Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Going to the chapel

And we're gonna get married.
Well it wasn't actually a chapel it was more like the local park but we did go to a wedding on Saturday. The wedding was scheduled for 11:00 am and at 10 it was raining. This was supposed to be an outside wedding. Luck was with the bride and groom though and the skies cleared and made way for a beautiful day.
I wasn't asked to take pictures but you know me, I can't pass up an opportunity to snap some shots. They didn't have a professional photographer there so I felt perfectly comfortable standing next to the girl who was snapping away with her point and shoot. It was fun for me and the couple will get a few extra shots from their day.
I'm going to show you a few of my favorites today and then a few more on Thursday.
I started with the bow on the chairs while we were waiting for everything to begin. After all they had raindrops on them and I can't resist raindrops.

A close crop of the bride being escorted by her father. I was pleased that you could see the smile on her face through the veil.


During the ceremony

And of course the kiss. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a shot without the truck in the background. Across the street from the wedding there was a medieval joust going on and people were parked all along the road.

I took the above shot, cropped in close, copied part of the right hand side of the picture and pasted it on the left. Then I faded out the edges and lowered the saturation. Not great but at least there is no distracting truck in the background

Tomorrow I will hopefully have sometime appropriately red white and blue for the day and then Thursday it's more wedding.

23 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful snaps you got there :) Enjoyed them and looking forward to see more. Have a great day!

Duni said...

Congrats to the happy couple! You did a fab job on cutting out the truck! They will be so pleased with this picture :)

allotments4you said...

I think your two edited shots are wonderful and I'm sure the couple are going to love them....I have a few less than desirable wedding photos and I wish I was capable of this sort of thing.

Glad the weather cleared up in time for the ceremony....did you all have damp bottoms from those chairs??

Pat said...

Lovely photos - you have such a talent. I'm sure the happy couple will be more than happy with your pics :) xx

Jen said...

I'm sure they will love to have that last photo in particular - a background "issue" very cleverly solved. Go Ann! ;o)

silverthoughts2 said...

Those are beautiful shots!

Catherine said...

You did a great job on the photos Ann! I'm sure the couple will appreciate you taking some extra photos for them!
xo Catherine

Lin said...

Can you replace the truck with some greenery? Or Duke? I'd like to see some creative backgrounds, Ann! ;)

You did a great job on the photos. I'm sure the bride would be very happy to see those.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice shots.The last one I shot I had to laugh that with any photographers eye contact sometimes went in different directions.

Sandra said...

that bow is beautiful, great shot there, and i bet they would like to have that when you give them their pics. i like the smile through the veil. really pretty. can't wait to see the rest of the pics

Grace said...

They are going to be thrilled to pieces to get your photos - they are wonderful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What great pictures, Ann. That couple will love having copies of them--especially the last one.

Glad the weather cooperated.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann Martin said...

You did a wonderful job with these photos and the couple is so lucky you brought your camera!

Sandee said...

You got some great shots of the wedding. I love how you edited the last shot. Awesome.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I tell you what - she will LOVE your additional photos - they were beautiful! sandie

BeadedTail said...

Looks like a lovely wedding and I know they'll love your photos! I at first thought that they were being married by Mario Batali! LOL!

Marg said...

Good job Ann fixing up that picture of the bride and groom.. I am trying to learn Photoshop and it is a long process. But you do it really well. Have a Happy Fourth.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Beautiful pics and congrats to the lucky couple!

marie said...

Beautiful photos Ann...love how you edited the last one. How nice that you were able to take some extra (special) photos for the happy couple!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love weddings!!! And you did yourself proud with your photo editing!!! [glad to hear that the skies cleared]

Reeni said...

The bride is gorgeous! And your pictures beautiful!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

These are sweet and touching wedding photos. :-))

SweetMarie said...

Very lovely Ann!

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