~~Bridal Beauty~~

© Alisha L. Ekstrom

~~Bridal Beauty~~

Sherry S. Boles 2/17/2006 11:01:07 PM

She looks so beautiful and happy...just like a bride should! Great capture, Alisha! #394248

jennifer B. short 2/17/2006 11:24:55 PM

Wonderful photo and wonderful model. Your picture shows her glow on her wedding day. #2432582

Michelle R. Johnson 2/17/2006 11:42:48 PM

Very beautiful, Alisha! Excellent shot! #2432599

Roger Bernabo 2/18/2006 1:52:38 AM

She is beautiful and her smile is GREAT. you captured her so well!!! #2432756

Kerby Pfrangle 2/18/2006 1:53:22 AM

Million dollar smile. Beautiful model. #2432758

Carla Metzler 2/18/2006 1:58:54 AM

Beautiful capture, Alisha!! #2432767

Lisa D. Greer 2/18/2006 4:13:56 AM

Gorgeous bride, gorgeous image! Can't wait to see more! :) #2432934

Daniel Diaz 2/18/2006 4:36:23 AM

Gorgeous B&W Alisha, hope you post more of this wedding!!! #2432961

Candice C. Calhoun 2/18/2006 4:45:34 AM

Beautiful bride, great choice to make the brick wall the bg...sorry it was so cold...bitter here as well!

ccc #2432985

Kevin Wood 2/18/2006 5:05:59 AM

Well Done! Great photo! #2433082

Jeff Robinson 2/18/2006 5:29:54 AM

Excellent portrait! Jeff #2433218

Joy Rector 2/18/2006 5:30:24 AM

fantastic shot #2433220

Nadia W. Smith 2/18/2006 5:37:14 AM

A gorgeous black and white...was this taken with your new lens? The clarity is great! #2433259

Amanda Price 2/18/2006 6:03:01 AM

GOR-JUSS! Woah! Can't wait to see more! #2433403

Melissa Farnsworth 2/18/2006 6:10:47 AM

She is very beautiful. And you did an excellent job!! #2433454

Laura E. OConnor 2/18/2006 6:33:39 AM

A gorgeous B&W!!! Love it! POST MORE!!!! :) #2433540

Kara L. Hendricks 2/18/2006 7:16:52 AM

Wow... She certainly is gorgeous Alisha.. And you captured her very well... This b/w is priceless.. #2433675

Breanna D. Manley 2/18/2006 8:19:28 AM

She looks so happy and she is so beautiful! You did a great job in capturing a moment she will treasure forever! #2433862

Lynn Crawford 2/18/2006 8:33:20 AM

She is beautiful, great capture of her smile, love the dark contrast here with the B&W Alisha, the effect you used for the B&W is great :) #2433925

Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/18/2006 8:50:05 AM

Thanks everyone! I just LOVED this wedding. It was fun, BUT VERY frigid:)

Nadia...No this wasn't my new lense. It was with my 28-100mm lense. I LOVED the clarity of this image as well cause it was STRAIGHT from the camera. I was impressed!!!:) Everything is just so fast paced with a wedding...ESPECIALLY when you're outside & FREEZING that everything was rushed & I didn't want to take the time to switch lenses:) I did use it at the reception:) #2433986

Tonya R. Boles 2/18/2006 9:40:55 AM

Great job on this portrait.. #2434136

Sandy Landon 2/18/2006 10:05:04 AM

BEEE-uuuuu-ttttiiiifffuullll!! Love it and she is a gorgeous bride!! Looks like you had a blast and I am soooo excited for you. I thought about you freezing a lot yesterday!! Poor girl!! Now you will have to share all you knowledge with what you learned!!

