We are always on the lookout for that unique photo from America’s top wedding photographers! Photos chosen are based on many factors including image quality, subject matter, creative effects, and of course the WOW factor.
Use these winning photos for your wedding photography ideas and inspiration!
Photography By O’Neil
Pittsburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer
Photo Equipment:We shoot Olympus & I believe the lens used was a 14-54 mm 1:2.8 – 3.5
Location:The photo took place in a small park in Harmarville, Pa. (you don’t need a large area for some great shots!)
Description: We always try to get some unique shots between the ceremony and reception, and Alicia & Jordan were so excited when we suggested the RR tracks. With her awesomely large train, it worked well. The technique is a layering effect, about 3 or 4 layers in PhotoShop, we try to do a similar effect on at least 1 or 2 images for each wedding although each one will be a one of a kind. The great vintage frame used is a MiaBella frame, a Leah Profancik collection, I just love her products.
Photography Your Way
Peabody Massachusetts Wedding Photographer
Photo Equipment: Sony A900 shot at 16mm, 5.6 aperture
Location: Danvers Massachusetts
Description: This image is about capturing the energy of the night. I try to use unique backgrounds. The D.J’s lighting made that great flair in the back round. Slow sync gets the subjects exposed properly.
Chicago Illinois Wedding Photographer
Photo Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, 15mm Fisheye lens, 1/10 Sec at f/11, ISO 100
Location: Pittsburg Pennsylvania
Description: Taken on August 21, 2010, this image is of the Bride’s dress against the warm morning light coming through the window.
Britton is based out of Chicago but specializes in Destination weddings. He travels free anywhere in the USA. Wedding photography is his passion and love.
Della White Photography
Corona California Wedding Photographer
Photo Equipment: Canon 40D and Canon 85mm 1.8 lens
Exposure: ISO 200, 1/1500s, f/1.8 using natural light
Location: Riverside, CA
Description: This Trash the Dress session took place at a coin-op car wash in Riverside CA. We were limited with space in the car wash stall, so I shot with a wide aperture to give the background that creamy look and to make the couple stand out from the car.
Photo Equipment: Nikon D3s; Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 lens
Exposure: ISO 1600, f/4.0; 1/80 (natural window light)
Location: Lowell, MA
Description: This is the final marriage ceremony in a traditional Cambodian wedding. The bride and groom kneel over a pillow and a sword is spanned across their folded hands. Beautiful to behold.
Photo Equipment: Canon 5d,Lens: Canon 50mm 1.8, Light: 580 EX II with Gary Fong diffuser
Location:Weddings of Wayzata, Wayzata, MN
Description: The bride and groom are exiting the venue to their limo
Techniques: Fill flash with fast shutter speed
Mirror Image Wedding Photography
San Francisco California Wedding Photographer
Photo Equipment: Nikon D300 1/250 sec f 4.0 ISO 125 silver reflector
Location:Crystal Springs Belmont, Ca 4/18/2010
Description: Bride and Groom portraits 1/2 hour before sunset
Leslie Spurlock PhotographyThe Colony Texas Wedding Photographer
Photo Equipment: Canon 5D, lens Canon 24-105 f4, shot at 24mm, 1/100th sec at f4, no flash, ISO 640
Description: This photo was taken at the Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, TX. The girls were going out to take their “posed” formal shots before the wedding and were laughing and having fun.
Techniques: I put a texture on this image using Dirty Pictures by Totally Rad