When it comes to my favorite things, few rank higher than photos of my family. I mean, have you seen how cute my son is? I have dozens of beautiful printed photos, but for the longest time, I didn’t know how to truly enjoy my favorite images on a daily basis. The answer? Frames!
Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016
When selecting a wedding photographer it's important to keep many things in mind ... their style, their personality, their products, etc. One thing that often gets overlooked is a photographer's versatility ... one that can create several different looks in a single location. Randell and Ann challenged my own versatility during their recent downtown Nashville engagement shoot. With a wardrobe changes for them and my Hasselblad H1 film camera in hand for me, we ventured in a 100-yard radius but managed three different scenes: the bridge, the park, and the skyline. This type of creativity and adaptability saves time and results in a nice variety of looks for the happy couple. I’m super excited to shoot this couple’s August wedding at The Grove in Murfreesboro. To talk about ways to maximize your own location, email me.
Dressing for a family portrait is both an art and a science. You want to choose colors that coordinate without being to obviously matchy. And since the ultimate goal of any photo shoot is to hang your framed images in your home, you also want to lean toward color schemes and styles that complement your home décor. The Allen Family rocked this concept recently during a maternity/family portrait session. Matthew, Ashely and their three kids Kolby, Levi, and Deacon shined in shades of light blue, peach, denim, and khaki. Mom gave birth to Baby Hawkins (still in mom’s tummy in these shots) not long after these pictures were taken. Sometimes photographers find larger families challenging to shoot because it’s difficult to wrangle all the kids together, but this family’s always a dream. They make my job super easy. Want to learn more about making the most of your family portrait investment? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter by clicking here. We’ll have a big announcement soon.
I'm so excited to share these photos from Cole and Christina’s small, elegant wedding at Legacy Farms near Nashville. Before their special day, the couple explained how they loved timeless, classic images … photos with a slightly photo journalistic feel. With this information, I set out to capture intimate portraits of their small wedding party that depicted the sweet emotion of the day. There are several images that I particularly love including those with Christina’s cathedral length veil. It added such movement and flow! Another advantage of smaller, more intimate day is that I can shoot more black and white images. A great black and white photographs sometimes makes it difficult to tell exactly what era in time the image came from … that’s my definition of timeless. These are some of my all-time favorite images. As always, kudos to the amazing staff at Legacy Farms. They helped created an effortless event. Do you love these images as much as I do? Email me to discuss your own special day.