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Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Ok boys and girls the wedding season is upon us.  So to celebrate and inspire all you closet, want a be, and professional wedding photographers.  I thought it would be cool to do a show and tell on your best bridal shots. Quit booing wink you know you shoot em and if you don't you ought too, because done right they can beautiful, fun, and sexy.

Rules:

1. Model must be in a wedding dress

2. no nude (PG ok wink

3. doesn't have to be a shot taken at or for a real wedding ... make believe is ok wink
4. Limit reply to no more than four images ... ok maybe 5 or 6 smile

5. Images must posted on MM;  please use MM Forums Code


Ok, so here are mine ... now show me yours wink

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111020/22/4ea0fdbb1549a_m.jpg  http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110116/19/4d33be05a5dbf_m.jpg  http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120622/22/4fe55981e2f07_m.jpg  http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120620/19/4fe2862c0400a_m.jpg  http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111029/22/4eace7b0bc66b_m.jpg   http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/17/50dba54059858_m.jpg

Let the fun began,

Alvin

May 11 13 12:33 pm Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130511/13/518ea3e80c71f_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeffe169b3_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/13/500db1e8d097f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeff074397_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130511/12/518ea2b7f0876_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeff301fd8_m.jpg

May 11 13 12:48 pm Link

Photographer

Dan Howell

Posts: 2596

New York, New York, US

do you mean wedding photos or bridal fashion photos. 

big difference between the two...

I shoot the latter.
http://www.bridalfashionphotography.com

one of my favorites:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080614/18/48544a5cb08a6_m.jpg

May 11 13 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Both ... Anything in a wedding dress ... The positive & uplifting ... No macabe, thrash the dress, or  gore images ;-)

May 11 13 03:02 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Ceci L wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130511/13/518ea3e80c71f_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeffe169b3_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120723/13/500db1e8d097f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeff074397_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130511/12/518ea2b7f0876_m.jpg http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/10/507aeff301fd8_m.jpg

very fine work my favorite is the one by the piano ... Thanks for sharing :-)

May 11 13 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Broughton

Posts: 2260

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Beautifully Soft Focus wrote:
Both ... Anything in a wedding dress ... The positive & uplifting ... No macabe, thrash the dress, or  gore images ;-)

what about positive and uplifting shots of a bride who just happens to be a zombie? ;P
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130204/05/510fb36904a99_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121022/18/5085f244efd29_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/20/507f78cae7b17_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/21/5052b6fa0bd6e_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/19/505294cd3c869_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/20/507f7a29652cf_m.jpg

May 12 13 08:28 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Michael Broughton wrote:
what about positive and uplifting shots of a bride who just happens to be a zombie? ;P
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130204/05/510fb36904a99_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121022/18/5085f244efd29_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/20/507f78cae7b17_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/21/5052b6fa0bd6e_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/19/505294cd3c869_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/20/507f7a29652cf_m.jpg

Dude ... these are hauntingly beautiful images ... but zombie would be macabe wink ... but heck your muse in these fantastic images is more beautiful than a lot of living subject. Anyways ... almost dead or living y'all rocked that shoot.

PS: esp love that 3rd image smile

May 12 13 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

PhillipM

Posts: 6889

Martin, Tennessee, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/060314/08/4416d0af07a97.jpg

May 13 13 06:12 am Link

Photographer

Douglas Photo 78

Posts: 185

Valparaiso, Florida, US

This one was just a fun shoot at an old farm with a friend.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121019/17/5081f1e192d2c_m.jpg

May 13 13 06:32 am Link

Photographer

Jamez

Posts: 282

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

I'll play along:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100406/14/4bbbace6e8758_m.jpg

May 13 13 07:07 am Link

Photographer

Leighsphotos

Posts: 3001

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8734474227_f79cb6138c_c_d.jpg

May 13 13 07:14 am Link

Photographer

ELiffmann

Posts: 1417

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

Here's one from my sisters' wedding.  The camera was on a guitar footstool and just happened to be at a great angle.  http://ericliffmann.smugmug.com/Other/People-Portraits/i-PtN7m6r/2/L/orig-L.jpg

May 13 13 08:58 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

PhillipM wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/060314/08/4416d0af07a97.jpg

This is stunning work Phillip. Def one of those shots that makes consider lighting schemes you had not thought of smile

