It’s that time again. It’s time to look back at some of the best photos from 2014. Everyday we’ll be taking a look at a new category. Voting is open till midnight and the winners will be announced Monday. The winning entries will each receive a 16×20 print.
Today’s category: Weddings
Take a look at the entries then vote at the bottom of this post.
One of my favorite things about my job is how unique each of my couples are, even though I’m basically shooting the same event every weekend. They all vary so much from each other due to the personalities and stories that are unfolding each day. The reasons I love these images are not because they are the most technically “correct” or most beautiful image. It’s because I feel like they nail who each of these couples are in one single image.
1. Prayer: Megan & Stephen’s faith plays a huge role in their life. (They were married at a Biblical Arts Museum for crying out loud.) Anyway, this shot of them praying together right after their First Look, just nailed them and their day.
2. Field: Amanda & Dale were planning on getting married back in 2013. Illness and other issues forced them to have to postpone their day. When April 2014 finally rolled around, you could tell they didn’t care about anything related to fancy wedding, appetizers, or linens.
They didn’t care if there were 500 guests or 5 guests. They just wanted to be married to each other.
3. Horse: Katelyn & Chris know what they want; especially Katelyn. I love brides who know what they want. Katelyn wanted a few shots at the stock yards on her way to the ceremony. We literally stopped traffic to get some shots of her and her wedding party.
4. Century Tree: If you know anything about Aggies you know they love their traditions. (Sometimes a bit too much.) Anyway, Emily & Lucas wanted to get married under the Century Tree. It’s a rare sort of deal and a bit of a guerrilla operation to make it happen. So this little moment where they were able to stand under the tree and look out at all of their friends and family that were their to support them, just made my day.
5. Hug: I’m a sucker for families. I’m a super duper sucker for families coming together. So this shot of Caleb and his daughter hugging their new bride/mom five minutes after the ceremony, melted every part of my heart.
6. Squish: Dani & Joey are super smart. As in doctor smart. As in MIT smart. Yeah. That smart. Their wedding party was full of doctor smart, MIT smart people. Doctor smart, MIT smart people are really good at being funny.
7. Shadow: Beth & Tim may have been the most “present” couple I have ever photographed. They were so aware of their day, the beginning of their marriage, the start of their life together. The reason I love this image is because of how tender it is. It’s exactly the way Tim treated and acted towards Beth all day.
8. Selfie: Shelby & Logan can own any moment they want. She is a lawyer and he is a game warden. That means you can think things are going your way and you are in charge, and suddenly, out of no where, they step in and remind you they were there all along, making sure everything went as they had planned. Right after their ceremony, they were gathered around their family and friends hanging out and talking, and I was just snapping random photos. Logan looked at me and said, “We want to take a selfie.” BOOM. Just like that they owned the moment. Their whole day was full of things like that. I loved them.
9. Shape: Jennifer loves her some architecture. Went to school for it. Knows it. Lives it. Could not stop blabbing about the Parador and how amazing it was. I know she got married because she loves Ryan. But, sometimes, I think she got married because she wanted an excuse to rent the building. ;)
10. Swag: Hilary & Kirk. Few couples intimidate me. Hilary & Kirk were one of those couples. Man, these two are full of such swag, it’s ridiculous. They are so kind and a joy to be around, but at the same time, it’s like they are on a whole other level. 99% of the time when a couple walks over to their cake to be photographed with it, they look right at me and say “What do we do?” Hilary and Kirk walked over to it and did that. Swag.