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Huy
January 8th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Just One. One. Only One.

Please share your favorite image from 2009 here. It can be from a wedding or whatever...

(include a link to your site for your visitors)

Thanks, Huy

Mine is not from a wedding :)

http://www.fwforum.com/photos/blogkaitlyn01.jpg

David Murray
January 8th, 2010, 12:31 PM
I love my brides. And Meredith is a special person. So i was so happy to capture her, and her joie de vivre as she and her husband, Ben, left the reception.


http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s331/DavidJamesMurrayJr/MYFAVORITE2009.jpg

Jeff Newcum
January 8th, 2010, 01:10 PM
This was my first female same sex wedding. It was new territory for me but, at a venue that I adore.

www.jeffnewcum.com (http://www.jeffnewcum.com) - major site revamp in process.

Kent Meireis
January 8th, 2010, 01:21 PM
I love the expressions and action.
http://kentmeireisphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/01025b.jpg

Karen Evans
January 8th, 2010, 01:27 PM
I'd have to say this is one of my favorites from 2009. I like all the stuff that's going on in the frame, and the look of the bride and groom in the background.

www.kisofotografia.com

Ryan Jones
January 8th, 2010, 02:17 PM
http://rcjonesphotographyblog.com/blogpics/KCW3_25.jpg

rcjonesphotographyblog.com (http://rcjonesphotographyblog.com)

Josh Behan
January 8th, 2010, 02:49 PM
this is a hard thing to pick. i just changed it three times

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/joshbehan/IMG_0188.jpg

Daniel Aguilar
January 8th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Tough to pick just one but I think I'll go ahead and stick with this one:

My site is http://www.danielaguilar.net

http://dap-photo.com/bl/De25.jpg

Joe Dickie
January 8th, 2010, 05:19 PM
From one of my favorite weddings of 2009.

http://www.generationphotographyweddings.com/darkroom/client/FWF/OmarParisa_0302.jpg

Anahi Navarro
January 8th, 2010, 05:40 PM
here is mine :)
great work everyone!
my website: http://www.anahiphotoartblog.com

http://anahiphotoart.com/2009fav.jpg

Linda Crayton
January 8th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Great work! I can't choose a favorite wedding or portrait image, but I can pick one of my kids I took during the first snow of the year. I used it for our holiday card.

Shelley Paulson
January 8th, 2010, 06:07 PM
What an inspiring thread!
Here's mine...

http://ftp.summersetstudio.com/forumphotos/2009best.JPG

Michael Andrews
January 8th, 2010, 06:12 PM
http://mandrewsphotographyblog.com//static/post_images/Kristy-and-Doug-3083-1-Edit-3.jpg

Joy de vivre
Big file :( please looky by link if the photo doesn't come up :) Link is to photo ONLY! :)


http://mandrewsphotographyblog.com//static/post_images/Kristy-and-Doug-3083-1-Edit-3.jpg

Awesome stuff here from y'all.
Thanks to King Huy :)

Michael

Stacey Doyle
January 8th, 2010, 06:13 PM
wow everyone!!!

1 is tough

the bride's friend was helping to put her shoes back on, and i looked over and saw the way the little girl was looking at the bride.
her expression isn't giving much away, i think that's why this is one of my favorites from the year

http://www.staceydoylephotography.com/blogimages/KathyAariBlog013.jpg


Blog: http://www.staceydoylephotography.com/blog/
Site: www.staceydoylephotography.com

Tony Ku
January 8th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Hard to pick one - but here is one for all your married people out there :)

http://www.kuphotographyblog.com/images/liberty_or_death.jpg

Ku Photography LLC Site (http://www.kuphotography.com)

Ku Photography LLC Blog (http://www.kuphotographyblog.com)

Morgan Lynn
January 8th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Wow, that's tough! I picked this image of one of my favorite couples. They are absolutely insane about each other. I just love the location, the light and how genuinely passionate this kiss was...
http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx100/morganlynnrazi/MLP_FWF2009.jpg

Dino Lara
January 8th, 2010, 09:58 PM
http://www.dinolaraphotography.com/fwforum/fav09.jpg

Michael Andrews
January 8th, 2010, 10:20 PM
http://www.dinolaraphotography.com/fwforum/fav09.jpg
Love this one, Dino!

