Thursday, April 1, 2010

photography of late

Jessie has had several opportunities in recent months to practice his photography on subjects other than his children (or unwilling wife).

In January he was given the chance to be the "second shooter" at the wedding of some dear friends of ours. Here are some of my favorite captures of the day:

Sarah's sister was her mainstay throughout the morning.

I love Sarah's look of trust

{As if this face needs any more beautifying}

The aftermath of bridal preparations.

Chase gets a little assistance
from one of his blokes.

Getting ready to check out of the hotel
A little jittery? Yes.

The last finishing touches
are being put on at the ceremony location

The bride waits her turn down the aisle
Pre-ceremony jitters? Nah.


The wind fought with the bride's veil
throughout the ceremony.

"The Kiss"

And another, just for good measure.

First Dance/Beautiful Bride

I loved everything about Sarah's dress.

Introspective moment
for the groom

Its all in the details

A couple of months later Jessie was asked to take some engagement shots for another couple from our church, who will be wed in June. We are trying to schedule a round two for some beach shots, because the weather didn't co-operate for the first try. The skyline was absolutely dreary and colorless. Still, he came away with some keepers. This one is my personal favorite:

Finally, some casual candids of Jessie's cousin's daughters, Josie and Clara. They are our girls' constant playmates. These were all taken on a playground outing. Jessie tried to stay out of their way and let them do their thing as much as possible.

You had better be prepared
to take some action shots
if you want to capture this girl in real life!

Clara is nearly always accompanied by some variety of stuffed animal

Josie will pose for as long as you want her to
(and then some...)

Two sisters...
...two distinct personalities.


J and K Smith said...

I've said it before, but just for good measure... I really like Jessie's pictures. His framing and ability to capture personality\emotion are amazing.

Sarah said...

Jessie is an amazing photographer... my favorite photos of the day are ones he shot. He has so much talent.