Michelle R. Kovach 2/18/2006 10:10:42 AM

Even freezing in the snow she made for a beautiful bride! Nicely done Alisha! #2434241

Tiffani S. LaNeave 2/18/2006 10:20:05 AM

Alisha, I see a WINNER!!! This is simply gorgeous! Excellent caputre. You're going to be in high demand for sure!!! #2434271

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/18/2006 10:57:11 AM

WOW..she is beautiful..what a lovely smile and bride! I love this high key black and white!!!!! Great job, my friend! #2434413

Laura Clay-Ballard 2/18/2006 4:24:22 PM

awesome color tones! beautiful shot! #2435238

Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/18/2006 4:32:49 PM

Thanks Tonya, Sandy, Michelle, Tiff, Shelly & Laura for the most wonderful comments!!! #2435268

Nicole Kessel 2/18/2006 6:58:40 PM

This is beautiful, Alisha! Wonderful expression and clarity! Gorgeous in B&W! #2435554

Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/19/2006 12:57:15 AM

Thanks Nicole....I would have to say this is my most FAVORITE image from the wedding!!!! She is just soo BEAUTIFUL!!!! #2436080

Peggy J. Maguire 2/19/2006 4:41:02 PM

Alisha,I cant get over the sharpness outstanding..... #2438623

Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/19/2006 4:54:55 PM

Thanks Peggy. I LOVE the clarity of this image as well:)...STRAIGHT from the camera & so that's even more exciting for me:) #2438702

Darryl Wilkinson 2/20/2006 1:09:24 AM

Beautiful portrait, Alisha, what a wonderful expression of joy you've captured so very well! Nice work once again!!! #2439621

Megan p 2/20/2006 4:47:36 AM

I missed this the other day but was lucky enough to catch it today on SB! Alisha you did such a gorgeous job!!!! Stunning photograph of this beautiful bride!! #2439938

Susana Ms Heide 2/20/2006 1:18:25 PM

All of these photos are B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!!! What a great job you did on this wedding! Of all the ones of the bride this one is my favorite! You captured a very special expression! #2441807

Terry L. Ellis 2/20/2006 1:45:20 PM

Gorgeous, Alisha! She is beautiful and your portrait work is fabulous. #2441919

Caryn Suehowicz 2/20/2006 4:54:50 PM

Kudos on an amazing capture!! This is what I think every bride wants in their album... an amazing portrait of the real moments and feelings and expressions. You got it! #2442403

Pat Gamwell 2/20/2006 7:23:38 PM

Such a beautiful bride! You really captured her essence! #2442892

Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/23/2006 6:59:46 AM

Darryl, Megan, Susana, Terry, Caryn & Pat...THANK YOU for taking the time to comment & the awesome feedback..I appreciate it!!!

Just an FYI this image won POTD at shutterbugz a few days ago:) #2456983

Megan p 3/22/2006 1:08:23 PM

Congratulations Alisha, still soooo gorgeous, good luck in the next round!!! #2562544

Laura E. OConnor 3/22/2006 1:45:29 PM

CONGRATS ALISHA!!!! Well deserved finalist!!!! #2562782

She-She Killough 3/22/2006 1:51:15 PM

CONGRATS Alisha!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! #2562850

Caryn Suehowicz 3/22/2006 1:56:57 PM

I knew this one would come up as a finalist... cannot wait to see the next round of winners... this has to be one! Great job. #2562883

Nadia W. Smith 3/22/2006 2:19:27 PM

Okay let me add this to the long lists of comments and congratulations! Way to go! #2563003

jennifer B. short 3/22/2006 2:21:08 PM

I knew this was such a special image, I am glad the judges thought so too!!!! #2563021

Jenny Bosmans 3/22/2006 2:38:44 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Alisha!! #2563192

Jill Flynn 3/22/2006 2:59:05 PM

This is a gorgeous B&W Alisha! Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #2563397

Sandy Landon 3/22/2006 3:38:48 PM

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!! Congrats on this fantastic image!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2563630

Renee Doyle 3/22/2006 4:24:08 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist Alisha!!!!

