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The “Besties” of 2008

posted by Kelly

We would be remiss not to have a post dedicated to some of our favorite moments of 2008. (The Dundies were already taken so we went with Besties) We are blessed with some of the most amazing subjects who start out as clients and leave as friends. I wish I could post 100 images but I am going to discipline myself to chose a few less than that!

Thank you all for constantly challenging Ryan and I to go the distance in our shooting and for trusting us with some of the crazy ideas we come up with. Thank you for your transparency with the lens and for letting us be privy to some of your more intimate moments. It is an honor to serve you with this medium.

Please vote for your favorite photo and tell us why it grabs you. The subject of the winning photo will receive a complimentary 16 X 20 enlargement. Second place will receive a 11 X 14 enlargement mailed as a Christmas/New Years gift. Go, go, go……

1
My hands down favorite of the day...perfection...Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008
2
Rachel and Danny
3
Amy and Jason- Vinton, VA October 18, 2008
4
Laura F. Bridal_0128
5
Barack Obama comes to Lynchburg, VA
6
Blair Bridal081_1
7
Laura and Marcus-October 11, 2008
8
Brad and Lyndsey- sexy is as sexy does.  Just because shoot.
9
A little Michael Jackson for your entertainment
10
Sarah and Brett Engagement
11
Kristen and Charles Engagement Session
12
Kelly and Doug
13
Laura and Marcus-October 11, 2008
14
Brad and Lyndsey- sexy is as sexy does.  Just because shoot.
15
playing hard to get
16
Laura F. Bridal_0117
17
Melissa and Aaron- October 25, 2008
18
Rhae Bridal768.jpg
19
Rachel and Danny
20
Candace says this sums up motherhood for her
21
Rhae and Scott- August 23, 2008- Lexington, VA
22
Marc Ivey and Family
23
Blair Bridal089
24
Wendy Bridal
25
Natalia 15th b-day shoot
26
Melissa and Aaron- October 25, 2008
27
Barack Obama comes to Lynchburg, VA
28
Morgan and Tom-Va Beach, VA: August 16, 2008
29
Kristen and Charles- Forest, VA
30
Kristen and Charles Engagement Session
31
Bennett Wade- three months and studly.  I could eat his face off.
32
Cindy and Josh Engagement
33
Kelly and Doug
34
Blair and John
35
Kelly and Josh- Lynchburg VA
36
Rachel and Danny
37
Kristen and Charles- Forest, VA
38
Somebody forgot the ceilings were low....check the flight plan before you take off!
39
I love this angle...trying to escape
40
Amy and Jason- Vinton, VA October 18, 2008
41
They had a smores bar going so we thought it only appropriate to incorporate it into a shot
42
Kelly K. Bridal Portraits
43
Marcus and his grandmother
44
Brad and Lyndsey- sexy is as sexy does.  Just because shoot.
45
Amy and Jason- Vinton, VA October 18, 2008
46
Bennett Wade- three months and studly.  I could eat his face off.
47
Brad and Lyndsey- sexy is as sexy does.  Just because shoot.
48
Kelly K. Bridal Portraits
49
Cindy and Josh Engagement
50
Melissa and Aaron- October 25, 2008
51
Brad and Lyndsey- sexy is as sexy does.  Just because shoot.
52
Barnett/Almquist Wedding-Baltimore, MD
53
Brad and Lyndsey- sexy is as sexy does.  Just because shoot.
54
Rhae and Scott- August 23, 2008- Lexington, VA
55
Natalia 15th b-day shoot

264 Responses

Vote, vote, vote at Filtering Life says:

December 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

[…] I need to shamelessly direct you to the Kellan blog to cast your vote on the “Besties” of 2008. This is by no means an exhaustive list of […]

Rachel says:

December 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Okay…I love every picture..And I mean it.

However, my ALL TIME FAV would be Candance and the boys in the crib. That is life at its craziest with a toddler and a new baby and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Its an amazing picture with such personality and life to it that I just CAN NOT stop looking at it…

Sam says:

December 22, 2008 at 10:25 pm

uh hands down 43. It isn’t even CLOSE.

donna says:

December 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm

I love #45

Elizabeth says:

December 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Are you even kidding? I love those pictures. They are all totally fantastic. I do have to say, however, that my favourite is #13. That woman exudes beauty and I think that portrait is fantastic. Love it. My second would have to be #43.

sizzle says:

December 22, 2008 at 11:11 pm

How am I supposed to pick one?! They are all so perfect in their own way. Almost makes me want to get married (and that’s a small miracle!).

