Kern-Photo http://www.kern-photo.com Minneapolis Wedding Photographer Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:25:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Under the Brooklyn Bridge http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/09/under-the-brooklyn-bridge/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/09/under-the-brooklyn-bridge/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:47:17 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19172 Would never have dreamed in a million years my personal art work would be on display under the Brooklyn Bridge! Yikes! Excited to have my work featured in The FENCE, my first public art exhibition along with 40 international fine-art photographers! Special thanks to Photoville, the notable jury, the photographer participants. From the fine-art series, […]

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Would never have dreamed in a million years my personal art work would be on display under the Brooklyn Bridge! Yikes! Excited to have my work featured in The FENCE, my first public art exhibition along with 40 international fine-art photographers! Special thanks to Photoville, the notable jury, the photographer participants. From the fine-art series, “Divine Animals: The Bovidae,” these notorious (almost famous) goats, sheep, and ram will be seen by millions in Boston, Brooklyn, Santa Fe, Atlanta, and Houston. The FENCE outdoor exhibition opened May 1 in Boston. The FENCE Brooklyn is up through Sept 18 on the DUMBO waterfront along Brooklyn Bride Park.

Not in New York? The Fence hangs all around the US including the SoWa Open Market in Boston through Oct 1; the Santa Fe Railyard Art Park in Santa Fe, NM through Oct 9; along the Atlanta Beltline Eastide Trail through Nov 30. In addition, in partnership with the Houston Center of Photography, the fifth location will hang in November in Houston, TX. Special thanks to my friend Kyle Olmon for sharing the images.

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Winnie & Colin {Larchmont Yacht Club, NY} http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/09/winnie-colin-larchmont-yacht-club-ny/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/09/winnie-colin-larchmont-yacht-club-ny/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:05:15 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19157 They met at a party in February their sophomore year. Winnie told her dear friend, Abbe, “I met a great guy but I’m going abroad in the Fall so I’m not sure it’ll turn into anything.” A few months in Prague didn’t deter Colin. Fast forward to their wedding reception at the Larchmont Yacht Club […]

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They met at a party in February their sophomore year. Winnie told her dear friend, Abbe, “I met a great guy but I’m going abroad in the Fall so I’m not sure it’ll turn into anything.” A few months in Prague didn’t deter Colin. Fast forward to their wedding reception at the Larchmont Yacht Club in New York. Abbe gave a warm, well-received toast at the reception. Afterwards, I asked her if I could share her words on the blog, as she was the most qualified person on the planet to comment on why Winnie and Colin are “perfect for each other.” Here goes:

1. They’re the same amount of messy so the home they make together while happy, won’t always be tidy.
2. They don’t sweat the small stuff. They are both incredibly easy going. They know what’s important and they don’t worry about the rest.
3. Above all, they’re friends first. Their love bloomed over a long time, during which they learned how to support one another and hold one another up.

Winnie and Colin’s Larchmont Yacht Club wedding makes me want to return again and again. “I really love this,” I commented to myself throughout their day. Not just for the scenery, but to spend more time with warm, kind people that grin from ear to ear, starting from the beginning of the day and extending well into the night.

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Winnie & Colin, it was an honor to be apart of your wedding day! Thank you for trusting in me. I hope you enjoy your honeymoon in Santorini complete with sun, sailing, great food and drink. And be sure to check out the gallery of Christoforos Asimis… he’s a modern-day equivalent of Michalengo.

Watch the full slideshow by CLICKING HERE.

Special thanks to my friend, Matt Steaffens, for his friendship and wonderful second shooting at this Larchmont wedding.

Ceremony and Reception : Larchmont Yacht Club (Go, John Guzman!)
Coordination : Maura Bohan Events
Florals : Nancy White, The Flower Bar
Officiant : Dorothee Caufield
Ceremony Music : Alex Terzian
Entertainment45 Riots

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ISPWP Photo Award Winners {Summer 2016} http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/08/ispwp-photo-award-winners-summer-2016/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/08/ispwp-photo-award-winners-summer-2016/#respond Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:15:50 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19122 Fist bump time!!! I entered four images in the Summer 2016 International Society for Wedding Photography (ISPWP) contest and found out this week that TWO images took top honors. This photography organization represents some of the best wedding photographers in the world. My work has garnered over 30 Top 20 Awards since 2008. I am […]

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Fist bump time!!! I entered four images in the Summer 2016 International Society for Wedding Photography (ISPWP) contest and found out this week that TWO images took top honors.

