San Antonio Weddings is so excited to share with you the awesome news! We have a cover for the next edition. Compliments of our amazing photo shootout contest we held last month at the very cool and historic Sunset Station.
A couple months ago we sent out letters to many of South Texas' finest photographers asking them to participate in our second annual cover contest. Last year, you may remember a little bit about it. Ryan Hamilton Photography had come to us with this awesome idea and we were ecstatic to be a part of it. So, tada! Here we are again. Here are the details of this year's shoot.
Each photographer was asked to submit one photo that best displayed their style. These images would be voted on by real local brides. After several submissions, only 12 would get the chance to compete. And so on a beautiful October morning, a dozen of area pros busted out their gear and were ready for this awesome challenge.
The photographers and their assistants gathered at one of the city's most historic and iconic venues--Sunset Station. We cannot say enough good things about the team at Sunset. They were so accommodating, eager to help and showed amazing hospitality.
The photographers were divided into three groups and sent to their designated scene. They each had five minutes to position, move props, adjust camera settings and shoot. And when they were done, that group switched to a new location. There were three pre-set locations this year.
Each scene was carefully selected. And our team at San Antonio Weddings was extremely excited to piece together each scene with talented models, gorgeous florals, stylish tuxes, breathtaking dresses and fun props. It was so fun to see it all come together.
But, like last year, we had a surprise location--the beautiful Depot 1. None of the photographers knew about this scene until minutes before they had to shoot. Each photographer was on a super time crunch. And in a 2-floor huge venue like this it was crazy. A coin toss told gave them parameters (will they shoot not he second floor or on the first). Not only had some of the photographers never stepped foot into this secret location, but it was such a short time to adjust and shoot. And no assistants to help carry lights this time. And it was pretty dark in there. Eeek..
But, they all did amazing.
I cannot tell you how astonished I was with their quick thinking and creativity. We had photographers and models (in heels too) sprinting across the room and up stairs. It was definitely entertaining.
If you're wondering if your photographer can deal with the crazy circumstances and stresses of the wedding day, if they're one of these in the group, I can surely say, you have nothing to worry about. :) We've seen them in action. And you're in good hands.
All the vendors who participated were absolutely wonderful to work with and we highly recommend each and every one of them. Special thanks to all who made this possible. We could not have done it without you. Ryan Hamilton you rocked it. Thanks so much for your hard work and great commitment to making this a fun and memorable contest.
Street location: Ewa Zahaska
Train Station: Rachel Anders & Mark Patino
Spire: Tori Benavides & Luis Martinez
Floral: The Last Straw Florist
Hair: A Very Good Hair Day
Lighting: Reese Production Company
Makeup: Looks by Christina
Props: Revive Vintage Rentals
Tuxedos: Rex Formal Wear
Rentals: Reese Luxury Rentals
Venue: Sunset Station
Videography: Limelight San Antonio
Wedding Dresses: Destiny Bridal Boutique
And here are a few of our favorite shots from the big day.
Allison Jeffers Photography
Brian Shofner Photography
Dos Kiwis Studio
Jesse Garcia Photography
JW Strawn Photography
Limelight San Antonio
Photography by Samantha
And here is the amazing video shot by the Limelight San Antonio team. Thanks so much for your hard work. You guys always do an awesome job.
San Antonio Weddings 2015 Shoot Out! from Limelight San Antonio on Vimeo.