M

Ed Atrero
January 8th, 2010, 11:30 PM
http://www.atrero.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sunset-cliffs-wedding/549-estancia-la-jolla-wedding-photos.jpg

Daniel Kudish
January 8th, 2010, 11:48 PM
here's mine. it was at a cambodian wedding, and the light was the sunrise peaking in through the windows.

http://davinaplusdaniel.com/blogfiles/17/Image01.JPG

Tina Carter
January 8th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Ed I think that might be my favorite quote about FW EVER!!!!

Tina Carter
January 8th, 2010, 11:51 PM
I think everyone might know this is my favorite haha

http://www.kristinacarterphotography.com/vrai-wedding-photography-chicago-northerly-island_3.jpg

David Murray
January 9th, 2010, 12:27 AM
I think everyone might know this is my favorite haha

http://www.kristinacarterphotography.com/vrai-wedding-photography-chicago-northerly-island_3.jpg

As my 11 year old might say," Uh, Duhhhhh".




:)

Anil Tohani
January 9th, 2010, 07:26 AM
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/aniltohani/Dance.jpg

Bill Holland
January 9th, 2010, 08:59 AM
Wonderful images here! It's great seeing such creativity!

It's so funny...my favorite changes as I shoot more. Old stuff gets replaced by new stuff, probably because of my emotional attachment to the subject, and probably because after seeing it again and again it begins to feel old to me.

So here is something newer, from a wedding this past October.

http://hollandphotoarts.net/temp/EN-1825-15.jpg

Judy Cormier
January 9th, 2010, 09:36 AM
UH TINA ... I think that's EVERYONE'S favourite shot!!!!!

I'm with you David ... its constantly changing :) I actually wavered between a PJ shot and a posed shot, and this one won out, FOR NOW :D

http://blog.elementzoffoto.com/blogimages/edwinawenbey_wedding/19.JPG

Rick Collins
January 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Great stuff everyone.

Verna Pitts
January 9th, 2010, 02:38 PM
I am in a state of awe with this forum's collection of work.

I love this moment and am so grateful that she forgot her flowers at the alter:

http://www.vernapittsphotography.com/FWF/Bestof2009.jpg

Britney
January 9th, 2010, 02:40 PM
I'm still kinda in love with this:

http://turnloosetheblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/MG_50491.jpg

Tina Carter
January 10th, 2010, 09:44 AM
haha thanks David and Judy, that is high praise coming from you two!

David Murray
January 10th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Tina,

I am sorry that you missed the judging at the FC image competition. Everyone, and I mean everyone of the judges raved about that shot!

Shane Snider
January 10th, 2010, 05:38 PM
My favorite this year is not a perfect shot by any means... too much distortion. But it's my favorite moment, and that's what it's all about for me.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i109/snidershane/143907.jpg

JVS
January 10th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Favorite portrait of '09

http://www.jvspictures.com/fwf/jvs-paris-6-speedlites.jpg

David Pullum
January 10th, 2010, 09:08 PM
one from me

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/dpp/sshow00131.jpg
(http://www.dpphotographyblog.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/sshow00131.jpg)

Scott Williams
January 10th, 2010, 10:31 PM
I love my brides. And Meredith is a special person. So i was so happy to capture her, and her joie de vivre as she and her husband, Ben, left the reception.


http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s331/DavidJamesMurrayJr/MYFAVORITE2009.jpg

I know I already told you David, but I absolutely love that shot.

