Here's to you 2012. Let's make 2013 even better!
It’s that time of year….the time of year when everyone does a “best of” gallery of photos. Well, here’s the first of mine.
I photographed more Panama City weddings this year (along with a Seattle, Washington wedding and a Chewalla, Tennessee wedding) than any other year since I began photographing weddings….and I still have one to go. Hopefully 2013 will be another record wedding photography year for me. I have compiled a group of my favorite wedding photographs for your viewing pleasure. These are my personal favorite wedding images from 2012 (in no particular order). Whether it is because of the moment, the pose or the light, for some reason these struck my fancy. I am sure that the bride and grooms included in these photos have their favorites apart from these, but something about these images makes me happy. I wish all of the newlyweds that I photographed in 2012 the best of luck. You are all great and I look forward to photographing you again real soon!
Shirstie & Eric – Seattle, Washington
Where do I even start with these guys? They had a quaint backyard summer wedding in the cool hills of Washington state. Their wedding was a blast & photographing them was so much fun! Shirstie and Eric are videographers/photographers themselves, so they aren’t too shy when a camera is pointed their way. Between Shirstie’s beauty and Eric’s wackiness, they gave me plenty of material to work with. I could photograph them all day long and not get the same shot twice. Thanks for making it so easy guys.
Jody & Lisa – Panama City Beach, Florida
I have known Jody for several years and he is one of the funniest and most creative guys you will ever meet. Lisa is a sweetheart and they make a really cute couple. Their wedding was held at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach and the ceremony was officiated by one of my favorite all-time people, Rob Woodrum. The Lord blessed us with one of the best sunsets of the year that evening and I had a wonderful time photographing the Panama City Beach wedding of such cool people.
Rouse Wedding – Panama City Beach, Florida
I photographed this lovely couple’s wedding on Panama City Beach. You could tell that they are truly in love and true love makes photos better (at least I think so). They have a wonderful family and I know they are going to have a long life together. Plus, they are from Tennessee….that automatically makes them awesome, right?
Betty & Chad – Panama City Beach, Florida
I was honored to be Betty and Chad’s wedding photographer this year. Like I said in a previous Panama City Beach wedding photographer blog post, these two had the coolest spot for a beach wedding that I’ve seen so far. I could not get over what a perfect spot that back yard was for a little beach wedding. The ceremony was pretty short and that gave us a ton of time for photos of the wedding party, family and the bride and groom, of course. They were a lot of fun to be around and I hope to photograph them again real soon.
Bethany & Alex – Chewalla, Tennessee
When I got the call that Bethany wanted me to photograph her wedding, I was pumped! Not only was I going to be able to photograph a family member, but a happy byproduct of the wedding was that I would get to see my family as well. Bethany and Alex had a beautifully traditional ceremony in a small country church near my hometown of Selmer, Tenn. The sanctuary was packed full of family and loved ones. That is the most people I have seen crammed into a sanctuary in a long time. You can tell that they are very loved and very much in love. All the best to you Bethany and Alex!
Sarah & Jason – Panama City, Florida
I have worked with Jason Shoot at the Panama City News Herald for several years now and I can honestly say he’s a great writer and one of the wittiest people I’ve ever met. When I heard that Jason and Sarah got engaged I was very happy for them both. They make a good couple and seem to be a great match. They opted to get married on their five-year anniversary. They have a more traditional ceremony planned for next year, but they went ahead and got the formalities out of the way at the Bay County Courthouse. It was a neat ceremony and a fun shoot (no pun intended).
Casey & Matthew – Panama City, Florida
I know I say this all the time, but I really did have a great time photographing this Panama City wedding. Let me tell you how cool this wedding was – they played Van Halen during the ceremony. How cool is that?! The rock didn’t stop there, either. It was around all night long. These guys make a wonderful couple and it was awesome getting to photograph them on their special day.
Emi & Chris – Watercolor, Florida
I had a wonderful time being Chris and Emi’s Watercolor wedding photographer. Watercolor has many neat little areas where, if you’re creative enough, yield great compositions. Capturing the moment with great light and composition is what photography is all about. (Well, maybe that’s not what it’s ALL about, but those things are pretty important.) It makes a photographer’s life better when there is actually something to work with. I have spent most of my photography career as a photojournalist, so I know all about making something out of nothing. It’s refreshing to have a location with so many options available. We made the most of what we had to work with and I think we were successful at getting some cool images. The pressure was on….Chris being my brother-in-law, and all. I think things worked out pretty well, if I do say so myself.