Monday, June 29, 2009

i Heart Faces (i do)


Yay! So exciting. A contest for everyone to have their photography shine! This is a weekly contest, and this week is judged by the one and only Jasmine Star.

Check out I ♥ Faces blog site.

I entered in my favorite photo. Details below.





I wanted to capture the emotion and transformation that occurs to a bride when she first gets into her dress. Her mother and sister are crouched behind her lacing up the delicate backing of her dress. The bride was looking forward at her bridesmaids and fathers in the room.

The transformation for a woman to be a bride is really quite an emotional moment. She puts on the MAC lipstick, Choo shoes, Tiffany's necklace, and dress etc, that she has been consumed with and thinking since she got engaged.

This is her day and her moment to shine. My creative vision of this was her standing alone, her beauty, and simplistic expression and everything else does not matter, because today she is a bride.

xoxo
Holly


31 comments:

Holli True said...

This image is absolutely stunning! Amazing capture!

Alysha said...

This is an amzing picture. Beautiful job!

Alice said...

what a gorgeous shot! i know your bride loved it when she saw it - it's really incredible!

Kayleen T. Photography said...

soo beautiful!

Megan Stark Photography said...

Stunning Holly... as always :-)

Denise said...

stunning picture!

way outnumbered said...

I agree with EVERYONE else - this picture just takes my breath away. Fabulous Shot and wonderful capture of the "feeling" of a bride:)

Photographer : Holly Steen said...

Thank you so much... I appreciate all the comments. It means I am on the right track!!

Love and Kisses,
Holly

Foursons said...

Great shot, and I love how you thought through it and shared with us!

Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my not quite so stellar pictures. :)

Aubrey said...

Love this picture! What a talented photographer you are!

Live.Love. Photography said...

thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words! Your image is stunning! I am also a hairstylist/makeup and know about that transformation you speak of! beautiful bride!!

Kate said...

Absolutely divine!

Erica said...

that is such a beautiful picture! thanks for stopping by my page :)

oh btw my grandparents live in santa clarita! small world! :)

Jenny said...

That is an awesome picture!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

What a dramatic, emotional entry. I like the quiet beauty of her pose and the sharp B&W conversion! Really fabulous!

Mollie said...

WOW...definitely the best one I have seen in this contest!

Photographer : Holly Steen said...

I just wanted to say how amazing the contest is going to be with 323 photos to Judge! You guys are amazing!
YAY

Dani said...

Congratulations on your win. Your photo is amazing and the bride is beautiful.

Rebel With an XT said...

Congrats for winning the challenge. You did a fabulous job and totally deserve the recognition!

Jenny said...

I just saw that you won! Congrats! Your picture is beautiful!

Megan Stark Photography said...

Congratulations!! It truly is a fantastic shot :-)

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Holly,

Congrats on the winning entry! Your imagery is stunning. I'm completely captured by it.

maria said...

Congrats! It's a beautiul image!

Karie Lee said...

Absolutely stunning, you deserved it!

kimber said...

Yes, yes, you totally deserve it. This picture is gorgeous. Congratulations!

Becca said...

I absolutely LOVE this picture - gorgeous! :-) congrats on a well-deserved win!

Pam D said...

Truly a well-deserved win; that photo is ethereal! I know the bride had to be blown away and SO happy to see such a great shot, and isn't that the whole point? Way to go....

terri said...

congratulations holly !!
fabulous !

Life with Kaishon said...

This picture is So fantastic. I mean WOW. Just amazing. I love your blog title too. So cute : ). Enjoy your well deserved win!

Caroline Ghetes said...

This is a great shot! I LOVE the hi-key white and the bride is just gorgeous. Great capture!

Fotografia Squared said...

I'm so glad this photo won! I saw this as I was browsing last week. It's one that just makes you take a second look! Love it!