If I had to choose though, I would pick the one of Obama holding the mic looking down. It’s humble and full of meaning with the flag behind him. I love it.

s says:

December 22, 2008 at 11:19 pm

35!!!

Jackie says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:13 am

I’m gonna go with 19. LOVE IT!!! So outdoorsy and cute!

Carolanne says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:20 am

I love #2 - such real emotion and unplanned. The smiles are wonderful! LOVE IT.

Shari says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:25 am

This is sooo hard to pick one. I loved looking at everyone of these when they were posted in the Kellan page… to pick ONE.. gah.. is so hard. I always enjoy the shots of the wedding rings. I think that is so cool. But I loved loved loved #14 when you posted it.. and that has to be my choice.

shannon says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:54 am

Gosh this was hard and that’s a good thing. They are all AH-MAZING! But the one that stands out to me the most is #19. It’s so full of meaning. When married life throws you tough times you hike up your skirt/pull up your pants and you keep on loving each other because that’s what a union is about. It’s also just a darn beautiful photo! That water…wow!

Loren says:

December 23, 2008 at 6:09 am

You have given quite an impossible mission, kelly. All of these are awesome in different ways; however, I am never one to not complete a mission. When I first read that we had to choose our favorite, I was crossing my fingers that a picture from the vintage furniture store made it in…AND IT DID!!!!! Because of my gut instinct, I’m going to have to go with numero 32. It just reminds me of something that would be in a vintage voque. My runner up was number 19, though, if that is needed for any tie breaker. :)

Candace says:

December 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

You guys are such an inspiration and it’s been an honor to tell people, “Call Ryan and Kel, they do amazing work,” and know I am speaking about you professionally, but also as friends. You both have found your niche and we are so happy for you.

While 20 and 39 are my personal favorites and should belong in a museum, for this purpose I must go with 27. I remember when Ryan first loaded this pic on flickr and I was stunned - such an amazing photograph and so cool that’s it’s a piece of art of living history.

Rhiannon says:

December 23, 2008 at 6:51 am

#1! Love it!

Heather says:

December 23, 2008 at 7:17 am

I’m torn between 5 and 19. I think 19 wins, though.

Of course, they’re all stunning, Kelly.

Dori says:

December 23, 2008 at 7:19 am

# 1 , the love in that picture just jumps right out. i wish you guys were in my area because your pictures are fantastic.

christin says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:00 am

1, 3, 14 - and both Obama pictures are amazing. I mean that is history there. Who gets the picture if those win - will you send it to Barry himself? :)(ha) These are all amazing pictures though, you guys blow me away!

Tally says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:14 am

I love #7, it’s the best! #4 is also beautiful!

Stacey Peterson says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:41 am

5, 19, 42 - how am I supposed to pick only ONE??? I think I’d go with 19 of those three… Although I think 5 is a great photo, and it’s history. And 42 is just gorgeous too.

Heather H says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:44 am

I can’t just pick one. I love number 1, I also love 38 - LOVE it when wedding photographers capture FUNNY moments. I also love the first one of Obama (if he wins, will you mail him a huge print?! :) AND, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the one of Candace in the crib with the kids - I actually think about that photo from time to time.

You guys are amazing, really. It’s fun to see your talents growing - you’re only getting better and better…and I’m not just blowing smoke up your a$$ cause I love you guys in real life.

janice says:

December 23, 2008 at 9:16 am

the first one is the best!!

mary says:

December 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

PICTURE 19 IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT

KRISTINE SISOUVONG says:

December 23, 2008 at 10:55 am

I love picture# 19. They looked beautiful

LaShonda Graham says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:06 am

Number 19 is the best pic they look beautiful

menbere tadesse says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:08 am

THE BRIDE LOOKS GORGEOUS!!!! GREAT COUPLE.

Laura says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:16 am

#43!

Richie says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:24 am

NUMBER 19 BY FAR IS THE BEST PICTURE!!!

Demetria says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:25 am

Those pictures are so beautiful..hard to choose but I would go with number 19!! I love it!

Krista Shires says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

Number 19 is definatly the best. What a beautiful picture!!

Diane Bigos says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:29 am

WOW…number 19 is a fantastic picture..I would have to go with that one!!

Stephanie Trinh says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:39 am

This is my favorite picture because the photo capture the bride and broom so naturally.

Cherry says:

December 23, 2008 at 11:54 am

Love picture #19

Stacy says:

December 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Well, I love #2 and 19, but I think my fav. (the one that “grabs me”) is #2…I happen to know these precious subjects, and the love and happiness on their faces is as genuine as it gets, so that’s my vote, they’re all FANTASTIC, and you all do BEAUTIFUL work—wish you were in SC so I could use you! :)

Sabrena says:

December 23, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I love #4…it’s such a perfect moment that looks like she could be running toward the rest of her life with a glance over her shoulder to see if anyone is willing to follow! I love the lighting, the movement of her dress, the look on her face and the beautiful place!!

Heather G. says:

December 23, 2008 at 1:43 pm

All of these pictures were wonderful. I was just thinking about how nice of a gift a blown up picture would be for a newly married couple. Then, I thought about how sweet the kissing pictures were, but I began to think they might have been “prompted” … (grr the thought process for me here, lol) so anyways, I went with a very candid shot and my number one choice was #38, lol… where the poor guy was getting his head smashed into the ceiling… but for a more serious shot… I love #2. I think of being that couple and the emotion that picture would spark as we grew older together and had that to look back on. (Sorry for giving you a glimpse into my mind!) Merry Christmas!

tony thmas says:

December 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm

#19 this picture rock

Liz says:

December 23, 2008 at 2:07 pm

14, 19, 25 and 55!

I think 19 is in the lead… :) I tried to imagine the photo as a 16x20…. so those are my fav’s to be blown up!!

Your work is ah-maz-ingggg!

Shonnie says:

December 23, 2008 at 2:07 pm

I think l Like # 19 the best.

Abby says:

December 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm

42

Every woman dreams of looking just like that on her wedding day.

stephanie says:

December 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

of course i think the subject in #40 is the cutest little photog ever!!

a close second is the candace with the boys in the crib pic! great capture of true authentic emotion!!

i adore your work guys!!

Desiree says:

December 23, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Couple barefoot in water kissing, how down to earth and romantic…LOVE IT!!!!!

Jacqui says:

December 23, 2008 at 3:26 pm

#14 is HOT. love it.

Wanda says:

December 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Picture #1, obviously the happiest couple on the page! And the flower in the hair is a unique touch!

Amy says:

December 23, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Who would get the Obama shots? I love those, but since no one would win the prize, I vote for #17 and #20.

Dikola says:

December 23, 2008 at 4:08 pm

My mom is here. Tara likes 1 and 20.
I like 42, 35, 12…great backdrops that compliment your subject and I love the finishes??is that how you say that? Love 31 of bennett, and my favorite is 25..Natalia’s eyes and the bench and the look on her face…just love it!

Rebecca says:

December 23, 2008 at 4:33 pm

I love pic number 19 they look so relaxed and so in love here it is Great!!!!

Brian says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:08 pm

34!

Becky says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:18 pm

I would have to say… #33. I love the raw emotion and the moment you captures. #35 is a good second. They are all SO GOOD!

Julie Nickerson says:

December 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Wait. I’m confused? Who wins? The people in the photo? But some are of Bennett.

I LOVE the Bennett photos, by the way!

Wow, this is hard. I really love 35. I love the backdrop, I love the texture and color you put on it. It has this old time romantic feel, but also very fresh and new.

I also love 33 b/c her laugh looks so contagious. You wonder what he is saying to her.

And 42 is pretty amazing too. It looks like a very peaceful yet stunning photo.

Is that too many??? :)

Karen H says:

December 23, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I really like shot #45!

Amber says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:33 pm

# 43!!!!

Kristyn says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:37 pm

I love shot number 34!

Sandi says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:47 pm

#19 is my favorite!! Great Capture of true love

Rockie says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm

#19 rocks!!! Great job of catching the moment!

Vallie says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:50 pm

I was at this wedding and #19 is truly my favorite!

