why do i like looking at other people’s wedding photos?

I must fess up that I am a bit voyeuristic when it comes to wedding photos. I love to get lost in other people’s wedding photos and I can often be found checking out flickr and pro photog’s sites for wedding photos. This interest on my part is rather bizarre to me, because I myself did not have a big wedding shindig and neither did I want one. The mister and I chose to get married by a justice of the peace and have a BBQ type get together at my grandparent’s afterward. It was very low key.  It was so low key that I was barefoot most of the day….although, I was 8 months pregnant and it was about 150 degrees that long ago August afternoon.

I digress…other people’s weddings. So, fast forward to today and I love to look at wedding photographs of strangers.  I love the poignancy of those captured memories and the creativity I find in the little details of the weddings and the photographers who record them. One of the photographers that I follow is Laura Dye (Blog & Flickr) We sort of met on twitter, or was it facebook, and since she is headquartered in Salisbury and I’m in Delaware, we met in person at an Ignite event where Laura did a presentation sharing some of her photos…I’ve been checking out her blog and flickr ever since.  Laura does  individual and family portraits, but it’s the weddings that get me.

Laura is actually one of the contributors for the 1st issue of my new online mag called Joie, which is debuting next month.

Here are some of Laura’s wedding photos.

carousel 1 by laura dye.

frames by laura dye.

7 thoughts on “why do i like looking at other people’s wedding photos?

  • July 28, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I adore Laura’s work. I’ve had the privilege of working with her at a few wedding and several photo shoots, and what amazes me is how… expensive she manages to make things look. Venues and locations that I would be afraid would look cheap, weird or chintzy, look expensive, creative and utterly delightful when she is done with the pictures.

  • July 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Well, I am so glad that i am not the only one who gets lost looking at wedding photos.

  • July 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I am the same! I had a “normal” size wedding, I don’t like having my picture taken over and over. For whatever reason, I just love looking at other’s wedding photos!

  • July 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Those pictures are fabulous! One photograher’s site that I like to browse is Isaac Bailey’s (Heather Bailey’s husband). His pics are awesome too.

    Thanks for sharing Laura’s work!

  • July 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    i adore the details of other people’s weddings and must confess to looking at strangers’ big day photos with such glee.

  • July 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Aww! Thanks for sharing! You totally picked some of my favorites, too.

  • July 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I’m a total sucker for other people’s weddings too.

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