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kat
12-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Before I left BC I was lucky enough to meet Tarzan Dan (the hitlist now radio host). He is a wonderful wonderful photographer as well. I'm very excited to get to shoot with him and to have shots done by him..ha ha.. :p

In any case, through him I get to see lots of great talent. This summer, by chance, his finacee and Dan got to partake in a photoshoot that got a title of one of the best bride photos. The photos blew me away when I saw them the first time and was not surprised.

There are many great photos, take a look. Their colorful one is the ninth down. I tell yah..it's wonderful to see them..wish now I could redo my vows and get retakes!!! :D

bride.ca | Best Wedding Photographs of 2009 (http://www.bride.ca/wedding-ideas/index.cfm/2009/12/16/Best-Wedding-Photographs-of-2009)

tomorrowstreasures
12-29-2009, 01:08 PM
neat photos!!! my dd got married at a vinyard too!

Iguanasan
12-29-2009, 01:51 PM
There are some amazing shots there. I absolutely love the doggy kiss and congratulate the photographer for catching that moment.

Marko
12-29-2009, 02:01 PM
Many excellent and wonderful images here!

My fave is the father dancing with the bride. Dad's expression makes for a very emotive photograph.

kat
12-29-2009, 02:05 PM
Many excellent and wonderful images here!

My fave is the father dancing with the bride. Dad's expression makes for a very emotive photograph.

Mine too. You couldn't get a better wedding photo than that!

Foots
12-29-2009, 02:11 PM
Great photos. My fav's would be the dog kiss and the father/daughter dance.
Is your friend in the photo or was he taking the photo?

kat
12-29-2009, 02:16 PM
He was in the photo. Nice to get out from behind the lens and see what others can do!

Marko
12-29-2009, 02:19 PM
Fun eh? :) Sounds like some great future experiences in the works as well!
Invaluable stuff that is....

kat
12-29-2009, 02:32 PM
I can't wait!!!!! :)

casil403
12-30-2009, 10:02 AM
Wow...great stuff Kat. Thanks for sharing!

AntZ
12-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Talking to a photographer friend of mine the other day, and apparently the latest fashion is a "Trash the Dress" session, which is shot sometimes weeks after the wedding. The idea is to not really care if the dress is ruined as it does not need to be worn to the reception etc. I presume the log roll and some of the beach shots were from these sessions.
My wife was mortified by the thought. Personally I think it makes no more sense to have thousands of dollars worth of dress sitting in the cupboard than potentially ruining it to get some great photos.

kat
12-30-2009, 05:53 PM
Talking to a photographer friend of mine the other day, and apparently the latest fashion is a "Trash the Dress" session, which is shot sometimes weeks after the wedding. The idea is to not really care if the dress is ruined as it does not need to be worn to the reception etc. I presume the log roll and some of the beach shots were from these sessions.
My wife was mortified by the thought. Personally I think it makes no more sense to have thousands of dollars worth of dress sitting in the cupboard than potentially ruining it to get some great photos.

I'm hoping that my sister in law will be interested in that. I missed her wedding last year, suppose to shoot the wedding for them (it was a little affair).

I would love to make it up with some fab shots!

AcadieLibre
12-30-2009, 11:25 PM
I found some unique and interesting but for the most part found them standard fair as far as wedding photos go. Nice work just nothing that stands out really from an artistic perspective, I was expecting some outstanding unique photos and I saw good photography but lacks ingenuity and creativeness.

Bambi
12-31-2009, 08:45 AM
Talking to a photographer friend of mine the other day, and apparently the latest fashion is a "Trash the Dress" session, which is shot sometimes weeks after the wedding. The idea is to not really care if the dress is ruined as it does not need to be worn to the reception etc. I presume the log roll and some of the beach shots were from these sessions.
My wife was mortified by the thought. Personally I think it makes no more sense to have thousands of dollars worth of dress sitting in the cupboard than potentially ruining it to get some great photos.

lol. that's what my mother did when she was divorced. Only she never wore it, just cut it with scissors.

which is really too bad because I would have liked to have worn it. Mine is packed away waiting for the 80's to come back!!! :eek: but it didn't cost thousands of dollars either. I must admit I don't get the money being spent on a wedding these days!

kat
12-31-2009, 09:38 AM
I found some unique and interesting but for the most part found them standard fair as far as wedding photos go. Nice work just nothing that stands out really from an artistic perspective, I was expecting some outstanding unique photos and I saw good photography but lacks ingenuity and creativeness.


Besides the obvious artistic and minimum technical requirements (tecnique, composition, colours, creativity etc) what we ultimately looked for was (a) the simple "wow factor" - would the bride/couple frame a large format version of this photo and display it in their living-room? would it dazzle their quests? (b) the "wedding factor" - is this a great photo or a great wedding photo? Unfortunately this meant that some incredible photographs did not "make the cut", because they "could have been anywhere", not necessarily at a wedding... In short, we looked for the type of image that would make you want to do it all over again, even if you were already married.

That may be why you don't see the shots you were expecting Acadie.

F8&Bthere
12-31-2009, 04:54 PM
Nice photos. I noted quite a few that were framed askew (intentional crooked orientation- I don't know the proper term if there is one). I like when "rules" are broken :evil2:

Weird as I am I liked the one with the pigs, groom wearing a toque and holding a pitchfork.

AcadieLibre
01-03-2010, 09:50 PM
I am not big on wedding photography but if I think about it I will post the few who do weddings that really have a knack for the style I like. I don't have them bookmarked but will try and keep it in mind. I just find their are some wedding photographers who are the top of the crop ( in my lowly opinion lol) and although I have an aversion to wedding photos I do know when I like them and the ones I recall are well done, unique and traditional all at the same time. It is just these photos are just too basic of wedding photos for my taste.

kat
01-03-2010, 09:53 PM
I'd love to see them! I've found, with all contests, that most of the best never enter them and for that reason alone..you never see the best. Make sense at all?

If you find the links please do post..I love seeing wedding photos..I lost most of mine and have very few..I think that may be why.