Hello world! I figured it is about time for me to introduce you to the Parker J crew that keeps me moving, inspired and sane. (ok its only 2 beautiful women, not exactly a crew) This is the perfect time since we just had our portraits made by the uber-talented celebrity photographer Aunden Brendahey last week. […]

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  • Kevin Lubera - January 21, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    This is awesome! That last one is a keeper, for sure! :)ReplyCancel

  • Andy J - January 21, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    This shoot definitely confirms the genius of Aunden… I am always amazed that his images are so straightforward, yet simultaneously encompass a remarkable depth. Just brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • stuart - January 21, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    love these…ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Brown - January 21, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    Awesome! I’m taking some inspiration on that last one Parker!ReplyCancel

  • B fatz - January 21, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Awesome dude and what a great philosophy he has. . .ReplyCancel

  • shay - January 22, 2012 - 6:47 pm

    love it….so very honored to work with you…ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - January 23, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Looking good and I mean GOOD!!!! All of you!ReplyCancel

  • kristi - January 23, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    ricky would be proud. fun post. fabulous images. what great connections you have. i was always completely impressed that you know richard israel :) ( whose work I find just incredible)ReplyCancel

  • Ricki Ford - January 28, 2012 - 8:30 am

    love these..The colors are ROCKING!ReplyCancel

  • Damon Leo - February 3, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Can’t fool me. Aunden Brendahey is obviously Parker Pfister spelled backwards.ReplyCancel

  • Jameykay - February 13, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    Its always refreshing to get to see the ones who help hold the house down! Looks so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Rafa Ramirez - February 14, 2012 - 9:22 am


Hello world, Today I want to share with you a wedding from Miami Fl (coconut grove to be exact) and introduce you to this amazing couple Ben and Vanessa. This is one of those weddings where any monkey with a camera could have made amazing images. Besides being beautiful people in an amazing venue (http://www.villa-woodbine.com), […]

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  • Tania - January 18, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Stunning, classic, amazing! I don’t know that a monkey would have been as steady with the camera ;)! Excellent & inspiring! Love everything about this shareReplyCancel

  • Kelly Alexander - January 18, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Love this! And so happy you’re shooting a Nikon now, and we really enjoyed you in the new Nikon magazine the part about shooting from under the table. :)ReplyCancel

  • teresa vigil - January 18, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    wow, you cease to amaze me, love it all.ReplyCancel

  • Ricki Ford - January 18, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    amazing! i want try to pick a fave i’ll just say all of them ROCK!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Giezentanner - January 18, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    beautiful images! stellar venue, indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Jorge R. Gonzalez - January 18, 2012 - 11:07 pm

    Beautiful work as always! Hey didn’t know you were down here, maybe next time we can meet up.ReplyCancel

  • Rob Villetto - January 20, 2012 - 10:59 am

    Great stuff… Stunning photography.ReplyCancel

  • stuart - January 21, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    you have a “voice” as an artist, well doneReplyCancel

  • Marylou - January 23, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    I had to pin one of these images on Pinterest (and give you credit of course) I named it, “Oh Parker J, seriously???” You’re unbelievable, true beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Sean Gannon - Energy Photographic - February 1, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    What a fantastic collection. The shot through the door and the last one is just lovely.ReplyCancel

  • steven - February 28, 2012 - 6:37 am

    Beautifilly, stunning imageryReplyCancel

  • Oswaldo "Oz" Saiki - March 5, 2012 - 8:15 am

    AMAZING as always!!! But I still can’t believe you came all the way down to my backyard and did not call me to do some fly-fishing for Tarpon!ReplyCancel

  • jerry Faulkner.I am a drop-in AE Shooter - April 17, 2012 - 2:15 am

    It is a wedding. The Bride is Bellisima beyond words. The Groom is Handsome as a new $50 gold piece. The fotos are beautiful beyond comparison and they are more…..they are Art…. It is muy facile to see why you are considered
    to be soooooo goooood.ReplyCancel

  • HCG drops - May 1, 2013 - 2:57 am

    Tremendous. My thanks for posting that. I’ll return here to find out more and tell my people about your writing.ReplyCancel

hello world, Today I bring you the beautiful Caroline & Richard. They are being married in Singapore this winter but wanted me to shoot the bridal/couple images here in asheville at The Biltmore Estate. No timelines, no rules just shooting at that comfortable pace and finding a little light. A wonderful change of pace! Thank […]

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  • Jorge R. Gonzalez - November 22, 2011 - 10:52 pm

    Parker I can get away from the image of the bride by herself with the veil. There is something captivating about that images. There is a story behind it, I know there is but what I don’t know. Is the mystery. Great work as always.ReplyCancel

  • Ricki Ford - November 23, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    you rock dude!ReplyCancel

  • Ray - November 25, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    Parker I love your work and have really enjoyed your sessions on the photo-vision DVDs in the past, especially the “Kentucky Wedding” two part series. Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

hello world, I know I know, it has been over a month since my last post. I really did set out to post every day…..well every week….and here we are over a month old. Please don’t stop believing in me. This has been one of the busiest seasons we have ever had and I am […]

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  • Diego Molina - November 1, 2011 - 6:27 pm

    Amazing wedding. You are the best. All of pictures are works of art.ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - November 1, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    This is exquisite! What gorgeous images.ReplyCancel

  • Kevin Lubera - November 1, 2011 - 10:22 pm

    This is awesome, Parker! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Beau Petersen - November 1, 2011 - 10:52 pm

    someday we will get together and fish, great work :)ReplyCancel

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  • Rob Villetto - November 2, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Your work is truly amazing and inspirational! It makes me want to become a better photographer. Superb vision!ReplyCancel

  • uber photography - November 2, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • CHAPMAN'S GENERAL STORE - November 4, 2011 - 5:28 am

    […] J. Pfister has updated his website with some awesome new photographs. Just click the link and look at the first page collection. Since […]ReplyCancel

  • Maura Scarmack - November 5, 2011 - 2:51 pm

    Adore, adore, adore these images! Flawless – you know that you are welcome on the estate anytime! XOXOReplyCancel

  • G-Photo Design / Gary - November 11, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Damn dude, you are so good it makes me rethink my whole approach. Seems to matter not what you shoot with or what you shoot, your eye is what makes it.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - November 17, 2011 - 9:56 am

    Words fail me. Definitive Parker J. Bloody amazing bro!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Weissman - December 1, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    What an amazing experience,thanks for sharing! The photographs are brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Baltazar - December 8, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    Great work Parker! I especially like the corn field photos.ReplyCancel

  • Sunday - January 17, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    Oh my word…..amazing!!! I could not pick a favorite if I tried. Every image was my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Rene' Treece Roberts - February 1, 2012 - 10:48 am

    lovely as always.ReplyCancel

  • Adrian - February 28, 2012 - 2:46 am

    Absolutely amazing! You are the best wedding photographer in the world! Jerry Ghionis and all those other australian dudes got nuthin on you :) Lol. In all seriousness, great work.ReplyCancel

  • Scott Board - March 7, 2012 - 7:25 pm

    Wow! I just finished watching part 1 of the wedding shoot out and what you were able to do in 2 minutes is unbelievable. I actually got goosebumps looking at these. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.I can’t wait to see the next installment.ReplyCancel

  • Marcio Sheeny - March 27, 2012 - 1:55 am

    Hi Parker… Since I saw your work for the first time on Photovision DVDs, there are 7 years ago, you are my reference in wedding photography. And this was crucial for me to have achieved success with my work. I’ve done workshops with Julia and Jefrey Woods, jerry Ghiones, Ray Roman, Yervant, Jim Garner ( all of them in Brazil ), but make your workshop has always been my greatest desire, because in my opinion, you are the best in the world.. You do not have plan to do a workshop in Brazil…??? Thanks…ReplyCancel

  • Joe Payne - May 25, 2012 - 3:36 pm


    Am really enjoying your series on Photovision. Just watched the latest installment today and am loving your way of working and seeing the light.



Hello world, A while back I posted the question “what is wedding photography?” I received an overwhelming response to the question. Emails, comments and calls came in for several days after. Some were mad, some were hurt, some thanked me and some just didn’t see where I got off posting something like that, “I mean […]

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  • Denise - August 23, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Yes Parker. It’s all that. I knew I wanted to shoot weddings with Jerry when after our first one was a couple I’ve known for a long time. The groom his entire life! Once we loaded the images on the computer I cried like crazy. They were the most beautiful images I had ever seen.ReplyCancel

  • uber photography - August 23, 2011 - 7:03 pm

    That is one of the most beautiful blog posts I have read. The sentiment expressed perfectly in the images. The story told and recorded for generations to come.

    As everything else fades and diminishes the importance of these images will only continue to grow.


  • Sally Watts - August 23, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    I particularly love the Wisdom frames.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Shomsky - August 23, 2011 - 8:28 pm

    Tears, you make me cry with your heartfelt words. Thank you for teaching us all. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kevin Lubera - August 23, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    Love this post, Parker! :)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - August 24, 2011 - 4:23 am

    These images are stunning, and your words… perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Penny - August 24, 2011 - 8:15 am

    All so true.ReplyCancel

  • Parker J Pfister - August 24, 2011 - 9:37 am

    Wow thank you all for such beautiful words. Its crazy after all these years clicking that I still get all choked up by unfolding moments at weddings.ReplyCancel

  • Michael D. Davis - August 24, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Well put Parker. I would personally add one more sentiment to all those wonderful ones that you have penned here so eloquently. “Wedding photography is not the reason I photograph. The people I meet, and share with and whose special moments I help keep, is the reason I am a photographer”ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Vining - August 24, 2011 - 11:24 am

