Monday, January 31, 2011

Best of 2010 - part 4

Best Engagement Picture

Tough category again but I have to go with this shot taken in dowtown Tampa. First runner up goes to the shot below:

Best wedding picture during the ceremony:

This shot of a Christmas wedding got a lot of attention this year. Second place goes to a Clearwater Beach wedding that I photographed for Perfect Florida Beach Wedding

Friday, January 28, 2011

Best of 2010 - Part 3

Best Bride and Groom:

Wow.... tough category. I really have a hard time picking a favorite. So many pictires fall into this category and I personally think it is where I do my best work. I narrowed it down to three images but trying to elevate one above the others is impossible, so.... it's a three-way tie.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Best of 2010 - Part 2

Are year-end breakdown of the best of 2010 continues with:

Best Groomsmen Picture

We are starting to get into categories now where it's almost a toss-up because I have so many pictures that I love.  However, I have to give the award to this shot, taken in a hallway at Sand Pearl Resort in Clearwater.  The sunglasses and the great "Rat-Pack" vibe of this shot make it a favorite.

Best Bridesmaids Picture

I have plenty of stunning shots of gorgeous girls in their bridesmaids dresses but for pure fun nothing beats these beautiful girls posing in the bride and groom's bed!  However, I have to show the close second place winner:

Best Cake Picture

The best cake picture isn't of a cake at all.  It's cupcakes!  The tiered stand for the cupcakes was made by the bride.  I may be a little partial to this picture because it was published..  :)

Stay tuned for Part 3!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Best of 2010 - Part 1

By original intention was to do a "Top 10" for 2010 but I soon realized that it would be imposable to do.  Since I take on such a large variety of gigs from weddings to Bar Mitzvah's and beyond, it's not really realistic to make those images compete against each other.  I mean, a really great picture of shoes is a really great picture but it can't compete agains a baby or a bride.  Still, it deserved recognition.  I may spend most of my time as a wedding photographer but that doesn't mean that's all I do.

So, instead of a "Top 10," I've decided to simply pick the best images by category.  Some of the categories will be serious, some not so much.  :)

So, without further adieu, here's the first category:

Best Bar/Bat Mitzvah Temple picture

This image was taken at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg FL.  It's a beautiful temple and it's the only one I have ever worked in where I felt there was room to take a shot like this with the subjects sitting on the steps.

Best Dance Picture

I love everything about this image.  The pose is perfect and the background light was reflecting off the white vinyl just enough to give me a little kicker light on the model's face.

Best Special Assignment Picture

A "special assignment" is something outside of the norm.  Like when I get asked to shoot a company or in the case of this photograph, a school play.

This image is from Carrollwood Day School's production of "Beauty and the Beast."  I actually shot this from the back of the stage so that I could get the dark background of the hall.  This isolated the actors better.
I'll post "part 2" soon and we'll start looking at wedding images.  Stay tuned!