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Early New Years resolution – blog weddings on a regular basis.  I’m not sure why it seems to be such an issue (ha), but I’ll work on it.  One possibility behind the psychology of not blogging weddings is in the details.  Details… if you visit the wedding blogs out there, they are so heavily detail oriented and I’m just not.  I’m people oriented.  I shoot the details while I am at a wedding, however; I focus on the people and the moments they share together.  Whether it is the session alone with the bride and groom, the mother/son dance, or even the engagement session… I photograph people.  It’s what I love.

Here’s my typical blog bomb of images.  You’re welcome, and I’m sorry 🙂

so much more after the jump…



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  • Jeff marsh - You are such a stud. One of the ONLY photographers I respect, thanks for takingsuch incredible photos for us to always have.

  • michael baxley - just ran across this post while surfing my google rss feeds…good grief this is rocking work! carry on….:)

  • Joel Flory - wow. solid group of images with some really spectacular ones in there.

  • Matt Ferrell - Love your work! A photographer that is a forerunner at what he does, Mad skills

  • Shelley Hanlon - Wow! I want to get married again just so YOU can shoot my wedding. You are just amazing. By the way, when are you going to do a workshop?

  • hugh - normally when i see that many images in a single post, i skip over most of them. not this time. looked at every one. you make good pictures, jay.

  • Eric Krebs - Amazing! Could, already have, and probably will spend a long time enjoying each one of these photos. Father & Daughter dancing half way in post got the water works going on my wife immediately. Bravo Jay! Phenomenal work.

  • Nick - Wow, some of the awesomest wedding images I’ve seen in a while. Great work.

  • Matt Ferrell - That last shot bro, I keep coming back to it… Off the hook!
    Oh and love Jeff marsh’s wedding too… You killed it

  • Tweets that mention I do shoot weddings, I’m just terrible at blogging them | Jay Eads Photography -- - […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gareth Robins, Eric Krebs, Laura Bradbury, jay eads, jay eads and others. jay eads said: a big fat wedding blog… an apology of sorts, i suppose 🙂 (oops, re-post due errors. yay) […]

  • Stephen Jackson - When I’m running out of inspiration, I turn to music and blogs. Usually when it comes to blogs, I have to thumb back a few pages before I really feel I’m seeing something unique and inspiring.

    Thanks for making a post made with two full cups of inspiration and awesomeness.

    Also, thanks for reminding me how much it sucks to live in Georgia. Either sunny, muggy, and way too hot or raining, muggy, and way too wet. Never cloudy and awesome like Oregon or Washington. Boo.

  • Cameron Braun - Loving the 4×5 crops here Jay. Such a good aspect ratio that I have such a hard time shooting myself. Adds a really unique touch to these images.

  • lauren - jay, your photos make my heart pitter patter

  • jayeads - i’m pretty humbled about those comments… my wedding work always makes me self-conscious. thanks for the kind words!

    lauren… spear guns and rivers. that’s all i will say

  • BENJ - hey! I know some of those people.

  • Steve Elmer - Awesome Overload.

  • Seattle Senior and Family Portrait Photographer - You have some pretty amazing shots here! I love your creativity with silhouettes shots, very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your great work. It inspires!


  • Meredith S - you’re fantastic. these are so great and classic.

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  • Heather E - You are so damn good, my friend.


I have been anxious to blog about this session, but I had to wait until the prints were delivered… this was a surprise session.  This shoot with Lauren is one of two surprise sessions I have to blog about in the coming weeks.

Lauren wanted something nice to give her boyfriend for their one-year anniversary, and his request was for some nice pictures of her that he could have… and can I say I am pretty happy that was his choice?  She wanted a location that felt very “them,” and that meant one thing.  Camp Harlow.  They have both spent time at the camp, and it is full of interesting locations and variety of “looks.”  If you have kids, or are high school aged, you should look into Harlow… it really is a blast.

One of my brides, Krista,  joined us on the shoot, partly because they are friends, and partly because I do not shoot alone with girls/women.  It’s just a good practice to have in place to protect yourself, but also to protect the reputation of your subject.  Call me old fashioned, call me whatever you want, it’s just what I do.  Getting back to the shoot – you may have seen Krista on my website before… look here for a reminder.

Krista and Lauren are quite the fun pair, Lauren has a very fun personality, and Harlow is nothing but fun.  Hopefully the fun shows in the images.  I had a great time shooting them, and thankfully, the boyfriend loved them, so, double bonus.


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  • Dorothy - wow love that you have another lady come along on your shoots! props 🙂 these are breathtaking

  • Harvey - Loving this set Jay, especially the purple shirt ones, and the one sitting in water. I also can say I follow that same practice, never shooting a lady alone.

  • Mike - great session man!!

  • heather elizabeth - the 4th one is my fav. LOVE the look on her face. she is such a great model 🙂 amazing work again!

  • kiran - Jay, I love the close-up with the sun coming through the tree. POETIC.

  • benj haisch - that shot with the sunflare really is insane!

  • O E I L - gosh! gorgeous

  • Amy - beautiful work! i love the first one and the sun flare shots are breath taking!

  • Anne nunn photographers - LOVE the bubble gum pic! But really, I LOVE all of them! 🙂

  • shipra - ummm…….Gorgeous!!!
    I’m sure the boyfriend fell over with delight with these photographs.
    And hey, I like your stance on not shooting alone with women. It says you have integrity. I would want my daughter to be treated with that kind of respect so high 5’s on that one from me.