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Mark and Rachel wedding 1 by wildplaces Mark and Rachel wedding 1 by wildplaces
I very rarely put up wedding shots here - but wedding photography must constitute about a quarter of the photos I take, so maybe I'll put some up occasionally.

This was taken on the jetty at Bradley's Head, with some of Sydney's skyline in the background blur.
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:iconblangit:
Blangit Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Beautiful choice of setting here[:
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thank you so much.
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:iconjlafleurart:
JLafleurArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured this picture in my journal! Hope you don't mind! :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Thanks a lot for the feature. I'm honoured.
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:iconjlafleurart:
JLafleurArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! :)
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:iconwhitneyharrison:
whitneyharrison Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
beautiful shot! :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Thanks a lot.
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:iconmini696:
mini696 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Yay to the slanted horizon.

The only thing I dont like about this photo is how wide open the Groom's mouth is.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
lol - you're not the only person to make that comment!
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:iconmini696:
mini696 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Oh and I just noticed the groom's hand on his stomach... I think it should be on her waist.
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:iconmini696:
mini696 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
In most of the wedding photo's I see it is the groom's smile/pucker/kiss that is the hardest to get right.
*Starts practicing in mirror for up-coming wedding*

The brides facial features in this photo are 100% perfect.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
You're right. I find most women have a much better idea of how to pose than most men.
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:iconmarcelotk:
marceloTK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!

This composition is kind of different from the ones I'm used to see and I liked it so much :clap:
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Thanks a lot.
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:icontiddles1:
tiddles1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006   Photographer
lovely shot- nice poses , although on a closer inspection it looks like he is trying to eat her face! :S
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
LOL. Quite possible. . . The food at the reception was terrible.
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tiddles1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006   Photographer
oh dear!Hehe
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:iconnaujthedragonfly:
NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo. I have been asked to do another wedding, but I never post my wedding photos.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
I do about 15 weddings a year I guess. I very rarely post wedding photos. I've seen quite a few put up by other people recently so I thought I'd chuck one in.
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:iconnaturephotography:
NaturePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006   Photographer
I like seeing wedding photographs, its just something about love that you can feel from these types of photos. Great shot Andy.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Thanks Crystal . . . I like shooting weddings. There's such nice emotion flowing.
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:iconnaturephotography:
NaturePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006   Photographer
Your welcome, yes weddings are awesome and so special!
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:iconlucanos:
Lucanos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Andy,

Great shot! At the few weddings I have been to, I know that the veil-flowing-in-the-wind shot is almost a stock-standard pose for wedding shots, but this one is different. Both as a result of the gusty conditions, the unconventionally tilted horizon (and, I must agree - why not?!) and the backdrop.

Would I be right in assuming that the bride here is the Australian cricket team hopeful who grabbed the veil before the wind completely stole it away?

Very cool location, too. Old sandstone jetty - lovely.

Only minor point I would bring up would be the tails of some of the veil wrapped around the grooms head. Not sure if you meant that to be there, or if it was there for practical purposes (ie to anchor the thing down) - it just seems to be a slight distraction when, apart from that, the shot has an interesting color separation. The guy in black, and the woman in white, and the only connections being their embrace and kiss.

Lovely shot, I must repeat...
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Rachel had a double veil - it had a long section and a shorter section. We put the shorter part over Marks' head to photograph themn kissing under the veil. At that point the wind blew the long veil outwards. Hence the image you see. . . The wind wasn't consistent so I had to grab that moment when it occurred.
Yep - Rachel caught the end of the long veil when it was lifting into the stratosphere earlier at Milson's Point.
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Lucanos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I can completely understand that some of the tiny details have to be overlooked when an opportunity occurs, like this one. I mean, with my methods normally being 105% spontaneity, I know exactly what you mean. And it is a truly lovely shot - one which I am sure they will appreciate.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
I don't do much heavily posed stuff. . . Never have liked that.
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:iconlucanos:
Lucanos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Have to agree with that.
Posed shots can feel, just too... plastic.
I far prefer the surprises of shooting from the hip, so to speak.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
I find most wedding clients much prefer the informal look. To a certain extent you can pose informals. Set up a situation and let them run with it and shoot it as it happens.
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
There's only one thing wrong with this photo.

Crooked horizon line!!! It needs to be straightened. other than that, it is a great shot. Nice work!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
LOL. I knew someone would pick up on the horizon line. I could have altered it in a few seconds. . . I really see no good reason why a horizon should be level. . . I prefer it at this angle on this shot.
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SPARDA87 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
was her 'head-piece-thingy' always blowing like that? cause that makes it look really cool! :) this is a seriously nice shot
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thanks very much. . . It was a gusty day. When we were in exposed places like this it blew up at times. When it did I tried to catch the image.
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Vitovt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Good work!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thanks very much.
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Mattman24 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Fasinating!:rose:
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thanks Matt.
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Mattman24 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
:)
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leficia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Student Artisan Crafter
this is fantastic. love the veil. however, i reckon if you could see all (or at least more) of their shadow, that might look all... *waves hands around* awesomely balanced, i guess.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
I can see what you mean. . . I'll get them to dress up, we'll go back there and shoot it again.
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:iconleficia:
leficia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Student Artisan Crafter
lol. i was just wondering if you had a photo like that. 'cause it would be awesome.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Nah. We'll just redo it.
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:iconleficia:
leficia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Student Artisan Crafter
okey dokey.
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2112AWG Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Very impressive. Nice work on this special capture.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thanks very much.
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hekirou Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
When you have a shot like this, how can you not post it, regardless of the content? The simple imagery of bride and bridegroom in the act of kissing is powerfully romantic. Combined with the rest of the imagery - the shining water, the sky lit up by the sun, the veil fluttering virtually perpendicular in the wind - I can't imagine a more beautiful wedding picture.

I hate posting comments that are nothing but praise, but honestly, I can find no faults in this one. I don't know if you picked the setting for the picture or if they did, but you certainly captured a perfect moment in time here.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Thanks so much. . . There are types of shots that seem to do well on DA and others that tend not to get noticed. . . In the past I've found that wedding shots tend to be ignored. . I'm pleased that people are commenting on this one.
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hekirou Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
It entirely depends on the piece itself. If the wedding picture is just another wedding picture, it's not likely to receive a lot of commentary. It's special, certainly, but special to the people involved rather than the community as a whole. Something like this is beyond simply a wedding picture, for reasons I mentioned above. That it's a wedding picture is one aspect of the whole, something that adds to what the picture is rather than -being- what the picture is. Does that make sense?
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
It certainly does. . . But a quality nude image will draw a lot more attention here than a country scene of similar quality; a sunset more than a sporting image. . . There are certain types of images that I've found don't get much attention here: theatrical photography, bands, weddings are some of those. . . I wish that were not the case, and that's partly why I persevere with submitting the occasional band or wedding shot.
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TheCoconutGuy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
what a beautiful scene. I bet they will always remember that.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
I sure hope so. Thanks very much.
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