Heli Ski Wedding

Telluride Wedding (Seattle extreme sport wedding Photography).

Telluride’s history is colorful and rich. Once a remote but thriving gold mining area, today Telluride mines a different gold…. The area has a reputation for world class skiing and stunning ambiance of breathtaking 360 degree mountain views. It is a destination and home for artists, skiers, celebrities and just about “any other human type you could imagine” as an online source states. Kari and Todd’s  “Amazing Telluride Wedding” lasted a few days with many adventures included. Heli-skiing was one of them, led by the local business: “Helitrax”. Oh … btw, a stunning bridal dress by Luly Yang Couture, Seattle, WA.

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Destination Wedding in Telluride, Colorado.

Flying tomorrow to Telluride, Colorado. I will photograph an unusual wedding there this week. It will involve a  helicopter – skiing escapades. I asked the groom, Todd to describe the plans for me and he said: “Anita, we have 4 helicopters reserved for this. The scene will be similar to Coppola’s film “Apocalypse Now”… All right then. I have been packing my bags tonite to be there on time.

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May the World in 2011 always be at your fingertips!

This is an image I made literally on the way out from a great wedding I photographed long time ago ( film wedding). Using it for today’s  New Year’s Eve post. Happy New Year everyone! Let it be a fantastic year with hands on everything that The World brings to us! Anita.

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Wedding Photography from old film days vs today’s digital ways.

I have been looking through old albums of mine – my photography from years ago when film was the only way. Much has changed since the T- Max days ( my fave film). Sometimes I go back and revisit in my mind how precise the film photography had to be. Precise with composition, the energy of the subject and the light. Not paying attention was costly. It could easily turn into many rolls of film and big $ numbers at the lab. My commercial photography is created digitally 100% as of now but I am glad that my first training in photography was with film. I am still careful how I make my exposures, even though digitally.

Sandra and Peter’s wedding. Marysville, near Seattle. Seems like so many years ago. Ron Henry was the main photographer. I was just “covering” his back…

Gothic Halloween Wedding

The Ultimate Halloween Wedding Bash. Gothic Wedding.

The rain has never let up on this Halloween weekend in Seattle. In fact, if you looked outside the window and wished for less of it, it would rain harder. When I began  Alexis and Stephen’s Victorian wedding  photography on Saturday afternoon, I wished for clear skies at first, but then with every photo made, I realized that the heavy rain, milky fog hanging in the air was the best nature’s gift for the theme of their wedding. It added more character to it, enhanced the atmosphere and the dark spirit of the Halloween weekend. Top hats, fans, parasols, corsets, details and creativity all around! This was photographer’s dream to capture. And yes, my cameras were rained on, but without the rain, the images would have not looked the same: Gothic- like and intense. Alexis and Stephen got married at Parsons Garden (the “secret garden that isn’t quite so secret”), Queen Anne, Seattle. Reception took place at the Columbia Tower. Flowers: Aria Style.

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