Andrew Mejia
January 11th, 2010, 02:58 AM
...this was tough.. my two faves are from the same wedding, but i choose this one... it reminds me of something i would liked to have made as an oil painting back when i painted a lot...

http://sedonabride.com/blog-im/fwf/andrewmejia-sam+steve-0164.jpg

Joe Milton
January 11th, 2010, 04:50 AM
Finally getting around to this! This was moments before walking up the aisle.

http://www.josephmilton.com/forums/025small.jpg

Leslie Spurlock
January 11th, 2010, 11:44 AM
This photo was taken off of my FB page since the drive it's on is not on my comp right now, but this is probably my favorite photo. Sorry about the quality!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/4266399434_5ed8c44e74_o.jpg

Steven Young
January 11th, 2010, 12:06 PM
Our best bride & groom moment of the year:

http://www.getstak.com/images/content/Amanda-and-Nathan%27s-Wedding-217.jpg

Craig Single
January 11th, 2010, 02:02 PM
WOW what inspiring images...this is freaking hard to pick just one image. Only because it hangs in my meeting space, this is my favorite...shows off my attitude about weddings...HAVE FUN!!

http://singleexposureproofs.com/slideshows/2009/meghanluke/custom/meghanluke_122.jpg

Olivia Vale
January 11th, 2010, 04:44 PM
One of the last moments of 2009, in a typically Canadian new year's eve. Not perhaps my *absolute* fave, but I do have a soft spot for snow in photos.

warmth to you all! (except you lucky bastards in TX and CA!)
Olivia

Scott Lewis
January 11th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Maybe this picture resonates with me because it's a mirror image of an image I took a couple years ago of a bride and groom. It's the bride's parents and something about the depth of their marriage comes through for me here.http://www.scottlewisimages.com/best09.jpg

Kathryn Krueger
January 11th, 2010, 06:33 PM
I love this image because this groom is one of my best friends and he was 100% himself the entire wedding. So refreshing. Also, that is his prom tux.

http://www.kathrynkrueger.com/Nov_Favs/Yarrington_0199_BW_crop.jpg

Daniel Kudish
January 11th, 2010, 07:16 PM
One of the last moments of 2009, in a typically Canadian new year's eve. Not perhaps my *absolute* fave, but I do have a soft spot for snow in photos.

warmth to you all! (except you lucky bastards in TX and CA!)
Olivia

GORGEOUS!!

Joe Appel
January 11th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Here's one from the weekend after the FC.

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt355/joeappelphotography/Oglebay001.jpg

I've got a lot of happy memories from shooting this wedding - I was feeling inspired by all of the great people and photography I was around earlier in the week.

Joe

Jan Garcia
January 12th, 2010, 05:48 AM
I've been in love with this shot for the last few months.

http://blog.jangarcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/MMW_blog_17.jpg

Sergio
January 12th, 2010, 05:52 AM
I think this ring shot is my fave shot of the year.

http://www.sergiophotographer.com/BLOG/mollycarlblog/0020.jpg

Anna Kuperberg
January 12th, 2010, 11:41 AM
I think today this is my favorite.

http://kuperblog.com/images/content/JulyRyanEng_72.jpg

Tim Forbes
January 12th, 2010, 12:10 PM
This one just makes me laugh.

http://proofs.forbescreative.com/forums/best2009.jpg

Scott Lewis
January 12th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Anna, That's special! It made me think of this, http://www.jimbrandenburg.com/gallery/90%20day%20images/90day_htmls/day_40.html part of Jim Brandenburg's one image a day from summer solstice to winter solstice project a few years ago. If you're unfamiliar he literally shot one frame a day for 90 days to explore the seasons around his home. It was a personal assignment that Nat. Geo published in it's entirity.

Anna Kuperberg
January 12th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Cool, thanks for the link Scott!

Jason Domingues
January 12th, 2010, 01:29 PM
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w103/jkdphoto/_MG_4909Comp.jpg

Jason Domingues
January 12th, 2010, 01:32 PM
My favorite from the whole group so far!







http://www.vernapittsphotography.com/FWF/Bestof2009.jpg



yes that was ass kissing at it's finest

Laura Matney
January 12th, 2010, 01:38 PM
I thought this one was really cute and I liked the colors.

