Photographing from a different angle – Jax in action

I get alot of emails from people these days asking various questions about photography. A couple of days ago I received this one

I absolutely adore your work, every wedding you do is so fresh and unique to each couple. I was just wondering how you get so many different angles in on one wedding? I find I get stuck into ruts when I shoot so I always enjoy hopping onto your site for some inspiration.

Thanks so much Jen for the kind words.Very humbling! I thought that the best way to answer this question is with some photos that Tash has taken of me in action.

In order to see things from a different perspective you need to change your point of view!!! This generally means getting a bit dirty, giving yourself a stiff neck, possibly getting wet, risking your life (see scooter pic) and equipment (see ocean pic) … but at the end of the day I think its worth it when you get that cracker shot!!! I am a very active photographer and I literally don’t stop when I am shooting a wedding. I strive to keep looking for new angles or new ways of seeing things so I am always climbing on top of things, lying on the floor, jumping behind things …. here are the pics to prove it and I am sure all my brides and grooms will be about to vouch for my crazy antics (and the fact that I sometimes lose my shoes on the way!)

Thanks to Debbie for the pic of me on the scooter in India. Shooting Shane and Laurie’s wedding was one of the best days of my life!

23 Comments

  1. Heather on June 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Very cool!! You are an inspiration!



  2. Larissa on June 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Well seeing this makes me feel a lot better I thought it was just me that would be laying on the floor or climbing up trees. Love ur work!!



  3. Delia on June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Lol….you should also be a yoga teacher 🙂 thanks for the behind the scenes look!



  4. Sarah on June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Acrobatic Jax! The lengths you have to go to to get those amazing shots! Sarah



  5. Mark on June 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Well done. Very inspiring to see how far you go for your clients and your work.



  6. Toni on June 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    No wonder you take such amazing shots! Brilliant 🙂



  7. Sandy Burkett on June 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Love the one in the tree Jax – it should be in our album!!! seriously!



  8. Tamara on June 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    These are so rad!



  9. bodil walker on June 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    You’re a mamba! 😉 xoxoxo



  10. Tristan on June 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    These are so great! I would love to see how the shots turned out after seeing the behind the scenes work and what you were doing to get them! So sweet to have those pictures to look back on and see what you went through to get those shots! 🙂



  11. Chanelle on June 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Fab



  12. Anne on June 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Brilliant Jacs, exactly how i imagined you behind the scenes! xxx



  13. Cheryl McEwan on June 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Fantastic!!! so cool to see the photographer! awesome shots!



  14. Jenny on June 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Great photos of you Jacki. Never believe anyone who says photography is an easy profession with little energy required



  15. Maria Neveling (Bo's mom) on June 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Great shots Jacki . You sure are one photographer that does not mind getting “down and dirty”.
    Love your work.



  16. liz brown on June 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    No wonder you are so slim!!! Enjoyed these so much.



  17. Andrea C on June 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    If I looked that good in a bikini, I would shoot all my weddings in a bikini….even the winter ones! 😉



  18. Emma on June 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Insane Jax, you’re a machine.



  19. Jacqui on June 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing



  20. cara on June 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you for posting, Jax. Love that you share your ideas. You are so positive and encouraging of others… x



  21. Lisha on August 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Wow again jacki!! i love this .. its awesome getting yourself in action sometimes!!



  22. Kat Forsyth on June 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Just spotted this while perusing your new site (awesome, btw!). That tree one is killing me: you look like you’re literally hovering in amongst the branches, not balancing on anything! I’ve climbed a tree before, but I have NO idea how you got (and stayed) up there! You’re my re-hero! (because you were already my hero!) 🙂



  23. Nadine on September 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I hope I get to meet you one day, you look like a really cool person & photographer!



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