Shoda Love Wedding Photography - Best of 2011
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Turn it up to 11.

Turn it up to 11.

This has been one hell of a year. Never in my life would I have thought being a photographer would have me traveling all over the country working with some of the most amazing people.  In my 30 trips around the sun, I’ve never had a more productive year than this nor made as many valuable friendships with not only my clients but also fellow shooters. Enormous thanks to the people who’ve trusted me to document some of the biggest moments in their lives and thanks to the friends and family I have supporting me through this journey. To the people I get to work with in 2012, put your party pants on because it’s about to go off!

Disclaimer: The collection of images here is the biggest visual mashup ever. It’s not my “Best of” but rather just a set of images I love out of the many thousands I’ve taken this year. Some of these you’ve seen before, some you haven’t, and some you’ll see more of. Many made in the company of these fine friends: Andria Lindquist, Carly Bish, Jaquilyn Shumate, Jenny Jimenez, Michael Rowley, Sean Flanigan.

Happy holidays yo.

  • carly
    Posted at 15:44h, 16 December

    A year well spent… So glad to know you and call you “friend.” :)

  • Jacob Lucas
    Posted at 15:44h, 16 December

    You had a pretty awesome year mate, and your work certainly shows it. These images are off the hook! Congrats!

  • Tonhya Kae
    Posted at 15:47h, 16 December

    so so proud of you my friend. it’s so fun to watch everyone grow in this business, you are going to do some amazing things in 2012, ya betta beeleedat.

  • Karen
    Posted at 15:48h, 16 December

    Epic. Definitely ended it perfectly with that last image! Can’t wait to see you destroy 2012!

  • Andria Lindquist
    Posted at 15:51h, 16 December

    errrreybody needs to know about you. my eyes were thirsty and now they’re quenched. so honored to be in the know and friends w you buddy boy.

  • Kip Beelman
    Posted at 15:51h, 16 December

    Damn fine work my dear man.

  • Magnus
    Posted at 15:51h, 16 December

    man, I didn’t want the photos to stop. Awesome work!

  • Catherine Abegg
    Posted at 15:58h, 16 December

    You’re the fucking bees knees. And I love you. And I don’t know who chose the “rising stars” and “the best of the bestestes” & what not, but I choose YOU. Hands down. SHODA’LOVE BITCHES!!!

  • nirav
    Posted at 16:01h, 16 December

    We’re going to need some damage control after this ass whoopin’ awesomeness you just unleashed. It was great hanging with you and getting to know you this year amigo. Let’s repeat the jacuzzi session in 2012.

  • amber
    Posted at 16:02h, 16 December

    So completely awesome!

  • lydia {ever ours}
    Posted at 16:12h, 16 December

    such a year. and j, it’s been so freaking awesome to get to know you and have had the opportunity to meet you in person. thank you for the amazing support and the truly stellar work you’re constantly cranking out, yo. much love.

  • Phil Chester
    Posted at 16:36h, 16 December

    Dude, it’s been awesome meeting you in fake life and following your work. As this is my first year in the biz, I’ve looked to your work for inspiration on the reg and it’s helped tremendously. Looking forward to linking up IRL this coming year and hopefully shooting alongside you. Cheers man, you’ve had an incredible year.

  • Nicole Firestone
    Posted at 16:58h, 16 December

    Hot damn!!. I was pausing at every image. Incredible. Wow factor to the max.

  • matthew morgan
    Posted at 17:11h, 16 December

    beaut of a post amigo. i like the originality in your creativity.

  • Julia Manchik
    Posted at 17:17h, 16 December

    What a year!! Well done.

  • Will Kim
    Posted at 17:44h, 16 December

    Jiminy Christmas! so good! can’t wait to see more of your work in 2012!!!

  • Hannah Tilton
    Posted at 18:02h, 16 December

    Dude! These were great. Can’t wait to see 2012!

  • Rog
    Posted at 18:16h, 16 December

    these photos are lucky you made them.

  • hug
    Posted at 18:43h, 16 December

    so totally righteous.

