some friends of heidi's are on holiday in japan ( the good folk from the last post). they came to visit us this week so we went on a sightseeing trip to the historical town of kamakura. its only a few stops on the train, i've been meaning to go for weeks but was holding out for good weather and company. its a beautiful serene place, dotted with temples and lakes. we wandered from one to another under a firey canopy of maple leaves with that low autumnal sun, the smell of wood smoke and the distant sound of chanting monks. it was a welcome change from the unrelenting razzle-dazzle of the city.
a stones throw away from kamakura a hotel overlooking the sea is to be the setting of a wedding i've been asked to shoot on sunday....gulp!!
while I'm incredibly flattered, and excited, i'll admit to being more that a tad nervous about it, not to mention surprised that anyone would charge me with such an important task!!
i just hope its a sunny day with lots of good natural light and beautiful subjects! i've no idea what to expect from a western style japanese wedding. all i know is that they love their ceremony here in japan, so i imagine they'll be lots of that. and lots of speeches that i dont understand...and probably lots of bowing.
i've heard that another friend of the couple has also been put on photo and film duty, which is a bit of a relief... at least i'm sharing the huge honor (/scary responsibility).
it will be my first wedding as official photographer ( a bit of a day dream come true for me)...wish me luck!