This picture immediately rose to the top of the creative portrait category for me. I love how the photographer captured aspects of the bride and groom’s personalities and togetherness without faces or touching one another, but rather through their intimate sharing of space and their clear comfort and freedom with one another.
Loved this portrait! A little mix of Diane Arbus and Eugene Richards with a little Arthur Tress thrown in there. The most unusual and striking of all the portraits and one of the few that stands as a truly interesting image outside of the realm of wedding photography.
I am a sucker for the simple strong image. Such a wonderful and comfortable expression on her face. You really feel the connection between these two people and for a portrait of this kind, you couldn't ask for anything more!
The angle was very well chosen. Also, a very cinematographic image. Another one of my favorites.
This picture shows great initiative by the photographer to frame this up and be shooting from so far away. The streetlight at the bottom of the frame is a distraction but the overall scene still comes together.
Very interesting and playful portrait. Loved that the photographer is thinking outside the box. Very graphic and visually interesting while at the same time being thought provoking and funny. Hope they had as much fun being photographed as the photographer did making the image!
One of my favorites, very well composed and the moment with her looking to him makes the picture very special. I saw the use of mirrors to make pictures several times among the images submitted, but I think this is one of the photographers who really did it. The use of a mirror with a great result.
Another very creative way to do what I think is a very tough assignment. I'm sure the couple will always look back at that picture and say, "Remember that night in the parking lot with that photographer? That was so much fun!" It is also a creative photo that doesn't feel cheesy or gimicky.
There were perhaps other more "creative" photos than this one that showed how much the photographer was thinking and working it but as far as a portrait that the subjects will cherish and love, it doesn't get any better than this. It is a very simple and clean photo and the subjects look completely comfortable and their embrace is sincere. Wonderful light and a great job scouting this location make this a photo that is really worthy of the large check I am sure they had to make out for "wedding photography"! In this business, I'm sure it is great to win awards from your peers, but when it comes right down to it, your clients are the ones who really matter and here you have done them a great service. Excellent work!
The gorgeous backdrop and the whimsical addition of the umbrella help make this photo feel like it's straight out of a fairy tale. I love that the photographer took a few steps back to take in the whole scene, because I really think the setting has a character all its own here.
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