Hayley J. Hamlin 3/22/2006 4:33:32 PM

Knew we'd see this one again:) Many Congrats!! Good luck in the next round!! #2563895

Tiffani S. LaNeave 3/22/2006 4:40:29 PM

Congrats Alisha! This was no suprise! Awesome image! #2563923

Sherry S. Boles 3/22/2006 4:42:18 PM

Congratulations, Alisha! #2563933

Jenny D 3/22/2006 5:26:29 PM

Congrats Alisha! #2564104

Trisha Moe 3/22/2006 5:29:17 PM

Alisha... she is beautiful and you have captured so much here!! Congrats! #2564119

Gail Vitikacs 3/22/2006 6:18:42 PM

Beautiful Alisha! Congratulations!!! #2564295

Amanda Price 3/22/2006 6:20:20 PM

Yahooee! Congrats, Alisha!! #2564303

Marie Fields 3/22/2006 8:15:39 PM

Congratulations, Alisha! Beautiful!!! #2564750

Dale Ann Cubbage 3/22/2006 9:21:43 PM

WaaaaHoooo! Congrats Alisha!

da #2564926

Darryl Wilkinson 3/22/2006 10:11:08 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful portrait and finalist, Alisha! Bravo!!! #2565106

Michelle R. Johnson 3/22/2006 11:04:31 PM

Congratulations, Alisha! This portrait is so beautiful and classy. I'm sure we'll see it again in the next round!! #2565213

bob cornelison 3/22/2006 11:12:41 PM

Excellent shot! Congrats on this one!
~:O) #2565222

Laura Clay-Ballard 3/23/2006 4:57:08 AM

congrats on this awesome portrait! #2565908

Linda L. Ruiz 3/23/2006 7:18:18 AM

Really worth looking at. Just perfect. Love it. Congrats #2566401

Cindy D. Vaughan 3/23/2006 7:49:08 AM

So beautiful, congrats on your finalist. #2566516

Rakesh Syal 3/23/2006 9:07:27 AM

Great job and huge congratulations, Alisha!!! #2566793

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/23/2006 10:18:42 AM

THANKS EVERYONE for the congrats on this as a finalist! I LOVED this image & was sooooo hoping it would be a finalist! I was SOOOOOOO excited when I saw the e-mail & it was this image! LOVE LOVE THIS PIC:):) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a winner, BUT even so if it's not I'm thrilled it's a finalist & was recognized;)

THANKS AGAIN!!!!! #2567046

Terry L. Ellis 3/23/2006 10:42:30 AM

Congratulations, Alisha! Fantastic finalist! #2567145

Nicole Grimsley 3/23/2006 11:11:19 AM

I knew this one would be a finalist! Gorgeous girl, gorgeous shot. Well deserved...congrats! And good luck! #2567245

Kimberly Peck 3/23/2006 4:05:13 PM

Congrats Alisha! So well deserved!! #2568111

Cathy M. Gromball 3/23/2006 4:51:36 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Alisha!

Cathy :) #2568310

Lynn Crawford 3/23/2006 5:14:43 PM

Great job Alisha, congrats :) #2568395

Life Expressions 3/23/2006 6:34:31 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Alisha! #2568617

Susana Ms Heide 3/23/2006 7:31:18 PM

I'm really happy to see this here! This is my favorite of that bridal session! CONGRATS!! #2568760

Corinne M. Thompson 3/24/2006 11:46:41 AM

Beautiful capture...Congrats on receiving Finalist! #2571418

Nicole Kessel 3/25/2006 8:10:45 AM

Congratulations, Alisha on you your gorgeous finalist! :) #2574030

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/25/2006 4:55:34 PM

THANKS GIRLS!!!!!!!! The congrats mean a lot to me!!!!;) #2575157

April Riggs 3/26/2006 8:30:09 PM

Congrats Alisha. I remember when you first started posting and you were unsure of yourself, well now you know that you are wonderful!!! Great job! #2578225

Olivia Navarro 3/26/2006 9:01:03 PM

Alisha, how exciting!!!!!!! Congratulations on your big win!!!! This is beautiful! #2578258

Darryl Wilkinson 3/26/2006 9:09:44 PM

Alisha, YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations on your WIN!!! BRAVO!!!!! #2578288

Sandy Landon 3/26/2006 9:13:48 PM

Yeah!!!!! You go girl!!! Big congrats to you!!!!! #2578296

Laura E. OConnor 3/26/2006 9:40:08 PM


Jill Flynn 3/26/2006 9:43:07 PM

Congratulations on your win Alisha!! Way to go!!! #2578396

jennifer B. short 3/26/2006 9:48:25 PM

Congratulations on a well desreved win!!!!!!! #2578421

Janine Russell 3/26/2006 9:52:56 PM

Alisha, very nice portrait; congratulations on your Second Place win. #2578443

Renee Doyle 3/26/2006 10:37:54 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful second place Alisha!!!

