August 28, 2016

A beautiful photograph is one of the best ways to remember an important event.  Sun flare’s streaking through the frame, as a couple is smiling proudly having just said their vows.   I get a sense of pride and accomplishment looking through the finished photos.  It’s what I love to do.

So after taking thousands of RAW photos at a wedding, so I must choose the best of the best, I can’t edit them all.  But how do I pick the photos?  We may have 50 shots of a couple looking fabulous in one scene near a water fountain.  Some are smiling, some serious, some goofy.  I like them all!  I may pick 10 of the best I like, but I always wonder about the other 40.  I can’t pick them all, because there are thousands more and it would take weeks to months to spend the time I want on each photo.

So that’s why I let the couple pick the photos they want to have. The Bride may want a completely different 10 out of 50 than I do for different reasons and I would never have known.  Most other photographers chose the photos for their clients, so most people never know what photos didn’t make the cut.  The bride and groom can pick just the right amount of happy, serious and goofy.  After easily clicking on the photos they want from the comfort of their home, I get an email letting me know they are finished.  I will add in some of my favorites, then take the RAW photos and go to work adding my artistic blends to each photograph, fit to be printed and hung on a wall for all their friends, family and future children can share at an amazing moment in time.

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Just married couple photographed by Shawn Bradley Photography at their wedding.