Technique

I liked so many of these individual images that I had to share them, I am loving all the different photographic techniques here. Jessica always delivers such wonderful work! I particularly love the swimming pool and the shot of the Bridesmaids.

Thanks for the sharing Jessica, gorgeous as always!

Credit: Jessica Purvis

Flowers, Dresses & Vintage Processing

Claire & Jeff’s wedding probably had one of the most amazing floral displays ever! Not because it was necessarily the biggest or the grandest but just because it was so diverse, unique and gorgeous. The flowers were designed and created by San Fran florists Ixia Fine Flowers. Claire also had a gorgeous one of a kind dress, made specifically for her which looks wonderful in their awesome portraits - the vintage and Polaroid processing is just stunning!

I asked Gia what she loved about this wedding and it would appear she had similar ideas to me…

The venue was fairly funky.  So I chose to do their portraits in a setting that was organically funky to complement the architectural funkiness of the ceremony and reception location. 

The florals were really unusual.  I heart succulents and fiddle heads! And what’s not to love about succulents and fiddle heads with orchids and (what appear to be some sort of) ginger flowers?!  I can find out for sure what those were. 

My favorite thing about Claire and Jeff’s wedding was that everybody there — bride, groom, ringbearer, flower girl, family, or guest — was funky and fun.  I think they planned a wonderful party that everybody could enjoy.  They did some of the traditional things — like having a first dance — but did other things because they had great personal value or were just plain fun.  They served jambalaya and mac ‘n cheese for dinner, creme brulee for dessert.  Claire commissioned a groom’s cake for Jeff that said “Guinness is good for you!” on it.

Thanks so much Gia, it’s been great sharing your work!

Credit: Gia Canali

Ahh Dresses!

Woah is today the day of amazing dresses or what? How gorgeous is Carisa’s layered dress? Plus they had carnations..I love carnations but they always get such a bad rep :o(

Speaking of dresses my actual wedding dress was borrowed by Rosie Parsonsfor a recent photo shoot and one of the images only went and got published for crying out loud! Clicky and check it..

Credit: Karie McLain

A Perfect Ensemble

I am sharing this wedding for one main reason – Sara’s dress…don’t you just love it? It was based on her Grandmother’s gown and was designed and made for her by Dame Couture. I don’t think she could be wearing a more perfect for her ensemble…the dressm the veil, the glasses, trhe shoes – it all suits her so much!

Thanks for the share Olivia!

Credit: Olivia Leigh Photography

Cotton Mill Bridal

Hurrah! another set of images from Wei Quek. This gorgeous shoot took place at the cotton mill near Dallas, a location that made for some fabulous textures and light. The dress is by Nicole Miller.

Credit: Photobolic

An Especially Special Day

Lisa of Ophelia Photography not only captured this wedding as beautifully as she always does, but as the couple were  some of her best friends she was also a Bridesmaid – multi tasking or what?

The boots, the flowers, the Bridesmaid dresses, the skate park, the rockstar photo shoot…I love it all!

Lisa described the day on her blog:
The say good things come to those who wait, and these two waited 11 years for their wedding day.   It was perfect in every-way and I was honored to take part in the celebration as both the photographer and bridesmaid.   I believe it was my most challenging wedding to date, as I was swept up in the emotions of the day and having to relinquish control of only shooting about 50 % of the photos.   My beautiful and lovely dear friend of 24 years (we met in preschool at age 4) was drop dead gorgeous and anyone in her presence on that day felt the magic.   The magic being that after 11 years they were getting married and celebrating their love in front of close family and friends.    

As Enya played we waiting by the bridge prepared to walk down the aisle to stand presently for Jen and Rich.   As I watched Jen coming down the aisle and Richard watching her…. I was done.   Oh the tears….their tears, the happiness, the moment, was like a dream.   Jen and Rich were radiating with happiness.   All of there parents were radiating with happiness….11 years of happiness.   It was awesome!

Credit: Ophelia Photography