Breanna D. Manley 3/27/2006 1:48:25 AM

A HUGE CONGRATS TO U ALISHA!! Way 2 Go! #2578890

Jenny Bosmans 3/27/2006 2:21:58 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Alisha!! #2578973

Sylvia Rossler 3/27/2006 2:50:47 AM

Big congrats on your win alisha :O) #2579049

Gail Vitikacs 3/27/2006 3:13:06 AM


Wende Trew 3/27/2006 3:25:57 AM

Congratulations Alisha on this beautiful image!!! HEY!!!! #2579161

Jenny D 3/27/2006 3:28:14 AM

Congratulations Alisha!! #2579166

Alison Greenwood 3/27/2006 3:50:09 AM

Congratulations Alisha on this very deserving winner! It's a very beautiful image!!! Well done! #2579248

Diane Dupuis 3/27/2006 3:56:44 AM

WOOOHOOO!!!! WTG Alisha!!!!!!!!!!!! #2579274

Megan p 3/27/2006 4:00:53 AM

SOOOO very DESERVING Alisha!!!! Hurray, good for you!!!Congratulations!!! #2579298

KHAWLA Haddad 3/27/2006 4:23:54 AM

Big Congratulations on your Second Place win, Alisha!!!. #2579474

Jessica Hughes 3/27/2006 4:54:56 AM

*clap* Yay! Congratulations!!! #2579634

Kimberly Peck 3/27/2006 5:18:15 AM

BIG congrats Alisha!!!! YAHOO!!!! Very much deserved!!!
I am so happy to be sharing our first wins today - what a special day!! :-) #2579732

Nadia W. Smith 3/27/2006 5:35:30 AM

Way to Go!! I hope you let this beautiful bride know that she's a winner also! LOL! Yipeee for you!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful. #2579763

Nadia W. Smith 3/27/2006 5:35:36 AM

Way to Go!! I hope you let this beautiful bride know that she's a winner also! LOL! Yipeee for you!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful. #2579764

Life Expressions 3/27/2006 5:49:56 AM

Congratulations on your win, Alisha!!! #2579807

Stephanie McMillan 3/27/2006 5:51:06 AM

WOOHOO for you Alisha!! Congrats! #2579810

Nicole Kessel 3/27/2006 6:00:00 AM

Awesome Alisha!! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!! #2579843

Marie Fields 3/27/2006 6:15:44 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Alisha!!! Way to Go!!!! #2579895

Laurence Saliba 3/27/2006 6:22:30 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Alisha!!!!!!!! #2579925

Laurence Saliba 3/27/2006 6:22:48 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Alisha!!!!!!!! #2579926

Laura Clay-Ballard 3/27/2006 8:47:06 AM

you know I love this! awesome! congrats #2580355

Donna W. Neal 3/27/2006 9:14:20 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Alisha #2580441

Terry L. Ellis 3/27/2006 10:46:21 AM

Congratulations, Alisha, on this gorgeous second place win!! #2580723

Corinne M. Thompson 3/27/2006 3:11:50 PM

Congrats on your 2nd Place Win! #2581593

Sharon Day 3/27/2006 3:34:47 PM

Congratulations, Alisha!!! Great capture! #2581657

Susana Ms Heide 3/27/2006 4:10:04 PM

You did it girl!!!!!! WTG!! This looks so fitting with that golden medal! CONGRATS Alisha!!! #2581722

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/27/2006 5:03:03 PM

WOW...This is the most responses EVER:) I'm sooo glad you all like it & this is my FIRS WIN EVER & so I'm pretty proud of it myself:) THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking the time to congratulate me!!!!!;) #2581850

Wally Orlowsky 3/27/2006 6:04:47 PM

Congratulations on this uplifting winner, Alisha! #2582027

Michelle R. Kovach 3/27/2006 7:11:07 PM

Congratulations Girlie! WTG! #2582226

Shelline Watts 3/28/2006 4:56:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS ! Considering the monthly theme, my guess is you might just end up with a few more! #2583361

Claudette Foote 3/28/2006 8:01:02 AM

Congrats Alisha! So well deserved!!


