Monthly Archives: February 2011

First Dance. Jamaica.

This might be my favorite first dance shot ever.  Taken in Jamaica while I was second shooting for my friend Sean, who coincidentally will be guest speaking at my upcoming workshop in Vancouver.  For what it’s worth, this is all done in camera.

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  • February 8, 2011 - 10:16 pm

    fer juaristi - Killer bro!

  • February 8, 2011 - 10:20 pm

    Aaron Snow - That will give you the butterflies right there. I don’t care who ya are!

  • February 8, 2011 - 10:39 pm

    Josh - Who tha what thu how the who tha? All in camera? You just blew my mind up.

  • February 8, 2011 - 11:19 pm

    Ginny - Dang, E….that’s sick!!

  • February 8, 2011 - 11:33 pm

    jeff marsh - dang. win

  • February 8, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    Tweets that mention First Dance. Jamaica. » Poser:Image. Fashion, Lifestyle, and Destination Wedding Photographer. -- Topsy.com - [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Erik Clausen, TinaRawatta. TinaRawatta said: #photography First Dance. Jamaica.: This might be my favorite first dance shot ever.  Taken in Jamaic… http://bit.ly/htxNaE #bloglove [...]

  • February 9, 2011 - 9:43 am

    Bradley Lanphear - That is new level awesome.

  • February 9, 2011 - 11:24 am

    Kristi Wright - Holy cow – amazing.

  • February 9, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    reggie - Duuuudeeee….. that is slow shutter awesomeness!!!!!

  • February 10, 2011 - 11:03 am

    Neil Redfern - This is a frighteningly good shot! I can’t quite figure out how you did it, but it is stunning :-)

  • February 10, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Neil Redfern - This is a frighteningly good shot! I can’t quite figure out how you did it, but it is stunning!

  • February 10, 2011 - 5:14 pm

    Sachin - Ha! Awesome.. been trying to de-construct the set up of the lights for this in my head .. cool shot!

    Damn, I wish I still lived in Vancouver to reach you guys speaking together..

  • February 11, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Ethan Butler - shock and awe! how???

  • February 15, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Alex - Geesh, talk about the dream team. Can’t wait to see it all!

  • February 17, 2011 - 8:03 pm

    Rodrigo Vargas - Awesome shot! So much going on, it’s making me dizzy.

  • March 2, 2011 - 6:16 am

    fotograf lublin - wow….fantastic

  • March 2, 2011 - 8:03 pm

    Daniel Stark - awesome shot–really glad I came across your work!

  • March 5, 2011 - 1:27 am

    Laura Leslie - yes, fav ever!

  • March 14, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    shanni - lovelovelovelovelove. boom goes the dynamite.

  • March 14, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    shanni - lovelovelovelovelove.

    boom goes the dynamite.

More at the Altar.

Just to reiterate, being able to be close to what’s going on during the ceremony is so important.  One peek back at Jeremy and Tara’s wedding is all I need.

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  • February 8, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    fer juaristi - beauty brother.

  • February 8, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Ryan Ray - that first image is one of my favorites of yours!

  • February 8, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    Sarah Danaher - Jeremy & Tara’s wedding is one of my favorite weddings EVER.

  • February 8, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Mary Murtha - Stunning, these are just gorgeous.

  • February 8, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    B&W Photography Marcin Labedzki - You beautifully show emetions!

  • February 8, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Ryan Price - So true… That first image in stunning… can’t begin to replicate it outside of the moment that happens at the alter… and even if you could, the client would know that it would be fake. Wedding photography is about remembering the emotion of certain moments, and I’m sure that those people have some vivid memories from those shots. Amazing work as always…

  • February 9, 2011 - 12:35 am

    lydia {ever ours} - that last frame= swoon.

  • February 9, 2011 - 1:43 am

    Tweets that mention More at the Altar. » Poser:Image. Fashion, Lifestyle, and Destination Wedding Photographer. -- Topsy.com - [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Erik Clausen and Caryn Azure, TinaRawatta. TinaRawatta said: #photography More at the Altar.: Just to reiterate, being able to be close to what’s going on during t… http://bit.ly/gaFUwC #bloglove [...]

  • February 10, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Ethan Butler - I love this wedding and the way you are able to tell the story is truly a gift. awesome!

  • February 10, 2011 - 11:56 am

    otto - !!!!!

  • March 4, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Denver Photographer - I love the processing on the B+W shots!

  • March 5, 2011 - 1:25 am

    Laura Leslie - Your processing is to die for!

  • March 12, 2011 - 1:58 am

    Branden Harvey - I absolutely love this post.

  • March 21, 2011 - 11:55 am

    jennifer armstrong - these photos are all the more beautiful after hearing your story about the bride & groom. So lovely. And rich with truth & emotion.

At the Altar.

I absolutely love the ceremony at weddings.  It’s probably my favorite thing to shoot, as long as I have access to it.  Nothing worse than having to stand 200 feet behind and one story up from the story I am trying to tell.  Hint for future brides, talk to your venue/church/officiant.  Find out what their […]

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  • February 5, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    Laura Stone - Hooray for being up close! My answer to church rules is that “God loves love,” and that is what I am here to document. Would love to here any stealthy techniques you have. Powerful images.

  • February 5, 2011 - 5:49 pm

    Tweets that mention At the Altar. » Poser:Image. Fashion, Lifestyle, and Destination Wedding Photographer. -- Topsy.com - [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Erik Clausen and Booom, Xanderswansonfeeds. Xanderswansonfeeds said: At the Altar.: I absolutely love the ceremony at weddings. It’s probably my favorite thing to shoot, as long as I… http://goo.gl/fb/DbYoa [...]

  • February 7, 2011 - 8:39 am

    Brian Davis - Being up close is terrific. I never understand why they would make us photographers stand at the back…just pointless in my opinion. Great images!

  • February 7, 2011 - 11:58 pm

    otto - worship is right!

  • March 2, 2011 - 8:05 pm

    Daniel Stark - beautiful images–amazing!