Welcome to my first blog for 2015. I am excited to share these photos with you. This was my first gig as an official wedding photographer and it was a pleasure to do it for Marjolein & Greg’s wedding. I took 1,449 photos so I have certainly been busy ‘sharpening the saw’ of my photo editing skills since then. I have chosen these 10 photos for todays blog because I think they tell a nice story; the anticipation of getting ready, the excitement of getting married, and then, ultimately, the happiness of being husband and wife.
‘Sharpening the Saw’ is the seventh habit from Stephen Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (see quote below). Editing the photos from Marjolein & Greg’s wedding was a great reason for me to spend some serious hours working on my photoshop techniques. My newly improved photoshop skills will now benefit all subsequent photos that I work on. Much like going out for dinner or taking time to sit and chat over a hot cup of tea can benefit one’s relationship.
Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree.
“What are you doing?” you ask.
“Can’t you see?” comes the impatient reply. “I’m sawing down this tree.”
“You look exhausted!” you exclaim. “How long have you been at it?”
“Over five hours,” he returns, “and I’m beat! This is hard work.”
“Well why don’t you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?” you inquire. “I’m sure it would go a lot faster.”
“I don’t have time to sharpen the saw,” the man says impatiently. “I’m too busy sawing!”
– Stephen R. Covey