These guys didn't pick this image for their selection but I'm throwing it in anyway because I loved it too much.
I had soooo much flare during this session. Loved it.
I was processing these files from last night's session and I had to share this one. I had so much beautiful summer sun. I can't wait to share the rest.
I'm in love with this image. You'd never guess where it was taken.
It was actually taken in a hotel room budded up against a closet door. There was a single light shining down which led to such perfect dramatic light.
This wedding was in late June. I'm a little behind on blogging photo sessions, but I'm getting there. Here are some of my favorites from this country-style wedding. This post will be pretty picture heavy :) After discussing with the bride and groom, we had decided to do a "first-look" instead of doing it the traditional way. I love first looks because it is so intimate. After getting married last September, and now doing first looks, I wish that I had done it this way. The surprise down the isle is great but I wish that my husband and I had more photos of us together by ourselves.
I don't normally share group formal photos because they're pretty standard, however, I had a lot of fun with these guys so we changed it up.
Yes, I made those masks myself. :)
It's not very often that I'll shoot a winter wedding in Idaho. Most people here like to get married in the midst of the summer. I was excited when Christin contacted last minute to shoot. I was secretly hoping we would get dumped on so that we could have a white day. I woke up that morning and the whole valley was covered with snow. It was wonderful!
Here are some of my favorite shots from the wedding.
Christin was a stunning bride.
One of my favorites!
Christin and Joel got married in the same church that Christin's parents were married in.
There was lots of wonderful music.
See what I'm talking about with the snow? That is all that's covering the background.
A couple weeks ago Boise received a decent amount of snow for this time of year. It happened to fall on a day that I was shooting a wedding. I was super psyched because I can get some amazing shots with a whiteout. Here's what I'm currently working on right now. This bride was so determined to get some outdoor shots and we did.
Fortunately for this shot we were able to hide under a porch cover but still take advantage of the background.
I just thought I'd share this photo really quick because I love it. The flair is all real, no photo effects. Cool huh?
Okay I keep saying that but lots of things have been becoming official lately. This time I've officially changed my last name. Before, it was Tamara LeeAnne Kenyon.
To be quite honest, I had a very hard time imagining the thought of changing my last name. Some brides might find that strange, but I've become quite attached to my last name. I also consider myself an independent woman and have wondered why I need to change it at all.
I couldn't change my last name until after the honeymoon because my passport and all of the flight information was under my maiden name. That made me very excited because it meant that I could keep my last name just THAT much longer.
I had also gone through many scenarios.... Tamara LeeAnne Kenyon-Messinger? Tamara Kenyon Messinger, Tamara LeeAnne Messinger? I couldn't quite decide which would work. And for business sake I had already established a brand as being Tamara Kenyon Photography. Through all the figuring out and after two months I finally did it. The name is Tamara Kenyon Messinger.
I decided that since my middle name was on my birth certificate that it would always be my middle name. For legal documents I hardly used my middle name anyway. All my credit cards were just first and last name.
Anyway, it might not seem like that big of a deal for dudes, but they just don't know. In the long run it'll be nice for our children to have the same name as us, so I was happy to oblige.
So I'm done with the gibberish, here's one of our wedding photos. Yes - that means I am in full possession of them. Whoop. You'll be see those tomorrow. Yeah!