Dale Ann Cubbage 3/28/2006 8:45:30 AM

Alisha, this was so deserving of a win! It's a fabulous portrait, full of beauty and joy!! Great job, and congrats! I'm so very happy for you!!

da #2584093

Tiffani S. LaNeave 3/28/2006 9:01:15 AM

Goodness gracious....I had to scroll down for days just to leave you a comment! WOW! Anyways....congrats on your GORGEOUS second place win! You soooo very much deserved this! This image is just wonderful in every single way!:) #2584158

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/28/2006 9:05:47 AM

Wally, Michelle, Shelline, Claudette, Da & Tiff.....THANK YOU sooo much!!!! Your congrats really mean a lot;) This image definitely is a marketing piece for my weddings:) #2584169

Michael Robichaud 3/28/2006 11:47:51 AM

Radiant and beautiful, wonderful photo of the beautiful bride. Congrats on your win. #2584664

Cari Clinkenbeard 3/28/2006 2:50:31 PM

Stunning!! I love the tones in all your b/w's! #2585125

Gary Lange 3/29/2006 7:30:36 AM

A heartfelt congratulations to you, Alisha!! Way to go!!! #2587192

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/29/2006 7:38:18 AM

Thank you Michael, Cari & Gary!!! #2587221

Thomas Lam 3/31/2006 9:14:10 AM

Beautiful picture... Great DOF. It sure capture that exciting moment in time. Nice! #2594404

Amanda Price 3/31/2006 6:31:03 PM

Congratulations on your WIN!! Wooohooo! #2595694

Rhonda Smith 4/2/2006 7:30:06 PM

Wow.. a gorgeous image of a beautiful bride.. Congrats on your well deserved win Alisha #2601429

Lori Carlson 4/9/2006 5:59:03 PM

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CANDID!! I'm so happy for you with your big win!!! :0) #2626155

James E. Coleman 4/10/2006 7:37:40 PM

This shot deserves all the credit anyone wants to give it! She looks so happy and you just captured such a great profile and spontaneous smile on her, my congratulations to you!
I didn't finish your gallery, but you seem to have some very nice images on it.
Jim #2630438

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/26/2006 5:20:01 AM

Beautiful bride and smile...love this and so happy for your win!!! #2692554

Nicole Grimsley 5/17/2006 5:24:22 PM

Alisha, I've been meaning to ask you. What is "Michael's black and white action in PS7"? #2778042

Alisha L. Ekstrom 6/27/2006 6:55:37 AM

Sorry this is a bit late, BUT THANK YOU ALL for the overwhelming AWESOME CONGRATS! It was greatly appreciated:) #2956559

Mike 8/11/2006 3:29:54 PM

perfect capture!! her eyes are simply sparkling with joy and you can see a happy bride. I hope to be able to capture the expressions of people as well as u do someday! =] #3152997

Mike 8/11/2006 3:29:55 PM

perfect capture!! her eyes are simply sparkling with joy and you can see a happy bride. I hope to be able to capture the expressions of people as well as u do someday! =] #3152998

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 3/15/2007 12:25:25 PM

Nice capture, Alisha .... definitely a beauty ... congrats on this 2nd place winner ... steve #4058155

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I photographed a wedding today & this bride was sooo beautiful with a GORGEOUS smile. Used Michael's B&W action in PS7. 1/100sec, F6.3, manual mode, 100mm focal length. Nothing done to image except change b&w.

Uploaded on 2/17/2006 10:45:59 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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