Thursday, March 26, 2009

International Wedding Image Competition Winner!

Kristi Klemens: Third Place, Portrait

Website: KLK Photography

Blog: KLK Photography Blog

Country: United States

About The Shot:
I knew Hanna wanted anything BUT traditional portraits for her wedding day. After the ceremony, we headed over to the Viceroy Hotel. With the short 20 minutes we had, we took advantage of every background and every little corner. We were exiting a banquet room and this light coming in from the doorway just spoke to me and dragged me right to it. I did some of my best bride and groom portraits in this plain and narrow hallway. I wanted to really capture the intensity and uniqueness of Hanna’s dress, along with her beauty.

Judge's Comments:
The interlay of light and shadow is sublime in this image. The perspective makes her look taller and longer than what she is in real life and it is a complimentary angle for this particular subject. I love that blown out doorway and the way the light wraps her body, yet the detail remains. And, while I’m normally not a fan of the tilt, I think it works in this case. The black and white processing is also very complimentary to the image.

Thanks to our judges, Rachel LaCour Niesen, Cliff Mautner, Jennifer Bebb and Zack Arias for giving us their time and expertise in the judging process.

I am also honored to be placed 17th and 19th in the "Getting Ready" Category with these images...

To see more winners and top 25 submissions, click here: WedComp

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Volunteer in SoCal: Help out Newlyweds!

Please take a minute to read the emotional and tragic wedding day story of Kristen and Frank.

I felt that I need to spread the word to my fellow blog readers in the area...

If you are looking for a place to volunteer, have some extra time to spare, or would love to just help out a family in need - these newlyweds could use a helping hand!

IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA they really need hands...from demolition to basic wall painting, they need help!
Go to: to sign up
(*also, they are accepting direct donations AND gift cards to Lowes/Home Depot )

You can follow Frank's progress on his blog at:

Please continue to pray for Kristen and Frank as they need all the support they can get through this difficult time.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bucerias, Mexico!

The beautiful children... who can resist buying the homemade bracelets from these kids!?
Just an update from one of our favorite places in the world, Bucerias!!! Paul and I have been in Mexico this past week shooting Jill and Alex's Wedding! The wedding was beautiful! Pics will be up soon - As for now, we're heading out for one last shoot before we head home!

Thank you all so much for your patience on my response time to emails and I will return calls on Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Michelle & ZoZo: Engagement Shoot!

Michelle and Zo were married just this past weekend!!! Congratulations you two!

The were blessed with such a beautiful's one of their wedding day "teasers",

"Devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary":

View more of their wedding day images HERE!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009