today is one of my favorite couples one year anniversary and I couldn’t let the day go by without sharing a picture from their beautiful wedding day 💛 happy one year anniversary @justcassara and @matt_popp 💛 #theweddinglegends
I like running in the field being chased by my boo bear but sometimes I’m just like, let’s just chill. Let’s just stand still and super close to each other. Let’s sniff each other’s faces and OD on each other’s pheromones (cause I’m weird like that) the tender quiet moments. To me, those images are classic and timeless. I want to be able to look back the images 3 years from now and be like... yah I still like THAT! I’m striving to be your favorite booty jeans (girls you know what I’m talking about) those jeans that just feels good every time you put them on. I want to deliver those kind of feeels of images for you. Yah, just thinking out loud. K. Byeeee. ❤️
Bree and Cam rockin their heli session amidst the snowy peaks of Queenstown ⛰
SELAH REFLECTIONS is going into YEAR NUMBER 5 ✨ 2019 is going to be an outstanding year! Come be part of the family... contact our studio for Wedding Package information. We are already 50% booked - dates are now limited 💛
Hochzeit in den Pfälzer Weinbergen. ❤️ Ich freue mich bereits jetzt auf die vielen Brautpaare, die wir auch im kommenden Jahr wieder in unserer schönen Pfalz fotografieren dürfen. 😍
Suchst du noch nach einem Fotografen oder kennst jemanden, der 2019 heiratet Dann komm mich doch mal besuchen oder verlinke diese Person unter diesem Beitrag. 🤗 📆 Buchung 2019 offen
This weekend WORE ME FREAKING OUT, but it was more than worth it. Sheila and I made the trip to St. Louis for @kristinleepeterson and @taltepeter13 ‘s wedding at The Shrine of Saint Joseph. The church was incredibly beautiful and as we were scouting it out before the ceremony, I spotted this window and JUST KNEW I NEEDED THIS SHOT, and truly felt and hoped it could be a piece of art that could be treasured for years and generations to come. Yes, there are so many shots (that I can’t wait to share with you) from this wedding that highlight this beautiful couple and their friends and family, but I think this image does more. It highlights the beauty of them both, but also the beauty and history of this church.
Last week I showed the photo above to a friend. She didn’t know the couple in the photo. Her reaction was unexpected: she started crying.
I had showed her the gallery of photos from this wedding, and this was one of the last shots in the gallery. No other photo made her cry.
I asked her what made her cry. It isn’t a particularly emotive photo in the traditional way - it’s not an extreme expression or a crazy, love-y moment.
She couldn’t explain why the photo made her cry.
But what was interesting about this photograph, is that it was the first photograph in the gallery that I showed her that was shot on medium format film (Fuji 400H and developed by the legends at @rewindphotolab ). I’m not going to say that the only way to create emotion in a photograph is to shoot on film. That’s bullshit. But it was an interesting experiment.
My guess This photograph triggered a subconscious reaction.
It reminded me that equipment and composition choices can be important in conveying meaning, particularly at a subconscious level. A photograph can be technically excellent, yet be completely emotionless in delivery.
The modern trend toward super-sharp lenses and billion megapixel sensors, all perfectly stabilized and free from ‘abberation’ or ‘errors’, can leave something behind. That something is character. Character engages the subconscious. You can’t explain the way you feel but you feel it nonetheless.
The takeaway Don’t be afraid to listen to your subconscious when choosing what lens or camera to use (or making any important decision for that matter). So many decisions are already made for us before we choose equipment: this camera has more dynamic range, better ISO, that lens is sharper and has less vignetting. It’s the ‘obvious choice’. But you know what Fuck it. You’re an adult. You aren’t at school anymore. You don’t need to listen to anyone else’s opinion. If you like something better but you don’t know why - make the conscious decision to go with your subconscious opinion, and stop worrying about the consequences.