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Friday, July 16, 2010

Katie and Sifa's Wedding Portraits

These are long overdue for a blog debut! Katie and Sifa were married in April in an intimate private ceremony at her parents' house. In May, they came to Houston to model in front of my lens for formal wedding portraits that we took on the beautiful grounds of Mirror Lake Landscapes Pools, & Waterfalls. And then in June, we celebrated in a big way! Perhaps there's no such thing as too much fun at a wedding celebration, but we definitely came close.

Here are some of my favorites from our shoot. Katie and Sifa, I'm honored you asked me to photograph your portraits and had so much fun - thanks for going with the flow! And Shannon, you shouldn't have done such a great job assisting. I don't know that I can do this without you now. You're amazing.

Posed bride and groom portrait
Bride and Groom sitting on a swing together

The sequence below was made entirely possible by the super fabulous Shannon. She assisted me by carrying around my step stool and reflector. I guess she wasn't getting enough reflection action, so she decided to use it as a fan (see Sifa's tie and Katie's hair) while telling crazy stories. I believe this particular story was about a dream she had? Something about a tiger.
Collage made up of photos of a couple laughing together on a swing

I am crazy in love with this photo!
Black and white photo of bride and groom holding hands and sitting on a bridge
Candid portrait of a bride hugging her husband

I'm also a pretty big fan of this one. Katie, you are so beautiful!
Portrait of a bride hugging her husband
A close-up photo of a couple hands together
Casual photo of a couple sitting down together

More of my fabulous assistant.
Bride and groom lounging by the pool together in their wedding outfits

And finally, a preview of my wedding gift. These frames are each 19" square with a 12" matted photo.
A Mockup of photos in a 19

And here are some of my favorites from the party. I really love my friends. And Katie's parents' dogs. I especially love them.


Sarah July 21, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

Kelly, this is so bizarre. I thought the second to last photo in the last collage looked like my brother-in-law's doppelganger, so I called my husband to point it out to him. When I showed him the page, he told me he thought he knew the girl with the dog licking her face. He could only remember her first name. Through some investigative work, we confirmed that's the same girl he knows (from Bands of America) and he marched with her husband in the Cavaliers. Crazy, right?

Muffy and Spencer July 28, 2010 at 6:08 AM  

this whole post is beautiful! and not just because you give me such props (thanks, though, & I'd be happy to assist again any time!) really love the final black and white...I dunno how you get that effect in the final finish, but it's just artistic.

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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website:

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