From Jeopardy! to Navan, Ireland

On December 30th, Genevieve Sheehan from Tampa Florida & Troy Meyer from Brecksville, Ohio were married in St. Mary’s Church in Navan, Co Meath, where her grandparents had tied the knot 56 years previously. They met through the TV show Jeopardy! – the story behind how they met was so special that that New York Times sent a photographer and reporter to cover the story. Take a look here. These are some of my favourite shots from the day:

Abigail Winters - February 11, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Fascinating black and white photos. And such a wonderful wedding story … meeting on Jeopardy … plus the element of history … marrying in the very same church where her grandparents were married. Thanks for sharing this!

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 11, 2011 - 12:23 pm

The last three images are simply amazing. I keep looking at them over and over again.

Brian, Tampa Wedding Photographer - February 15, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Loving the all B and W… Keep wanting to offer that for my clients… Hmmmm, maybe a new package? Gotta think about that… Nice work here though.

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:24 pm

Exceptional imagery and a beautiful wedding story.

Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:43 am

Wonderful wedding photojournalism. The lighting and quality of the black and white shots are incredible.

Luis Mateus - February 19, 2011 - 6:18 am

great work, fascinating!

Cat T. - February 24, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Gorgeous shots and a touching story. I especially like the shot with the shadows of the arches and the couples’ profiles!

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:27 pm

Amazing photography. You captured the beauty and details of the church so well.

Nancy Shaw - March 1, 2011 - 10:31 pm

As an avid follower of Jeopardy and trivia, this blog posting really caught my eye. A real life wedding story accompanied by gorgeous imagery. Thanks so much!

Mike Isber - March 4, 2011 - 9:13 am

Great use of light. Love your black and whites.

Matthew Lee - March 14, 2011 - 11:25 pm

Such extraordinary work and perfection. You are fabulous and an inspiration to aspiring photographers. And Genevieve and Troy must be over the moon with these fantastic memories to view over and over again. Any bride and groom who is lucky to have you photograph their wedding is lucky indeed. Forget the lottos .. this is much better.

Love black and white for the wedding photojournalism

I love the realism of natural light and the contrast of shades of white and black, I love photography and film scene, the story with images that convey emotion and authenticity; Here are some of my black and white image from recent in the last few weddings last year.

 These images represent my work and my wedding photojournalism

 Luigi Rota  photography

wedding photography norwich - February 10, 2011 - 6:04 am

I just love your photographs. Thanks for sharing these stunning photographs. I hope I will see more photographs.

Photographers Aberdeen - February 10, 2011 - 6:06 am

These images are absolutely stunning, loving the low key image with the confetti out of focus!

Tres Jolie Photo - February 10, 2011 - 12:19 pm

B&W is fantastic for emotions, I totally agree.
Those images are truly beautiful and artistic. I LOVE your work !
The veil in the wind, the groom’s smoke, the birds, the fireworks the last one, and ow key image with the confetti, are my fav!!!

daniel stark - February 10, 2011 - 1:33 pm

love the choice of black and white and how it gives it that documentary feel. nice work!

Love black and white for the wedding photojournalism

Scott Wood - February 11, 2011 - 5:23 am

Great work – the black and white quality is excellent and the shots of the guys have a real ‘rat pack’ film feel to them.

Abigail Winters - February 11, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Your very last image is breathtaking … beautiful work.

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 11, 2011 - 12:24 pm

You captured every emotion possible (joy, tears ….) And you also captured the very essence of Italy – gorgeous.

Luigi Rota Wedding Photographer - February 12, 2011 - 6:56 am

I thank everyone for the wonderful comments on my photos and my work ….
Luigi Rota

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:26 pm

Exceptional photojournalism and skill. Kudos!

FranckG - February 17, 2011 - 3:55 pm

This is raw emotion at its best, well served by the author’s unique photojournalistic look and a “perfect-fitting” B&W. Splendid !

Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:44 am

Awesome imagery. The bride looks like an angel with her veil blowing in the wind.

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Stunning imagery … my favorite is the bride with the two little flower girls.

Nancy Shaw - March 1, 2011 - 10:32 pm

I was taken with Photo 3 … spectacular … as are all of your photos. So glad I found this blog. Your work just radiates.

ImranKhan - March 21, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Last two images are just took my breathe apart. Stunning snaps. Black n white make those photos dreamy.

Luigi Rota Wedding Photographer - March 22, 2011 - 2:21 am

very nice thanks for your appreciation

Photographe Luxembourg - May 12, 2011 - 7:06 am

More than just beautiful – highly emotional shots full of life !
An outstanding photo selection !

Martin Beddall - May 26, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Nice work. I love black and white. Although recently had a couple not book becuase “I shoot too much b&w” !?!

Ross Barber - March 3, 2017 - 3:59 am

Black and white is just too beautiful!

Alik+Olya Engagement :: Chukotka, Russia

I would never imagine that one day I will photograph engagement session literally on the end of the earth. Yet, a week ago I came back from Pevek – northest city in Russia where I photographed engagement of my two good friend – Alik and Olya.
I met Alik in Fresno, CA where we went to the same school, and Olya is a good friend of mine back from Moldova. Both of them decided to move to North for a long-term mission serving people of Chukotka.
Olya and Alik decided to make their engagement very special, so they dressed in national Chukotka clothes.