Sheldon says:

December 23, 2008 at 8:51 pm

I vote for #19 it is the best

sue says:

December 23, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I am a little bias but #19 of my sister and her new husband is amazing!

Melissa says:

December 23, 2008 at 9:15 pm

I love #2 & #19 all these pictures are amazing but those are my absolute favorites!

Dave says:

December 23, 2008 at 9:17 pm

#2 is my favorite!

jennifer says:

December 23, 2008 at 10:31 pm

35 and 55. I love the pureness of the subject in 55.

Autumn says:

December 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm

They are all so fantastic!

#43 is my favorite. It was the only one that immediately put a smile on my face. So sweet.

#20 is great too. As a mom of 2 tiny ones, I totally know what’s going on in this photo. In fact, I have my very own version of it. :)

K says:

December 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm

I LOVE the one of Candace & her kids too #20 - it’s just a snapshot of daily life! :)
I also like #11 - just a cute pic - great moment!
Oh and #43 - is just so pure - so sweet - so loving. Really precious.

Rhonda says:

December 24, 2008 at 4:09 am

#16

Berkeley says:

December 24, 2008 at 4:56 am

What great photo’s! Number 1 is my favorite. What a great couple!

Lacey Dean says:

December 24, 2008 at 5:45 am

Number 1 is the best. This picture has perfect angles (the subjects are a bit to the side and the arm to the right makes the pictures asthetically interesting). Definitely #1

Janet says:

December 24, 2008 at 5:46 am

#45 has to be my favorite! They both look so happy in love!

kim says:

December 24, 2008 at 6:02 am

I love photo #34 and #6!

Wanda says:

December 24, 2008 at 6:17 am

I love all of Amy & Jason’s wedding photos but #45 shows how happy they were on their wedding day! May they be that happy for a lifetime!!

Cecil says:

December 24, 2008 at 6:49 am

Definitely #34!

Michelle says:

December 24, 2008 at 6:55 am

#3, the contrast and detail of the wall behind them is great and i love how he’s leaning in for the kiss and she’s clearly enraptured, with her eyes closed….le sigh…it’s SO romantic! you can tell there’s a lot of love in that kiss… :-)

Melissa B says:

December 24, 2008 at 7:29 am

#15!!! I love this picture AND I went to high school with the groom!!!! What a small world!

Amy Page says:

December 24, 2008 at 8:02 am

OK as much as I want to vote for myself and my husband I must say there are some hot pictures in this contest.

25 - You guys nailed this shot with the blue and her eyes, amazing!
32 - Love the old rustic look here at Groovy!
40 - Sammie is to die for period!
42 - This picture is like the openning to a new begining!
51 - This couples pictures were amazing and they are just a hot couple!

Thanks for putting us in the running, but I just don’t know how anyone could even narrow these pictures down to just one!

Dariusz says:

December 24, 2008 at 10:18 am

1. a lot of good shots, a lot! good technique (camera & photoshop) hard to choose. if you like people and if you believe in love photo #45 (doesn’t matter: contrast, light, composition) something about people and friends!
2. photo #43 “the story must be told”
3. photo #17 - location built this photo
4. photo #32 - urban, urban, urban - the good old 70’s :-)

Andy says:

December 24, 2008 at 10:21 am

#1

J says:

December 24, 2008 at 10:56 am

I gotta go with #45. Gotta love the color in this one.

Second place…. #29….I like the attitude.

Carolyn says:

December 24, 2008 at 12:40 pm

#19 is absolutely adorable!

Susan says:

December 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm

15 is a combination of gangster, sexy, flirty and fun. But it is the red couch that makes it all POP! Definitely this one.

Carson says:

December 24, 2008 at 1:56 pm

All are excellent, however, one of my favorites is no. 13….:):)

Amanda Brown says:

December 24, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Totally impossible to pick! They are all masterpieces. But I LOVE number 14! It’s so saucy and I love the contrast of the shiny red shoe against the rough wood of the barn. That almost sounds dirty.

Jimmy Haskins says:

December 24, 2008 at 7:10 pm

45 is my pick.

Natalie says:

December 25, 2008 at 5:01 am

Um, I would like to vote for ALL of them.
Ok - the ones that really stood out the most to me were - #25, #19 and every single one of Brad and Lindsey! On and the ones of Bennett are my faves too….

