As promised, here are more photos from Dorothy and Nate's engagement session among the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC. We really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day--the blossoms were (mostly still) blooming, and we had some gorgeous end-of-day light. And I couldn't have asked for a more fun couple--Dorothy and Nate had a lot of fun with the session, and that always makes it so fun (and easy! ) for me.
This one's my favorite:
Thanks Dorothy & Nate--I'm really looking forward to your wedding!
It's a pretty short article, so I won't quote much. But, I highly recommend reading it if you're looking for a wedding photographer.
The author notes that a lot of time is spent talking about photographic styles, camera equipment, techniques such as flash vs. available light and other issues like film vs. digital, full-frame vs. crop sensor and so on. Then, he gets to the main point of the article:
Huh? So what does all this tell you? The answer:
Exactly! When you're looking for a photographer, all of that stuff is beside the point. In the end, what really matters is the photos. If the photos speak to you, what difference does it make what camera the photographer used, or if it was shot on film or digital?
And since all posts are better with a photo, here's a photo from Karen and Mikey's wedding last year that has just grown and grown on me. I feel that it's a great example of the kind of photos that I strive to take: simple, honest, and real.
I'm an avid user of Google products. Seriously, I'm a total fan boy--I use Gmail, Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Voice, and search (of course). My phone even runs Google Android. So, I was really interested when I saw this blog entry on the official Google blog:
Google has partnered with Style Me Pretty to create 20 or so templates to help manage your wedding planning. I've looked at a few of them and they are great. They're well organized and include a bunch of tips that are really helpful.
They include templates to collect guest addresses, choose a photographer, plan and manage your budget, organize the seating chart and more. There's even one, the 'All-in-one wedding planner' that includes everything you need in one.
You can check them out at docs.google.com/wedding. They're really a great resource that can help to keep you organized in your wedding planning.
Jessica and Lennie's wedding day was as frigid and windy as they come. In spite of that, they had a beautiful ceremony and a great reception. I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of it and share their day with them and their family and friends.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Their ceremony was held at the brand-new Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps--the first ceremony held there, in fact. The chapel is a beautiful, simple wood, stone and glass building tucked into the woods on the grounds of the museum in Quantico, Virginia. It has several core Marine values etched into the side glass panels, a few of which I felt were particularly poignant at a wedding, including honor, commitment, and Semper Fidelis which is latin for 'Always Faithful.' It's a great chapel.
And here are a few from the reception, which was held at the Clubs at Quantico, on the Marine Corps base. As you can see, it was a fun night!
This is my absolute favorite from the day:
Thanks again, and congratulations to Jessica and Lennie!
I'll be blogging Jessica and Lennie's wedding soon--but first, the photo booth! Everyone seemed to really enjoyed it and have fun with it--although the introduction of boxing gloves and Hulk hands made it the most violent photo booth to date!
Thanks to my friend Channon Zabel of Urban East portraits for running the booth! Here are a few of my favorites: