And the Oscar goes to…
I love movies and I love the Academy Awards. I figured that last night’s Oscars gave me a great occasion to post my favorites of 2011. For fun, I categorized all the photos into Academy Award equivalents (you’ll see what I mean). Some are obvious (Best Actor = Best Groom), some make sense only in my head (Best Animated Film = Best Bouquet/Garter Toss). Just a note, the photos have been judged by photo quality, not by the actual subject. In other words, Best Venue is my Favorite Venue Photo, not my Favorite Venue. Hope that make sense, and enjoy my favorite photos of 2011. It was very difficult to choose only 24, there were so many runner ups!
Best Cinematography – Venue
The amazing Augustana Lutheran Church. There’s a great organ overlooking that alter, and if you know me, I LOVE organs.
Best Art Direction – Details
A hard one to choose, I went with this lavender/bird’s nest table centerpiece.
Best Costume Design – Dress/Bouquet/Tux/Etc.
Another hard one to choose, but I love Stephanie’s bouquet with her grandmother’s Rosary wrapped around.
Best Make Up – Preparation
For fun, I opted to go away from the Brides (read: could not decide between them) and went with the grooms getting prepped.
Best Foreign Language Film – Cultural Ceremony
Tough one to decide on, I might have went with this one because the other favorite was taken below. And yes, this traditional Korean wedding ceremony was spoken entirely in a Foreign Language.
Best Supporting Actress – Bridesmaid
By no means a technically amazing portrait, but is she not the cutest?
Best Film Editing – Black & White
The traditional Korean ceremony had so many vibrant colors, but I love the timeless feel the Black & White conversion does for this photo.
Best Sound Editing – Band
Um, so I had some pretty cool bands to pick from (a jug band for example), but these guys were awesome. They serenaded each table, and I thought this guy looked awesome.
Best Sound Mixing – Dancing
Again, not a technically perfect photo, but don’t they look like they’re having fun? (They were, they were doing flips and spins and craaazy stuff)
Best Documentary – Photojournalism
Bride and bridesmaids walking down the street with Pink parasols, could I ask for more?
Best Animated Film – Bouquet/Garter Toss
Love her expression, love the bouquet in the shot.
Best Visual Effects – Use of Flash
I had barely a minute to set up this shot and get it right before the couple was pulled away.
Best Supporting Actor – Groomsmen
I think this is very Mad-Men-esque.
Best Original Score – Father Daughter Dance
This dance always makes me cry, no lie.
Best Original Song – First Dance
Having fun already!
Best Adapted Screenplay – Speeches
Hector didn’t often crack a smile, but these speeches were hilarious.
Best Original Screenplay – Ceremony/Vows
They snuck in so many smiles to each other, so smitten the entire time!
Best Live Action Short Film – Action Shot
Anyone wanna jump off the dune? I will! Bam.
Best Short Documentary – First Look
First looks are always my favorite, hooray for Curtis and Nicole for doing one!
Best Animated Short Film – Flower Girls/Ring Bearers
Maya, the Adorable Flower Girl playing with her mother’s dress
Best Director – Couple
Taken at Cannon Beach, with haystack rock in the background!
Best Actor – Groom
A great silhouette of Jared.
Best Actress – Bride
I never take a shot from this angle, but Natasha was looking so awesome.
One of my easy favorites. Not sure why, but I love it. It also helps that Shawna looks so rawr.
Let me know what you think of my favorites! Do you agree? Do the categories make no sense to you? Heh, I don’t blame you. Tell me here or at facebook.