The Princess & Her Prince: Sarah & Tom Bricker

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    Walt Disney World Resort
    Magic Kingdom
    Main Street, USA

    This is one of my favorite shots from our trip (and Sarah's #1 shot by far - so much so that she had me post it as the main image on our wedding website, AyresBricker.com). One of my goals for the trip was to take pictures of us that were more portrait-style and not just a static image with us randomly in the frame somewhere. By their very nature, some of these shots would hint at Walt Disney World, rather than scream it.

    I think this is one such shot that I accomplished that goal very well. I love the composition, and I think the pose looks genuine, rather than being canned. This shot also doesn't suffer from flash/white balance problems that many other Main Street shots had. I think the yellow glow of the lights in this shot work well. So well, in fact, that after I corrected the white balance of the background, I went back and scrapped the changes.

    However, realizing that not all shots will be like this one, I broke down and ordered some CTO flash gels today. This is yet another step towards 'taking my photography up a notch' that I told myself I would never take. That's how this all started, in fact. I had a point and shoot, and I told myself I'd never get a DSLR, they're too big. Then I told myself I wouldn't get an external flash, too 'involved'. Then I told myself I wouldn't get another lens, the 18-200 should have been enough. The story goes on and on. Unfortunately, I am exceedingly competitive and I am not satisfied with anything short of perfection. That works well for some things in life, but it hasn't been a good personality trait for my wallet...

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    1. Philip Michael Photo 56 months ago | reply

      The background goes perfectly... well shot!
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    2. Matt Pasant 56 months ago | reply

      Grat portrait. This would be my #1 too. Shots like this are ones you will look back on years from now.

    3. Cory Disbrow 56 months ago | reply

      Tom, I think this is one of your best shots to date. It honestly looks straight out of a Disney brochure. REALLY well done.

    4. { southernbella89 } 56 months ago | reply

      Wow!! Great little blog there!! Some great pictures of Sarah and some pretty cool pictures on there too!!

      Is someone else taking this picture for you or did you set it up yourself on a timer? How'd you do this?

    5. Eugene1959 56 months ago | reply

      This is an excellent shot.

    6. Kiki FL 56 months ago | reply

      You two are too cute for your own good! Brilliant shot!

    7. DisneyDreamin [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful shot of the two of you!!

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    8. DugJax 56 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture of a happy couple at the happiest place on Earth!

    9. dawnzy58 56 months ago | reply

      Cute shot! I do like how you've made you and Sarah the main focus.

    10. DazzlingDigitalPhotography 56 months ago | reply

      Ten years from now your kids will look at this and laugh, but you two will know that moment and smile at each other with a wink of bliss.

      Great shot Tom, and best wishes. This year will go in a flash take as many shots as you possible you'll never regret it.

    11. Tom.Bricker 56 months ago | reply

      { angie } If you look closely, you'll see that Sarah has a remote in her hand (I guess that means, technically, she took this shot). That's how we do all shots of us at night. Best $10 I ever spent.

    12. { southernbella89 } 56 months ago | reply

      $10? Where have I been? And where can I get one? I have a Cannon Rebel that supposedly has remote capabilities but I never checked into because I just expected it would be too expensive!! Thanks Tom!!

      I saw that but just thought that was a key ring of some sort... She is such a sport to take all those wild pictures with you!! I do love this one though!!

    13. Express Monorail 56 months ago | reply

      Love it... can't wait to meet you guys, you look like fun :=0)

    14. Craig Stevens <castevens12> 56 months ago | reply

      Spectacular shot. I loved it when I saw it on your wedding website :)

    15. ShainaEng 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot... :) Congrats!

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    16. keechiekeen 55 months ago | reply

      Aww!! So beautiful! Congratulations to you both!!

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