Wedding Bands – ten years later

We photograph wedding bands all the time.  They are visually perfect:  bright, shiny and void of any flaws having never been worn.  There is something I find so much more beautiful about these wedding bands that are ten years old.  They belong to Tom and Julie Morin and we photographed their wedding ten years ago.  On January 31, 2010 we were thrilled to photograph their ten year vow renewal (I’ll post more photos from that ceremony next week)!  As we approach Valentines Day, I thought I’d share these wedding bands with you, a symbol of love and commitment, that are no longer “perfect.”  They’re so much better – there is a ton of love in each imperfection in the metal.  Wouldn’t you say?  You all know I’m not a writer so forgive me if I’m not making a whole lot of sense.  But when I saw these again after ten years, all I could think was “WOW.  There is a whole lot of love here.  And it’s gorgeous”

Cheers,
Smash

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Read more.. Friday, February 12th, 2010

Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book

We are very excited to have been invited to be a part of Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book.  If you are planning your wedding, SMP is an extremely valuable tool for you.  It is the mecca for wedding planning ideas.  We’re honored to be listed amongst four other fabulous wedding photographers from Austin: Stella Alesi, Q Weddings, Jennifer Lindberg Weddings (my partner in BODA FOTO) and Eclectic Images.

Thank you Style Me Pretty!

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Read more.. Thursday, February 11th, 2010

A sad day for fashion

This morning, fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London apartment just days before London Fashion week. 

This wedding dress was designer by Alexander McQueen for New York event planner Mimi Van Wyck.

 
Feather wedding dress from McQueen’s  Fall 2008 collection.
Rest in Peace, Alexander.
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Read more.. Thursday, February 11th, 2010

A winter wedding – sneak peek

I love it when my brides class up a wedding dress with an appropriate seasonal accessory.  Sashes on wedding dresses are not uncommon.  But I must say that I’ve never seen such a perfectly lovely and understated velvet sash. 

 
There are many things I love about winter: scarves, coats, hats, boots, cashmere…OK all winter clothes, hot chocolate, hot toddies, stew.  But one of my all time favorite things is how the light looks in the winter.  
 
We shot this wedding last weekend.  It was a beautiful day with lovely light, perfect winter accessories, a gorgeous ballroom, delicious food and a few surprises along the way.  But most importantly, there was love.  Lots and lots of love.  
More coming soon,
Smash
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Read more.. Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The Knot’s Wedding of the Week!

Dixie and George’s wedding has been chosen to be The Knot’s Wedding of the Week.  It looks like the folks at The Knot love Dixie and George’s wedding as much as I do!  If you are interested in a vintage inspired wedding, you must take a peek at these photos. 

I have a couple of more things to share with you today, so make sure you stop by a little later on.

Smash

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Read more.. Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Photosmashing reaches The Netherlands

I received an email from Sarah Glasbergen, author of a Dutch wedding blog, that she had posted one of our weddings on her blog, The Perfect Wedding or Het online TrouwMagazine.  It’s fun to know we have readers in The Netherlands.  I only wish I knew what they were saying….

Thanks Sarah!
Smash

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Read more.. Thursday, February 4th, 2010

UT’s Harry Ransom Center Acquires Magnum Photo Archives

 PHOTO BY: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos

OK folks, this is a really big deal.  The Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas campus has acquired nearly 185,000 photographs of Magnum’s from the 1930’s – 1990’s.  If you are a photographer, you know exactly what this means.  If you are not, I shall explain:

Magnum Photo Agency is a cooperative of photographers who document happenings all over the world on a daily basis.  This agency is full of heavy hitters, past and present.  Most notably for me: Henri Cartier Bresson who passed away in 2004.  He’s a hero of mine, probably of most anyone who studied photojournalism, as I did.  Besides him, there is such a wealth of creative genius in this collection that I’m all a flutter. 

The Harry Ransom Center is also the home of View from the window at Gras, The first photographic image ever created, which was in 1827.  It houses over 5 million photographs which I believe is the largest photographic collection in all the world.  If I’m wrong, please correct me.  IF you are a lover of photography, this is a must see when you visit Austin!

If photography isn’t your thing, it’s still worth the visit!  It’s home of one of the 21 Gutenberg Bibles known to be in existence, Three copies of the First Folio of William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe’s writing desk, Jack Keourac’s writing journal from when he was writing On the Road, etc etc etc…

Check it out!
Smash

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Read more.. Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Secretly filmed wedding proposal

I found this on Wedding Chicks and I just had to share it.  I love how the film is silent in it’s entirety but set to the music of Explosions in the Sky.  It was filmed by Stereo Waltz Films

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7733651&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1
Casey proposes to Amy from One Small Instrument Pictures on Vimeo.

Smash

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Read more.. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
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