Favorite Wedding Photos of 2015: Part 1
One of the most painful and best parts of being a photographer is forcing yourself to look back from time to time to get a sense of where you are as a photographer; to see how far you’ve come and to get better at what you do. Even though the New Year is really an arbitrary mark in time, we usually take advantage of this moment to reflect on the past season’s work and reset for another busy year. This year Eric and I decided to switch things up a bit in our year end wrap up. I’ve taken a look at his work and selected 10 of my favorite wedding photos of 2015 and he’ll do the same.
Starting off, Eric made a great photo of Nicole and Asher while in the back of a limo on the way to their ceremony. There’s so much going on in this photo. I love the way my eye travels from the couple’s great expressions to the reflections surrounding them and back to their faces. And Eric’s choice of Black and White gives the photo a classic feel.
I love Aunt Pat’s reaction as she sees Brittany for the first time. Eric was in the right place for this one and he waited for the Decisive Moment and pressed the shutter. Sometimes that’s all it takes. In the industry we call it “F8 and be there.” That’s just another way of saying be in the right place with the right setting and you’re gonna get a good photo. It also helps to have Eric’s years of experience so you don’t blow the timing.
This photo makes me laugh. I love the way the ring bearer is confidently strutting down the aisle dragging the sign. I’m also glad Eric had the presence of mind to get this photo. I was photographing the groom and was unable to get this from the front – another great reason to have two experienced photographers. As an added bonus, Eric even captured the father of the Groom’s thumbs up!
Eric captures a great moment of Casey and Brenden during a portrait setup at a wedding at Lionsgate Events Center. I’m always impressed with his ability to think on the fly when it comes to lighting a photo. Must have been all those years at art school that helps him create dramatically lit portraits like this (Second Shot with Kevin Cox Photography).
Another great reaction captured by Eric. As a father, I can imagine this moment as a father sees his daughter in her wedding gown for the first time. Such a great image and Brittany will remember this time forever thanks to Eric’s fast thinking.
I love the warm tones of this photo and the pensive look on Emily. The backlighting and highlighted dust motes give a dramatic feel to this portrait (Second shot with Steve Tinetti Photography).
This is a great moment of the couple’s first dance as their friends and family watch. Here Eric uses the light from two flashes to illuminate the scene giving a beautiful rim light that gives shape and form to nearly everyone in the image (Second Shot with Kevin Cox Photography).
More great light, this time at the Evergreen Lake House for Emily and Dave’s wedding. The sun setting and the loving look between the two really mark this as a moment they will never forget (Second shot with Steve Tinetti Photography).
Eric ended up in the gutter making this image. I love the use of color and fast thinking when it comes to making something interesting happen in a parking lot. This image proves that nearly anywhere can be photogenic if you work the scene hard enough.
A colorful take on an old tradition. Nicole and Asher wanted their wedding to be filled with fun but also wanted it to reflect their unique approach to life. Eric captured this beautifully in one image of Asher removing Nicole’s garter.