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 was concerned with the all the hard “stairs” in the image above? [ pun ] Maybe Sara felt that a tongue out to be making full face contact in order to be an award winning wedding photo [ below ]?
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.
Don’t stress; the child did eventually come down from the stratosphere.
This literally happened during an engagement session in downtown cleveland. For real. FOR REAL.
It’s meaningful because it’s her dad. It’s not some random gentleman hugging her. Both are valid ways of looking at this picture.
There is a trend here in our wedding photography; we somehow apparently convince people to lick each-other a lot.
You know you’re living the good life when you’re a groomsman in a bathtub with an energy drink.