Jennifer and James’ wedding album (Animal Friendly Leather Cover Artbook) arrived recently and I couldn’t be happier. I get to relive their wedding day for a moment ^_- Thanks again for trusting us and letting us be a part of your wedding.
I quality checked all the pages and of course I couldn’t help but want to keep it for myself ^_-
And now that they have it in their possession I want to post a few images here:
We are happy to share a result from the latest WPJA (The Wedding Photojournalist Association) Contest. Every year WPJA hosts the largest wedding photography competitions in the world judged by panels of award-winning photojournalists and designers and one of our images placed this time. Woo hoo…
Congratulations to all the winners! We love to look through all your images and get pushed to do better each time we go out to shoot.
Judges Comments: There is just enough glint of a beaming bride to prevent her from being lost among the celebration. How appropriate that on a day traditionally filled with hundreds of details and distractions that she should rise among them all.
It’s true we are one of the Fearless Photographers. Yay!!!
Check out FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS: a new site where you can find innovative and unique wedding images. Also if any of the image move you, vote for them!
We are very proud and happy our images were chosen by Fearless Photographers this round. Check them out:
We are so thrilled the Knot recently announced that one of our images is in The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook. Of course, I gotta share the news ^_-
Our image came from Jen and Josh’s wedding that we shot on Isla Mujeres Mexico. It is the shot of their unique looking menu.
The book is now available online at The Knot Wedding Shop, http://www.TheKnot.com/shop, and at Amazon.com. You’ll also find it in Barnes & Noble and Borders. Just in time for proposal season! Go check it out!!!
“The Wedding Photojournalist Association is pleased to announce the results of the Fourth Quarter WPJA Photography Competition. Join us as we congratulate all the winners.
The 2010 Q4 Contest showcases the wedding photojournalism of WPJA members throughout the 2010 year in 18 categories. From 24,112 entries only 360 finalists were selected.
Every year WPJA hosts the largest wedding photography competitions in the world judged by panels of award-winning photojournalists and designers. Competitions, which are held quarterly and open only to WPJA members, are part of the association’s commitment to upholding the highest standards in wedding photojournalism. Membership in WPJA requires rigorous standards in technical skill, aesthetics and best business practices.” wpja.com
And… Guess what?! We didn’t forget to enter this time and guess again… what happened?! ^_- Hee hee… A couple of our images placed in this fierce competition ^o^ woo hoo. We are quite proud and very happy about it.
From Becky and Nick’s wedding.
I love looking through these images. Congrats and thanks to all winners, friends, colleagues who keep inspiring me to be better at my craft!
The other day Scott and I were talking about how blessed we are with what we get to do for a living. We talked about our clients and their weddings and what we get to shoot and the relationship we have with each couple. (THANKS for trusting us guys!!!)
We often talk about our experiences to each other and what we get to see and document at weddings. We ended up talking about high-resolution files, and since we offer high-res files with all of the packages we have we wonder what can you really do with the high-res files that we deliver? Aside from making your own prints from them, or making your own books online (another post on that coming soon ^_-), one idea is to use the files from your engagement or bridal session with us as a wedding day reception slideshow.
Alan and Lanie did just that, and had them running on a large projection screen during the beginning half of the evening’s reception so everyone could see. They however didn’t just have a running gallery in the background. They added something to their favorite shots that had everyone’s attention.
Alan’s father has a website dedicated to poetry, and he and a few of his friends dedicated each poem used in the images to the happy couple and had included their names into each poem.
We thought it was such a cool idea, and wanted to share their poems and the idea with you.
Be on the lookout! We are going to start sharing these ideas and how people present their images at wedding or in their home. It’s going to be fun!
Till next time!!! XOXO
Hello and Welcome 2011!!! This year is going to be a wonderful year, I can feel it in my bones ^_-
Now, let’s start our first post of the year with something Scott and I are so thrilled to be a part of. We were invited by a dear friend to speak to the AVID classes (Advancement Via Individual Determination – http://www.avid.org/) at her school. It’s a program/system for students (fourth- through twelfth-grade) who have the desire to go to college. Whoever that came up with this program = GENIUS! Since some of the kids have no idea what they want to do in life, now they have opportunities to listen and ask questions from real life professionals and figure out what they want to do and how to get there.
Here are a few images that Connie captured using her iPhone while we are chatting with the students.
Scott and I had a great time showing our work and telling them about our passion. They asked us so many intriguing questions about our lives. We were told that typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. We feel privileged to tell them anything and everything is possible if they set their minds to it. Scott and I couldn’t stop talking about our experiences, we feel so blessed with our career we are sharing, with the path we chose and we are hoping we made an impact on some of these kids to look past the mundane and typical career path…. to follow their passions.
The funny thing is, a few weeks later Connie stopped by and dropped off this thank you note from her class. That was just too neat!!! They made our day. Thanks kids!
If anyone of you were to asked to speak to these kids, DO IT!!! You will get more than you give, I promise!
Anyway, we hope everyone is having a good year so far! ^_^
This week is Julie and Matt’s 1st anniversary and we recently got their wedding and rehearsal albums back from the binders. We couldn’t help but want to share how neat they are. Happy Anniversary to you two! What a cool way to celebrate!
We normally want to kidnap all our client’s albums when we get them back ^_- They are so solid, nice, clean… ah… We LOVE them!
For this particular wedding, Julie and Matt chose a 10×10″ Flush Mount album for their wedding and a 8×8″ Art Book for the rehearsal album.
Here are a few images of their albums:
Rehearsal Album with black slipcase.
We incorporated their logo on the cover.
Spine of the Art Book.
WHAT?! WHAT?! Great news!!! We both are so stoked hee hee… another image of our placed 1st in another uber fierce contest. YES!!!
The 2010 WPJA Q2 Contest showcases the wedding photojournalism of WPJA members throughout the year in 7 categories. The WPJA’s quarterly competitions call for the very best in world-class wedding photojournalism, and then reward talent with unparalleled peer review by distinguished photojournalism judges, titles and professional recognition.
Our image from Carrie and Sammy’s wedding placed 1st in Reception.
JUDGES COMMENTS: Great use of ambient and strobe lighting combined with slow shutter made dance photograph memorable. Just enough panning to create elegant, feel of dance while isolating the couple to capture the dreamy mood of the evening.
JUDGES COMMENTS: The bride and groom dancing together is one of those special wedding moments that every wedding photographer hopes will make a special photograph. The photographer combined a slow shutter speed to create a feeling of motion and used light to isolate the couple on the dance floor. The photograph is taken from above, a balcony perhaps, and the composition places the couple in the lower right third of the frame. Although they occupy only a small portion of the frame the couple capture all of the attention. It’s a well thought out and well executed photograph.
Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks you all for your hard work and inspiration!