More Wedding Photos Get Ruined by a Selfish Smartphone Photographer

How many times do we have to say ‘don’t take wedding photos if you’re not the photographer?’

Look we get it, you have a camera in your pocket all the time thanks to smartphones, and we understand that your desire to take pictures of every single moment of your life can be hard overcome, but it’s time to learn some restraint. Yet another wedding photographer has taken to the web to discuss just how damaging it can be for you, the guest, to take out your cell phone to snap pics of the bride and groom. Join us after the break to see how a selfish act ruined this couple’s wedding photos. Continue reading…

Wedding Photographer Turns Approaching Wildfire into Newlyweds’ Photographic Gold

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All photographs taken by and used with permission from Josh Newton.

Love conquers all, even raging wildfires… as this happy (and now married) couple from Bend, Oregon proves beyond a doubt and in their wedding day, no less.

Michael and April Wolber’s beautiful wedding ceremony in Rock Springs Ranch, just outside of Bend, was almost put to a disappointing halt when a wildfire got too close to their location. Over screaming sirens and thick looming dark smoke, they were told they needed to evacuate just when everybody was already in place, ready to start.

Thankfully, after a lot of imploring, the concerned firefighters finally changed their minds and let the couple quickly exchange their vows in front of their friends and family…and well, I guess that darn wildfire.

Fortunately for the couple, their wedding photographer Josh Newton is brilliant enough to turn the wildfire situation into something just as incredible as their resolve to marry despite the danger – he took photos of their eventful day with the wildfire as the backdrop. Yup, the fire and dark smoke clouds you see in the photo above is just a stock image Photoshopped into a shot of the couple. That’s the actual wildfire this couple had to face down during their wedding.

The images, one of which is of the bride walking down the aisle with thick smoke behind her, turned out pretty incredible. And how could they not? It’s a pretty ingenious idea, one that probably won’t get replicated anytime soon, and a sure-fire (no pun intended) way to make the Wolbers’ wedding day an even more unforgettable event.

See more of Josh’s amazing photographs from the Wolbers wedding after the jump.


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Touching Photographs by Father and Daughter to Honor Mom and Their Memories


All images shot by and used with permission from Melanie Pace.

When Ben Nunery and his wife Ali married in 2009, they decided to have their wedding photos taken in the home that they had just purchased to document the beginning of their new life together. Sadly, their time together as a family was cut short when Ali succumbed to lung cancer in 2011, a year after their daughter Olivia was born.

In November, Ben and Olivia have moved out of their Cincinnati home but before they moved on to a new life in a new place, Ben wanted to say a proper farewell and celebrate their happy memories they had with Ali. So with the help of Ali’s sister, photographer Melanie Pace, he and now 3-year-old Olivia recreated those wedding photos that started it all.

In the end, it wasn’t a sad goodbye but a heartfelt and hopeful new beginning. See the photos after the jump.

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