It's been a great year and I just wanted to share my favorite Commercial, portrait, fashion, and wedding photographs. Enjoy.
On August 1st, I had the pleasure to travel to Waynseville, NC to capture the wedding of Mrs. and Mrs. Brandy and Stephani Turner. It was my very first opportunity to capture a wedding with two brides, and it was wonderful. The vows were among the most heartfelt I've ever heard at a wedding and most of us in attendance were moved to tears. Special thanks to my partner in crime, Candace Wilson for being the best second shooter I could ever ask for. When she shoots with me it's like having two first shooters to capture all of the great moments in a wedding. Here are some of my favorite images from the day.
Sometimes you just get to be part of something special. Brenda and Trip were traveling from Florida to Wisconsin to visit family and friends, and they chose downtown Knoxville on the way through. They called me on Monday, and there I was on Thursday shooting wedding portraits and covering the ceremony at the courthouse. It was frankly one of the most beautiful, intimate and special days I've ever been a part of, and I appreciate Brenda and Trip allowing me to be a part of it with them.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Pinterest as much as the next hot-blooded American. It’s a great way to find inspiration and new ideas about all kinds of things, but as a photographer, I can’t think of anything more disheartening than a client who decides to use Pinterest to create a “Shot List” for our session. Used improperly, Pinterest hurts results, produces unrealistic expectations, and ultimately leads to disappointment. Ream more now...
Saturday, August 16th, I had the pleasure of capturing David and Meagan Bur…
There are many questions a bride really needs to ask her potential wedding photographer, but there's one question that is often overlooked, and it could make all the difference in the world. Here it is: Are the images you're showing me from a styled wedding shoot or are they from an actual wedding? See, when you go to bridal shows or meet with potential photographers, they're going to try to put their best foot forward by showing you their very best "wedding" images. You may notice that the word 'wedding' is in quotes. That's because many photographers show you incredible images that never actually happened at any wedding ever. They were made in what is known in the industry as a "Styled Wedding Shoot."
Here are a few of my favorite images from Josh and Amanda Rivait's wedding. For those of you who don't know, Amanda has been one of my "go to" models for years now, and I love working with her. It was a real pleasure to be asked to capture her wedding.
I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Josh and Amanda Rivait's wedding last weekend in Nashville. It was a beautiful day and we got some stunning images. Congratulations, Josh and Amanda. Here's a light table gallery of Josh and Amanda Rivait's wedding images (minus the formals). Simply click the image to advance the show. You can view a table of thumbnails at any time by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner.