The coronavirus pandemic has stopped all of us in our tracks. All social gatherings have been postponed, so many people are out of work right now, including wedding photographers. Chris Wallace of Carpe Diem Photography was set to have plenty of work in 2020, but then everything stopped. Still, he didn’t lose his creativity and the desire to shoot. He threw and shot his own wedding ceremony – made entirely from Lego. The photos are amusing and incredibly cute, and Chris kindly shared them with DIYP along with some BTS shots.
Everybody wants to have special photography of their wedding. Particularly the first kiss. Some people will spend a fortune finding and hiring just the right photographer. Somebody to create images they know they will love for decades. For Thailand based photographer, Keow Wee Loong, the right photographer was himself.
You might remember Keow for similar shenanigans when he proposed to his now-wife Marta. Since that time, the couple have travelled to eleven countries to recreate their first kiss. England, Italy, Indonesia and Japan contain just some of the locations the couple visited. And while the idea itself is rather special, what makes this even cooler is that Keow shot each of these photographs himself.
How much we’re ready to set the limits for a perfect shot is a topic worth discussing. Some people would risk more, some less, and it’s all perfectly okay. But sometimes, there are photo shoot ideas that just seem so wrong that I can’t find the excuse for the person who thought of them. This photographer who set the bridal dress on fire with the bride wearing it is definitely one of such cases.
Taking the perfect wedding photos isn’t easy. The competition is high, and there are many clichés that can be difficult to beat. But a Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong managed to take wedding photos that probably not many people will try to replicate.
The photographer and the happy couple climbed two mountains to take perfect scenic photos. It was Mount Rinjani, a 3,726m active volcano in Indonesia, and Mount Kinabalu, a 4,095m peak in Malaysia. Cold, wind, rain and 7 days of climbing later, they ended up with this series of wedding shots.
Taking a good portrait is hard enough, but taking one hanging from a cliff with model is balancing on the edge of another cliff is a whole new ball game. Photography duo Jay Philbrick and his wife Vicki are known for their devil daring (yet utterly safe) extreme photoshoot where they put models on cliffs edges, inside deep wells, and on steep snow slopes and light them to perfection.
We sat down with this New Hampshire based photographer for a quick Q&A:
When Jeremy and Emma approached me about including a Story Art piece as part of their wedding day coverage I was initially hesitant. My composites often takes hours of pre planning, not to mention the time that would need to be allocated to the shoot itself, on the wedding day. I love to take a challenge and run with it though, so it wasn’t long (10 minutes?) before I was dreaming up ideas for their custom wedding Story Art piece
I just know that many wedding photographers will hit their heads and go “how come I did not think about his before” but it looks like this could be an emerging trend with wedding photographers.
PhotographerMendel Mish of CJ Studios posted this cool short video on Facebook showing how a videographer gets a super smooth shot of the bride. He uses a self-balancing scooter along with a glide cam to do a full 360 around the bride.
Last year saw the rise of epic wedding photo’s featuring bridal guests running away from dinosaurs, fighting zombies, be awesome Jedi’s and so on.
A new trend was born and I decided to hop on this bandwagon and see if I could make images like these come true.
I banded together with Aqua Libra Photography for a brainstorm session, to see what we could come up with.