Kerry & Andy by Brett Harkness Photography

We spent an hour or so with Kerri & Andy before the wedding which was a great chance to shoot at some very cool locations that we found around 10 mins away from the lakeside location. Thank you to Chantelle & Sarah Moore & team for planning and executing an amazing day.Thank you to Kristie as always for being my eyes, ears & hands!! To Craig for driving and assisting. To Ellen’s Flowers for some beautiful creations. A special thank you to Kerri & Andy for letting us drag you through the thistles and dragon flies!! Much appreciated.

Shooting a wedding out in the open in very bright sunshine is very rewarding but very testing. I was looking for shade, backgrounds of texture as well as using the sky and grass as part of the image. Using strong flash also to help over power the sun as well as using 1.2 lenses to use the strong bright ambiance.

Cesar Palima - July 23, 2011 - 12:58 am

Great shots! Beautiful images and the lighting is perfect!

Kāzu video - July 24, 2011 - 1:57 am

Great, awesome and impressive wedding shots! Very professional work and post production! I am fan of your best wedding photography blog.

Tiffany Deming - July 25, 2011 - 4:57 pm


Stunning wedding images. We love being Reno Photographers and building relationships.

Matthew Lee - July 26, 2011 - 8:41 am

Wow — Images 10 to 13 are incredible — your lighting and angles were just perfect.

Wilma - July 26, 2011 - 8:55 am

Breathtaking and awesome photos. The last image is absolutely beautiful.

vencanica - July 29, 2011 - 2:32 am

Amazing photos. All details are so gorgeous, her wedding dress is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Paula Lucas - August 1, 2011 - 12:11 am

Phenomenal imagery – especially appreciated images 10 to 13 — very, very nice.

Brian Holmes - August 2, 2011 - 11:58 am

Awesome and inspirational imagery. I love how you started this blog post out with the sign … 2 km more … I kept me interested … so I enjoyed each and every photo right down to the gorgeous last one.

Teresa Beklamy - August 6, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Beautiful and stunning imagery — wow from #9 on — were amazing!

Brett Harkness - August 7, 2011 - 5:14 am

Thanks very much to everyone for their lovely comments on my work, very much appreciated, cheers, Brett

Shauna - August 8, 2011 - 12:49 am

Gorgeous … gorgeous .. gorgeous. Loved his blog posting. Your work is absolutely great!!

Katlyn - August 11, 2011 - 2:53 pm

Beautiful imagery, angles, use of light … and so much much. That last photo just takes my breath away.

Shane O'Neill - August 11, 2011 - 3:30 pm

smashing – really like the 7th down, shot into the sun. Perfectly executed.

Paul Cunningham - August 13, 2011 - 12:03 am

Got to love that Canadian flag (a bit biased) — not only are you an amazing photographer — you captured my heart when you captured my country and my culture. Thanks.

Aaron Howe - August 17, 2011 - 1:53 am

Gorgeous imagery and capture of the special wedding day. Just loved images 10 to 14!! Very, very nice. Your work is phenomenal.

Alexandra Kokostatis - August 19, 2011 - 11:41 pm

Phenomenal work — my favorites are images 10 through 13 — you worked so well with and angles and the lighting. Such inspiration.

Wedding Oxford - October 4, 2011 - 2:47 am

Congratulations both of you. nice blog. Kerri and Andy you both are looking nice. nice shots.

Alex & Jennie Wedding by Brett Harkness

We had so much fun on this wedding and produced some beautiful images. It was a very relaxed day with the wedding taking place a few miles away at St.Catherines Church in Chipping Campden. After a lovely service everyone made there way back to the venue where everyone relaxed on the law with drinks & canapes. After an hour or so we took some family pictures and then went for a walk with Alex & Jennie and the bridal party around the grounds for 20-30 mins. Here are some images from the day. We look forward to you both seeing the rest.

Rachel Tatem - July 21, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Lovely job! Such great moment captured and theirs to keep for always

Matthew Lee - July 26, 2011 - 8:42 am

This whole series is just beautiful! Better than postcards — a true work of art. Thanks for sharing.

Wilma - July 26, 2011 - 8:56 am

I am greatly appreciating the professional and brilliant imagery that you create. Breathtaking!

vencanica - July 29, 2011 - 2:36 am

Awesome color tone. Great site design. The shoes are so beautiful. Thanks.

Paula Lucas - August 1, 2011 - 12:12 am

Your first three images ‘had me’ —- awesome and breathtaking — and the rest of your blog even got better. Brilliant, brilliant work!

Brian Holmes - August 2, 2011 - 11:59 am

Wow … again!! I just finished reviewing your previous blog posting and was delighted to see another one right below it. Beautiful, beautiful photos.

