December 19th, 2014 — 2:21pm
Jennifer and Brad were married in the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona and their reception was held at the Paradise Valley Country Club in Paradise Valley, Arizona. There were a lot of bride’s maids and groomsmen and all of them were lively and fun. The wedding was great fun. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day.
One of the bride’s maids was taking little Polaroid shots during the day. I thought they were cool, so I made my own, but the bride’s maid can pretend she took this Polaroid too. I won’t tell anyone.
This shot was taken by my second shooter, Ray who was following the groom and groom’s men around during the day. I love the composition on this shot.
I love mirrors, moms and that connection of sweet pride. That has got to be one of the most grand moments in a mother’s life.
Everyone learned how to tie a real bow tie. A skill all men should have. Loose the fake bow ties, always go real!
Jennifer, the bride, looked like a million bucks. The dress was perfect, her hair was done just right… what a beautiful sight for Brad at their first look before the wedding.
I don’t recall what was so funny, but not everyone was amused, which is why love the shot so much.
While you are in a long wedding ceremony, or church even, smart phones with data packages have made anything entertaining. There were a lot of football fans at this wedding. In fact, I recall announcements on scores being issued at the reception.
The is one of my favorite shots from a recessional in a long time.
The from door on the church was perfect for a photograph and the sun was on its way down, so we had a perfect moment of light (for about 2 minutes), then it was gone. If you are the tech type, this was taken with a slow shutter speed to burn in a darkening sky. The couple is in complete ambient darkness and lit by a Profoto B1 off camera flash with a soft box.
Jennifer makes the dress look great!
One of my favorite parts of the day is the reception and particularly the toasts. Most of the time, a toast looks best in black and white.
The other side of the toast!
The bride loved the doors at the Paradise Valley country club. So we set up a shot at the main entrance. It was pretty dark out there, but two Profoto B1 lights did the trick. One was lighting them and the other was filling in a general bounce to give us detail in the shadows.
This next series was a lot of fun. They had a cigar box for anyone who wanted to have one. So all the guys gathered on the back patio of the country club, and we shot away.
I have to thank Megan, from M.C. Weddings and Events for all of her work on this wedding. Having a coordinator on a wedding changes everything.
Wedding Photography: Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Wedding Videography: Serendipity
Wedding Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona
Wedding Reception Location: Paradise Valley Country Club, Paradise Valley, Arizona
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December 11th, 2014 — 1:35pm
I photographed two absolute angels this month. It was a perfect Saturday morning in the most beautiful little grove of trees in Gilbert, Arizona. The trees had lost a few leaves which had turned a wonderful orange-yellow. The weather was perfect and the girls were as cute as they could be. The slide show presents the photos in full color, but I thought I would show my favorite images from this portrait shoot in a muted film style. I was inspired to present them in this style by the first image in the series. It just begged to be shown this way, so who am I to argue with an image’s wishes.
Princess dresses, magic wands and pink cowboy boots. You can’t ask for a better morning than this…
The girls had a lot of fun playing in the leaves and running back and forth in their little princess dresses. There is a lot of joy in those little girls.
This is the moment we live for.
One of my absolute favorites in the entire set. I think it is absolutely beautiful and so peaceful.
But while her sister was falling to sleep, big sister was full of life and energy. I think princess outfits are like sugar to a little girl. Put them on and they become full of life and energy.
Family Portrait Location: Gilbert Arizona
Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Slideshow music by Mindy Gledhill, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music
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November 21st, 2014 — 5:06pm
We shot the Miller’s family portraits in and around my new studio space in Chandler, Arizona. The downtown area is full of great locations for photos and my studio is a great space for both working, meeting clients and shooting. Come check it out sometime. I’ll post a blog about it soon.
There is not a lot that needs to be said about these photos. They are just super cute and were a lot of fun to take. One thing that I was talking about with my client was the tendency for parents to think that “we got nothing” from that shoot because the kids are being too fidgety or too rambunctious. But in the end, parents are always surprised by how many great images we got out of the shoot… Here are just a few of my favorites. There are a ton of them.
The slide show above is an uncommon one for me, because I typically don’t show a lot of multiple images from the same vantage point and situation back to back. But this shoot was full of hilarious iterations on a theme. So I went with it.
This first one starts the ball rolling right.
Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography.
Slideshow music by Mindy Gledhill, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.
Family portrait location: Chandler, Arizona
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November 13th, 2014 — 11:54am
Mindy Gledhill is in town this weekend. She is playing at the Mountain View High School Theater. I will be there…
Saturday, November 15, 2014 (7:00 – 9:00) Mountain View High School 2700 East Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85213
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If you have not heard the music from her new album, you absolutely must hear it! I spent a weekend in the studio with her as she was finishing up the vocals, here are a few of my favorite images from the studio.
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November 7th, 2014 — 10:54am
Office Hours LR Aperture Import from Jared Platt on Vimeo. Finally, there is a way to take your entire iPhoto or Aperture library and import it into Lightroom. This video will show you how to accomplish this task. Now you can take all those photos that have been held hostage by Apple’s ridiculously bad photo software and get them into a system that makes sense. You will need to download the latest version of Lightroom 5 and Adobe’s Aperture Importer plugin for Lightroom, which I show you how to do on this video.
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