We are officially post Valentine’s Day, how many of you are newly engaged?! CONGRATS! Because of you and the fact that we are approaching engagement photography season, it’s time to share some of my favorite creative engagement sessions. Couples can go about in several different ways (heavily staged, props, simple portraits), but I like my couples to think about it as a date! Whether it’s day or evening, at home or out, a dates a date! It allows for movement, talking, cuddling and for the photographer to get to know your personality better. Think about what you like to do together? What do you wish you did more of together? What’s fun and relaxing for you? Here’s some engagement photography eye-candy for you: The Classic, The Sunday Morning Stroll, The Artistically Playful, The Urban
Yesterday, my lovely and inspiring collaboration wedding shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty! And now I get to share the goodies, finally ;) So today we have part one and tomorrow part two. I worked with a fantastic group of ladies from the Bay Area. You must check out their work and HIRE them for your own wedding! And I’m going to go ahead and call a wedding trend for 2011 – outdoor flea market vintage meets GLAM!
Our Smitten Sticks hit up LA recently to attend a lovely wedding photographed by the adorable Jill Thomas. You must see, get ready to die when you see the bride’s dress ::swoon::. Thanks for sharing J!
Sometimes it’s hard for me to describe why I adore photographing weddings. The gooshiness of love and pure joy of getting “the shot of the day” just isn’t enough. It’s something you feel while photographing. One of my fav wedding photographer’s video proves and visualizes this all in one. This is why I love my job.
ps – check out more from the video creators – Cana Video Production (Ben Potter and Drew Barefoot). If they aren’t the ‘it’ videographers yet they absolutely will be. AMAZING.
When I read that Max was in Chicago for an engagement session a few days ago, I obsessively checked his blog until the photos were up! I knew they’d be refreshing and incredibly thoughtful…nice to see someone else’s view of Chicago romance :) Max – I clap to you *as always*.
A 2007 bride of mine shared a link with me last night with this photo! She had a friend who was married in Sweden – they used Erika Gerdemark Photography…while doing some exploring she found some trash the dress photos on the blog! I just had to share this one – it’s stunning! It’s a trend that’s been around for a while and is spreading universally! It’s about being creative and not destroying memories – you’re creating new ones! Most wedding photographers are game for it so don’t hesitate to ask! Check out the official TTD website. I’m sure your dress will be happy to be worn a second time! Check out the rest of the photo session from above at Erika’s Blog.
Happy Friday!!! This Tying the Knot Moment is one of my favs so far!! Friend and photographer, Michelle Walker (based out of the San Francisco area) emailed these awesome photos to share! Super hip couple, Eulalia and Paul, were married in Chileno Valley Ranch in Petaluma, CA this past May. Their seating cards were hung by string, as seen above. In order for guests to retrieve their name, they had to exchange the seating card with a polaroid taken of them! Super cute! Thanks for sharing Michelle!! Advice: assign the task and station to one or two friends to help the flow.
This is my first posting of my new category called “tying the knot moments”! Wedding photographers from around the country submit their favorite wedding moments and why. A great way for brides and grooms to view what wedding photographers are doing around the country, how their styles differ and wedding day advice. Please don’t hesitate to submit photos!
Today’s tying the knot moment comes from Geoff White Photography and their love for sunsets! Located in northern California where the sunsets are incredible!! I’ve had the pleasure of working with this outstanding and hardworking husband and wife team – Geoff and Lara White. Their attention to detail and vigorous drive shows in their photographs! Read on…. (more…)
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