Was I supposed to pick only one? I guess #19 or #47.

kailynn says:

December 25, 2008 at 5:59 pm

I love 51 !

Elizabeth says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:02 pm

51 was my all time favorite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Wow….all the pictures are sooo incredible!! I absolutely love #51….What an adorable couple!! They look like they could be models!!!

Jon says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I think they all were really good…but couple#51 really stands out and is the definite favorite

Callie says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:17 pm

I really like all of them…it’s hard to choose… but 51 is great and creative!

Cameron says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:19 pm

I love # 51! and also #2. but if my favorite is 51!

Patricia says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:21 pm

#51 or #1.

krystle says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:22 pm

#51 is so different…and very candid. i like it a lot.

barbara says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm

its def hard….you guys are great photographers… but I really think that 51 is awesome and so is 14…I just really loved lyndsey and brad’s shots!

kristina says:

December 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm

the best is number 51

Kelli says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:25 pm

51 by far is amazingggggggggg

Ingra says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:32 pm

i like 51. i think they look so cute together!

Danny says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:34 pm

51 is mind blowing

Kristen says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

51 changed my life. I am now a better person for having seen this picture.

kristen says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm

i LOVE 51!!!!!!

Jane says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:40 pm

51 is so candid…. love it! my second favorite is 40.

Lizzy says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:42 pm

51 one is awsome. I love the back.

Lizzy says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:45 pm

51 is the best !!!!

Lizzy says:

December 25, 2008 at 7:49 pm

51 is the best !!!! Wonderful picture

Amy says:

December 25, 2008 at 8:26 pm

I love #43! So sweet, great job guys!

Kaili says:

December 25, 2008 at 9:56 pm

25! Love it!

Emily says:

December 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm

#17!

Lisa says:

December 26, 2008 at 3:12 am

It will have to be #14 for me!

Jinny says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:23 am

I love pic # 19

Glenn says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:52 am

Love # 19!!!!

Susie says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:53 am

Go # 19….great photograph!

Regina says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:55 am

Picture 19 catures it all!! Just beautiful

Tom says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:56 am

#19

Wes says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:59 am

I love # 19…..it was such a beautiful wedding!!! You guys did such a beautiful job!

John says:

December 26, 2008 at 6:01 am

#19 just beautiful…love it!

Tiffany Gomez says:

December 26, 2008 at 6:27 am

My vote is for #45!

Blair says:

December 26, 2008 at 7:03 am

I love them all but number 34 is my favorite!

John says:

December 26, 2008 at 8:08 am

# 17 is the best!!!!

Barb McHugh says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:03 am

Caught at the perfect moment!

Barb McHugh says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:04 am

I vote fore #1. Caught at the perfect moment

Lily says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:08 am

my pick is 51…it’s so sweet.

jacob says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:11 am

the couple in 51 looks so in love!

john says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:13 am

i love the location that 51 was shot at. you guys are great photographers!

aaron says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:16 am

51 is simply amazing…i love how she is trying to steal his hat!

matthew says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:17 am

my vote would have to be for 51…it is a sweet picture!

chrissy says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:21 am

ok so i can’t CHOOSE! i like 33, 35, 47 for all different reasons. i love the feeling caught in one. i like your creative exposure in the other. and i like the creative setting in the other one. that one looks like a shot out of a style magazine! so, can i vote for all 3?? sigh….

jason says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:21 am

51 is one of my favorites…i like the graffiti.

kayla says:

December 26, 2008 at 9:27 am

51 is GREAT!!! sooo different than any of the other shots!

diane says:

December 26, 2008 at 11:40 am

Such a hard choice, all fantastic photos…but #12 won me over. I look at it and see pure joy!

Kelly says:

December 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm

#17 hands down!!

stef says:

December 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm

i love #51, it’s the best

Cindy says:

December 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

43 is so touching. It’s the best

Jena says:

December 26, 2008 at 4:40 pm

I Love # 51 so unique, but gorgeous

Sally says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Definately #1. Its the perfect picture!!

kim says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:10 pm

#19 is so beautiful. i love how you captured the beauty of nature around them and the water swirling around their feet, so great!

