Did I mention who took the photo? :)
Out of the 2,800 photos submitted from around the globe for the 3rd Annual Digital Photography Magazine: Perfect Portrait contest, the judges have narrowed it down to their favorite 100 photos. I also feel pretty honored that out of the 100 finalists, my submission is only one of two apparent wedding photos. The voting is open and you can log in through Facebook! Go ahead and vote to your heart’s content- not just for me but for the beautiful Melissa McIver and her handsome husband Ryan! Click on the photos below for the page to vote or click here to see the rest of the gallery… not that you need to. To be honest, prizes sound nice, but it would be incredibly more flattering to see one this photo printed in an internationally circulated magazine. Thanks to everyone for your support!
We have had a great response from the people guessing about who caught the bouquet at last weekend’s wedding. Some of you may be surprised at the results. Here’s a reminder of the scene:
And here are the results, shot by shot!
There was a bit of a twist in that I think the bouquet clipped a chandelier. No matter, because you can still see the girls diving for it! The victor was the Sister of the Bride (Girl #5)! Congrats to Sarah Barnhart for catching the ever elusive bouquet and congrats to Molly Perry for being the winner of the drawing out of all the correct guesses! Thanks to everyone for playing. I hope to have more fun contests on the blog! If you haven’t done so already, please stop by the Facebook page to like Alex the Photo Guy so you can keep up to date on contests in your news feed!
I’ve never had a contest on the blog before and I’ve always thought this would be a fun one to do. Of all the photos I take at weddings, one my of my favorites is always the half second before the bridal bouquet is caught. Seeing the facial expressions of all the girls on the dance floor ready to dive at those tossed flowers always makes me smile. I would say the same about the garter toss, but we all know most of those end up with a guy saying “um, here- you take it!” The following photo is from the Barnhart/Lord wedding I shot last weekend in Athens. You have to guess which girl caught the bouquet based on the following choices:
#1: Girl in orange looking suspiciously calm
#2: Bridesmaid with tasty beverage in hand looking for the left hand snag
#3: Lavender dress girl potentially screaming in flower girl’s ear
#4: Flower girl (always a sleeper in these contests)
#5: Sister of the bride readying herself to dive based on the left hand skirt pull
#6: Little girl in blue with two hand grab possibility
#7: Other little girl that looks like she may have a good vertical
#8: Blue dress girl with the two handed long reach
The rules are simple. Everyone make a guess in the comments below or on the Alex the Photo Guy Facebook page (I’ll count both locations, but only one vote). For those that get it right, I will draw a name and email you a $5 Starbucks Giftcard! Yes- a real prize that will at least buy you a cup of coffee! Contest ends Friday. Good luck!