  • tim riddick
    Posted at 19:34h, 16 December

    bloody sick dude. just straight up nastiness with talent. I try to make sure to look at a lot of best of every year and this is one the best. keep up the good no scratch that keep up great work.

  • Brian Furbush
    Posted at 19:53h, 16 December

    Damn dude, you just owned with these shots. Hell of a year for you, fantastic job.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 19:53h, 16 December

    So. Fucking. Good.

  • Rachel Thurston
    Posted at 21:08h, 16 December

    I hate you and love you at the same time. So good. So deserving. xo.

  • Jesse Green
    Posted at 22:38h, 16 December

    One hell of a year is right my friend. Absolutely incredible work. Can’t even wait to see what you do with our wedding in just a few months.

  • Fotograf ślubny Lublin
    Posted at 07:49h, 17 December

    Great as always!

  • anna
    Posted at 09:51h, 17 December

    j.shoda. you. are. a. rock. star. i’m seriously in awe of your work!

  • Greg Nissen
    Posted at 12:06h, 17 December

    I need new underwear

  • Aileen Reilly
    Posted at 12:09h, 17 December

    Jshoda, you are the one to beat. so so good. honored to know you “when.”

  • Stephanie Haller
    Posted at 13:12h, 17 December

    Greg sums it up.

    What an absolutely stunning collection, Shoda. So proud of everything you are and everything you’ve done this year.

  • Mike Rousseau
    Posted at 14:48h, 17 December

    Dude. This post is badass. Can’t wait for next year, seriously. I’m glad we were to meet at VSCO as well.

  • Laurel
    Posted at 22:16h, 17 December

    ………speechless but not enough to not say this. All I can think is I’m glad I don’t have to pick a favorite. It’s actually pretty unbelievable something so beautiful is done by someone I personally know. I said it once, I’ll say it again. You have a gift. I know there’s big things in store for you and your talent. Whoop whoop Jsho!!!!!

  • andrew lee
    Posted at 11:43h, 18 December

    looks like a damn good year to me.

  • jsa
    Posted at 09:16h, 19 December

    you probably should’ve tried a little less, living up to this in 2012 is going to be damn near impossible.

  • rf
    Posted at 17:25h, 20 December

    that’s a helluva mashup. the year of the shoda.

  • jonas seaman
    Posted at 20:17h, 20 December

    Amazing stuff!!! Seriously awesome!!

  • Drew W
    Posted at 21:32h, 22 December

    I want to be like you when I grow up!

  • kyle
    Posted at 02:34h, 25 December

    great collection man. it’s insane how good you’ve become

  • richard cao
    Posted at 18:51h, 27 December

    amazing year you are so blessed!!! truly inspiring!

  • Timory Burleson
    Posted at 20:06h, 27 December

    Your photos are always creative, always impressive and always showing love. So happy we had the opportunity to work with you!

  • Lauren @ Every Last Detail
    Posted at 10:12h, 04 January

    Absolutely. Amazing. Love your work! Happy 2012!

  • Kat Braman
    Posted at 09:15h, 05 January

    love every single frame. here’s to a kick ass 2012!

  • Fotograf ślubny Lublin
    Posted at 12:34h, 14 January


  • Lindsay MacDonald
    Posted at 10:51h, 17 January

    These are so beautiful… great work!

  • david jenkins
    Posted at 08:09h, 21 January

    Great year Jeremy. So much emotion through out just pure quality in the moments and the style.

  • Louie Abellera
    Posted at 13:09h, 24 January


  • Blake Burton
    Posted at 12:36h, 09 February

    Helluva year Shoda! I enjoyed following 2011 and I’m looking forward to your 2012! Best of Luck!

  • Nick
    Posted at 12:45h, 10 March

    Second time rolling through everyone’s 2011 posts.

    You raped 2011 like Pedo Bear on Viagra working at a day care center.

  • David Robertson
    Posted at 15:54h, 20 March

    awesome, bro

  • Shipra
    Posted at 09:45h, 21 April

    you just kept blowing me away with each image. Keep it comin’ J

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