Monday, October 3, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHING LOVE IN THE SPRING TIME AND FALL

Today is Monday which means it's Magnificent Monday. It's hosted by Jim McIntosh over at his blog. Please visit it and read all the great blogs that are participating and feel free to add your posting to the list.

http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-to-another-magnificent-monday.html

Alfred Lord Tennyson once wrote, "In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." 


Robin Williams once said, "Spring is nature's way of saying 'let's party'."


Albert Camus wrote, "Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower."


Takayuki Ikkaku wrote, "Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills propelled by the autumn wind. Fall is the artist."


As a photographer I really enjoy the different seasons. As a photographer who loves photographing people especially people in love, I really love spring and fall.


If asked which month is the most popular for weddings, most people might answer June or July and they would be right. The summer months are still the most popular. In a poll taken in 2011, the top 4 months were; June, August, May and July. What might surprise some people is that September and October are the next two most popular months.  


We have found that in the last few years, October and September were two of our busiest months. We were usually booked every weekend. That might be because we lived and photographed most of our weddings in New England. We heard from brides that they didn't want to get married in the heat and humidity of the summer so they picked the autumn for their wedding day! An added bonus was the leaves turning colors. Many of our weddings were held outside and the weather was a major factor for when a couple wanted to get married.


We found ourselves photographing engagement days in the spring and weddings in the fall quite a bit the last few years. I thought that instead of showing images of flowers blooming that I would show love blooming during these two seasons. I hope you enjoy seeing love in spring and fall!!!


To help you get in the mood here is Dino singing about Amore!!!




Springtime Love





















                                An Autumn Wedding















This bride had a really great sense of humor and kept us laughing during the whole wedding!!!



 So there is our seasons of love and why we love these seasons!!!!

29 comments:

Nelieta said...

I smiled from the moment I saw the first photo! Isn´t it amazing to see couples in love? How fortunate you are to be surrounded by such happiness..weddings and engagements! You must be having a ball :)

Mine: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/10/spring.html

Alpana Jaiswal said...

You have me in tears Jim...the pictures are so beautiful...making me long for things I long for...

Mary said...

There is such intensity of emotion in your photos. So beautiful Jim. I enjoyed every one of them!

Larry Lewis said...

You are definetely bringing romance to all the partners of us luck ones to read your post today. Romance is in the air, thanks to you

Corinne Rodrigues said...

It's amore, indeed, Jim. Love the song and pictures are absolutely fantastic!

Jan said...

Stunning as always, I love your posts, love abounds freely in your life what a wonderful theme to live with.

Abhisek said...

I Love your photography and You know that Jim.The best part of your photography is they are always clear and beautiful.

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cjpwisdomandlife.com said...

Love the photos, Jim. All sharp and vibrant. The colors are magnificent. Last picture brought a chuckle and a smile.

REALLY like the vibrance of all the images.
--
Chris

sparklemezen said...

Love is in the air... Ahhhh I want to fall in love again

Bongo said...

What beautiful photos and such vibrant colors....As always....XOXOXOX

Cathy Sweeney said...

I love the "Love" interpretation for the Spring and Fall theme. Great idea and the photos are very touching and beautiful.

Sea Green Natural said...

I love it when pictures are taken of people and they don't seem posing. Too me, it is more authentic. The pictures of the bride with humor is so funny!

Nancie said...

Lovely set of shots Jim!
I think early fall is the perfect time for a wedding.. no humidity.

Alfandi said...

I love the under the tree shots..beauttiful composition..

sulekkha said...

Your pictures have captured all the lovely emotions displayed so beautifully. The bride is a good sport and it shows, her groom is a lucky guy.

Andy said...

Hello.
There's nothing like capturing expressions of love.

I liked the quotes too.

Your photos are awesome! If I had to choose, my favorite would be the autumn wedding. I just love autumn with all its reds, golds, oranges & yellows. The bride looked beautiful too.

Nicely done!
Thanks for sharing.

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Mani said...

Jim each one of them s soo beautiful. I loved d bride..she s soo pretty...:P

Jim come down to India!

eileen ludwig said...

Many songs are about love in the spring but the best months of my years are the fall

AJ said...

Coming from a place that's summer all year round, I regard seasons with awe and wonder. How amazing it would be to live in a place where you see the cycle of life unfold every year.

Perhaps that's why Westerners value time more and are always in a hurry. You see the passage of time before your eyes. And perhaps that's why we take our time here. Time, for us, never quite runs out.

But I digress. The photos are stunning! Love colors any season.

JIM said...

Nelieta, Alpana and Mary thank you so much for your support. I am lucky to do what I do!! We see wonderful emotions and share them with our subjects!!

Larry I glad if I can help lolol!!!!
Corrine , Jan we do see a lot of Love we are really lucky thank You

CJ thank you I see the world as vibrant and try and show that in my images!

JIM said...

Sparkle I'm glad you enjoyed seeing our images and it is never to late for love!! Just fall lol

Bongo Cathy and Seagreen I really appreciate your support and your taking the time to comment thank You

Dangerous Linda said...

Yes -- I agree that with global climate change the new "June" for weddings is "October"!

Beautiful colors in your lovely & loving images! Kissing pictures are my favorites ;-)

Jessica M said...

Beautiful photos! Some definite love in the air :)

lakwatsera de primera said...

I enjoyed looking at the couples in love, it somehow inspired me to work diligently on my wedding which I had been putting aside for sometime now.

sheril benedict said...

I m stunned by seeing your pics ..god ..awesome color mix !!

Tameka said...

The colors here are highlighted so beautifully! Loved the first photo with the tree and white blooms. I couldn't help but laugh at the funny bride. It always helps to know how to laugh. Thanks Jim as always you give us a sublime view of the world of love!

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David said...

Beautiful amazing pics!! You captured the couples joy and overwhelming happiness while the background scenery and vibrant colors are great. Thanks for sharing these great shots!!

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Portia said...

Great photos, JP, as usual!...
-PORTIA

melissa said...

Oh I listened to Dean Martin while I looked into those spectacular images of love. I love the transition of colors~awesome brightness...The first image gave a dreamy effect. Orange, green~oh I love those secondary colors in those images...

Red caught my eye...it deepened the theme of spring love...

The bride towards the last images was very spontaneous :D I love her confidence...

I love this post :)