He once was from Seattle. She is from Brooklyn. They met and what are the odds…. Cheers to love, companionship and capturing that.
After much work, attention and care, wedding photos soon to be delivered to a client. For a wedding photographer, always a great moment to arrive at …
Wedding venue: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA
Daphne and Emily celebrated their love amongst the cherry blossoms.
Beautiful brides, fabulous people, so much love, incredible food by Berbere Food Artistry, hand made soaps, trays of cupcakes by Sol Semilla, music by Miles and Karina. Flowers by nature, family and friends. Just few photos for now to share the love! It was an honor to document their wedding.
You would think that a short wedding at Seattle’s Superior Court downtown would be a mundane affair. But even with all the rules and regulations, that are tightly written and firmly enforced, exceptions are still made for love.
When I went there to photograph a wedding a couple of weeks ago, the guards loosened up big time. This is what they let through: a bulky carbon fiber tripod, photo gear with all the sundry metal trappings and a bottle of champagne with two flute glasses.
What didn’t make it through? The heavy buckle on my belt which set off the alarm. I was obliged to take my belt off, and just as I was putting it back on, the bride and groom arrived. I don’t usually fidget with my pants while talking to clients – but the thought did cross my mind that when photographing a wedding at the Superior Court things don’t go by the usual strict rules. All obstacles had now been overcome, or so we thought, until we discovered a second witness was needed during the signing procedures to make it all air tight and legal. Everyone’s eyes turned toward me, and I realized that sometimes a photographer has to do double duty at a wedding.
After that photos were made around the courthouse and champagne was consumed in public. I am telling you: the laws are different for those who fall in love!
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Natalie got married a week ago. She was born and raised in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. This is an image taken few minutes before the wedding ceremony started. Her mother just helped her with final touches and I said: “Ok, give me a Russian salute and let’s join everyone”. She delivered the perfect gesture, a remnant of her past culture, while her mother followed, still lovingly looking over the details….. Needless to say, we had a good laugh out of Natalie’s perfect salute.
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It is a great, short video story showing a bit what it is to photograph at high altitude (13300 ft), skiing in breathtaking terrain with a helicopter gliding off the mountain and being part of the surreal experience. More words will come. For now, just wanted to post the link to the video created by Mad Pants Productions in Seattle, WA . More photos from the assignment: here.
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.
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.
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…