These shoes are so adorable, I the love the bow on the toe of the shoe. Shoes by Valentino, photo by Katie Moos.
Since I think everyone could use something pretty on a Friday, here at Santa Barbara Wedding Chic, I’ll be featuring some of my favorite ring shots. And to start this series off is this shot from Jeff Newsom.
Coffee and diamonds? Sounds like two of my favorite things.
I love dance shots from weddings. They’re always my favorite candid shoots of the day.
Plus, when the bride and groom dance, everyone dances.
And after all the work of wedding planning who doesn’t need to cut loose?
What’s better than one pair of hot shoes? How about 5 pairs?
Photo by Melissa Musgrove.
Today’s photo comes from Halberg Photographers. I love the contrast in color and texture between the black patent leather pumps and the yellow/orange calla lillies.
Our final post for photographer’s week comes from Elizabeth Messina:
weddings are such beautiful rituals…..the celebration of life & love with family and close friends….as a photographer I feel so blessed to be included in many of the most intimate moments at a wedding celebration…..
it is an honor and a tremendous responsibility…..i have learned many things over the years…one of the most important is to remember to breath…to look around and feel the moments as the unfold….there is magic all around you…..laughter….
light coming through the trees….your dress….your new husband looking at you…..flowers on tables…the very ones you spent hours deciding on…. all of these things together, little and big, are celebrating the love you have found with another human being….
even the things that go less than perfectly, become part of your history, your story….embrace all of it….and as your wedding day come to an end….remember it is not an “end” at all but rather the most wonderful beginning….you will take three very important things with you….your husband…your memories…and your photographs of that moment in time….as you are deciding on a photographer to capture your wedding….
Our next post comes from Harper of Harper Smith Photography:
Photojournalism is defined as using photography to tell a story and document life. Capturing a moment in time without interfering or changing it’s course. Objective, honest, and above all else…incredibly real.
The root of my photography comes from a strong photojournalism background which lends a unique approach to the weddings I shoot today. I’m a fly on the wall, an outside observer, moving unnoticed and stepping in at just the right moment to capture just the right shot.
Often these are moments you wouldn’t normally expect because they’re natural and un-posed. The nervous bride having a private moment alone in the limousine after all her bridesmaids have exited before her. These moments – which maybe awkward or embarrassing at the time – often turn out to be the most beautiful, intimate photos in retrospect. That’s why one of the biggest challenges of photographing in this style is earning the trust of the bride and groom so that on their wedding day they do let their guard down and trust that you’re capturing the images they never expected but always dreamed of.
I fully encourage couples to have their photographers arrive 3-4 hours before the wedding for this reason. The unscripted, unrehearsed moments that capture the real, raw emotion of the day often take place during this time.
I also encourage the bride and groom to let go, live the moment, and pretend there isn’t a camera around.
Harper actually shot my wedding and I had to share one of my favorite images she captured of me that day. My mom had brought some champagne for me to sip on while I was getting ready and Julie Morgan, the thoughtful makeup artist that she is, brought straws with her so I could drink without messing up my lipstick. This is the un-posed, all natural, photo Harper got of me: