Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Breadwinners

I had such a fun time last night with The Breadwinners. I've never really done a band shoot before but it was awesome! They play at The Loft in Tempe every Tuesday night so that's where we started out, just wandering around Mill Avenue. The best part is I really got to play around with some unique ideas and in camera settings. Here's a few! :0)

And having a bit of fun with a cross processed look on this one!

I stayed to hear their first set and their music is just so good! I do love my bluegrass. :0) You can hear some of it on their myspace page. Check them out!

Friday, June 22, 2007

A Breathtaking Sedona Wedding!

I had the pleasure of shooting along side Kevin King last month! If you haven't checked out his work, you should- he has such unique vision and a gift for turning photographs into incredible pieces of art.

And you just can't go wrong with such a stunning couple and the gorgeous Sedona location is second to none! We shot at Sedona Golf Resort with the red rocks directly behind the ceremony site and the weather was absolutely perfect. The clouds couldn't have been more lovely if we had placed them by hand!

Here are a few detail shots that you all know I just love to take! :0)

A new idea I've been seeing more and more of is the bride and groom meeting each other before the ceremony in a secluded area where the photographer can truly capture the excitement of seeing each other for the first time on the wedding day. It also makes the day go smooth for the couple- the formal shots can all be done with before the nuptials and the couple can go straight to their reception!

Here they are about to meet- I absolutely love an image with a story like this to tell. You can only imagine what will happen next.

A quick shot before the ceremony- doesn't this cake look tempting!

Did I mention the word breathtaking???? What gorgeous colors!

So thanks Kevin! I love shooting and continually learning with other photographers- you were a blast!! :0)

Laura Siivola- Photographer. Organic wedding photography based in the Phoenix Arizona area.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Ivana and Don's wedding in Cave Creek

It's summertime officially now because the kids are going stir crazy around here!!! And summertime means ahhhh... less time to blog!

And so I am just now posting Ivana & Don's fabulous wedding. Their slide show is one of my favorites so far- so awesome! And Ivana has been so kind to me, it's brides like her that make me love my job even more than I thought possible!

So check out these breathtaking images!!! (Am I allowed to say that about my own work???) I can't help it- I'm absolutely in love with them!

They had such a unique ceremony- check out this ring exchange shot!

Did I mention she loves photography? :0)

Thanks Ivana & Don- you guys truly do rock!!!