More photos on the blog:

Tamas Millok - January 31, 2011 - 4:52 pm

🙂 How many degrees You’ve survived there? This last one is really special because of the light.

Sergio Ruiz - February 1, 2011 - 7:23 am

The las one with the northern lights is awesome, almost out of this world. Congratulations!

somogyvari photography - February 1, 2011 - 10:31 am

WOW, those look fantastic. great last pic….good flash work….

shabnam - February 2, 2011 - 12:22 am

different photographs!! nice

Aaron Howe - February 3, 2011 - 10:47 pm

Stunning photography. Crystal clear!

Wilma Cornelisse - February 6, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Brrr … it sure looks cold. Ah, but well worth it — these photos are spectacular.

shabnam - February 8, 2011 - 12:42 am

unique images!!!! I just love the way of photography!!!

melissa - February 8, 2011 - 5:31 pm


seriously…every single one of them. LOVE THEM!

Scott Gatt - February 9, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Brilliant photography … wonderful use of light. Love how you used coca cola in some of your photos.

daniel stark - February 10, 2011 - 1:32 pm

OMG!! amazing images! you guys rock!

Josh Gruetzmacher - February 11, 2011 - 12:09 pm

These photos are awesome. The last one is SO RAD!!! Well done 🙂

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 11, 2011 - 12:26 pm

I just can’t find the right words to describe the sheer beauty of your images. Magnificent!

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:28 pm

I have never quite seen how beautiful the Northern Lights were until I saw your last image. Spectacular!

Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:45 am

These photos just take my breath away — absolutely magnificent!

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:31 pm

Brilliant work … the lighting, the colors – stunning.

Nancy Shaw - March 1, 2011 - 10:33 pm

Absolutely extraordinary and fascinating. Your work is gorgeous.

Eyecon Photography - July 4, 2011 - 8:16 am

looks so cold there, brilliant work, love the last photo!

Marianna & Apostolis in Thessaloniki

In the middle of winter my first wedding of 2011 its a loveable couple who are very lucky.

With average temperatures of  10-15 celsius and lot of bright sunny light….yes they are lucky…and i hope to be so lucky and for the rest of their life.

Aaron Howe - February 3, 2011 - 10:48 pm

Beautiful work Nik. I especially liked your very last photo.

Wilma Cornelisse - February 6, 2011 - 7:06 pm

Another amazing wedding. Just love the way you captured the sky in your very first image.

Scott Gatt - February 9, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Nik — #20 of the bride is incredible, as are all your images. You never disappoint!

Nik Pekridis - February 10, 2011 - 3:57 am

thanks for your comments

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 11, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Absolutely love the lighting in #15. A beautiful wedding story.

clippingimages - February 13, 2011 - 12:34 am

awesome the wedding photos.thanks to share with us.

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:29 pm

I love the sheer beauty that you captured … and especially all the fun and emotion in the reception shots.

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:33 pm

A gorgeous wedding story … you really captured the honest emotions. Nice.

Nancy Shaw - March 1, 2011 - 10:34 pm

Beautiful, beautiful work!!!

Portland Oregon Wedding | Tom + Susan | Daniel Stark Photography

Tom and Susan exchanged their vows right outside Portland nestled between the vistas of the Columbia Gorge. It was a breathtaking setting and a very intimate ceremony. Enjoy the photos by Portland Oregon and San Francisco wedding photographer, Daniel Stark

San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Daniel Stark

Photos by: Daniel Stark



Karma the Bra Lady - January 28, 2011 - 11:48 am

Wow, these photos are gorgeous. You truly capture the essence of the couple. Well done.

Amy - January 28, 2011 - 12:47 pm

You can feel the love radiate through these photos. Daniel seemed to capture every possible emotion!

Aaron Howe - January 28, 2011 - 11:42 pm

Stunning set of images! Again, I marvel each time I check this site out to see yet another amazing photographer. This really is the Best of Wedding Photography.

Robert Speck - February 3, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Beautiful work! I especially loved the Black and White photos.

Dominique Cabrelli - February 4, 2011 - 2:03 am

I really love your gorgeous black and white composition!!
All the best!

Wilma Cornelisse - February 6, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Spectacular work … your first B&W is truly outstanding.

Scott Gatt - February 9, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Kudos for such gorgeous imagery. Your last photo is brilliant.

Alexandria Kokostatis - February 11, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Photo #6 is amazing of the wedding ceremony with the mountains in the background … and the colors are brilliant and sharp.

Miranda Isber - February 16, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Image No. 12 is beyond awesome! I can’t help but going back to that image over and over again.

daniel stark - February 17, 2011 - 1:17 pm

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words–it’s very encouraging and it means a lot. Thank you.

Yvonne Dunnington - February 18, 2011 - 10:48 am

Image #6 is a true reflection of your beautiful photography. A work of art.

Nora Robinson - February 24, 2011 - 10:34 pm

Wow … beautiful work. Your last image is absolutely stunning!

Nancy Shaw - March 1, 2011 - 10:35 pm

I just can’t get over how magnificent #6 is … those colors are breath taking. Beautiful work!

Gao Thow - December 25, 2013 - 7:12 pm

I love these pictures! Where was this wedding located?

Brandi - August 31, 2014 - 4:29 pm

It’s wonderful to have such a great photographer on our side, nice!