Today, we continue our favorite shots from 2014! Seriously, how much did you enjoy our last post? Some AMAZING images, right? Let's continue, than, shall we? :-)
Most Touching Image
This is Lauren and her Dad, Tim "Mr. Incredible" Christensen. We didn't meet him until the morning of the wedding, but we have never met a Father of the Bride who was more involved with making sure every single detail of his daughter's day was absolutely perfect. When Chris was shooting the groomsmen getting ready, he was studying what looked like a play book, but it was the choreography to this dance with his daughter. He wanted to make sure he remembered it, so that it was perfect. We could tell from the moment we met him that he was a great man! We were beyond honored to capture these amazing moments and saddened beyond belief when we learned he passed away shortly after Lauren Bryce's wedding from a sudden heart attack at work. We have heard people say that wedding photography is a silly expense when everyone has a camera or an iPhone. Or to just have people take photos and post them to Facebook and that's "good enough". As sad as we were, we felt so blessed to be the ones who were able to show these images to Lauren and her family and know that these images and the look on Tim's face as he danced with his daughter will live on forever in their heirloom album and the images on her wall.
Most Beautiful Offbeat Wedding Dress
Robin Maddy definitely had the most off beat wedding of our year and we loved every second of it! She had such an amazingly perfect vintage look, from her tea length wedding dress to her custom made glasses she made made to fit the theme and color of their day! When you make a living shooting weddings, it's so refreshing to see something off the beaten path!
Sometimes you just have to break the little bit of awkwardness when you start to take photos and Carla was the best! This is an outtake from their wedding (didn't quite make the cover of their album but totally should have!), where she wanted to break the ice a little bit and just make a funny face to loosen up. What a fun couple they were!
Best Groom Reaction
We don't even have to explain this one. Just look at it! Look at his face! Daniel was so much fun! And even though, we THINK, he was goofing around when this picture was taken, he really was completely out of breath with how Gorgeous Leah looked in her dress from Ellie's Bridal. We always encourage our couples to have a First Look and this is one of the reasons why. Would you see this reaction if here were at the front of the alter? NOT A CHANCE!
Favorite Ring Shots
Brandy is the MASTER of the ring shot! When she tells you she's taking your rings on a field trip, this is what she's doing! Your ring is the STAR of your accessories and she always makes sure you have an amazing image to share with your girlfriends for years to come! Rings and shoes? HELLO, GORGEOUS!
Favorite Shoe Shot
Everyone who knows us or has been to our home or our studio knows that we are huge Disney fans (it's all over our home), and if you ask Brandy, she'll tell you, "A Good Pair of Shoes can change your life". So when the dress is on, makeup and hair are done, earrings are in, and garter is up and you finally put on the perfect shoe, you have a complete look! Don't overlook your shoes because you think it will just be hidden under the dress (unless you wear Chuck Taylors, we are totally ok with you wearing colorful Chuck Taylors!). Your shoes are an important part of your look and we will not overlook them either!
Best Stolen Moments
Being a wedding photographer is like conducting a good Jazz Band. You direct, keep tempo, and make sure everyone is on the same page, but every so often your band just gets in an awesome groove and you just have to put your hands down and let them jam! Some of our most romantic moments we capture have NOTHING to do with us, once we get our couples in a groove we just let them interact and catch these amazing stolen moments without any direction from us what-so-ever!
If you were to bring Brandy with you to shop for your wedding dress (which if your maid of honor or mom can't make it with you and you honestly asked her she would TOTALLY go with you!), before she would let you make that final decision there would be one final test... "The Twirl Test". If you have an amazing dress and it doesn't twirl the right way, it just isn't perfect enough. So be sure to twirl during your dress shopping trips! Marissa had an amazing mermaid style dress and an incredible heart felt first dance with her new husband Marco full of spins and twirls. We happened to catch her dress at just the right moment to see this amazing twirl! *swoon* Good choice in wedding dress, Marissa!
The People's Choice Award (Fan Favorite)
We looked through the past year of sneak peeks that we posted to our social media pages, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and found the image that had the most likes. Leah's amazing dip photo was the winner with 42 Facebook Likes! Want to see your image here next year? When we post your sneak peek, be sure to tag all of your family and friends and share as much as you can!
That wraps up our 2014 favorites. We cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store! These are some incredible moments that we cannot wait to top in 2015.
Chris and Brandy