Here are some more photos from the bridal/trash the dress shoot I did with a group of Atlanta photographer earlier in the week. These are some of my favorites shots of the three awesome models: Michele, Angela and Chad.
Some of my favorites from location #1: the drive-in theatre
Next we headed to location #2: the old prison farm
Yesterday, I had the chance to do a trash the dress/bridal shoot with a group of about 15 other Atlanta photographers. It was freezing cold, but definitely worth it! Thanks so much to our wonderful models for braving the cold in their dresses, and to Chris and Allie from The Reason for organizing the shoot with 3 gorgeous models at two really cool locations! It was so great to do a creative shoot just for fun, especially during the winter when I'm not shooting as much as I would like to be. One of the fun parts to me about shoots like this is seeing everyone's photos online afterwards, and how everyone's photos are so different even though we were all shooting at the same places. Here is a little preview from the shoot, more to come once I have a chance to edit the rest.
Here's two of Angela and Chad at the first location, the Starlight Six Drive-In:
Here's Michele at the second location, the Atlanta Prison Farm:
And here's behind some scene shots of all the photographers in action:
Since we don't get snow very often in Atlanta, I had to go out and take some photos in the snow. I took the first few photos when the snow first started falling. Then when Mark got home, we went out for a walk in the snow and saw lots of people out sledding and building snowmen. Here are a few photo from yesterday of our snow...
Here's a few of me playing in the snow with Mark (I even made a snow angel!)...
This week's flashback photo is another photo from the 2007 fashion shoot I posted and talked about a few weeks ago. This is the photo that was used for the cover of that fashion tab and is one of my favorites from the shoot:
Thank you so much to everyone who entered the 2010 fun photo contest. There were well over a thousand votes cast last week for the 11 finalists. Now, it's time to announce the winning couple!
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With 525 votes, the winner is...
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ASHLEY & MICHAEL!!
The story behind their photo: "This is me and my fiance' doing our "signature dip". We met by swing dancing together, and this is a move we made up!"
For their prize, Ashley and Michael will be receiving: 1. A fun engagement session photo shoot in multiple locations in the Atlanta area 2. A custom photo guestbook filled with photos from the engagement session 3. Online slideshow
Congratulations Ashley and Michael!
Also, I have something special for the runner-ups....
In second place with 367 votes...
Deanna & Mike
The story behind their photo: "Sure, sure Gatorade's at every QT on the corner here in the States, but not so in India. We traveled for 5 weeks together in India, Nepal and Tibet. India = tasty food, beautiful sites.. and lots of sweating. It was H-O-T, and despite living in Atlanta, we've got nothin' on India. On our last day there, Mike magically discovered two ice cold, beautiful bottles of awesome Gatorade. A happy moment indeed."
And in third place with 301 votes...
Lindsey & Tim
Fun Fact About Them: "We spend the majority of our time dancing together, even when we're home alone and cooking dinner."
Deanna & Mike and Lindsey & Tim will each be receiving a mini-session. I will be contacting all 3 couples about claiming their prizes.
Thanks to everyone for voting. Congratulations again to the winners, Ashley and Michael!
It is finally time for me to announce the finalists in the 2010 Fun Photo Contest!! Thanks to all who submitted photos. I had a blast looking through all the funny photos and reading your stories. I decided to choose 11 finalists instead of 10 because I had too many favorites that I just had to include an extra one! Check out the crazy photos below and cast your vote for your favorite couple at the bottom of the post.
Voting ends at midnight on Sunday, February 7th. I will be announcing the winner (as well as the fun stories behind the couples in the three photos that receive the most votes!) on Monday, February 8th, so make sure to come back next week to see if your favorite couple won!
And the finalists are...
#1: Ashley & Michael
#2: Elizabeth & Craig
#3: Deanna & Mike
#4: Stacy & Adam
#5: Lindsey & Tim
#6: Malkia & Kazha
#7: Faira & Jason
#8: Andrea & Solomon
#9: Jennifer & Tyler
#10: Melanie & Erin
#11: Stacy & Joshua
Cast your vote for your favorite couple. You may only vote once. Good luck to all the couples! I can't wait to see who wins.
The winning couple will receive a fun engagement session photo shoot in the Atlanta area, a custom photo guestbook filled with photos from the engagement session and an online slideshow.