For their wedding pictures, Katie & Russ wanted some fun and creative wedding photographs. I was excited because that was right up my alley! Afterall, our slogan is “Fun. Creative. You.” So we did some fun pictures with the groomsmen checking out the bride, the bridesmaid checking out the groom, the bridemaids finding it adorable when russ “propsed” again to Katie. I had to bust out the fisheye lens, of course! In addition, we took some romantic wedding pictures on the wooden bridge by the ski race start/finish.
There’s a lot of variety and fun pictures to see— enjoy!
Russ was a little distracted at the moment…
Mom loves her daughter
Love these Shots
Love these pictures on the bridge!
Another good one!
All the ladies
The wedding ceremony for Katie & Russ was held outside on top of Anchorage’s Kincaid Park’s Chalet. There were fears of rain before the ceremony, but when it came time, the skies dried and the heavens brightened up. The decorations were very much who they are & were awesome if you knew them. The Arch over where the officiant and couple stood was an arch made out of cross country skis tied together & trees lined the aisles. Katie is HUGE into cross country skiing and Russ seems to really enjoy the outdoors here, so it was very appropriate.
During the ceremony, the vows Russ made were so beautiful that it made Katie cry. I love photographing emotions of the moment. As a wedding photographer it’s great catching happy, moving, or touching moments. The photographs carry so much more depth, and a story with them too.
Father & Son
Here come the tears…
Father of the Groom..he had great expressions all day!
Love this Photo!
And now…in color!
I love the joy of their wedding!
The tears keep flowing
Just had a recent Anchorage senior pictures session with Pieter. The senior pictures turned out amazing. =) It was fun to watch as Pieter became more and more relaxed. He was really cool about trying out different picture ideas including numerous poses, jumping off a picnic table, sliding down a staircase railing, climbing a bridge, sticking his head through picture frames & even climing into them as well. I’m really glad that he was down for all of this because it gave his photographs a lot of fun & uniqueness to them. I am extremely happy with all of the different shots. And I do have to say, I love having a fisheye lens for senior pictures! It just adds so much creativity all of its own. My favorite with the lens has to be Pieter sitting down on the bridge with his legs straight out & his feet pointing different directions. I also really like the couple of shots in the tunnel where all you see is Pieter’s head & then the ridges of the tunnel, which was actually taken with a fisheye, though it doesn’t look like it.
Tell me what your favorite senior picture is…. =-)
Down the rail
This is like “The Spotlight’s On YOu!”
senior pic in black & white fisheye lens
Classic & Relaxed =)
On the Bridge
Starting to climb
One of my FAVORITEs! =)
Another of my favorites
Diagonal line action! (Creates a sense of movement)
Houston, we have lift off
Russ & Katie’s wedding reception was one of the most fun weddings that I’ve attended as a wedding photographer. =) The reception was lively, people were up dancing, & I had tons of freedom to move around trying different angles & creative photography that I don’t always have a chance to try at every wedding. It helped that the dance floor was continually flooded with people moving their hips & shaking their groove things (Yeah, Yeah!).
I experimented with taking pictures at different heights from the floor, standing, standing on a chair, & then the balcony. I also tried different ways to capture the action. Stopping the motion completely, completely blurred, & a little bit of inbetween. I found that my favorite photographs were the ones where people were dancing in the background with blurred movement & I had found an inanimate object such as shoes, the party decorations, or the light & sound equipment to remain in focused. It took finding a place where I could place the camera on an object like the floor or a railing that wouldn’t move so that I could allow the camera’s shutter to remain open for 3/10 of a second. It doesn’t seem like that would be that long to hold something still, but the slightest movement of the camera is reflected with a blurred photograph. Typically photographs under 1/60 of a second are hard to keep still. It’s much easier at 1/100 or 1/125 of a second to hold it still (That’s 0.01 of a second for those of you needing the digital time equivalent).
Below you’ll find lots of creative wedding photography. It was a lot of fun to shoot & a lot of fun to look at as well.
What do you think about the photographs? Do you have any ideas that you’ve imagined or seen before for cool dance photos?
Gotta Love the Fisheye Lens!
Inanimate objects still, people moving..
Russ & KT
Sweet Dance Photograph!
You Can’t Stop the Movement!
One of my Favorites!
Fun & Creative. =)