Joel Wiebner
January 12th, 2010, 02:47 PM
I'm so dang fickle with this stuff. I kinda like this group shot.

http://www.thewiebners.com/images/articles/09AROS_Blog_013.jpg

Michael Saab
January 13th, 2010, 03:45 PM
The bride & groom didn't like this shot, my wife doesn't like it and nobody I show it really think much of it. I must be weird because I love it.

http://www.saabwedding.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/la-0209.jpg

Stacey Doyle
January 13th, 2010, 04:30 PM
I'm weird too, Michael, cause I love it!!

Charlie Pappas
January 13th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Here's mine.

http://charliepappas.com/fwf/3601_DSC6665.jpg

Candice Cusic
January 13th, 2010, 09:29 PM
I am in love with the amazing work here! I also think favorite images are like crushes, so here's mine.

Sergio
January 13th, 2010, 09:40 PM
I am in love with the amazing work here! I also think favorite images are like crushes, so here's mine.

LOL!!!!!!

Candice Cusic
January 13th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Thanks, Sergio! :-) And Michael, I love your image even more because you tried something different and stood by it!

Mark P
January 13th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Just skimmed this thread and will have to come back, but, man, there are some great images in here!

Here is mine. I have taken quite a few images this year that I am happy with, but none of them affect me like this one, of my wife and (blurry) daughter:


http://www.markpawlyszyn.com/forums/fwfave.jpg

David Josue
January 14th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Today I still love this picture. because of the picture and because of the experience of taking the picture.

http://davidjosue.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/0297__AnaDaniel_ZAC__16-05-09.jpg

Sergio
January 14th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Today I still love this picture. because of the picture and because of the experience of taking the picture.

http://davidjosue.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/0297__AnaDaniel_ZAC__16-05-09.jpg

DJ! I freakin love that shot!!!

David Murray
January 14th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Cool graphic David !

David Josue
January 14th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Thanks Sergio and David

Jocelyn Filley
January 15th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Currently my favorite...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35142108@N03/4271910496/" title="01BestBlog by Filley Photo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4271910496_e1b3f98d02.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="01BestBlog" /></a>

Richard May
January 19th, 2010, 09:20 PM
This one's my favorite...

http://proofs.weddingscr.com/img/v4/p351321647-4.jpg

Anna Kuperberg
January 20th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Candice! LOLOLOLOL!

Candice Cusic
January 20th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Anna! You crack me up! Looking forward to seeing you again!!!

Carter Rose
January 20th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Mine -- and it was my first contest winner :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2606/3788912285_f71c95fa14_o.jpg

Critsey Rowe
January 20th, 2010, 08:05 PM
My fave of 2009 because she was the easiest client and super hot!

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk248/crowe2000/crowe1775.jpg
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk248/crowe2000/crowe1775.jpg)

Sergio
January 20th, 2010, 08:14 PM
My fave of 2009 because she was the easiest client and super hot!

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk248/crowe2000/crowe1775.jpg
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk248/crowe2000/crowe1775.jpg)

I love this whole series you did!! :)

David Murray
January 20th, 2010, 08:41 PM
My fave of 2009 because she was the easiest client and super hot!

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk248/crowe2000/crowe1775.jpg
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk248/crowe2000/crowe1775.jpg)


She doesn't look a day over 50!

Samo Rovan
January 24th, 2010, 08:18 PM
I know, I'm a little quirky wedding photographer, looking not only for nice and beautiful photos/moments while shooting weddings, so here is mine absolute fave 2009:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/4052742364_0d4a6483ef_o.jpg

What is this image all about:

Everybody went out to see balloons going into the night sky with fired cords. And they all ware wearing special magic glasses, similar to 3d glasses. When you looked through them to the light you saw a lot of red hearts. So while balloons were flying into the air, you could see a lot of red hearts everywhere. I was holding this magic glasses and shoot through them to get this effect. As you can see on my shoot, the guy in the center is holding two hearts in his hand. But this photo is so bizarre that is my favorite wedding photo ever. I'm doing this personal project - wedding guests series and this is perfect for it.

