One of my favorite Destin, FL wedding photographers – Sheena Ratliff

Sheena Ratliff from Lens Flare Photos has amazed me with her talent and photography.  I’ve seen her grow over the years into an inspiring Destin, FL wedding photographer.  She has an eye for capturing the unfiltered emotion of a moment, the silly laugh, the tender moment, & the true relationship of a couple.  Talent bundled with passion creates a photography that can transform any of its subjects into art.

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Bride sticks her tongue out at groom - Destin wedding photography

I added a video from her site highlighting one of the military wedding photo shoots she did below.  You need to understand that in this area we have a large number of Air Force personnel by being located close to the world’s largest Air Force base (Eglin Air Force Base).  She has a gift of working with military couples and understanding the kind of struggles they will face with yearly deployments and long distance relationships.  If you are looking for a photographer in the Ft. Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre, Pensacola, FL area I would highly recommend her work.

She also displays her clients work using this cool video software called animoto.  It allows her to easily upload a set of pictures, choose a song, a let the software do the rest to create a stunning presentation of her work.  What other tools do wedding photographers use to help show a client their portfolio?  What are your personal favorites?

Justin and Nicole…. – Click here to watch the video at vimeo.

If you have time feel free to browse the different videos posted on her blog.  I’m sure they will make you smile and appreciate even the simple things in life.

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$40 bride, $40 groom, pays for all 40 weddings in 40 hours in downtown Atlanta

Sometimes browsing Craigslist can help you save some serious money on an express wedding. After paying their $40 a piece the bride & groom pose for photos before making their grand entrance into a ballroom reception filled with their family and friends.

40 hours & 40 couples spend $40 a piece for their wedding in a wedding marathon
Stephanie Marie plans out the wedding bouquets for the 1 hour express weddings

They’ll engage in all the usual traditions, a first dance as husband and wife, she’ll throw the bouquet and he’ll toss her garter. They will cut their cake together and even listen to a few of their loved ones struggle through emotional well-wishes during a champagne toast.

It’ll be a traditional wedding in every way — except that it’ll all take place within one hour and cost a total of $80. That the modest fee will be going to charity (Atlanta Children’s Shelter)  is, well, icing on the wedding cake.  How can this be possible is such a tough recession you ask? 

An array of local wedding  florists, lighting designers, photographers and cake designers, along with the hotel, have donated Continue reading