Saturday, July 7, 2012

Photo of the Week

Another example of a bride and groom who wisely chose to allow some extra time after the formal portraits to look for alternate locations and beautiful light. Many thanks to Rosalyn and Robert and the Grey Rock Mansion.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Photo of the Week

Here's another fun reception photo. On a previous blog post I showed how a low camera angle helped provide drama for a dance floor photo. For this one I needed to hold the camera high over my head to rise above the crowd with the bride and groom. I love the emotion in this shot. A wonderful captured moment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Photo of the Week

Everyone knows that the wedding rings are a very important symbolic detail of a wedding. So of course it's standard procedure for a photographer to document them thoroughly throughout the wedding day and I'm always trying to find different ways to show them off!

This is a fun shot taken as we finished up the formal photos and headed to the reception. A nice combination of ring detail but also a nice portrait showing the love between the bride and groom.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Photo of the Week

I always try to include a nice mixture of photojournalistic and posed photos at each wedding and I'm more than happy to adjust the ratio to suit the preferences of the bride and groom. I think both are beautiful and help tell the story of the day. In this case, a photojournalistic approach helped capture the true joy of the bride and groom as they left the reception to the cheers of their family and friends and headed off to their honeymoon.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo of the Week

I love taking photos at wedding receptions. The wilder the better as far as I'm concerned! I think it's important for the photographer to be aggressive for these types of shots. I often wade right into the crowd on the dance floor and experiment with shootings from various angles to emphasize the action. Often I'll hold the camera high over my head, but in this case a low camera angle really did the trick!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Photo of the Week

I always encourage couples to allow some extra time for fun and creative portraits on their wedding day. Often these are some my favorite photos. Once the formal family and bridal party photos are done at the church I love to spend extra time with the bride and groom for some romantic photos, ideally at an alternate location. In this case, we had the good fortune to have the Capitol building in Washington DC as our backdrop. And at sunset! This couple did a really great job planning their wedding day schedule.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's important for a wedding photographer to be as efficient as possible with time management as well as taking advantage of the available surroundings. In this case, I wanted to get a dramatic portrait of the bride and groom before they entered the reception, something different than the church photos. We didn't have time to go anywhere else so I had to make do with the hallway in the hotel! I'm really pleased with how this turned out.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photo of the Week

The bride was running late and so her hair and makeup preparation was very rushed. Once she was dressed we only had a few moments before we had to hurry downstairs for the start of the ceremony. I always try to get a creative portrait of the bride whenever possible and I was very pleased with how this one turned out considering the extreme shortage of time. Many times a bride will apologize for all the craziness before the wedding. I always tell them I'm used to it and that a certain amount of craziness is normal for a wedding day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photo of the Week

This week's blog post really continues the previous discussion about the importance of capturing the details that make a wedding unique. I really love the vibrant colors in this photo and the beautifully soft natural light.