Weird Things I do at Weddings

When you've been at it for a long time, like an old married couple, it's inevitable to pick up some weird habits and idiosyncrasies. Here are a few weird things that I do at weddings:

Fidget Finger
If you look at my trigger finger while shooting, you'll notice that it's constantly flicking the shutter button. It's not that I don't have control of a rogue index finger, but a habit of the past when cameras didn't have the greatest autofocus and I had to constantly make sure the focus was on point before firing off the shots.

The Death Stare
The Devil is in the details! I've made many a couple and bridal party slightly uncomfortable by staring at something with aggressive, but hilarious, intensity. In these moments, there's a million things running through my brain as I try to tune everything else out and focus on and visualize how all the details work together in the frame.

The Maniacal Laugh

Mayor Bob Terwilliger, aka Sideshow Bob from the TV show, The Simpsons. Not my work, courtesy and copyright of Fox Broadcasting Company.

I'm not exactly sure why I do this, to be honest, or what exactly triggers it. I think it's when I'm particularly pleased with something, I burst out in this maniacal laughter that can be startling and possibly quite upsetting for those who don't know. For those that do, they get excited too! I had one bride run over to me when she saw me laughing, saying, "I know that laugh!" eager to see how the photo turned out. She was pleased :)

The Camera Flip
I'm not sure when I started to do this, but when switching from portrait to landscape, I don't take the camera away from my face. Instead, I flip it one handed for a quick transition. I think it's pretty sleek. No one's picked up on it, though, so maybe it's not as cool as I think it is.

That's about it, from what I can tell. Maybe my past clients know of others!