Amber says:

December 26, 2008 at 5:12 pm

OH MY GOD PICTURE NUMBER ONE IS DEFINITELY THE WINNERRRR

Art Portnoy says:

December 26, 2008 at 6:11 pm

I was asked (told) to vote for #45. Jason I,m not worried about. But, Amy and her mother, now that puts chills down my spine. Honestly, they are all great photos and they are all winners, (especially the ones of Bennett).

Prue says:

December 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I like 42 the best, but 26 and 5 are runners up for me.

Adam says:

December 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm

I love 43! Love it love it! actually…love them all :)

Ashton says:

December 26, 2008 at 7:24 pm

so…my favorite is 51 because it’s funky, unique, and modern…this is the kind of photography that people are raving about now. awesome job guys!

SarahD says:

December 26, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Ahh…it’s so hard to pick one, because I like them all for various reasons. Some are more artsy, some are more sexy, some are cute and some are just plain humorous. I’m drawn to #20 because I’m in that hairy mom phase and understand her pain (and love her decor). But the romantic side of me adores #35…so that’s my pick.

Dianne says:

December 27, 2008 at 6:02 am

#45!!

Steve McHugh says:

December 27, 2008 at 6:43 am

#1 is my favorite! Says alot about the couple and their day!

David says:

December 27, 2008 at 11:36 am

I would have to say that #51 is a winner….what a great shot!!! I also like #1 but my favorite is 51!!!

heather says:

December 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Ryan….thanks so much for working with Joe at our wedding! I can’t wait to see all the pictures….oh and to vote for this…my vote’s on #46

zach says:

December 27, 2008 at 4:03 pm

okay…so all of them are awesome…but my favorite is #51. i really love the location, it’s so cool.

cam says:

December 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm

WOW! You guys work is incredible!! It is very hard to choose. I really like 3 but I think that my vote would have to be for 51…I like how candid it is.

F. langley says:

December 27, 2008 at 4:22 pm

I really like the expressions on both the couples face in #51..ya’ll did a great job and caturing a candid moment like that!

Abby says:

December 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm

#51! LOVE the outfits their wearing…especially her red shoes, they’re hot! plus they are such a gorgeous, fun looking couple.

leah m. says:

December 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm

the clarity in number #55 is amazing but i like cute couple shots far too much so i must also say #51 all the way!!!

kim says:

December 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm

#47 looks like it came out of a magazine…it’s awesome! but i like #51 the best because of the couple’s interaction…it’s sweet but still sexy at the same time….AMAZING JOB kellan studios!

faith says:

December 27, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Go #19….that is just absoultely breathless

Dave says:

December 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm

#19 is absoultely the greatest

Debora says:

December 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm

You guys capture the beauty of the outdoors with picture #19

Eddie says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:00 pm

# 19 enough said

Kelley says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:02 pm

#19 Beautiful wish I could have been there

Karen says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:04 pm

#19

Mary says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:06 pm

#19 what a beautiful wedding

Mel says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:08 pm

#19….what a beautiful background

Ken says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:12 pm

#19!!!! Gorgeous

Martha says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:14 pm

#19

Melody says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm

#19!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Meghan says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:19 pm

#19….

Nancy says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:28 pm

How can I not pick anything but # 19, but I am a little biased

Kelly says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:30 pm

#19…..great picture of this couple

donny says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:30 pm

#19

Kaitlin says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

#19

Adam says:

December 27, 2008 at 8:32 pm

#19

Jane says:

December 27, 2008 at 9:19 pm

#51!!!!!!!! That picture is adorable!!!

PAT says:

December 28, 2008 at 5:49 am

#45 gets my vote. Looks like 2 people in love, with the wedding behind them and their lives before them…just a rest stop in between!

Dawn says:

December 28, 2008 at 8:46 am

#16

Karen says:

December 28, 2008 at 10:07 am

I like #51. They look like professional models!

Shelby says:

December 28, 2008 at 10:08 am

#51 gets my vote for the red shoes vs. the bare feet. Very cute interaction. :)

Byron says:

December 28, 2008 at 10:17 am

I vote for #51….I like the cute pose!

David Longoria says:

December 28, 2008 at 10:21 am

I vote for #19. The couple looks like they are truly in love… plus they have well manicured feet! 8^)

Taylor says:

December 28, 2008 at 11:48 am

the best one is most def #51!!!!!!!

