Oscar de la Renta Inspiration - A Wedding Photographer on Holiday
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Last weekend my wife Harriet and I left Warwickshire and the West Midlands behind, and flew out to Houston Texas in the USA. After a busy wedding photography autumn season, it was time to relax, and also visit some of Harriet's family. So far, we have attended an NBA Basketball game, experienced an American halloween, witnessed and attended a victory parade, with ticker tape, of the Houston Astros baseball team after winning the World Series. All of this in searing heat, close to 30C, a little different to Leamington Spa where my office is located. However, one of the most interesting experiences this week was visiting the Oscar de la Renta exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts.
Oscar de la Renta was an iconic and multiple award winning designer. The exhibition was fascinating because not only was his work on display where you could get up close, although not close enough to feel the fabric, but like many exhibitions there was a lot of information available about his work.
Oscar was a designer for numerous high profile people, and without sounding like a name dropper, many people may recognise some of his work from over the years. A couple of these in recent years were Beyoncé and Penelope Cruz, photographed by the legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz.
For me, the exhibition became even more interesting when I walked into a hall full of incredible wedding dresses. They were extraordinary. Sadly we couldn't get quite as close to the dresses as the others, but you could still appreciate them from a distance.
One wedding dress was designed for Amal Alamuddin, before she became Mrs Amal Clooney.
What struck me not only about the quality of his work, but also the way exhibition was put together, the attention to detail was incredible. The attention to detail about the design, the fabric, the lighting and everything else was inspiring.
It's great being exposed to this inspiration, something that I thrive on with wedding photography. And I'm sure it's the same for you planning your wedding day, choosing your wedding gown (as the Americans call it), and other wedding details.
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