Wedding Photo Showcase Winners 2009

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Robin Gaucher Photography
Atlanta, Georgia Wedding Photographer

Photo Equipment: Nikon D700 with a 24-70mm Nikon lens, f/14, ISO 400, 1/400 shutter speed
Description:The photo took place in a field next to the Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville, the church sat right next to a farm, and there was this amazing field of grass that we shot the photos in after their ceremony. The bride and groom were very natural in terms of their poses, I really didn’t have to give them any direction. The bride is actually an artist, which I think helped, because she could look at the same field and see what I saw when I looked at it, so it just flowed.

Techniques:The image was then enhanced with Kubota Image Tools software.

Abigail Reese Photography
Columbia, South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Photo Equipment:canon 5dmkII lens 50mm @1.8

Description:This photo was taken in Natchitotches, LA. It was a “day after session” with no special tecniques used, just taken at sunset!

Amelse Photography
Crown Point Indiana Wedding Photographer

Photo Equipment:Canon 5D, Lens: 70-200mm 2.8 IS with off camera fill flash.

The image was taken on September 6th, 2008 at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland Indiana. A week ahead of some massive flooding in the region. (Go figure, just look at the cloud formations. That location was under 5 feet of water a week later.)
The entire slide show can be see here: David & Shannon
Wonderful couple who set aside meaningful time for their wedding portraits. Many couples seem to forget to leave amble time for creativity. We had at least 1 1/2 hours with the couple for portraits.

Techniques:Final process in Corel Painter 9 & Photo Shop CS4.

Corey Pro Photography
Wedding Photographer Serving ME, NH, MA, CT

Photo Equipment:Canon EOS 40D body, with 50mm 1.8 Canon lens

The couple is the musician, Joe Farren (, and his new wife Nicole. The wedding took place in Scarborough, Maine on October 4th, 2008. After the ceremony, the three of us jumped in the truck and took an hour away from all the people. I had planned to direct a photo shoot on the beach but instead I decided to hang back on my own, and simply document their first hour together as husband and wife. They were so excited and romantic that any interference from me would have totally taken away from the beautiful purity of the moment. As a result, I captured a host of beautiful images that were real moments instead of created moments.

The photo seen here was taken as Joe and Nicole started to stroll past the dune grass to catch a glimpse of the ocean. As he reached for her hand and gently walked the path with her, I saw a beautiful moment between them and immediately snapped the shutter.

Techniques:During post production, the photo was lightly enhanced in photoshop using Nik Software filters to add contrast in the clouds and deepen the texture of the sand to match what the naked eye saw.

Aphrodite Wedding Photography
Portsmouth, NH Wedding Photographer

Photo Equipment:Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, ISO 400, 24mm, f20, 1/200

Amy rising out of the harbor with the help of her male harem reminds me of Venus and her half-shell, that goddess emerged from the sea as a full-grown woman. This moment was purely documentary. Amy’s father took her and her new husband for a row on Cape Porpoise Harbor after exchanging vows. The wedding took place seaside, under great arching trees, at Amy’s parent’s property in Kennebunkport, ME. My challenge was to shape the dramatic late summer light. In wider shots like this one when portable strobes were of little use, I repositioned myself as the action moved. I sank into the marsh as I shot, and ran, and shot again.

Techniques: I combine photojournalistic and illustrative styles. I am mindful of aiding all types of couples into remaining true to who they are, and their images reflect this commitment.

Jason Lanier Photography
Nationwide and Destination Wedding Photographer

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