May 13 13 10:50 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Douglas Photo 78 wrote:
This one was just a fun shoot at an old farm with a friend.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121019/17/5081f1e192d2c_m.jpg

This is fun ... love it. I would have never dared to ask a bride to lay in the grass in her dress, but this shot makes it seem like a pose to try smile

May 13 13 10:53 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Leighthenubian wrote:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8734474227_f79cb6138c_c_d.jpg

The stairs image ... really love the lighting wink

May 13 13 10:55 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

ELiffmann wrote:
Here's one from my sisters' wedding.  The camera was on a guitar footstool and just happened to be at a great angle.  http://ericliffmann.smugmug.com/Other/People-Portraits/i-PtN7m6r/2/L/orig-L.jpg

for a lucky shot .. the colors are pretty smooth Doc, considering it was taken at dusk smile  Nice work.

May 13 13 11:00 am Link

Photographer

PhillipM

Posts: 6889

Martin, Tennessee, US

Beautifully Soft Focus wrote:

This is stunning work Phillip. Def one of those shots that makes consider lighting schemes you had not thought of smile

Thank you.  Shot in a gym.... wink

May 13 13 11:03 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Jamez wrote:
I'll play along:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100406/14/4bbbace6e8758_m.jpg

The bottom one is the keeper ... She looks playful and flirty ... makes you want to know the rest of the story ... but we assume happily ever after wink

May 13 13 11:04 am Link

Photographer

Commercial Works Photo

Posts: 270

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, US

Out of all the wedding photos I have done, this is the only one I have posted on MM, and it is not from a wedding.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130505/20/51871dd03923a_m.jpg

Wish the image was larger tho.

May 13 13 11:37 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Commercial Works Photo wrote:
Out of all the wedding photos I have done, this is the only one I have posted on MM, and it is not from a wedding.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130505/20/51871dd03923a_m.jpg

Wish the image was larger tho.

Spectacular image ... if you have more on this level ... I'd post them. We've got way too many naked images masquerading as art on MM IMO. Breathtakingly beautiful images like this one should be shared ... that's why I shoot wink

May 13 13 12:46 pm Link

Photographer

Douglas Photo 78

Posts: 185

Valparaiso, Florida, US

Beautifully Soft Focus wrote:

This is fun ... love it. I would have never dared to ask a bride to lay in the grass in her dress, but this shot makes it seem like a pose to try smile

It was a fun shoot! Truth be told, this was after the wedding and we had planned to to a trash the dress shoot at the beach but she started to think about messing her dress, but I was able to at least do some fun shots that would not happen on a normal day. After the shoot she told me that she didn't realize how dirty the dress was from the wedding and that she wishes she had done the beach shoot.

May 13 13 01:19 pm Link

Model

Connie Berchem

Posts: 10

Asheville, North Carolina, US

/home/connie/Pictures/kcwedding4.jpg

May 13 13 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

Creative Concept Studio

Posts: 2629

Fort Worth, Texas, US

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3565/3397016015_9bdb3586a8_z.jpg?zz=1

May 13 13 02:17 pm Link

Photographer

Commercial Works Photo

Posts: 270

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, US

Beautifully Soft Focus wrote:

Spectacular image ... if you have more on this level ... I'd post them. We've got way too many naked images masquerading as art on MM IMO. Breathtakingly beautiful images like this one should be shared ... that's why I shoot wink

Thank you!!

May 13 13 03:28 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Creative Concept Studio wrote:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3565/3397016015_9bdb3586a8_z.jpg?zz=1

Ok so you broke rule #1  ... but we won't hold that against you this time, since it's a spectacular jaw-dropping image. Just don't make it a habit criminal (lol) wink

May 13 13 05:58 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Connie Berchem wrote:
/home/connie/Pictures/kcwedding4.jpg

Seriously ??? sad ... you broke rule #5  and we have no idea of what the image is you wanted to show us.  Try again please wink

May 13 13 06:01 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12923

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Well I don't shoot weddings, but I have shot some bridal makeup looks

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130319/19/51491cc89def7_m.jpg     http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130319/19/51491e555bb43_m.jpg

May 13 13 06:06 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Well I don't shoot weddings, but I have shot some bridal makeup looks

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130319/19/51491cc89def7_m.jpg     http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130319/19/51491e555bb43_m.jpg

Please, you should!  ...  brides need to be captured like this ... come on doc get in the game you got skills wink

May 13 13 06:26 pm Link

Photographer

Vintagevista

Posts: 11431

Sun City, California, US

A Wedding Day in the dungeon

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110624/16/4e0517798809e.jpg

I actually did shoot a wedding for a llama friend - but none are on MM - It was a Halloween wedding and it worked out quite well.  But, you would have to beat me with big tree branches, to EVER get me to do another - the STRESS!!!! Augh!

