Category Archives: Photography

America’s Best Wedding Photographers – The Unofficial Guide

It’s no secret that I spent more time and energy searching for a wedding photographer than many people spend searching for a bride. I easily screened 100 portfolios before I narrowed the field to a handfull of  favorites.

Why so much trouble? Of all the things you buy for your wedding, the photos are the only thing that lasts. So I was a little (ok, a lot) picky about choosing a great photographer.

Since the Great American Wedding Photographer Hunt, I’ve had a few friends ask for  recommendations. So, I figured I’d share some of my favorites.

First – a disclaimer. My criteria was: an eye for photojournalism, a range of talent (from macro details to sweeping wide angle views, from black and white, to vivid color) and a willingness to travel to Baltimore. Because of that last requirement, most of these photographers are based in the North East, although I did stumble across a few other great photographers from further West.

Without further adieu, here are my favorites:

OUR PHOTOGRAPHER:
Susan Stripling, New York
http://www.susanstriplingblog.com/

I can’t possibly recommend Susan enough. Her images are stunning, her colors are vibrant, and she was a joy to spend our wedding day with. (Don’t underestimate the importance of this last point. You spend a LOT of your day with your photographer, so make sure your personalities are a good match). If you’d like a reference for Susan, I’d be happy to answer any questions.

THE OTHER INCREDIBLY TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS:
(in no particular order)

Punam Bean, New York
http://www.punambeanweddings.com/

Cliff Mautner, Philadelphia
http://www.cmphotography.com/

Shane Carpenter, Baltimore
http://www.shanecarpenterweddings.com/

Kevin Hulett, Utah
http://www.kevinhulett.com/Weddings.html

Kevin shot my friend Helen’s wedding in Paris. He did a great job, and he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll meet.

Pen / Carlson, Chicago

http://www.pencarlsonblog.com/

LemonLime Photography, Kansas City
http://blog.lemonlimephoto.com/

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Great Pinhole Photography

Just came across this gorgeous pinhole photography by Sean Duggan. Click the link to see the whole gallery.

http://www.seanduggan.com/galleries/artifacts/artifacts-flash-white/index.html

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Brian Eden defaces the Fells Grind November 2-30th

After visiting the Daily Grind in Fells Point for approximately 3,285 consecutive mornings and singlehandedly putting the owner’s children through college, I’m very excited to say that I’ve finally worn them down and convinced them to let me hang my photography on the walls for my first ever (sort-of) photography exhibition.

My photos will be on display for the entire month of November. If you’re in the neighborhood, swing by and check them out.

Or if you’d like a sneak preview, I’ve loaded all of the photos from the exhibition to my imagekind gallery: brianeden.imagekind.com

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Cover Boy!

Very exciting news!

The Association of Washington Business and Cherbo Publishing Group have just published a custom hardcover book called Washington: The Nature of Innovation.

The cover photo of the Seattle Public Library is my very own.

Here’s the book, the photo credit and my original photo.

(book photo courtesy of the Association of Washington Business website)

You can click here to learn more about the book.

Or for more of my photos from Seattle, you can check out my Seattle gallery on imagekind.

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Easton and St. Michaels, MD. July, 09

Here are photos from a very exciting weekend with Natty in Easton and St. Michaels from last July. Continue reading

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Annapolis, MD November '08

Catching up on some old photos. Here are some from a day in Annapolis in November 2008.

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Philadelphia, PA, April '09

April 24-26, 2009.

Here are some photos from a weekend trip to Philadelphia and the nearby mill-town Manayunk. Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody! If you’d like to get in the mood for tonight’s festivities, here’s a complete archive of blog posts from my trip to Ireland.

And if you’re looking for some Ireland artwork, check out my Ireland Gallery on Imagekind.com

Slainte,
Brian

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The Inauguration of Barack Obama 1/20/09

(Back in January, I went to Barack Obama’s inauguration. I never really finished writing about it, but if I don’t post it now, I figure I never will. So please pardon the abrupt ending.)

INAUGURATION 2009

The alarm went off at 4:45 am. In case you haven’t seen a mid-winter 4:45 am lately, let me remind you, it’s not the prettiest time of day.

Bleary-eyed, I opened the closet and began the lengthy process of pulling on layer upon layer of warmth. In all, the clothes weighed more than Malia Obama. Continue reading

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Brian Eden Photography featured on ImageKind.com!

Check it out. I’m one of the featured artists on ImageKind.com today! Tell your friends. Shop for prints and greeting cards. Natty needs a new pair of shoes. Er, bones.

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