Anne says:

December 28, 2008 at 11:49 am

love 51 because of the location

Sue says:

December 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

# 51 is SEXY…

John says:

December 28, 2008 at 11:51 am

love your work great job. my vote is for 51

T.J. says:

December 28, 2008 at 11:53 am

#51 is great.

David says:

December 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

my pick would be 51.

Phyllis says:

December 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Doesn’t my granddaughter and her boyfriend look adorable in #51… love it. :)

Lynn says:

December 28, 2008 at 12:04 pm

my vote is 51…so unique!

Cary says:

December 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm

the set that you did of brad and lindsey was absolutely amazing…unlike any of your other work! i loved it…all their shots look like they came out of vogue. 14 is so hot but 51 is so cute and different. i cant decide between them!

Kathleen says:

December 28, 2008 at 12:25 pm

#51 is modern..love it.adore it!!!

ashlee says:

December 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm

all of these pics are so good. but honestly i just love where 51 was shot at.

Lauren Martin Gauthier says:

December 28, 2008 at 12:35 pm

i love soooo many of them. but i’m going with #26! and i have to ask- who gets the enlargement if one of the barack obama photos wins? LOL.

Tiffany says:

December 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm

#19

Pam says:

December 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm

#19 absolutely my favorite

Kacey says:

December 28, 2008 at 2:53 pm

#45 ROCKS! I wish I was that attractive and photogenic! LOVE TO LOVE YA! :o)

James says:

December 28, 2008 at 3:17 pm

all are great…but 51 is the best! great looking couple.

Cici says:

December 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm

I LOVE picture #1
its SO cute and they look so in love…it looks like a real live fairy tale
pick that one!

Aubin says:

December 28, 2008 at 8:16 pm

From the very first time I saw this picture it struck me as gorgeous and right out of a magazine—#1. I still love it, and while it looks like 19 is going to win and was actually my second favorite, I’m choosing to go with the one that always catches my eye. You guys are extremely talented—I love it! Praying for continued success for you both. God has definitely gifted you!

Shelly Peery says:

December 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm

I vote first for #51, and second for #8.

keith says:

December 28, 2008 at 9:32 pm

I am having a hard time between # 45 and #51…but I think 51 is a bit more hip and I love the colors in it!

Tabitha says:

December 29, 2008 at 4:12 am

I love #19

Jennifer says:

December 29, 2008 at 4:13 am

#19 …catures all the love the couple shares..just beautiful…

Suzanne says:

December 29, 2008 at 4:18 am

#19….wow….

Suzanne says:

December 29, 2008 at 4:20 am

I truly love #2 and #19, but I would have to go with #19

Mary Sue Ramey says:

December 29, 2008 at 6:27 am

I vote wholeheartedly for #45 (Jason & Amy)….it is the BEST BY FAR. Hope they WIN!!!

Catherine says:

December 29, 2008 at 6:54 am

Although Obama is the most amazing man in the world… I’m going to have to go with #45 because Jason and Amy are the most fabulous people I know!!!!!!!

Ann says:

December 29, 2008 at 8:34 am

These photos are sooo fantastic…it’s really difficult to choose. Can you vote for more than one? I like different pics for different reasons and the feelings that are evoked from viewing them….

I love #43…how heart moving is that one!
I love #42…the “mood” the color creates
Yet #51…is soo much fun!! I love how they are dressed…it’s very hip and funky!! Totally different background to take pics…who would have thought you get this kind of result!! I love the chemistry between these two in ALL of their shots!! I guess I’d give them first place if you can’t vote for more than one!!

Nancy says:

December 29, 2008 at 9:53 am

this is really hard… my favorites are 3, 14, 40, 47, and 51. I love them for all different reasons, because they are all pretty different…
3: passion! and the colors are so brilliant
14: HOT! love the shoes, were they yours kelly?
40: adorable-she is just too cute…
51: modern, this is what’s in style now….I’m so glad the “traditional” engagement shots are changing…out with the boring and in with the sexy and unique photos. People really seem to like this one and I def see why.

I guess if I have to pick a favorite it would have to be 51. I am a big fan of your work, and I have never seen anything like this in any of your other sets…it is awesome. I love where yall are going with your photos (future). the couple in this shot had outstanding pictures(from there set)…good looking couple, great locations, and awesome editing…. bravo kelly & ryan!! bravo.

