Image of the Year is quite the event. While it’s fun to view all the lovely artwork from afar, for our couples, it’s a different experience. It’s a stress-filled, anxiety-ridden, awkward ride with friends family. It actually reminds me of my teenage years.
On our end; it’s a double-edged sword. Yup, I get it; that can be hard to grasp. Let me try and explain?
Here’s the deal; every session and single day wedding we photograph is permitted ONE [ and only one ] picture to be featured in the competition. One. Uno [ spanish for one ] Just a single picture; that’s it. Open up your phone; can you pick one picture from even the last week of your life that you think sums things up? I think not. I digress.
Naturally, amazing wedding photography is left on the side. Pictures that we love and adore; pictures that holds story and unique perspective are set aside. Photography that has value and merit isn’t given it’s due. Let’s fix that.
So, in order to remedy this situation; to right this wrong, we’d like to feature a curated set of wedding images that didn’t make the cut; but all are clearly worthy of acclaim. Each image here could have been Image of the Year; and there are untold more that were set side as well. There’s always a reason we left them out, we’re not heartless.
Maybe there was an image better suited to their day? Perhaps Brett has a childhood memory of a bride touching his face and it ruining his career as a junior groomsman? [ above ] Maybe Sara felt that the image below looked as if the Terminal Tower was rudely judging the wedding gown [ below ] and thinking to itself “why aren’t trains in style anymore?” [ Get it? it’s a pun involving the history of the Terminal Tower and a piece of bridal fashion ]
Regardless of the reason, these images all could have been champions. These wedding pictures shown on this blog represent the very best of our wedding photography, and I want to ensure they receive your attention. Please; I invite you to soak in these images. We love them. They’re worthy of your time and our effort.