Stephanie and Matt are from Edmonton, Canada, but were out here in Arizona for vacation. I met them in Queen Creek for photos. They were married last year, but Stephanie dressed up in her wedding dress again so that we could get some fun, creative, beautiful images of her and her new husband. I loved how they turned out.
I was trying to make this one (above) look like a platinum print. In my college photography classes I did some platinum-palladiumprinting and I think platinum would look so beautiful for wedding photography. So this is my try at creating a digital platinum-like image. Not exactly like platinum, but reminiscent of it, maybe. I think some day I want to do real platinum printing of wedding photos!
Stephanie told me that she had been in a wedding that Jesh de Rox photographed. I really love his work, so it was very interesting to hear what it was like to have him photograph a wedding that she was in.
For a lot of the images below, I tried different filters and actions to create different looks. So while I usually try to be really consistent with the post-processing of my images, this time I was trying new things and having fun coming up with different looks.
We drove to a dry creek full of yellow flowers, just as the sun was setting.
Thanks Stephanie and Matt! I had so much fun with you guys! :) I'm so glad you found me online, Stephanie and were up for these Trash the Dress/ Day After photos! I'm so glad you were willing to transport your wedding dress all the way from Edmonton too!
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The day after their gorgeous DIY wedding at Highlands Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jessica and Stan's friends and family met back at Jessica's parents' house in Phoenix for brunch and to hang out and watch Jess and Stan open up their wedding gifts. Jessica had all these awesome details for her wedding and she incorporated the same ideas into her brunch. Her color was red and the theme was Love Birds and those details were all over her parents' house for the brunch. It was cute to see how so many of the gifts that Jessica and Stan's friends and family gave them took into account that Jessica used red as her color for her wedding.
It was fun to catch guest's reactions to the gifts that Jess and Stan were getting. It didn't hurt that Jessica's parents' house has a skylight and I was shooting with the Canon 135 mm 2.0 lens. Filtered sunlight + a super sweet lens = happiness for me. :)
I love DIY details at weddings. Jessica's style and talent was really on display in the details of her wedding.
I think Stan took these dreamy photos of Jessica. I left the room and I think Stan got one of the cameras and took these. Am I right, you guys? Or was it Becky? Not sure! But anyways, I love the idea of seeing what kind of photos the bride or groom would take of each other, so that might be a little project of mine in the future. These are totally dreamy and I love them.
Good job, Stan!
After brunch and after they opened their gifts, Jessica and Stan and Becky and I went out in the front yard and back yard for more images of the newlyweds. Becky shot for a while and then I shot for a while and then I disappeared to get some of the leftover red velvet cupcakes and iced tea that was available for everyone. It was such a lovely relaxed atmosphere all over the house and in the backyard. There were babies and kids all over the place and one of the guests had a guitar and was playing music. His siblings were joining in singing and they all had beautiful voices.
See Stan's Mini Cooper? See how it's red? Yep, Jessica helped him pick out that one. :)
Jessica and her niece. Emotional-baby photos are the best! :)
The day after this, Jessica and Stan went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. And after that, they moved to Nashville!