Asking me to pick a favorite wedding, photo, or moment, is like asking me to pick a favorite child from thousands of children (I delivered over 14,000 wedding images this year). Nevertheless, I’ve carefully pored over the archive and am proud to present to you some of my proudest achievements in my wedding photography this year: moments, emotions, and movements that you will remember for a lifetime. These are unscripted. Raw. Authentic.
Each photograph links to its original wedding blog. Read on to the bottom of this post to see how sharing one of your favorite moments from this year can win you a gift from my heart.
Relax. Just be there in the beginning
Your beauty is within you, believe it
Share the joy with your family and loved ones
Don’t forget the First Look.
An intimate time, just for the two of you
This year I introduced to my couples the concept of having an Unplugged Wedding Ceremony. Almost all of my couples participated in this movement – this was their choice. Why? It is because they all want to bring back the true meaning and gravitas of a wedding ceremony, rid of the distractions of modern technology, and it is their wish that their honored guests participate and be present
And still gift
But most importantly, laugh with them
And let their love ring loud and true
Afterwards, hug them tight
Take your own memory with you when appropriate
Celebrate. Shout. Sing.
Cherish your friends
As they dance with each other
And their mothers and fathers
Then you too, dance, dance, dance the night away, as if the world will end tomorrow
Want more? Check out the best moments from 2011
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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only