Mary and Ben’s Wedding

by on Sep.13, 2010, under Uncategorized

I could tell from the very beginning that Mary and Ben's wedding would be a fun-filled day.  We all hit it off at the Salon on Mill in Gahanna, OH with some getting ready action with the girls.  With a larger bridal party comes more time at the salon...and we definitely took advantage of it to create some stunning natural light portraits of all of the ladies.  Everyone was in high spirits as makeup was applied and hair was curled.

Later on in the morning, Brad headed off to meet up with the guys at the hotel. I stuck with the girls and headed to Mary's parent's house which, by the way, had a wonderfully quaint porch where we took some more individual shots.  After all the girls were ready, we headed down the street (literally) to the church.  Before we knew it, time had flown by and it was show time.

Mary and Ben had a full Catholic ceremony, which we love because it gives us even more time to work to create beautiful images.  With more time comes more opportunities to capture moments, experiment with angles as well as focus on capturing the emotions of the people closest to the couple.

Post-ceremony we knocked out some great formals and headed out to shoot at a few locations in Gahanna.  Of course, no Ohio wedding would be complete without it's share of rain.  When the rain started we headed inside at the hotel for some casual formals in the front lobby area.  From there, we headed to the reception hall where the party began...and boy was it a PARTY!  Everyone was in on the action and having a great time.  There were even bagpipes...checkout Mary and Ben's Pictage event to see the full story:

Congratulations to Mary and Ben on a wonderful wedding full of emotion and laughs!

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Michel and Aaron’s Wedding

by on Sep.12, 2010, under Uncategorized

Let's get one thing straight...any wedding that has a gold Plymouth Prowler in it is guaranteed to be awesome!

The day started out at Splat Hair Designs in Ashland, Ohio where I met the girls to capture some getting ready shots.  All of us were in for a big surprise when we found out that Michel was the very first customer that Matthew Sours (owner) had at his brand new salon.  It was certainly a bonus when Michel handed Matthew the first dollar the business ever made.

Shortly after, we met up with Jeremy Kester from Kester Imagery, who was helping me out by second shooting for the day. We love working with Jeremy because of his seemingly endless supply of energy, enthusiasm and drive to try something new and different.

We met up with the guys at the church for some pre-formal action and then it was showtime!  Michel and Aaron's ceremony was short but ever so sweet.  There were certainly a few tears in the crowd.

Post-ceremony we knocked out some great formals and headed off to the reception hall, which offered a seemingly endless supply of creative fodder for Jeremy and I to take advantage of. Old libraries and tall windows allowed us to create some classic and modern portraiture that the clients love!

Congratulations to Michel and Aaron on a beautiful wedding!


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Rain or Shine… Breanne and Tyler

by on Sep.11, 2010, under Client Slideshows

Ah, Ohio. Sometimes, the weather just doesn't cooperate. A few weekends ago, we shot the wedding of Breanne and Tyler... and did it rain! We had plans to shoot a good portion our photography outside with them immediately following the ceremony, so when the downpour started, we were thinking... this will not be good.

Amazingly enough, as soon as we stepped out of the car, the rain stopped, and the sun came out. Who knew? The result was a beautiful scene at the Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio. The wet ground really made the photos pop with reflections and actually helped create even more unique images.

The wedding reception was next door to the Palace Theater in Marion and I was very anxious for the opportunity to shoot in the beautifully ornate space. Towards the end of the night, we got our chance to shoot and the photos turned out AMAZING.

I think we were able to produce some phenomenal images and I can't wait for Breanne and Tyler to see their album!

All in all, a great weekend that started out rainy, but ended up with the sun in sky and great images in the camera. Enjoy!


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Married in Marion

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Client Slideshows

Marion has been such a wonderful city for Kaufman Kramer. Our second wedding ever took place in Marion and it’s always nice to come back to a city we’ve grown to love. In such a small town, everyone seems to know everyone, and that by far has been the best publicity for us. I think the thing I enjoy the most is the challenge to create something new for each client in the same town. Nicole and Brian heard about us through the Marion grapevine and they already had a great idea of the kind of photography we produce.

Wedding day was actually the third shoot they’ve had with us, and there are even plans to do one more session soon! (pics to follow of course…) :)

I think that as a creative professional, we seek out clients that understand what photography means to us. It’s so much more than just… sign here, we’ll show up then. It’s about getting to know people, building rapport, and just having fun doing what you love to do.

We really had a great time shooting with Nicole and Brian, and judging from the already numerous Facebook comments, I’m confident that their photos will be treasured for many years to come. Congratulations you two!!!


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35,000 Shots + Tilt Shift Lens = AWESOME

by on Sep.02, 2010, under Photo Talk

As I was perusing the internet the other day I found this really awesome video by a VFX artist named Sam O'Hare. The video that he produced was simply amazing. It's a time-lapse video using a Nikon D3 with a tilt-shift lens. The effect that he achieved makes the video look like a city of "miniatures". It's not quite the same as shooting straight video with the D3, but the time-lapse turned out great and achieved a unique look.

The article of how he did it is here.

Check out his awesome work. Very cool.


(Watch it in HD for the best look)

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

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