Teresa Beklamy - August 6, 2011 - 9:03 pm

I just cannot get over Image #6 .. and then it gets better and better and better.

Shauna - August 8, 2011 - 12:51 am

Just commented on your last blog posting .. and then scrolled down to the next and was absolutely delighted to view your imagery once again. Your work is phenomenal! Thanks so much!

photographer Bristol - August 8, 2011 - 6:09 am

oh!! what an awesome piece of art….it bounds me to view each and every pic,hats off to the photography.

Katlyn - August 11, 2011 - 2:54 pm

And it keeps getting better! I just viewed your previous blog posting too. These are postcard picture perfect. The colors are awesome.

Paul Cunningham - August 13, 2011 - 12:05 am

I can just envision all of these photos in a coffee table book on the table of a friend I visit. They are that good. Your photography is awesome (and I’m sure I’m not the first person who told you this).

Aaron Howe - August 17, 2011 - 1:56 am

What a special delight to see your work showcased again. I may be the odd man out — but I am just crazy over Image #7 — the beautiful old fashioned bedroom with gold tapestry and the bride’s gown hanging from the bed post. Priceless and gorgeous.

Alexandra Kokostatis - August 19, 2011 - 11:43 pm

I just previewed your last posting … and am also awed by this beautiful work. Everything is absolutely beautiful … and I love the very last photo the best. Thanks so much for sharing you artistry with us.

Capture It Like Me ~ Fall Workshop

Upcoming workshop includes BOWP founder Erick Danzer

Looking for a way to boost your skills and invigorate your business? Check out this exciting fall workshop, Capture it Like Me. We’re happy to announce that BOWP founder Erick Danzer (also founder of Photocrati and the Photographer’s SEO Community) will be giving a powerful SEO workshop as part of the event.

You’ll spend a week with top photographers and marketing professionals, working alongside them and building your portfolio. You’ll receive over 15 hours of professional instruction, portfolio building, networking, and all meals.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Capture It Like Me Photography Workshop
WHEN: October 3-7, 2011
WHERE: Calgary, Alberta at the Holiday Inn (Macleod Trail South) *Special Hotel Rate for Participants of $134/night regardless of room type
Limited Group Size: Only 60 spaces available
Price: $1995.00


Radelle Jensen and Kari Burgess of Eternal Reflections Photography (Wedding workshop)
Heather Ward of Heather Ward Photography (Newborn workshop)
Jennifer Williams of Jennifer Williams Photography (Boudoir workshop)
Erick Danzer, founder of Best of Wedding Photography and the Photographers-SEO Community (SEO workshop)
Zach and Jody Gray of Gray Photography – Branding/Marketing your Business

Rachel Tatem - July 20, 2011 - 3:01 pm

sounds great!

Best wedding photographers - July 21, 2011 - 2:31 am

Wonderful post. A picture is worth than thousands words. Photography is indeed the best way to express your feelings and depicts the era. I love photography and look over the web for finding useful stuff for the same. I came across your blog and after subscribing in my feeder I hope you will keep on the good posts featuring workshops continuously. Thanks You

Matthew Lee - July 26, 2011 - 8:43 am

What an amazing group of people — should be a very worthwhile workshop.

Wilma - July 26, 2011 - 8:58 am

It’s great that the founder and owner of Best of Wedding Photography will be leading the SEO Workshop.

Paula Lucas - August 1, 2011 - 12:13 am

So, so very cool — if I can make it out to Canada in October, I will sure to be there.

Brian Holmes - August 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Not only a beautiful wedding photography site … now, workshops on SEO … it keeps getting better and better

Best wedding photographers - August 5, 2011 - 7:26 am

Wonderful post. A picture is worth than thousands words. Photography is indeed the best way to express your feelings and depicts the era. I love photography and look over the web for finding useful stuff for the same. I came across your blog and after subscribing in my feeder I hope you will keep on the good posts like this continuously. Thanks You

Teresa Beklamy - August 6, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Wow .. I am an aspiring photographer who would one day like to be featured here on this website … so I will do anything I need to do … especially attending photographers workshops … and this … the SEO component … is also a great part of making it!! Thanks Erick Danzer!!

Shauna - August 8, 2011 - 12:55 am

Kudos to you, Erick, the VERY founder of Best of Wedding Photography. You have not only created a beautiful website of the very top of top — the cream of the crop of wedding photographers — you are also a pro with SEO … and have amazing theme(s) on Photocrati. I admire you so much,


Paul Cunningham - August 11, 2011 - 2:55 pm

As an aspiring photographer … I will be sure to check this out.

