Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wedding Photography: What's in YOUR Wallet

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the classic photography that matters to me. I go on and on about folks like Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, David Seidner, and George Tice...

But there is some other photography that matters to me a great deal. For today's entry, I thought you might be interested to see some of the photography from OUR wedding. Amanda & I hired a young lady named Kyra Shelley to document our wedding in a photojournalistic fashion, exclusively on black & white film. Kyra did a beautiful job developing and printing all of our album images by hand.

Its interesting to look back on our decision-making process regarding wedding photography, as I was still in the service and didn't even have an inkling that I'd ultimately wind up in this field. I find it very grounding to look back on the choices that Amanda & I made, and at what sorts of images she and I continue to value.

And yes, she is threatening me with the knife in that one shot. "No cake on face."

The Wedding of Evan Baines & Amanda Meetze
Second Empire Restuarant, Raleigh, NC
Photo Credit: All images by Kyra Shelley, 2004.


Reese said...

I always wonder what wedding photographers choose for their own weddings. Of course, you didn't know you would end up in the field at the time, but still interesting. I really like the one of Mu looking at you sitting at the table with that intense look of happiness and love. Really captured the moment!

Bex said...

This is so neat! Thanks for sharing!

Gray Photography - Zach and Jody - Nashville Wedding Photography said...

You look so clean and cut in your wedding photos Evan! Nice!!

Melissa said...

I'm on the floor behind mu in that shot when she's holding her dress up but you can't see me! It kinda looks strange if you don't know what's going on.... But yes I am under the dress. Hehe! Bustling it!!! Definitely good picks for the pics!