Thursday, November 18, 2010

A matter of seconds...

In a matter of seconds, All this took place. I <3 my job!

Chrystal, coming down the aisle. 
(This first image credit goes to my second photographer Tori Watson. Her first time to use my 15mm lens. Good job, Tori!)
David watches his bride coming.

The Groom's Mom holding back the tears.

There is a lot being said in her eyes. 

Not sure what the story is here but I noticed this taking place too! LOL. (Groom's sister) I'm sure there is a funny story. 

The maid of honor and best friend of the bride. 

I LOVE how much happens in less than one minute, a matter of seconds, once the Bride steps into the room. 
EVERYTHING changes and it's a beautiful! 

Today I did a quick skim of some blogs and read of one of my friend's blog—Photography by Jack. He's doing a creative drive that I really like and admire! Jack has been a student of all of the workshops I've done thus far and is a good friend. I see many qualities of a real man in him. He has character and guards his words and actions accordingly. A good photographer and you can't help but like this guy! ANYWAYS... I could go on and on.

But today he is doing a bit of a contest, and I thought you all might like to share in the fun too!He asked a simple question... one that I thought would be fun to share in: "Leave a comment on this post or my Photography by Jack Facebook page with a short line on what you love about photography." Now, my answer couldn't be short. I think that's why I wont win. lol. I can't be short with a question like that. 

It really got me thinking, and so I figured I'd share my answer to such questions with you. Here is what I wrote when I started thinking about it and it turned out to be anything but a "short line."

"As a wedding photographer, a man deeply in love, a people lover, a seeker of enjoying and living life to the hilt every moment I believe to be the will of God, I cannot help but be very passionate in saving these moments of LIFE. This life that I live will NEVER to be lived again. Your life will never be lived again. Only YOU can love the way you do. Only I can love the way I do. To create nostalgia and inflict pain of the lingering moments of a time too wonderful... yet never to be lived again in any other way but in your heart and in my images. To testify of beauty and redeem it's necessary quality in our lives. The challenge is one I will never fully fulfill and the goal to make images that don't just say 1 word, but truly speak forth tomes of truth and beauty. That is my goal, my passion, my love for my art, photography."

THEN just to give myself a chance at winning I enter one more quick reason why I love photography. 

"I love being a visual story-teller of LIFE the way only I can see it... I guess that's the short answer to why I love photography."

I can't wait to see what you all put down for why you love photography on his blog, (If you feel like it copy and pasting your answer on my blog just for fun I would LOVE to see what you write! That would be so cool! Granted I'm not doing a giveaway. 

Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,

Capture. Create. Discover.
Something Amazing!


  1. it was great working with you and it's fun to see the finished results. all the images turned out great! and i'm glad i was able to capture that moment. :)

  2. Wow Britton, you totally made my day by sharing that link on your blog. I am honored! And BTW, your comment is certainly not too long. I love the way you put that. Almost poetic.

  3. I thought I'd finally leave a comment after following your blog for a while. Funny, I found your blog, then later someone told me your family has visited our church (Christ Fellowship in Naperville)! Small world.

    I'm the "old lady" with a camera. Capturing a moment in time is amazing. I'm also drawn to faces, and eyes. And babies, and kids...!

  4. Christine, are you the one who quotes in French? I know you! :) I love your church! I'll have to come up and say hi the next time I'm there! I love your church! I just wish we were closer!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  5. Britton, yep, that's me! I was doing the French verses with the Martin's; you know them, right?

    Like I said, I have followed your blog for a while, and really appreciate your photography. I'm coming from an older era where you pointed the camera, focused on the subject in the center, and shot. I needed to learn so much when I got my digital Canon! I love viewing others' photos and studying composition, color, etc. It helps me understand how to shoot better. Your photos are wonderful!