I follow J-Lo’s wedding photographer for 10 hours in Bali and got thousands of inspiration for whole photography career and today I wanna share it all to you.
Dear photographer friends my name is Bima thank you for visiting my photography blog. I working in wedding photography since 2008 and met so many great person in my life and one of them is this old guy from Los Angeles and he definitely shoot like a ninja even now he is over than 60 years old.
And the Story was Begin!
When I choose wedding as a niche that I concern in this photography industry I’ve got ton of questions about how to be a world class wedding photographer till my friend brought me a DVD known as Master of Wedding Photographer. This DVD consist of the world greatest wedding photographer such as Yervant Zanazanian, Joe Buissink, Jerry Ghionis, Denis Reggie, Martin Schembri, David Beckstead, and more, this film totally change my mind about capturing moments.
All of the photographer that I’ve mentioned before just flow like a water and able to be unite with their clients, they also laugh and often hug their couple so tight after the photo shooting done, what I saw is there is no more border about photographer and the client it self.
Time goes by till my friend Bondan told me that Joe Buissink looking for an assistant for his wedding photo assignment in Alila Uluwatu Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. Suddenly I shocked to know that this hollywood wedding photographer who captured the world Diva’s wedding like J-Lo want to visit Indonesia for wedding and what I told to my friend is just “Go send him a message and offer us to be their assistant in Bali!”
Joe is really friendly guy that finally I knew that he is a ‘half’ Indonesian and after that I just can chat with him just like a friend. Joe told me that he only expecting someone who stay in Bali cause he don’t want to cover our travel expenses but you know I don’t want to miss this chance so I told him that we (me and Bondan) will fly to Bali and cover all the travel expenses by us, what we want to do is being his assistant and learn from him, period!
At this time I feel God really blessed me because I belong to Joe’s personal assistant, bring all his stuff and equipment during the wedding. I know Joe is already over than 60 in that year (in 2012) but he still able to run like a Ninja, change his L-series lens so fast, and he still able to see the moment and captured it really fast and done like a Sniper.
His style inspire me for every single photo session that I took, from an outdoor engagement session in Maldives till romantic wedding session that I’ve got in Grand Hyatt Jakarta for Marcia and Kaisar.
What Gears that Joe Bring to Capturing Moments
Here I’m not assist a fine photographer, Joe is a great photographer who trusted by so many world celebrity to cover their wedding around the world. What Joe said to me is “You have to flow with the moments and always put your camera on your hands, and don’t ever miss the moments!”
I bring all Joe’s gear and I’m gonna share to you here:
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 2 unit
- 70 – 200 mm f2.8 L series lens with IS
- 24 – 70 mm f2.8 L series lens
- NO FLASH – Joe is available light maniacs!!!
- Thinktank roller camera
- SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB – I think he brought around 8pcs
- Memory card organiser – he put all memory cards here!
“You have to flow with the moments and always put your camera on your hands, and don’t ever miss the moments!”
I do have very good time with Joe during 12 hours, he teach me everything, he show me how to flow with moment and unite with the whole family of the couple, and I can see in LIVE how this hollywood wedding photographer capturing the moment, dancing with his camera exactly same as what I saw in the master of Wedding Photography movies in 2008. When you guys come and visit Joe Buissink website than you will see how stunning his works, how clean his website design and layout, and you will definitely know why the Hollywood celebrity really satisfy through his work even he just starting his photography career at the age over than 45.