This weekend's event was Mehnaaz and Imran's Pakistani wedding, where Ian provided still photography while our Lexington cinematographer, Blake, handled HD cinema duties. Duties ended up being a little mix and match, as Ian ran a second HD camera at times off a tripod, while Blake got called to hold an umbrella for lighting some of the portrait session. As the outdoor section of the portraits ended, Mehnaaz had an ankle bracelet come free. Imran scooped it up, and as he went to go put it back on, Ian fired a flash unit into the umbrella Blake still had pointed at the couple, and the result was this stylish, yet unposed, image…
Shot a great wedding at
Naturally, they had one of our engagement guestbooks:
Tremendous job on the flowers by John Kittinger of
More florals, more everything after the jump...
Last year, we had the privilege of shooting Mary and Donnie's wedding at the beautiful Conoid Farm. Despite having a lovely ceremony and an awesome bride and groom, there was one problem-- it rained. Incessantly. We're talking tornado warnings and animals lining up in pairs type weather.
When the forecast called for rain this weekend for the wedding of Donnie's sister, Annie, I was despondent. I may have even assumed I was the jinx causing our weather issues.
Och, not so fast, laddie...
(Clouds part after the jump)
The big story of 2011 in our shop started a week before Rachel and John's wedding last year. By now, if you're in Kentucky, you've probably seen an image or two from their wedding in some of our advertising. Well, a week before their wedding, I had one of my camera bodies die on literally the last shot of a wedding. The camera went off to Canon for service, and I rented an extra body from
I have a secret weapon here. My brother Tim, who you might have seen in the music photos from Buster's last year, his primary work is film editing-- he's worked on things like the Ben Stiller movie Keeping the Faith, the first season of Dog The Bounty Hunter, the front half of the PBS series Carrier and he does a lot of work on internet video for people like Unicef and Pepsi. Despite my inability to keep the camera stable, he made something pretty decent out of the above.
Flash forward a little. Since Tim put this together for me, he's acquired a broadcast quality HD camera that's approved for use by the BBC, significantly better than using a DSLR camera like mine, and the microphone equipment to make the audio sound as good as the camera makes the visual look.
So Tim and I have been talking a lot about weddings as a result. Like me, he values a non-intrusive documentary style, and we think that short, concise films of about 15-25 minutes say more about the look and feel of your wedding than a long, drawn out video that shows every single moment of ceremony and reception. Let's face it, that gets tedious on multiple viewings-- just try and get your husband to sit through the whole thing on your second anniversary.
If you haven't guessed by now, Tim and I are going to be forming a second business, Lozada Visuals, which is going to be doing HD wedding films (also vintage style Super 8 films) and film/stills fusion pieces. For the present, that's going to be specific to the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metro area . If you're interested in hearing more about that, give us a call at 888.577.6355. We'd love to explore the possibilities with you.
Got this one up bright and early since today's a travel day for me… You'll have a pretty good idea how far along I am in the editing process judging by where this group of photos falls-- it's all details from Ann-Maria's prep time. Make sure you check out the most unique set of wedding shoes I've seen in 5 years of documenting weddings after the jump...
Going to try something a little different this season in the way we handle real weddings posts, with sneak peek images for the week leading up to the full story post. I may refine this a little over time with one day for details or location, you know, work in progress.
Today's sneak peek image after the jump...
A lot of times we talk about weddings as an event where two families become one. In reality, many bride's and groom's families really meet for the first time on the wedding day. Not so with Drew and Heather's families. I've been able to spend a lot of time with them, at birthdays and engagement sessions and location scouting, and I can tell you for a fact that they already were melded into one family long before this wedding day. There wasn't that feeling out process. Instead, what you see in these images, whether it be from Heather and Drew or their parents, friends, relations, even vendors, is this sense of unbridled joy.
More images after the jump...