    What a way to sum it all up! SPECTACULAR!! Absolutely SPECTACULAR!! xoReplyCancel

  • Marylou - August 24, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    You are such an incredible artist, I’m inspired every time I visit this site. Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Gillian Reinhardt - August 24, 2011 - 6:36 pm

    THAT is Wedding Photography – rephrase – That is AMAZING Wedding Photography 😉ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - August 24, 2011 - 6:47 pm

    Brilliantly put and brilliantly captured friend!ReplyCancel

  • Beau Petersen - August 24, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    love this, keep it going !!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Kessler - August 25, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    Beautifully put! They were lucky to have you there to capture it all!ReplyCancel

  • Jorge - August 25, 2011 - 2:27 pm

    Beautiful, poetry in images and words. Thanks for opening your heart again about this beautiful pasion that we call wedding photography.ReplyCancel

  • Andy Martin - August 28, 2011 - 8:16 am

    Brilliant! Inspiring! Heart-Felt! Like a Hallmark Movie! A beautiful expression as seen through the eyes of the artist! Once again I have been reminded as to why I do what I do as an artist. That you Parker!ReplyCancel

  • The Gown Shop - August 29, 2011 - 3:11 pm


    The photos of Rachael & Peter’s wedding are absolutely phenomenal! Every detail you captured is breathtaking! I had the joy and pleasure of getting to know Rachael during her gown selection process and seeing her so happy in her gown and veil on the day of her wedding with Peter brought me to tears!


    Stacy Fork
    The Gown ShopReplyCancel

  • lynn - August 30, 2011 - 8:41 am

    Thank you for sharing! I’m sure I’d have to put down the camera on such a hot day, but you captured the joy and love of this family and the beautiful bride. And of course we love how you photographed the bride’s Modern Trousseau gown, veil & sash!ReplyCancel

  • Hugo de la Morena - September 4, 2011 - 10:56 am

    Wedding photography is not always only wedding photography, it´s something more subtle, like your vision and your work. You´re a master of it.ReplyCancel

  • G-Photo Design / Gary - September 10, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Mr. Pfister, you are so very real and honest and just happen to be an excellent photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Brokop - September 20, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    beautiful. thank you for sharing, and so eloquently!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Chancey - September 21, 2011 - 1:59 pm

    Parker, I never cease to be amazed and inspired by your eye your shots and your true love of capturing every moment’s heartstrings. It’s always a gasp and a tear when I am compelled to visit your site and see your work.

    BTW I am compelled to come her a lot! Rusty Clyde says Hi….and has a new sister named Jellybean Bonanza…she’s cute :-)

    Susan ChanceyReplyCancel

  • Paul Gero - September 23, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Simply beautiful Parker!ReplyCancel

  • Ian - October 20, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    God! I love your work Parker. Amazing imagery, fantastic words your work is just so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • celeste - October 21, 2011 - 7:49 am

    This has to go on a book, definitely! love the poem, it’s all true, as a wedding photographer you get to feel all these emotions through the lens, it’s like there’s a string from your shutter to your heart, every time you see a moment, your heart does a little skip, I’ve got it!! or did I? oh, what the heck, I know I got it!!LOL, it’s so exciting. I love weddings, photography is becoming emotionally part of your client’s beautiful day!!ReplyCancel

  • Rona Leah - October 21, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    Need anymore be said? I think not. I create portraits for families. It’s the same really, “so much more than we can ever see.”ReplyCancel

  • Ray - November 25, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    An absolute awesome job. I don’t think people realize how awesome an outdoor wedding can be. I love your black and white and tints you use in your photographs.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - November 29, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    Someone linked me to your site today, I am blown away by your images. You have an incredible eye!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Norment - January 8, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Absolutely stunning images! You nailed it on what wedding photography is all about and your right, the key is to get to know your couple very well to see through their eyes. These are very beautiful. If they make me feel emotional, then I can only imagine what it does for this couple.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Ortiz - January 18, 2012 - 1:13 pm

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jung - February 19, 2012 - 3:50 am

    very insightful . I’m amazed :)ReplyCancel

  • Slava Slavik - July 4, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    One of the best blog posts from a single wedding I’ve ever read. So inspiring by all means…ReplyCancel

  • Christine - August 27, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    I loved reading your blog post from 8.23.11, “What is wedding photography? part two” but I noticed that only the first several images are displaying. Are the remaining images available elsewhere on your site? Judging from the glowing comments that followed, I’d love to see them!

    Thank you!


  • Lorraine - December 18, 2012 - 6:21 pm

    Been photographing weddings for 10 years. I’m now 61. It is in my blood. What is wedding photography to me? . . . everything that is real, honest, transparent. They’ll have to carry me away in my walker before I’ll ever stop. LorraineReplyCancel