Bridget says:

December 29, 2008 at 11:12 am

I think #34 is my favorite… Bride and groom look so happy and the oldies kick is a plus : )

Linsley says:

December 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm

#45

Jerry says:

December 29, 2008 at 1:21 pm

#19….beautiful

Jan says:

December 29, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Photo #35 has captured the essence of romance! This is the lovliest of photos.

Kimberly says:

December 29, 2008 at 8:42 pm

I like #6…this is this is Blair in her element.

Jimmy says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:30 am

#19

Vickie says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:30 am

#19…..that is just beautiful!

Meghan says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:32 am

#19! What a shot

Freida says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:38 am

I just love # 19…..you can just see the love in the couples eyes!

Joanna says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:39 am

Photo #19 is just beautiful!

Claudia says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Love pic #51….I hope this couple wins….I love all their pics!! You guys are amazing!!

Lottie says:

December 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I vote for #51 and #47….I really like both of these shots! I like them both equally!

Emily Tucker says:

December 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm

#51 is my favorite because I love Lyndsey Pippin! :)

Elizabeth Tucker says:

December 30, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I love #51 too!

Billie Collins says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:33 am

I catered this wedding, and #45 captures the whole ambiance of the event. It was great!

Diane says:

December 31, 2008 at 10:38 am

#17 is the BEST!!

Ashley says:

December 31, 2008 at 10:53 am

#6

Julie says:

December 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm

I vote for #43 — Groom Marcus dancing with his sweet 93-year-old grandmother!!

carolyn says:

December 31, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Charming! #43

Jeanie says:

December 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I love the groom and his grandma…or is she great grandma in #43!

Varley says:

December 31, 2008 at 12:51 pm

#43 is my choice. Way to Go!!

sister elaine says:

December 31, 2008 at 3:35 pm

#43 is the best!

cindy says:

December 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm

#43. No contest. The most beautiful woman, both inside and out, on the face of the earth.

gary says:

December 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm

#43! Captured an angel…

Brandon says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Photo # 19 is great! What a beautiful wedding!

Bryan says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Great job with picture #19….love it!

Chris says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm

#19…love it

Collin says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:40 pm

#19

Eric says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Great capture! Love pic #19

Jeremy says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:43 pm

I was at this wedding and you did a great job with pic #19….just love it!

John says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:44 pm

love pic #19

Phil says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I love picture #19…might be a little biased….but you captured the true love this couple shares…

Allison says:

December 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

#19 is amazing!!!!!

Brian says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Love #19

Paul says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:02 pm

#19 gorgeous and outdoorsy

Jen says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Loving #19

Becky says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:03 pm

#19

Mandy says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Gorgeous #19

Jody says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:04 pm

#19 is my fav

Steve Hurt says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:05 pm

#19 is great

Steve says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:09 pm

#19 great pic

patty says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Love #19

Linda says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:12 pm

#19

James says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:13 pm

This one is the best hands down #19

Justin says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:14 pm

#19

Jeffrey says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Best is #19

James says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:17 pm

#19 rocks

Brandon says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Love #19

Mckinsey says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:19 pm

19 is the greatest pic true love

Sara says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Love #19

merrilee says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:21 pm

#19

Jamie says:

December 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm

my vote is for 51…it is so modern

Bob Lane says:

December 31, 2008 at 7:01 pm

# 43 gets my vote. Mrs. Borel is adorable.

Billy says:

December 31, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Great Shot! 51 is my fave!

Holly says:

December 31, 2008 at 8:18 pm

yeah, 51 is incredible!

April says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

OMG 51 all the way!!!!!!

Jon says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

51 is really cool, thats my vote.

mark says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:23 pm

my favorite is 51…

Tommy says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:24 pm

all great..51 is the bestttttt!!!!!

Kathy says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:26 pm

I like Brad and Lyndsey in number 51.

Marty says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Brad and Lyndsey in #51.

Danny says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Brad and Lyndsey in #51 rocks.

kim says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:41 pm

This was a great picture #51.

Anne says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm

I like picture #51

Marilou says:

December 31, 2008 at 9:47 pm

#51 w/ Brad and Lyndsay