This photography organization represents some of the best wedding photographers in the world. My work has garnered over 30 Top 20 Awards since 2008. I am proud to be a Top 10 contest winner in Fall 2009 and a contest judge in Summer 2014. Not only it is an honor to place in an contests, but to just be invited into the organization requires an application process along with references from members. This is the Top Gun of wedding photography.

I share my thoughts on what it is like being at the judges table in this blog post: On Being a Fearless ISPWP Photo Judge

This image placed in the category, “Family Love” from Kris and David’s wedding in Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum:
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This fearless image placed in the category “Getting Ready” from Danielle and Fernando’s wedding at the Lenox Hotel in Boston, MA:
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In the above image, I had a lot to work with, obviously: a beautiful bride, a bit of time, and trust. I used the bounced light from her dress as my fill light. Joe McNally once said, “If you look more closely, you’ll see the sun is attached to a C-stand.” I detail this more in this post, along with what I call the Four critical decisions made every time you see an image published, entered into a contest, or hung in a gallery.

Ever few couple of months I enter images in wedding photography contests… it keeps me thinking critically during the wedding day so I am thinking with a creative eye for creating the best image possible for my clients. Over the years, this has been a rewarding way to keep my drive strong and skills sharp.

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Larchmont Yacht Club Wedding Photos & Album http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/08/larchmont-yacht-club-wedding-photos-album/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/08/larchmont-yacht-club-wedding-photos-album/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:53:05 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19114 Sara & Cosmin’s wedding album shipped today, less than TWO MONTHS from their wedding date. Their photography from their wedding celebration at the Larchmont Yacht Club in New York is showcased large-scale! Their 16” x 20” wedding album wrapped in leather is inspired by the colors of the tennis court where they met. How sentimental! […]

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Sara & Cosmin’s wedding album shipped today, less than TWO MONTHS from their wedding date. Their photography from their wedding celebration at the Larchmont Yacht Club in New York is showcased large-scale! Their 16” x 20” wedding album wrapped in leather is inspired by the colors of the tennis court where they met. How sentimental! Oh, 1 Woodbine Ave, how we love you so!

When you shoot medium format, there is a timeless quality I’ve come expect. And this album delivers: Gorgeous color, crisp details, natural skin tones paired with an elegant design makes this a coffee-table page turner. Other elegant touches: silver-foil embossing, linen cloth interior pages, and a few other little surprises I trust Sara and Cosmin will enjoy when they open their special package! Enjoy the sneak peek:

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Even Willy stopped by check it out!
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Looking for a creative wedding photographer in Larchmont, NY (and beyond) to shoot your wedding? Contact me for availability!

Other completed wedding photos from Larchmont I’m proud to share:

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Featured on PBS {Artist Day Jobs} http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/08/featured-on-pbs-artist-day-jobs/ http://www.kern-photo.com/2016/08/featured-on-pbs-artist-day-jobs/#respond Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:02:05 +0000 http://www.kern-photo.com/?p=19094 This MN Transplant is now an MN Original! I’m proud to live in Minnesota; is one great state to live as a working artist, too! Let me count the reasons: The art community features opportunities many states would dream for including world-class The Walker, MIA, Guthrie Theater, and the Weisman Art Museum; local art events […]

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This MN Transplant is now an MN Original! I’m proud to live in Minnesota; is one great state to live as a working artist, too!

Let me count the reasons: The art community features opportunities many states would dream for including world-class The Walker, MIA, Guthrie Theater, and the Weisman Art Museum; local art events like Art-A-Whirl, Edina Art Fair, and the Uptown Art Fair. MnArtists.org is THE panorama in the arts community. The MN State Fair features friendly arts competition. Local galleries like Gallery 360 in my neighborhood allows for artists and neighbors to connect… I’ve met new art friends like Stuart Klipper, Luke Erickson, and Louise Harris just in the neighborhood! And of course, Minnesota is such a great place to be an artist when funding opportunities help make things happen… especially like the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and the Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists.

Need one more reason to love the MN art scene?

How about shows like Artist Day Jobs as part of MN Original on Twin Cities PBS that you can stream for free!

Pinch me! I’m honored to be featured in Season 2, Episode 1:

Go create something today!!!

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Photo and Graphic by Maria Bartholdi at Rewire / TPT – Twin Cities PBS

Because prints matter more than pixels, here are the first batch of prints from my project, The Unchosen Ones:
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The support of this project made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Special thanks to Scott Stebner for helping me understand the agricultural photo world, Matt Steaffens for his patient listening ear, Stuart Klipper and Kathleen Richert for their trusted guidance, Penn Barnes for the additional footage, and my wife and family for their loving support.MSAB-grant-info-2016-08-8-13-02.jpg

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