Weddings

July 6th, 2010

In the last year Andrew and I shot a few weddings, had the best time and got pretty excited about doing more. I’m dying to do an outdoors-y wedding abroad at some point… I don’t know why weddings get a bad rep in the ~photography community~, they’re so much fun! Maybe some people are doing it wrong.

Anyway, we’re working on setting up a special site for our joint endeavours, but until that’s done I’ve uploaded a small selection of my photos on my portfolio site. Let me know what you think! And of course, if you’re getting married and want to see more or hire us, you can email me!

For those who asked, Krissi’s dress is by Morgane Le Fay.

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58 Comments

  1. olivia says:

    i am so in love with both these ladies’ wedding dresses! such a nice change from the big puffy things you usually see. lovely photos as well, you’ve such an eye.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    I agree, I love a short dress!
    thank you x

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  2. yujean says:

    these are all so beautiful!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    thank you very much! x

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  3. Lauren says:

    These are stunning! I love your photography.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    thank you so much! x

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  4. Dawn says:

    These photos are beautiful. I really love them : ) Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  5. Tanie says:

    These are great! I love how you were able to capture such natural, happy moments, as opposed to weirdly stiff overly posed shots. Well done!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    That was my primary objective, so yay! thank you x

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  6. Nina says:

    Do you know where the sheer wedding dress is from? It’s so pretty!

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  7. Kim says:

    I’m right there with you! I adore shooting weddings, and although there CAN be nightmarish situations (like outdoor weddings that don’t take into account how awful spotty shadows look on everything/one!) I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. It’s hard work, for sure, but so fun and rewarding. I think the people who give it a bad rap are cold hearted snakes that’re in it just for the money!

    Also, these are absolutely gorgeous. Of COURSE!

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  8. Sofia says:

    Oh wedding photography, I guess it’s often done in a very dull and snapshot-way. This is lovely though!
    I like the second couple, they seem funky.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    Definitely! I think if the photographer isn’t into it, it really shows.
    thank you! x

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  9. eli says:

    Ive been watching Mad Men all day and this is right up my alley today. SO pretty. I think when I get married I really want it to be retro too.

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  10. Kate says:

    i hate how wedding photography gets a bad rep too. i fully agree that the people who bad-mouth it have only ever seen bad wedding photography and/or aren’t doing it right. i hate that people look down on it too- my friends who did photography at uni who now shoot weddings work just as hard if not harder than my friends who shoot commercial work.

    yay weddings!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    That’s exactly it! People say wedding photography like it’s something to be ashamed of, but I don’t see it that way at all! xx

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  11. Talka says:

    I have been absolutely obsessed with wedding photography lately and it’s so exciting to see you’re in the industry! Your photos are GORGEOUS – I can’t wait to see more! :)

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    thank you! x

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  12. Melanie says:

    Gorgeous photos! I especially love the second bride’s dress; I dream of something simple and classy like that.

    I think maybe the reason why weddings get a bad rap is because so many people think they can just grab a camera and be a *pro* wedding photographer. A lot of these people don’t have an eye for composition or capturing the moment, but you seem to have a great grasp on both.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    thank you!
    I also think a lot of traditional pro wedding photographers wish they were shooting something else and it shows!
    x

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  13. viivi says:

    just the kind of photos I would love to be taken in our wedding! maybe in couple of years you´ll be invited to Finland. ;)

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    that would be lovely :)

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  14. ilaria says:

    Lovely lovely pics! Love the second couple’s style so much. her dress and hair thingy!!!

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  15. Alexa says:

    Totally, totally wonderful pictures! I wish I’d get married so I could hire you *gg* ;D

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  16. almalu says:

    I love them!!Ill immediately jump to your portfolio to see more!!

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  17. I want to get married now just so I can hire you as my wedding photographer.

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  18. Jenn says:

    Both brides look stunning… and I feel like I recognise all of them? With the second groom I think that’s just because he looks like Andres Iniesta, but with the others I can’t put my finger on it… gorgeous, gorgeous photos though.

    The first bride’s dress is exactly what I’ve always dreamed of wearing – is it vintage do you know?

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    It was indeed Manchester, maybe you really do know them!
    The first dress was vintage, if I remember correctly it was full length originally. xx

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  19. Jenn says:

    I’ve just realised, that’s Manchester isn’t it? Maybe there’s actually a reason I recognise them. It’s bugging me.

