Best Wedding Photos 2017

Hazel Photo Best Wedding Photos 2017

In 2017 I photographed 14 weddings in California, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

In 2017 more people trusted me to make art about their love than ever before, and I am eternally grateful for that.

My 2018 schedule is shaping up to be even fuller, and I can’t wait for all the unexpected beauty to come.

Here are some of my favorites from this past year:

 

 

 

 


Boston City Hall Wedding – Briitta & Mathijs

Boston City Hall Wedding – Briitaa and Mathijs

Briitta and Mathijs had such a lovely Boston City Hall wedding. It was just the three of us, and the justice of the peace. We built time in before and after the ceremony to explore the city and make portraits. They were so very happy, and easy in front of the camera. Afterward they took me to a super fun hotel with a great view of the Boston skyline.

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

 

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding


Low-Light Wedding Photography San Francisco – Emma and Max

Emma and Max

Emma and Max had a delightful low key wedding on a lovely May day. They told me they wanted lots of fun candid photographs, so I did just that. Their guests were good dancers, which made everything easy.

The wedding reception was held in a white tent, so bouncing my flash off the ceiling was always a good option, but I like to mix it up. There are five different flash setups here. Let’s start with simple, and proceed from there:

low light wedding photography san francisco

#1 Bounce flash. This is a very simple technique. My flash is set to ettl and pointed up and behind me. The camera is on manual exposure with a high enough iso to let ambient light in.

low light wedding photography san francisco

#2 Shutter Drag. This is also just one flash. Here the flash is pointed directly at my subject, and zoomed in a bit at 1/4 power. The camera is in manual iso 100 f18 1.6 sec shutter.

low light wedding photography san francisco

#3 Backlight. This is two flashes on light stands at 1/128 with a trigger on camera. Almost all of the light is coming from behind. All settings are manual here. Sets the mood, doesn’t it?

low light wedding photography san francisco

#4 key light plus hair light. This is the same setup as the last, but I am standing in position for one of the two flashes to act as a key light.

low light wedding photography san francisco

#5 Two kickers plus fill. Here I have the two flashes on stands, but I have added bounce flash at 1/4 power on camera as a fill for a more balanced look at a delightfully chaotic scene.


State Room Wedding – Boston

It was a great pleasure to photograph Lindsay and Joe’s State Room wedding as a 2nd with the fabulous Denny Kwan. We hopped across Boston from The Ames Hotel, to Boston Common, to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Boston, and finally to the spectacular Great Room at the State Room Boston. Wait for the views. They will knock your socks off. I started with Joe at the Ames. He and his groomsmen were infectious with their laughter. We made a pit stop at the bar on our way to meet Lindsay, who was back at the Ames Hotel waiting with her bridesmaids.  The two had a joyous first look in the brick plaza across from The Old State House. Then we headed to the Commons for formals. I had never been to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. There is so much beauty inside that building from mosaics, to paintings, to stained glass. As I photographed the two during the ceremony, I watched their faces cycle from awe to, humor, to joy, and back again. Eventually we ended up at the State Room, where we had the pleasure of watching as the sun set, the lights of the harbor sparkled on, Wilson Stevens’ Beantown Band played, and Joe and Lindsay danced into the night.

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel

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State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel

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State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel black tie bowtie

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel laughter

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel groomsman laughing

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel vanity fair group

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel black bowtie midnight blue tux

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel hugging dad

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel groomsmen huddle

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel walking to the bar

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel Blackstone bar

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel Blackstone bar

State Room wedding Boston Ames Hotel Blackstone bar

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Ames Hotel

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Ames Hotel First Look

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Ames Hotel First Look

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Ames Hotel First Look

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Ames Hotel

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Limo

State Room wedding Old State House historic Boston Limo

State Room wedding Boston Common Formals

State Room wedding Boston Common Formals

State Room wedding Boston Common Formals

State Room wedding Boston Common Formals

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral mother of the bride laughing

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Boston Greek Orthodox Cathedral

State Room wedding Wide view

State Room wedding Old State House

State Room wedding Historic Boston

State Room wedding Historic Boston

State Room wedding Skyline Views Rooftop

State Room wedding First Dance

State Room wedding Boston cocktail hour

State Room wedding Boston cocktail hour

State Room wedding Boston incredible skyline view

State Room wedding Boston cocktail hour black tie

State Room wedding Boston cocktail hour black tie

State Room wedding Boston Beantown Wedding Band

State Room wedding Boston Grandpa

State Room wedding Boston Beantown Wedding Band

State Room wedding Boston Beantown Wedding Band

State Room wedding Boston Beantown Wedding Band

State Room wedding Boston Beantown Wedding Band

State Room wedding Boston Beantown Wedding Band

State Room wedding Boston Skyline at night


Vermont Farm Wedding – Rose & Oliver

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Vermont Farm Wedding – Rose & Oliver

Rose and Oliver were married on 4th of July weekend in a region of Vermont known for its stone quarries. The venue was a converted farm called Millstone Hill.  The ceremony was outside with beautiful rolling hills for a backdrop. As night set in, the fireworks began and rain fell. The party danced and danced under the tent and out in the rain. It was such a lovely wedding!

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Pennsylvania Farm Wedding – Ryan & Julie

Pennsylvania Farm Wedding – Ryan & Julie were married in Ryan’s parents’ farm backyard. It was an intimate wedding with a few dozen guests, so I had a chance to get to know all the guests through my camera, and make varied photographs of each of them. There were adult partygoers, child partygoers and animal partygoers, all dressed in finery. Yes, a potbellied pig in a red tutu. I was thrilled. And a pair of southdown sheep in red tutus. The dogs wore bowties. A lovely time was had by all. Thank you, Julie and Ryan for throwing such a perfect party, and for being so easy to work with.

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