving for, regardless of what I might have said in the past. A girl’s allowed to change her mind.

      After shooting my first wedding in early March, I didn’t think too much about doing more because I was 100% focused on getting my pet biz up and going. I had just started, after all. One thing at a time. But then in April as I was trolling around the internet, I stumbled upon one very talented Lisa Rigby of Boston and her wedding photo-taking adventures. I read her how-I-got-started post, which I could have almost cut and pasted for myself, left a comment, and before I knew it were meeting for drinks at the Top of the Hub.

      Can you believe that right now she is only in her first full wedding season, and is 120% booked? She just dove right in. We met to talk about the business of photography in general, but I must say all that talk about prime lenses and full-framed camera bodies and full bookings after just half a year in business got my tail swishing a little more.

      I still didn’t think I could be any good at weddings. But how do I know for sure after having done only one, right? And that one wedding was a lot of fun, and the couple really loved their photos…

      Well, after a round of martinis, I was set to tag along with Lisa to a couple of shoots. It would give me an opportunity to see if wedding photography were something I’d really and truly want to do.

      So after one ceremony shot in the dark, one wedding shot in dark red/green/purple lighting, and another shot in the fog-turned-mist-turned-rain, the answer is…

      I DO!

      Hopefully I’ll be able to share some of the photos from my second-shooting adventures soon. In the meantime, I’m officially getting the word out. Fat Orange Cat Studio is adding a bridal arm, tentatively called Fat Orange Cat Weddings. And I’m still keeping this business all about boutique photography: certain kinds of pets, and certain kinds of weddings. Ha I hope that doesn’t sound snobby because it’s totally not meant to be. You’ll see. I’m just trying to narrow my focus, all in the name of a Viable Business Plan and all that. I’ll delve more into the details later.

      But I hope it is pretty clear what I’m mostly about by now. Fresh and candid applies to wedding photography as it has with pets.

      SO! If you or someone you know is getting married this year in or around Boston, MA and hasn’t yet found a fresh and candid wedding photographer, give me a shout! and let’s see if we can work something out. My starting prices might be very very nice for you…:)

      LWard *at*

      More to come, so stay tuned!!


      Yay, yay, yay! I hope you enjoy this new venture! Weddings can be so much fun!

      Aw, yay! I’m so excited for you!

      Hi Li,

      Stumbled upon your website while looking for cat material to tide me thru my cats’ passings. Am amazed when they say how cats and their slaves look so much alike. Did someone ever tell you the uncanny your-boys-take-after-you thing?

      Li I’m so glad you found me! I love working with you! Book this chick she is major talented.

      Yeeeaaah! Good luck, best wishes and all that! Weddings scare the bejeezes out of me. I just don’t think rolling around on the ground in my jeans and a t-shirt while squeaking toys and bribing with cheddar cheese would be appropriate. Well, maybe the cheese. :)

      I wish I could have had you as my wedding photographer last fall! but if i know anyone who needs a photographer (in Boston), I’ll definitely tell them about you! Congrats! the photos look great! :o) and i can’t wait to see more of the wedding pics!

      great reflection shots! I love shiny surfaces too! I can’t seem to get enough of them. Even when they are alive.
      or going 75 MPH

      Good luck with the wedding photography! My best friend is a wedding photographer & just be prepared for crazy bitchy brides! LOL

      So, cool, Li! You are going to be the best. And Boston is going to be a great place to photograph weddings – so many cool locations. You will be amazing!

      congrats on your new adventure, i love your pet shots, all of them!! and it is exciting for me to follow your journey of becoming a well-rounded photographer!! if you’re in CT, let me know!

      SO excited for you… I can’t wait to see more of your adventures. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into weddings, it’s scary but so much fun! Not sure that I’m brave enough yet to do one on my own. Best of luck to you, I know you’ll rock at weddings!!

      These are AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE THAT SHOT w/the spoons. The waitress is like “wait, what’s going on?”

      wow, exciting stuff!! your reflection shots made me laugh; i just got back from three weeks in europe alone and any photos i have of myself (of which there are very few) are reflection shots!

      i am actually shooting my first wedding tomorrow–i’m nervous but excited! i’m interested to see if it’s something i want to keep doing… you’ll have to keep us updated on how you end up liking it!

      I might have to get married in Boston just so you can photograph my wedding! :]

      Sweet! So glad we twisted your arm to do our wedding :-) You are an awesome photographer! I only wish our fat organge cat would come out of hiding when you’re around to get some good photo’s of him. He’s such a cuddlebug, but noone ever knows cause he won’t show his face to others.

      I love the spoon reflections! Very creative. And best wishes with the wedding biz!

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