Belinda Mango - August 13, 2011 - 12:08 am

So, so very cool to read about the founder of Best of Wedding Photography. Every time I visit this website, I marvel at the talent of the photographers … and now I marvel that you have taken this one step further …. to assist with SEO. Thanks so much!

Aaron Howe - August 17, 2011 - 1:59 am

SEO Photography workshop … sure wish I lived closer … as I have been searching the net forever trying to get my Google results on page one instead of page two. Sure hope you have a follow-up paper on your results that you can share with us.

Alexandra Kokostatis - August 19, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Very cool .. I’ll check this out .. and if I cannot make this workshop … hope to see you in other places.

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another one loveble couple…Gregory and Helen choose the perfect place for their wedding and moi as their photographer 🙂

Enjoy !!

Rachel Tatem - July 7, 2011 - 8:09 am

I love your use of lighting! I mean really, great job.

Alison Larman - July 11, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Gorgeous imagery. The first image was very tantalizing and I enjoyed the whole set as a result.

Photography Liverpool - July 15, 2011 - 3:10 am

Wow what beautiful images, i love the ones in the evening with the sun setting, great work! thanks for sharing

Alexandria Kokostatis Images - July 15, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Stunning photos. I am sucker for black and white images … and yours are just great!

Matthew Lee - July 19, 2011 - 12:11 pm

The lighting, angles, colors, everything in Images 28, 52, and 55 are awesome.

Wedding Photographers Sussex - July 20, 2011 - 11:34 pm

Really appreciable work….. Pretty awesome use of lights and color details are just too good…. Great work……

Nik Pekridis - July 23, 2011 - 1:29 am

thanks a lot for your comments guys

Nik Pekridis - July 23, 2011 - 1:31 am

thank you all !!

Paula Lucas - July 26, 2011 - 8:44 am

Awesome imagery!! I kept going back to your first image over and over again.

Nora Robinson - August 1, 2011 - 12:16 am

First of all, congratulations on being the focus of the newest Lens and Honor recepient. Your work is always and incredibly amazing, and it is just wonderful that you are the main focus of this site!! Kudos and much deserved, Nik!

Teresa Beklamy - August 6, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Wow .. it was amazing reading your post on the Lens and Honor role … and looking at everything else that you have contributed to this BOWP website … just makes me truly believe in everything. Thanks so much~~~

Shauna - August 8, 2011 - 12:56 am

Nik … your work is truly beautiful and inspirational at the same time. Congrats!!! Shauna

Belinda Mango - August 13, 2011 - 12:10 am

All of your photography is awesome!! Just saw that you have recently been honored as well on BOWP — about time!

Aaron Howe - August 17, 2011 - 2:00 am

That last image is awesome … as is the rest of your photography and talent. All I can say is ‘incredible’.

Alexandra Kokostatis - August 19, 2011 - 11:45 pm

I followed your instructions to ENJOY … and I really did. Amazing set of photos. Thanks!

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I love the tone and cropping of these shots! very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!!

Julis - July 2, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Beautiful video. Just love the B&W photo — #6.

Madeline Jutras - July 2, 2011 - 8:52 pm

Absolutely lovely — you captured such wonderful emotions.

Aaron Howe - July 5, 2011 - 1:16 pm

My favorite is the black and white photo of the bridge before she descends the stairs. Such a look of anticipation.

Abigail Winters - July 5, 2011 - 1:17 pm

You made great use of light for the outdoor shots.

Alicepub - July 5, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Subtle emotion is full of these stunning pictures. I could see an awesome wedding just by the video. By the way, the groom is handsome—manly enough.

Shaun David - July 7, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Incredibly beautiful images. I love your color, contrast and saturation. Very nice!
Shaun David

Alison Larman - July 11, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Loved the fun ‘shoe’ shot from the largest size to the baby shoes.

Alexandria Kokostatis Images - July 15, 2011 - 7:18 pm

Lovely imagery — great lighting and angles.

Matthew Lee - July 19, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Awesome imagery — really like the candid shot of the children in the church.

wedding venues - July 22, 2011 - 7:30 am

Very nice blog. Pictures are very nicely captured. Good professional work by the photographer.

Paula Lucas - July 26, 2011 - 8:46 am

I really enjoyed this whole blog post — very inspiring photography.

Nora Robinson - August 1, 2011 - 12:16 am

Gorgeous and more gorgeous imagery! I was captivated by your first image — and the rest of the series was just as wonderful.

Teresa Beklamy - August 6, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Got to tell you that I am getting addicted to the amazing photography on this website. I am awed at the talent … including yours!

Shauna - August 8, 2011 - 12:57 am

Beautiful and amazing imagery!!