"Jumping For Joy!"
© David A. Ziser
Here is another image from the wedding I photographed a few weeks ago in Phoenix. The bride and groom were looking for something a bit more spontaneous for their group photo. Years ago, during the popularity of the Toyota commercial where everyone did the “Toyota jump”, I always made the jump part of the coverage – the clients loved it!
I decided to suggest the same thing for this group photograph. The girls were a bit down on the idea of the jump because of their high heel shoes so we went to plan B and asked them to lunge forward with their flowers as the guys did all the jumping. It was the bride and groom’s job just to give each other a big hug.
Now here was the challenge – because I planned to shoot the image at 8 frames a second, flash was not going to be an option. At least off-camera flash was not going to work because of the instant recycle times I needed. I chose to go straight available light.
I gave the three count and the guys headed for the sky. After about 4 tries I had the shot I wanted and the clients loved it. You know, it’s always a fun addition to the album – maybe I need to start doing it again at my weddings ;~)
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 24-105mm IS lens, F5.6 @ 1/400 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David