Wednesday, July 29, 2009

wedding wish wednesday: #11 just the right light

This past weekend My Guy and I had our engagement pictures shot in Flagstaff by the lovely and talented Sarah Neal (whom I adore...she has such a creative spirit!). I've been such a true fan of hers right from the wedding planning get-go, it felt like such an honor that she was going to take our photos! Yippeeeee!!!

Saturday started out as a sunshiny morning, but the clouds rolled in just before our session began...and yes...with those clouds came sprinkles of rain. To my delight we took some photos in the drizzle! I LOVE rain and I LOVE cloudy I was all smiles! Plus, we were wading through fields of wildflowers, weaving between big beautiful pine trees, exploring old dirt roads and twirling in big open meadows - it was heavenly! Whereas we had a lot of fun doing it, the cloud cover didn't create ideal "lighting" for photos.

Sarah mentioned that a good thing to "wish for" would be natural light on our wedding day, to capture those magical moments. Photoshop can't create that magic sunshine... it just happens... organically.

So. For the sake of magnificent photos...I wish for the golden rays of the western sky to peak through the clouds and light up our wedding day.

Oh...and I cannot cannot cannot wait to see our shots! Check out Sarah Neal's dazzling website here, and her blog here!


  1. Such nice things to say... NOW RUSH OVER TO THE BLOG... and check out your pictures. Can't wait to hear what you think!

  2. Your photos are beautiful! I think the rain was perfect. You certainly picked out the perfect photographer. Thanks for sharing, this got me all pumped to start my own wedding planning again. =]

  3. I did NOT know you had her take your photos! That's so exciting, I can't wait to see them!

    Wait- I just looked at them on her blog. They're freaking AMAZING. You guy's are hooott! I can't tell you how excited I am for her to take our photos now! They're what I was imagining and hoping for ours. You lucky lucky girl!

  4. Interesting. I've always heard that overcast skies are preferable to sunshine for photographers because it eliminates shadows, which can really eff a picture up. My own photographer definitely told me that.

  5. Midday sun is TERRIBLE. You're right. But evening sun (like the photos above and what is a style that has become more popular) is where you get all that gorgeous backlighting and rim light. I guess it depends on taste... :)

  6. Those are unbelievable!!! I definitely have a few faves and I so wish she does family portraits. I love Flagstaff, so beautiful.



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