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Amanda Stevens' "Autumn Celebration": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Macro Photography, Wedding Photography       Tags wedding rings, MeFOTO Giveaway, sidekick360, instagram giveaway, Amanda Stevens Photography, wedding ring photography, photography tips

Ring shots are an important part of wedding photography. Rings symbolize the couples union and tell a piece of the the wedding day story that's unmatched by any other detail shots.

Amanda Stevens, our SideKick360 winner for 10/17, brings us a prime example of a creative, personalized ring photo:

"This shot was taken at a wedding last weekend in New Jersey. The venue was very well decorated in celebration for both autumn and their wedding day. I always look for something during the reception to tie the rings together for the photos and who doesn't love pumpkins this time of year?

This was shot with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 100mm IS L Macro lens with my assistant holding an LED video light off to my/viewer's right hand side." - Amanda

Interested in trying some ring shots yourself? Check out these tips on How to Photograph Wedding Rings to get you started.

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Shiggy Ichinomiya's "Water Veil": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Giveaway, Fun, Wedding Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, sidekick360, instagram giveaway, Trash the Dress, Drown the dress, fearless bride

The "Trash the Dress" trend in Wedding Photography has officially arrived here at MeFOTO. Started about 10 years ago in Las Vegas, the hot trend features photographs of brides ruining their dresses with water, paint, mud and even fire in the most unusual environments for such finery.

The ritual is meant to symbolize the bride's devotion to her new husband as the dress can never be worn again. For many, the images from these irreverent shoots offer not only an unique memory, but also a very personal form of artistic expression. 

Shiggy Ichinomiya, last week's SideKick360 winner, shares his experience in creating this image:

"My friend Lara wanted to do a "Trash the Dress" or "Drown the Gown" Wedding Dress shoot. We decided to do the photo shoot by the beach at sunset. I had the couple lay down on the dry sand. And without telling them that a wave was approaching, I started to shoot three frames. Lara and David did not flinch as they were pounded by the wave. If you look closely, you can see Lara's pink/red toenails and what's amazing is that the water that sprayed over Lara's head created what looks like a "water veil."' - Shiggy