Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jason and Jessica's Wedding

Drawing true feelings and emotions from people can be hard.  There are times when we photograph polite and nice couples that like to occasionally pose and smile quietly for us but only when we ask them to.  They're mostly shy or very aware of our cameras and they tend to stiffen up when they pose.  But that's ok.  It's out job as the photographers to make them feel comfortable and happy.  We tell jokes, stories and ask questions.  We make them forget that there's an enormous lens pointed right at their faces and instead get them to act naturally, as if there weren't a camera in sight.  And only then can you begin to photograph true emotion.

When Shinay and I photographed Jason and Jessica in September, we didn't even get a chance.  Our couple were so comfortable in front of our lenses and had every emotion show on their faces.  Tears were shed when handwritten vows were read.  Warm smiles and hugs were given throughout the receiving line.  All throughout the day and into the night, Jason and Jessica kept making the goofiest faces and poses.  And I think it was the first time, I actually had to ask a couple to pose seriously for a set of formal pictures that they had requested.  Seriously!  Neither the bride nor the groom could shake a smile off their faces and were so in love that each photograph taken was more romantic than the last.

Like I said before, it can be hard to photograph true emotion because people are just too aware of the camera recording everything but that day, Shinay and I were so fortunate to see so much love, tears, happiness and joy brought together by a simple marriage of two really great people.

I can say, without a doubt, that we have the best jobs in the world.  To be able to capture such amazing moments in a couple's lives and share it with others...there just aren't enough words, just photographs.  Jason and Jessica, here's to you!


Erin & Shinay
Something Blue Photography


  1. dang we are a good looking bunch and that tattooed girl is pretty hot

  2. Gorgeous shots. You two really captured the spirit and the love of these kids.

  3. Absolutely amazing there is nothing more beautiful than capturing the images of two people who are sharing something magical....Kelly

  4. Two brilliant souls entwined forever. This is love personified.
    Mom : )

  5. Thanks everyone! We had a blast being there and sharing the day with you all!