Ray Anthony
January 26th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Changed my mind...forgot about the shoot I did for Valentine's Day in Vegas..

http://rayanthonyphoto.com/gallery/fwf/07.JPG

John Hudetz
January 26th, 2010, 04:03 AM
http://www.jahimages.com/FWFPics/KimMattWeb419x.jpg

I keep coming back to this image as my Fave of 2009. I love the randomness of everyone spilling out of the chapel without a single person looking at the camera..the sense of place and the lovely flower girl leading the parade.

Liss Sterling
January 27th, 2010, 09:15 AM
http://www.lissphotographyclients.com/meghan-derek.jpg

This is my hands-down favorite couple of the year. I just love how excited they got when they were introduced...and that their happiness even woke up the self-absorbed guy drinking in the foyer.:p

Fer Juaristi
January 31st, 2010, 12:07 AM
This is mine guys.
http://ferjuaristiblog.com/upload/2009/12/heather_matie_wedding/heather.matie.001.jpg

Sergio
January 31st, 2010, 12:13 AM
This is mine guys.
http://ferjuaristiblog.com/upload/2009/12/heather_matie_wedding/heather.matie.001.jpg

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Neil Cowley
February 3rd, 2010, 12:16 PM
http://www.jahimages.com/FWFPics/KimMattWeb419x.jpg

oh wow what a moment

Neil Cowley
February 3rd, 2010, 12:18 PM
http://makelovereal.net/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3972200250_b5d9259b1c_o.jpg

http://makelovereal.net/celebrations-richmond/

(And this was my favorite slideshow - http://makelovereal.net/burgundy-basin-rochester-ny/ - we should have a category for that too!)

Kurt Brown
February 3rd, 2010, 03:08 PM
Hard to pick one, but I really like this one. It was shot using only window light - I don't get to photograph many babies, and I just wanted to keep this image simple.

Astrid Garcia
February 3rd, 2010, 08:29 PM
I love this shot for the feeling it gives me in my stomach....

http://astridandrene.com/images/astrid.jpg

Fer Juaristi
February 4th, 2010, 10:01 AM
what an amazing image astrid

Scott Lewis
February 4th, 2010, 10:58 AM
I guess if you like magical, dreaminess in your stomach then sure. If that's your thing.

Astrid Garcia
February 4th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Thanks so much, Fer!


what an amazing image astrid

Astrid Garcia
February 4th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Yeah, that is my thing....and my clients'.....:D


I guess if you like magical, dreaminess in your stomach then sure. If that's your thing.

Sergio
February 4th, 2010, 01:14 PM
I guess if you like magical, dreaminess in your stomach then sure. If that's your thing.

Thing?


Astrid, great picture!!!!

Scott Lewis
February 4th, 2010, 02:08 PM
yes. thing. as in "stuff you like" sorry if my sarcasm didn't translate. I love the picture.

Leslie Spurlock
February 5th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Sorry, changed my mind. This is my fave of 2009.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4332498166_46772c6cdb_o.jpg

Andrew Mejia
February 8th, 2010, 10:37 PM
...this was tough.. my two faves are from the same wedding, but i choose this one... it reminds me of something i would liked to have made as an oil painting back when i painted a lot...

http://sedonabride.com/blog-im/fwf/andrewmejia-sam+steve-0164.jpg

...just got news this wedding will be featured in Brides magazine :) yes, quite happy :)

Cliff Brunk
February 9th, 2010, 12:43 AM
I think this is my favorite of '09. If you ask me tomorrow though it might be different. :)

http://brunkblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Pelican_Inn_Muir_Beach_Wedding_Photographer-18.jpg