Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category
A formal portrait
I love the time couples allocate between the ceremony and the reception for photographs. It’s this time that allows the creation of some beautiful portraits – and the more time allocated, the more variations one can create. Here’s an example of a formal portrait created right after the ceremony.
A couple’s first dance is more than just a dance. It is a symbol of the start of something new. Sometimes, that first dance brings you to tears. This one did.
Receptions are so much fun – and an opportunity for action shots. There is all the dancing that goes on, but nothing gets more action than the bouquet toss. The athleticism that is seen at times is just amazing and puts some NFL wide receivers to shame. Here’s a great example of a fun stretch and […]
There is always something special about a bride’s grand entrance. The anticipation builds up as everyone wonders what her dress will look like, will she be crying, will she be smiling, will she be doing both. The opposite side of that is the groom’s reaction – and then you get the entire interaction between them […]
Grooms and their rings
Have you ever noticed how grooms immediately start to play with their rings? Yes, grooms and their rings. If you watch carefully, while the brides immediately start to show off their new wedding jewelry, grooms start to play with them. I love capturing this!
Bridal Party Portraits
There is something to be said about bridal party portraits. These are your closest friends and relatives – those that mean so much that you want them to have a place of honor at your wedding. Of course, just because it’s a “bridal party portrait” doesn’t mean it has to be boring. I always encourage […]
Classic Black and White
By now you’ve probably noticed that I love black and white photography. It is classic. It strips away the distractions of colors. I recently had an opportunity to experiment and photograph an entire wedding in black and white. I loved the results (surprised? didn’t think so) and I wanted to share them with you here. […]
Some times you’ll hear it said that “grooms are the ultimate bridal accessory” or that the day is “all about the bride”, well, I beg to disagree. Weddings are about many things and the groom should not be ignored. So, in honor of the grooms, here is a portrait that won first place in the Groom […]
Weddings are a great time to get group photos – family, friends, wedding party – that will not only document the event but the people there. One of the things I encourage is allowing time for group portraits outside of the standard “line up” ones. These can be more candid or relaxed while retaining the […]
Capturing a “Place”
Weddings are about people, places, things, and rituals. That’s a very simplistic approach, but it helps focus one’s attention throughout the day to document the key things. Here’s an example of a “place” – a beautiful wedding venue in the Houston area. The couple chose this “place” for many reasons, one of which is just […]