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Thank you all for following along with us through the years. We have not stopped. We have simply re-branded and launched our new websites!

Our new website for personal and wedding photography work is: curtiswiklundphoto.com

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See you all there!


 

Becca has been a dear friend to Jordin and me for a long time, and she also started working for us last summer (see this post). When she got engaged, deep down we hoped we would get to shoot her wedding, but we knew it would probably be out of town and may not work out. I am thankful it did, because this wedding on a sheep farm in Pittsburgh was one of the sweetest weekends we have ever been a part of. Being with her family, long time friends who moved to New York years back, watching Becca and Todd worshipping during their ceremony, shooting such a heart felt daddy daughter dance (video coming at some point)… My job makes me cry tears of joy. This was also the first time we’ve brought Casen along on a work trip! He stayed in a hotel with a friend while we shot. This is our life now :)

Here is a preview from the batch of film I got back today (more on film at the end).

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The last few weddings I have been “hybrid shooting” both film and digital. I knew I loved the look of film, but I am blown away with how much our work flow alone is improved by it. I received these photos back from the film lab today, was able to do a quick sort (because I shoot way less and more intentionally with film), barely had to do any editing (the only editing I do digitally anyways is to get my digital pictures to look like my film pictures), and that was it. This would have taken so much longer for me to do digitally. I would love to shoot more film at weddings.

All images shot with a Contax 645 using Kodak Portra 400.

  • June 18, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Toni Kallen Dreiseszun - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Rachel Kallen Zmija - Beautiful pictures! ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Brian Wolfe - Gorgeous, Curtis.ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2013 - 4:05 am

    Paul Moore - Hi Curtis. My wife, Elaine, and I wer friends with your parents and Mark and Callie back at Kensington 20 years ago. I am so encouraged to see how you have grown up and become a great photographer and obviously a fine young man. Please tell both of your parents hello from us. Paul@SmithMountainHomes.comReplyCancel

  • July 10, 2013 - 1:43 am

    Lauren Odderstol - AMAZING! so so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Juli Haupt - Absolutely beautiful. One of the most beautiful fun weddings I have ever attended. ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - Thank you Paul! Good to hear from you, I will tell them all you said hello :)ReplyCancel

Sometimes I pick a picture to post as a sneak peek after a wedding, but I knew I would post this whole sequence as soon as I shot it. It actually made me a bit emotional (I blame that on our baby to be). I just loved watching the genuine joy and the laughter that would come every time Alexa and Matt were together. They fill each other with life, and my cheeks hurt from smiling at it.

Soak up their love. The joys of dancing as a new husband and wife.

And listen to this beautiful song by my friend Brad, who performed this live as she walked down the aisle:

More of Brad’s music here: http://yrlk.bandcamp.com/track/from-blue-to-green It’s brilliant. “The Runner” is another favorite of mine. And “Don’t Keep Me”. The whole album is amazing.

  • November 25, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    TeeJay LovesThe Spartans - It was so much funReplyCancel

  • November 27, 2012 - 5:42 pm

    Tina Courtney - The beautiful photos show what an amazing night it was for my daughter and her new husband! God bless them!ReplyCancel

  • November 27, 2012 - 11:20 pm

    Janice Richardson - thanks for sharing photos of the wonderful night.ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 6:17 am

    Ramzul Alam - The photos are beautiful, and the song make it even real. always have a beautiful work my friend :)ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 6:22 am

    Ichi Wan - ni oghe pasir mah ni ramReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 6:25 am

    Ramzul Alam - eh yeke? dio kate bini dio pasir mah, dio pasir pekan jah =pReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 6:26 am

    Ichi Wan - ooo saloh2.oghe umoh dio pasir mahReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 6:28 am

    Ramzul Alam - ichi ni naka la..hahaha sakit perut nok sukoReplyCancel

There is something unique about the spirit of Steven and Lisa. It was felt in their home, their families, and every single beautiful handmade detail. This little snippet does not even come close to “capturing the aura, nay, the essence, of this wedding day” (Jordin’s whimsical reflection).

To be continued.

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  • July 4, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Cindy Popovich - Can’t wait to see them all. You truly captured the essence of Steven and Lisa. We enjoyed every moment. You guys are great. Wish you were closer to us, I’d be recommending you all over the place! Steven’s mom!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2012 - 4:20 am

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - This was not a bad drive AT ALL. We would be HAPPY to come back :)ReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2012 - 4:32 am

    Curtis Wiklund - That was not a bad drive AT ALL. We would be HAPPY to come back :)ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2012 - 4:21 am

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - This was not a bad drive AT ALL. We would be HAPPY to come back :)ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    Cindy Popovich - I live closer to Cleveland. Another 1 1/2 hour awayReplyCancel

One of the sweetest things to experience in life is getting to watch a friend fall crazy in love with someone who was truly made just for them.  I (Jordin) would like to wish a happy anniversary to Robin and CJ, a couple that Curtis and I both love and admire.  This past Christmas, Robin had us design a few wall pieces where we layered their vows (written in chalk) over some of their wedding pictures that we took almost two years ago!  We love designing creative pieces that are unique to our clients and absolutely LOVED this idea.  A single sentence from Robin’s vows stuck out to us as we worked on the project and describes their relationship so well.  “I never knew what it meant to be “fully known” until I met you.”  Robin and CJ, we know that this year will be even better than the last as God continues to bless your life and marriage. We love you guys. -Jordin

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  • October 22, 2012 - 4:40 am

    Michelle LaVigne - Oh so lovely!ReplyCancel

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    Brenda Shoemake LaVigne - Very sweetReplyCancel