Jan
21
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT…

so excited to share this engagement session from

JC GUZMAN

truly a talent right there. and i’m excited to share this couple’s elopement coming right up so stay tuned.

Jan
20
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT A TENNESSEE FAMILY FARM…

a sweet Tennessee engagement session on the bride’s family farm.

major thanks to

JENNA HENDERSON

for sending this engagement session over.

check out more of Jenna’s latest work on HER BLOG.

Jan
19
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT LYMAN WOODS…

the bride to be had lived in Scotland for a few and loved and missed the forest backdrop so they chose Lyman Woods, near Chicago, as their backdrop.

super excited to have the work of Kristine Yarcho from

MADE TO BE MINE

on the blog again with this engagement session.

from Kristine:

How blessed am I that Victoria and Xavi found me…such a gorgeous couple with an impeccable sense of style.  When we first discussed a location, Victoria just mentioned her love of the outdoor, natural feel of my photos.  So we went with a central location in a foresty, woodland wonderland.  When Victoria told me she was going to bring a formal red dress, as a contrast to the rugged outdoors, I was THRILLED.  What happened was beyond my wildest dreams.  What I think is so special about this session is the MAGIC that spills out of it.  That’s all I can think about when I look at these photos.  not only did they look stunning, I mean…Victoria in that DRESS…but they are SO. IN. LOVE.  They almost made me cry at the end of our session when Xavi scooped Victoria into his arms and sang to her as they slow danced…at sunset…that was how our night ended.  Xavi and Victoria also had a more casual look and somehow it almost blended them with the colors of the nature around them….I love the look of both sets of photos.

I truly think that my work changes and grows with each session, but this one really took my breath away.  I think it was just a lot of perfect moments…from the field of bluebells to the endless laughs…beauty was everywhere. “

you just must check out more from Kristine on MADE TO BE MINE’S BLOG.

Jan
15
2015

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT SPRINGS PRESERVE…

loving her ant print dress.  totally on point.

super excited to showcase the work of

BELINDA LOUANN

you’ll definitely want to check out the rest of her work on HER BLOG too.

Jan
10
2015

{BEST OF 2014} FINALE…

oh you very well know that i wouldn’t end this without some confetti right?

this above is by far my favorite confetti capture ever.  many thanks to BABB PHOTO for this one.

and so there it all is.  the “Best of 2014″.

i know it was a massive collection and might have been overwhelming to get through it all.  some say that perhaps the specialness of being included might have gone away since there were so many.  but that wasn’t the true goal of showcasing this collection.  i wanted to make sure to include all the wedding photographers that sent something in because i have appreciated the support and encouragement they give to this blog for the past year.  this is my way of thanking you all AND celebrating you all for being part of the blog in 2014.  i tried my hardest to make sure to select images where you could all see how truly talented wedding photographers can be.  i hope i did it justice.

i want people to know as many wedding photographers out there as possible, to see all the talent there is, to see all their peers and how hard you all are working.  and most importantly, i want all wedding photographers in this community to be proud of what all your peers have been up to this year.  i want people to remember not to view as competition, but to view it as motivation for their 2015.  i want people to realize that while yes, it’s important to keep going, don’t compare yourself to what others have been doing,  don’t be jealous of the epic backdrops or destinations, but pick yourself up and get out there.  don’t let the competition take away from doing what you love.   backdrops, venues, and details aren’t what make the best wedding photography.  it’s what story you are able to tell from the wedding day or between the couple that is what is most important.  realize that this wedding photography community is here for you and with you.  encourage each other.  throw confetti at each other. let’s make 2015 better for each other.

this is the essence of this blog. while the primary focus is show off wedding photography, it’s also been making sure you all realize you are all in this together.  i love being part of the wedding photography community, even if i am not a wedding photographer.  this past year, i’ve truly enjoyed becoming closer friends with so many of you all.  all the tears, frustrations, belly laughs and confetti throws.  and it’s been absolutely astonishing to see the growth of individual photographers and most definitely fun discovering more talent.  i have had this blog for five years, it’s been purely a labor of love.  each year, i am even more thankful for the growth it has.  however, this year, instead of trying to fight the never ending battle of getting brides and grooms to understand the importance of having a solid gold wedding photographer, i have decided to build upon this wedding photography community instead.  i’ll be gearing this blog in a slightly different direction this year while still showcasing the best wedding photographers out there.  i’m out here in hopes to make this wedding photographer community even better.  i hope you all stay tuned for it and get others to come on board too.  let’s do this, 2015.

and on that note, again…thank YOU to all the wedding photographers that have sent in a feature this past year and to all the ones who are still sending in submissions.  i thank all of you for the patience while waiting to hear back from me.  it’s a one woman show behind here and i truly appreciate those who wait for months for their feature to go up.  i truly appreciate how much you all support this blog and i feel so lucky that you find this blog worthy of your work.  so thank you so very much.

lastly, thank YOU to all the wedding photographers that sent images in for the “Best Of 2014″.  my heart was bursting at the seams with how many of you sent something in and it’s truly with pride that i shared all of these this week.  thank you, thank you, thank you.  what an incredible 2014 you all had and i can’t wait to see your 2015.

and obviously, i can’t end on that note without some confetti right?!  my favorite confetti (or confetti like) images that were sent in below.

ADRIENNE GUNDE

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ARIANE MOSHAYEDI

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BRITTNI WILLIE

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JENNY JIMENEZ

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LEV KUPERMAN

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REDFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO ALL!

thank you so much for visiting this blog for not only the “Best Of 2014″ to check out these amazing wedding photographers and to cheer them on, but for coming every day to see what other beautiful work is out there.  here’s to a year of some crazy beautiful scenic venues and flawless lighting and shadows.  and here’s to an upcoming year full of the best of the best wedding storytelling there is.

goodbye 2014.  here’s to 2015.

let’s do this.

*throws confetti*

Jan
05
2015

{BEST OF 2014} ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND ALL THAT LOVE…PART TWO

ADRIENNE GUNDE

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BRETT & JESSICA

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CHAZ CRUZ

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CHRISTIAN GIDEON

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DANIEL CRUZ

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ELY BROTHERS

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HUGH WHITAKER

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JASON AND ANNA

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JENNIFER MOHER

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JOJO PANGILINAN (Linda)

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LOGAN COLE

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THE MULLERS

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PAIGE JONES

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SCOTTY PERRY

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ULMER STUDIOS

coming tomorrow are the “Best Of” for bridals.  hope you guys are just as excited to see them as I am to share them!

Jan
05
2015

{BEST OF 2014} ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES AND ALL THAT LOVE…PART ONE

part one of the “Best of 2014″ for engagements, anniversaries, and any just celebrating love shoots other than the wedding day.

stay tuned for part two that will be up soon after.

ALYSSA ARMSTRONG

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BRIGHTWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

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DOROTHY HUYNH

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EP LOVE

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GLASSER IMAGES

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IRIS AND LIGHT

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JASON MIZE

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JENNY JIMENEZ

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JOJO PANGILINAN

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LAST FORTY PERCENT

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LAUREN SCOTTI

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MATTHEW MORGAN

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MIKE FIECHTNER

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MORNINGWILD PHOTOGRAPHY

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SHAUNA HERON

ok remember, part two coming right up so stay tuned!