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  20. Steph says:

    Ha Kris! Did you know I went to school with Krissi?! We used to sit in the locker room when we were 11 and read Melody Maker, and of course, the NME!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    I didn’t know that! Haha that’s so cute. God the internet is the smallest world, it freaks me out! xx

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  21. Taryn says:

    This guy, Jose Villa, is an AWESOME wedding photographer —http://josevillablog.com/ !

    I think you’ll like his work a lot.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    thanks for the link, he’s great! x

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  22. kristen says:

    id totally hire you guys, but i doubt you can make it out to hawaii. :(

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    If you’re serious, we’re actually open to travelling anywhere in the world! x

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    kristen says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    well its still quite a bit away, but trust me, if its possible ill be letting you know. :)

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  23. Krissy says:

    These are positively stunning! If I were a) getting married, and b) living in the UK you would be hired in an instant!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 6th, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    Maybe one day ;)
    thank you! x

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  24. Sweet Ronit says:

    These photos are so lovely! My favorite dress is the chiffon-y one worn with the black and white pumps — gorgeous! I also wore a simple yet elegant dress — it was long so I just got it made into a tunic to wear with skinny jeans. So fun after ten years to wear it again!

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  25. Suzanne says:

    Oh my. These are lovely! I seriously wish I had you snapping pics at my wedding. You are infinitely talented, dear. =)

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  27. they are gorgeous. I love there dress.
    Lilou

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  28. sal says:

    i am so IN LOVE with their dresses AND your photography.

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  29. Ali says:

    I think my usual problem with wedding photography is that (especially in the UK for some reason) so much of it seems incredibly forced. Look at a lot of “wedding photographers” portfolios and you’ll see the same posed shots of the wedding party trying to look spontaneous and fun over and over again and it just doesn’t work, they’re unnatural and aimed at a photographer. What’s beautiful about these is that they seem sliiightly candid, as if you were a guest with a very good eye for composition. :P I love that 2nd dress, the photos of them at the altar and then the one where they’re laughing and the bride has her eyes closed are particularly gorgeous.

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  30. irene says:

    that is how weddings shouls bw: happy, radiant, simple, with attention to what one trully likes, fresh and young at heart. bravo.i rejoice for these people by looking at the wonderful photos.

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  31. Sabrina says:

    Seeing your photos makes me want to jump in a white dress right now! Love your photos! And I honestly have to say that I can’t stand wedding photography most of the time. Always the same cheesy motives, dough.

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  32. Clare says:

    These are so gorgeous, I’m coming straight to you if I ever get married…

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  33. lynn Murison says:

    I am the mother of the bride and all the wedding photographs are wonderful. Kristina and Andrew did a fantastic job on the day and I highly recommend them for your wedding. They really captured the moment of love and fun on my daughter’s special day.

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  34. jen says:

    fantastic photos.

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  35. Loraine Ross says:

    Hey Kris,

    Just seen your wedding work. It’s beautiful! I started shooti ng weddings last year and I love it. I’m pretty picky aobut the clients I choose though as I think it helps a lot when you get along with them really well and it makes it a lot more fun.

    It’s deffo really hard work though – 12 hours shooting without proper breaks then a huge mass of editing but its so rewarding when the brides are thrilled with pics.

    I’m so fed up of looking at local photogs work that is so contrived and every wedding has the same generic shots and poses. I love candid style shots like yours.

    All the best with the weddings :)

    xx

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  36. Sophie says:

    Easily the most beautiful wedding photos I’ve ever seen – you’ve captured the moments perfectly! You’d be one of my dream photographers to have at my (dream) wedding! x

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  37. Marina says:

    Soooo beautiful! Who made the second dress?

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  38. Yay to great wedding photography! I have only recently came across your wedding photography work (though I have been a fan of your illustrations for a while now) so it is great to see such thrilling results in a different area of creativity.

    Yup, wedding photography is a tough kind of work but I have just shot a big fashion campaign, with 30 people crew and after I finished I realised how great shooting weddings actually is, how free and creative one can be as a photographer! So congratulations and good luck with this side of the visual business!

    Sylwia

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  40. nice and cool wedding reportage

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