Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lisa & Robbie: Reception

Amanda & I traveled up to Indianapolis this weekend to photograph the state-side reception for Lisa & Robbie following their wedding in the Mayan Riviera. When we arrived at the hotel, it was completely full of Phish fans fresh from a concert and smelling of various illegal substances. We were barely able to secure a room!

Due to scheduling issues, we were forced to execute the group photos in some of the harshest conditions possible for a photographer: bright midday sun and 90+ degree heat. A little lighting magic (ok, a LOT!) gave us some really lovely portraits, but I sure had to work for it!

Since this was a reception and not a wedding, many of the things you might expect to see in my sets are missing (IE ceremony).

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Did I mention the bright overhead sun?

By far my favorite image of the day. This is Robbie to a T.

Groom and bridesmaid
setting off fireworks and running away...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

AIGA CASE Awards Wins!

I'm thrilled to announce that two of my images were selected for awards in the 2009 AIGA Nashville CASE Awards! The AIGA is the largest and most important professional organization for designers, and the CASE Awards are Nashville's competition to honor the best in advertising, design, and media. I was thrilled and honored to compete in such a great competition!

Congratulations to all of the winners, most particularly my friends at Iostudio, LLC, who raked in a number of awards!

ADDENDUM! Apparently, the SpinFitness shot won a "Best in Category." Unfortunately, I missed the Awards ceremony due to a gig up in Indianapolis. Thank you Kevin!

Best in Category Award: Photography (Advertising)
Client: SpinFitness
Art Direction: Fred Heim

Merit Award: Photography (Editorial)
Client: GX Magazine

Friday, June 19, 2009

Elizabeth + Bill: Engagement

=We had a great time the other night with Elizabeth and Bill on their engagement session at Radnor Lake and on the Vanderbilt campus! It's wonderful to work with couples that are so totally "into" each other: makes my job very easy!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Courtney + Mike: Engagement

Wow its been a busy few weeks! Sorry to everyone if my emails have been a little more tardy than usual: lots of travel and TONS of work. I also owe some of my friends blog comments on their sites: again, my apologies.

Without further ado, here are some of my favorites from Courtney & Mike's warm-weather engagement session here in Nashville! Thanks for being such great sports guys, and I'm really looking forward to your wedding just around the bend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jenny + Tim: Wedding

I was thrilled to photograph Jenny & Tim's beautiful wedding this past Saturday. You couldn't ask for a more friendly or sincere group of people. The feel of the wedding was simple, classic, and vintage. The intimate ceremony was held in Owen's Chapel Church of Christ in Brentwood, erected back in the 1800's, and the reception was at Traveler's Rest Plantation. Tim is a photographer himself, and both he and Jenny had a specific vision for their wedding photography: classic & elegant photojournalism and editorial portraiture.

Kristin Carolan did a superb job coordinating all of the details, and all the other vendors did a great job as well!

Thanks for making me a part of your day guys! It was brutal trying to whittle this set down to this few images!

Wedding Planner: Kristin Carolan of Simply Stunning Events
Ceremony Venue: Owen's Chapel Church of Christ
Reception Venue: Traveler's Rest Plantation
Catering: Menu Maker Catering (Mary Weary)
Florals: Rachel Short Designs
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Cake: Maples Wedding Cakes
Videographer: Realize Studios
Makeup: Lisa Johnson
Keyboardist: Kevin Reeves
Ceremony Musician: Andrea Carroll (Violinist)

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This is one of my favorite pieces of photojournalism from the wedding. I really love this photo!

This little guy was very impressed by my camera's 10 frames-per-second.