At every wedding Justin & I do, we try to make sure to get what we call “The Iconic Bridal Portrait.”
This is a picture of our bride: young, in love, beautiful, and full of hope and promise for the lifetime ahead.
Like we always tell our brides, we don’t really take these pictures just for her.
We take them for her future granddaughter to find one day.
Every two weeks last year I posted a new episode of "Walk Through a Wedding" with Justin and Mary Marantz. About half way through the year, we added a new feature called "Walking the Talk", with images from real weddings, tying back to the topic of each Profoto "how-to" episode. All of the episodes are on the Profoto site, but just because the series is over doesn't mean we can't still share images from one of the strongest couples in photography and education today.
After the "Mind Your Own Business" webcast last week I asked Mary and Justin for permission to share some additional images. What I wanted was iconic portraits, the ones that not only pay the bills, but build your reputation. I not only received some stunning images but a couple of terrific comment from Mary. Here's one that really puts it all in perspective.
When we shoot, we shoot for the silver frame. Because we know every time we push the button,
these images have to last a lifetime.
Justin and Mary have a brand new website, just launched last week, and it's definitely worth your time to check it out. Plus, at the time of writing this post, they have just TWO spots left at their two-day April Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M workshop in New Haven, CT.
As a wedding photographer, no matter what your style of shooting might be, you need to understand how to capture a stunning traditional bridal portrait. Justin and Mary are just the couple to help you understanding lighting, posing and how to build a great relationship with your clients, so you get natural expressions to match the look and feel of each image.
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