Tuesday, June 28, 2011

gettin' hitched

gettin' hitched to cs lewis today and flying to Sweden tomorrow. BAM!

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On a more business note, I will be out of the country/office until July 7, 2011. All emails will be forwarded to kelly@kristinpartinphotography.com

Monday, June 27, 2011

i'm getting married tomorrow.

recap of the photo countdown

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now I must return to the 3 weddings I have left to mail out and the monster of laundry that is my hallway. peace & chicken grease.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Luxe Babies, shoutout

Here's a shoutout to the fabulous Mandy Gladden of Luxe Babies. She creates truly unique headpieces for anyone who needs some extra bling. Not only is she talented, she is unbelievably sweet. She designed these for my wedding and I can't wait for my girls (and me) to show these off on Tuesday. Please do yourself a favor and check out her work here.

{Thanks to Kelly for modeling for me this evening-aint she a doll?!}

Thinking about doing a Luxebabies.com giveaway soon-stay tuned!

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the truth on trust.

These two were simply happy. Happy to be around, happy to be getting married and happy to trust me. Something I've put even greater confidence in after their wedding was the importance of trusting your photographer. completely. I will be the first to tell you that I may not be the photographer for you and for your wedding. I don't pride myself in taking the most reception dancing photos or in making 100% sure I snag every possible relative in family photos {to include snatching them from conversation while already at the reception}. I do the best I can in the amount of time given. I don't take on the weddings who hire me for my price and I make sure working together will be a good fit. What I DO pride myself in is making things that happen so very quickly slow down just a little.

Brittney & Blayne hired me for engagement photos, bridal portraits and their wedding. Not only did they get lots of pictures, we established a relationship...making their experience less awkward and more genuine. After getting their photos back after both sessions, they knew that when I suggested something, it was for the better-not to ruin their day. If you hire your photographer for their price or because it is a trivial decision, don't expect to be happy with your images for I am not a miracle worker. Brittney chose me because she wanted emotion in her photographs and because she valued the things that I offer; nostalgic images, the importance of detail and beauty in all things. Their entire family was kind to me and treated me as if they truly blessed I was there. Believe it or not, that is NOT the case at every wedding. Again...something I'm continually learning.

They gave me about 30 minutes of portrait time...which for most weddings, that is a perfect. We got some great images and I was very happy with them. We went back inside for the rest of the events. After some dancing, cake and lots more dancing, I glanced outside and noticed after the storm had brought on the most elegant block of fog. It hazed over the entire golf course and it was simply ethereal. Yes...they had already given me 30 minutes of portraits...and yes brittney had sweat dripping off of her face due to the air condition being broken...but this was a UNIQUE portrait opportunity. I got up the guts and asked her if she wouldn't mind a FEW more. Completely trusting of Julie & I, she agreed. She confessed she actually needed some air and a bit of a break. Had I not asked, I wouldn't have gotten this photograph. It's one that I'm so very proud of and I'm glad Brittney & Blayne were the stars. So there you have it folks, the truth on trust...AND the popular facebook photo.

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{ Julie pointed out the tree looks like a heart...see it? }



Thursday, June 16, 2011

rachel and kyle get married, wedding video

This wedding was special for me. In August of 2009, when I was first starting out, I offered a free session giveaway. Kyle was the winner...and chose a couple session with his lovely lady, Rachel. This was one of my very first sessions and for that reason, this couple holds a special place in my heart. Since that day, I've gotten the privilege to photograph them four more times leading up to their beautiful wedding day. While photographing their wedding, I somehow managed to film a short video for them. Thankfully Julie covered my butt while I was videoing ;) I hope you enjoy it!




{IF YOU HEAR SOME RANDOM GIRL TALKING...SCROLL DOWN AND PAUSE THE OTHER VIDEO. SORRY!}

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

katie & ward, mean sneak peak

because I'm way tired of facebook's yucky uploads, here's a mean sneak peak of a beautiful wedding on the eastern shore.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

50mm 1.4 as macro lens {how to}

a short tutorial on getting the most out of your 50mm lens. a great way to get sharp macro images & save some cash.

To see a detailed 'how to' video, click here.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

katherine & kelvin, engaged

this session is one my very favorites. styled by julie eastwood and shot in stony creek, virginia in the most beautiful field of purple flowers....okay, weeds.

the couple has a sentimental tie with a country song mentioning butterbeans & cornbread...so we styled their engagement session around just that as a surpise for katherines parents. Kelvin's parents are from England so hopefully they weren't too offended by our country flare ;)

their sweet english wedding will be making an appearance on the blog in the near future.

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{probably my favorite-she looks smashing}

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body : canon 5d mark ii (details and headshots) & canon 5d (full frames)
lenses : 35mm 1.4 for wide angles, 50mm 1.4 for close ups
closeup of ring : 50mm 1.4 flipped (if you're curious, email me)


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