Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

Masai Warriors, Elephants and Giraffes All Made an Appearance at This Stunning Wedding in Kenya

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Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson has captured dozens of beautiful weddings all over the world. But even with his impressive resume and archive of incredible images, he says a wedding he recently shot in Masai Mara, Kenya might just top them all.

“I’ve traveled the world and shot weddings pretty much everywhere, but no place blew my mind in the same way Masai Mara did,” Peterson tells us in an email. “I secretly almost dreaded shooting the wedding there, knowing how difficult it is to shoot images that represent a place, especially during the constraints of a wedding day.”

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Bridal Photos On a Burning Couch Make a Statement About Divorce Culture

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It just started as a cool idea. New Zealand photographer Tom Hollow had a broken couch he needed to get rid of, and so he decided to burn it and take pictures. Then he decided to put a bride on it because, in his words, it “would look cooler with a bride.”

It wasn’t until after the shoot that he realized the images fit a particular storyline quite well: divorce. Read more…

Dear Bride-to-Be: Tips from a Model on Looking Your Best for the Camera

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Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s a bit brazen, it might actually be what they need to know! Read more…

Camera Mounted to Booze Bottle Captures Unique Perspective of Wedding Guests

Well… this is different. In an attempt to capture a unique perspective on his friends’ wedding, one guest decided to duct tape a camera to a bottle of Fireball whisky and walk around the rest of the attendees to take pulls.

What resulted was the kind of “how has nobody else ever thought of this!?” Fireball Cam perspective that will probably become a ‘thing’ at many a wedding over the next couple of months at least. Might not be a bad idea to add this to your service offerings if you’re a wedding photographer…

Why Your Wedding Photographer Won’t Give You a Disk of Unedited RAW Files

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Image by Haje Jan Kamps

Oh dear. That was a bit awkward. Sitting on the floor at my nephew’s birthday party, trying to capture pass-the-parcel photos that weren’t anything other than wadges of wrapping paper thrust towards me in a multi-coloured de-forested haze, I encountered a fairly recently married and really rather belligerent woman who wanted to berate me for the fees charged by photographers.

In particular, she was infuriated that her wedding photographer wouldn’t just hand over a DVD of all the original images from her big day and couldn’t understand why they needed to be edited and why she couldn’t have them straight away. Yes, oh dear. Read more…

Wedding Photographer Skit Puts a Humorous Twist on Family Formals

Here’s a little bit of wedding photography humor for you as we close in on the end of the week and you pack up your gear for those weddings you have to shoot on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Read more…

Wedding Photographer Uses Herd of Grazing Deer as Magical Portrait Backdrop

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Photographer Ian Christmann was shooting a wedding this past weekend when an unusual photo opportunity arose. He managed to capture a magical portrait of the newlyweds standing in front of a herd of deer.
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Canadian Newlyweds Nearly Hit by Train During Bridge Photo Shoot on the Tracks

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One day the stories of photographers being hit or nearly hit by trains while taking photos on the tracks will become so prevalent that people just stop doing it altogether, but today is not that day. Just this last weekend another unidentified photographer and the newlyweds he or she was photographing had an uncomfortably close call. Read more…

Thoughts on Judging an International Wedding Photography Competition

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I had the honor of getting to judge a recent international wedding photography contest for Fearless Photographers, a great organization I’ve been a part of for the last few years. Fearless contests run several times a year and typically receive thousands (if not tens of thousands) of entries from around the world. There is no quota to meet for Fearless judges, so if an image is awesome, it gets an award. The judging is incredibly selective, and seems to get more selective with each round.
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Wedding Photographer Manages to Convince Snoop Dogg to Crash One of His Gigs

Chris Seibel, one of the photographers at Chicago-based Allusion Photography, was going about his day-to-day photographing a “beautiful” Hindu wedding when he got the photo surprise of a lifetime. Read more…