I look over and my assistant is crying during the father/daughter dance. She had never even met this couple and the love dad had for her daughter moved her into tears. And it would be a lie to say I've been tear free from every reception.
It is such a wonderful time to share in the 'once here, quickly gone' moments. Brief moments. We have the honor of capturing these memories and moments that quickly fade into history without the photographic reminder. We are so thankful for the privilege of preserving such important moments and cannot wait to be a part of many special more this coming season.
What 30-minute timeframe of photos do you think is the most important on a wedding day? As the designated photographer, we are responsible to capture a variety of photos: rings, flowers, portraits, family, trinkets, bridesmaids, flower girls, ceremony sites, sunsets, cakes, dance moves, and the list goes on. As you can see from all of our best-of galleries, we love them all. But there is something very special about the Romantic session. We love this time when we get to slow down with the bride and groom and create stunning works of art that they can forever remember their day with.
Senior photos are a lot of fun for me. Below are some examples of what I consider my Best Of for 2010 for Senior Portraits. Many of these were captured in Walworth County in Lake Geneva, WI. Some were shot in Chicago, Milwaukee and a bit more north in Wisconsin.
My goal when shooting senior photos is to create pieces of art, capture the student's personality and have fun together. My favorite sessions come as a result of collaboration of creativity.
After completing the editing of Jon and Leslie's photos I jumped into their fusion video. This was a really fun project. All in all we shot photos and video in Milwaukee's Third Ward, the Milwaukee Art Museum, an old train bridge, a fire escape, gritty urban alleys, and amazing architecture. Check out the video. It will change your world! (Or at least it will be lots of fun.)
I met up with Leslie and Jon on a mild day in February and shot their engagements. This was an extended destination engagement package so we had time to drive around and find different locations.
I was delighted to find a fire escape as this is almost become a trademark shot of mine. Leslie and Jon are a delightful couple and troopers as we worked hard to get some fun shots. We started by vaulting the two of them up on a Bridge Support about 10 feet off the ground. Later we tried to get the sense of the "water fall" coming off a building but only ended up getting them a bit wet.
We moved multiple dumpsters to improve the shots. After all urban grit is one thing but dumpsters are hard to excuse in an engagement photo or any photo for that matter.
I brought along a fish eye lens and we had some fun playing with that to get some creative and unique photos.