May 13 13 09:13 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Vintagevista wrote:
A Wedding Day in the dungeon

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110624/16/4e0517798809e.jpg

I actually did shoot a wedding for a model friend - but none are on MM - It was a Halloween wedding and it worked out quite well.  But, you would have to beat me with big tree branches, to EVER get me to do another - the STRESS!!!! Augh!

LOL ... now we finally get the truth .... why a lot of shooters skip wedding ops ... including yours truly smile   The stress is a killer. Client expectations are sky high, there are so many wildcards that can screw you up wink 

Your image here really show cases a beautiful dress smile

May 13 13 09:57 pm Link

Photographer

Studio B Photo

Posts: 599

Lake in the Hills, Illinois, US

My fav from this cover shoot session.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110907/19/4e682874483ee_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110907/19/4e6827c932721_m.jpg
And this from a real Wedding of a MM Model.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120412/18/4f8784db488f7_m.jpg

May 13 13 10:09 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Studio B Photo wrote:
My fav from this cover shoot session.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110907/19/4e682874483ee_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110907/19/4e6827c932721_m.jpg

The second image is nothing short of spectacular. Y'all nailed it. love it.

May 13 13 10:13 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Julietsdream

Posts: 696

Burbank, California, US

http://www.julietsdream.com/simone.JPG


http://www.julietsdream.com/kd3.JPG


http://www.julietsdream.com/lauren1.JPG


http://www.julietsdream.com/heather.JPG

May 13 13 10:39 pm Link

Photographer

terrysphotocountry

Posts: 4314

Rochester, New York, US

Creative Concept Studio wrote:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3565/3397016015_9bdb3586a8_z.jpg?zz=1

Nice keepsake for when she is a grandma.

May 13 13 10:42 pm Link

Photographer

toesup

Posts: 1097

Templeton, California, US

Hell no.. I don't want to be a wedding photographer..

I tried that... once...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110405/17/4d9baf3c1e34c.jpg

May 14 13 06:15 am Link

Photographer

Caveman Creations

Posts: 580

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Beautifully Soft Focus wrote:
Both ... Anything in a wedding dress ... The positive & uplifting ... No macabe, thrash the dress, or  gore images ;-)

That counts me out! I detest weddings. But I would like to do a "Broken Heart" wedding styled shoot..... smile

May 14 13 06:32 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

julietsdream wrote:
http://www.julietsdream.com/simone.JPG


http://www.julietsdream.com/kd3.JPG


http://www.julietsdream.com/lauren1.JPG


http://www.julietsdream.com/heather.JPG

Ms Juliet ... you designs are exquisite, I am so glad you decided to play. I'll have to keep you in mind for my daughter wedding dress when that day comes wink Love all of these and this one you didn't post in the thread:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110628/07/4e09eba4ed441_m.jpg

Just Beautiful work my dear smile

May 14 13 07:38 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

terrysphotocountry wrote:

Nice keepsake for when she is a grandma.

True True ... or when she get the soccer mom wink

May 14 13 07:41 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

Caveman Creations wrote:
That counts me out! I detest weddings. But I would like to do a "Broken Heart" wedding styled shoot..... smile

Dude ... most men don't but as a photographer bridal shots are a great marketing tool and look good in your book. Besides you don't have to shoot weddings . A lot of brides want glamor images in their expensive gown wink and anniversary shots too, celebrating they can still get in their dress smile

May 14 13 07:46 am Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

toesup wrote:
Hell no.. I don't want to be a wedding photographer..

I tried that... once...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110405/17/4d9baf3c1e34c.jpg

Like I said to the other shooter "you don't have to shoot weddings . A lot of brides want glamor images in their expensive gown wink and anniversary shots too, celebrating they can still get in their dress smile  and it's clear from this image you got some skills for it wink

May 14 13 07:49 am Link