January 2, 2012 / Weddings
My Favorite Wedding Photos Of 2011!
Soooo…… I’m feeling a bit like a stalker, but I got this idea of picking my favorite 11 photos from 2011 from my favorite East Coast photographers Justin and Mary Marantz. I was planning on have a “Best of 2011” post, but I wasn’t planning on narrowing it down to 11. It would have been more like one hundred eleven! So when I saw that my favorite photographers were only choosing 11 of their own photos, I thought it would be an excellent challenge for myself. Boy was it ever! It was so hard to narrow the thousands of photographs that I took over the past year down to 11! I become attached to certain images! This really forced me to look at my photography in a different way and it made me think more about what kind of images I want to represent me. I got the images narrowed down to around 30 and showed them to my husband and friends and told them to choose their favorite 11 images, thinking this would help. Well, it ended up that everyone chose different images! So, it was back to me to make the final decision. Here’s what I ended up with. I was really surprised that I ended up with so many black and white images. Thank you to all of my lovely clients (I hate saying clients because you are so much more than just clients but I don’t know what else to say) for making these images possible!
I love the intimacy that I’m able to capture in the “Getting Ready” photos. People are always surprised when they see the images I shot while they were frantically rushing around, sometimes forgetting that I’m there.
Weddings would not be possible without the two main people that are getting married! I love the lighting in both of these. The top one was shot just as the sun was setting, creating the soft light that most photographers cannot resist.
The photo below was a recreation of a photo from the brides parents wedding album. This created an extra special moment.
I love being able to capture all of the different emotions experienced during a wedding day. I usually see just about all of them! The photo below makes me feel so cozy!
The photo above was shot by my husband Tim. He joins occasionally as my second photographer. He is really great at catching candid moments like these!
I love how the shot above really shows all of the excitement and interactions going on with all of the people involved. And how the brides face just makes it into the image, as if the groom is pulling her into the photo.
I shot my first (in about 5 years) High School Senior photo session in 2011! This was so much fun, I am really looking forward to doing more! I realize that technically there are two photos here. I initially was only going to include the masked shot because it is so fun and quirky, but I thought, since I’m showing a Senior Session I should include an actual face shot!
Beauty. Beauty is one of the most important aspects of weddings. I am continuously attracted to all things beautiful. This is why I love weddings so much! I feel so lucky to be able to see beauty in so many different things and in so many different ways and that’s what makes photography so exciting for me!