Wedding Photographer Spotlight | Jessica Claire Has Rocked My World… And She’ll Rock Yours. Oh Yes, Yes She Will.

There are quite a few photographers out there who rock me.  I’m talking every image, every time of day, every subject, every setting – SWISH.  Nothing but net.  Many of these artists have truly honed their talents, and that’s what keeps me so pumped up as I set out each day to find yet another wow factor wedding.  After all, when the wedding’s over, we’re left with our family, our friends and our precious photos.  Hire right, and you haven’t just bought professionalism, you’ve bought peace of mind; one of the key ingredients in the recipe for having fun on your wedding day.  Here’s one example of a photographer who will bring you all of that and more.

Now, before I was introduced to the incredible artistry of wedding photographer Jessica Claire, whose work was recently featured on Style Me Pretty, I was heading down a path of disillusionment…

Among other things, I had begun to accept that, quite possibly, there was no such thing as a good dress shot.

Maybe you know what I mean (or maybe you disagree with me, but); the photos I’ve seen of wedding gowns hanging in all of their weighty whiteness, still, straight, see-through… sad.  At least, to me.  The dress shot I so often see leaves me wanting more – like, for starters, a body inside of it to liven things up.  I’ve begun to understand the importance of the shot (I think), but the result is so often lackluster in my eyes that I was rather close to trashing the idea entirely.

Enter: Jessica Claire.  Profession: Photographer.  Noteworthy skill: pictures that’ll BLOW YOUR MIND.

Of course, when we’re dealing with a photographer THAT good, it can’t just be about a dress… oh, no.  Jessica has skills that are limitless, and it would be a shame if I featured only her ability to capture a wedding dress properly.  While that image, alone, is STUNNING, I was swept away by all of her work, and I just had to bring a handful of that perfection back here for your eyes.  This is just a taste, so I encourage you to visit her site, where she has loads more delicious eye candy, PLUS one of the coolest things a photographer can do – teach others through special posts she calls, “TOTALLY RAD! Stuff for Photographers.” Teach a man to fish.  Right on, Jessica.

Here we go… and, of course, we begin with the dress shot:

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Heaven.

But you know it doesn’t end there.  Not at all…

hand in hand

I’m swooning over these colors and details:

details!!!

How ’bout some lovely flower shots?  You got ‘em.

flowers by Kate Holt from Flower Wild

{Flowers by Kate Holt of Flower Wild}

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Look at that CAKE:

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This has got to be one of my favorite shots of all time:

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Here’s one of her Before & After back-to-back images, used to teach other photographers the tools and techniques of the trade (bravo, Jessica):

Jessica's photoshop actions tutorial

By the way, did I mention she offers a workshopSigh.  The things I would do if I lived in California.  Oh, the things I would do!

Jessica's workshop

Jessica, more than your expert images, your talent has captured my heart.  Please, be careful.  It beats for you!

Label(s): {Details}, {Fashion}, {Floral + Decor}, {Real Weddings}

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8 comments

  1. Lindsey on December 14, 2009

    So cool – I've always wondered how to do those effects on photoshop. It's such a cool look. That's nice of her to teach people!

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  2. Jen on December 14, 2009

    Totally love the flowers too, sooo pretty, especially on the tables. those little square boxes in mauve wrapping are cute too, with their white/black bows. Wonder what's in those things!!

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  3. Lindsey on December 14, 2009

    So cool – I've always wondered how to do those effects on photoshop. It's such a cool look. That's nice of her to teach people!

    Reply
  4. Jen on December 14, 2009

    Totally love the flowers too, sooo pretty, especially on the tables. those little square boxes in mauve wrapping are cute too, with their white/black bows. Wonder what's in those things!!

    Reply
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