Pensacola Beach Bridal Shoot

Pensacola Beach Bridal Shoot

Even though the wind was rough, the sky more than made up for it.  It gave us a beautiful dance of color and clouds and made for a spectacular background!

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer

The goal of the photographer should be to capture who you are, and the only way to do this is to make you comfortable around them and to make you feel like you can be yourself. 

 

New Orleans Wedding

New Orleans Wedding

Well, what can I say, this ceremony was fantastic!  It was so much fun to walk into an eclectic art show in a courtyard in the heart of the French Quarter and photograph two people getting married

Hands-On Sony A6300 Review

Hands-On Sony A6300 Review

There is no denying the impact Sony is having in the digital camera world.  They are answering all of the negative feedback and responses about their product line with gear that delivers knockout punches!

3 Tips to Help You Choose The Wedding Venue For YOU!

3 Tips to Help You Choose The Wedding Venue For YOU!

But too often I get the sense that a bride clicked on the venue whose name she recognized the most, saw the pretty pictures and said, "That's it! That's the place!"  But just because it's the place to get married, doesn't make it your place. 

Lighting Techniques For Family Beach Photoshoot

Lighting Techniques For Family Beach Photoshoot

 I was actually in the water, and had to bob up and down out of a squat as the waves were coming in, in order to avoid a soaked bum!

Surprise Engagement at the Lighthouse

Surprise Engagement at the Lighthouse

After that, I took them to a couple of other spots that, with a lot of work, seemed to turn out alright. Oh yeah, did I mention there was construction going on!

Trial of the 85 G Master Portrait Lens

Trial of the 85 G Master Portrait Lens

The G Master behaved beautifully. Looking at the monitor and watching the fall-off move so fluently across her face was breathtaking. 1.4, 1.7, 2.2 so crisp. 3.2?  just as you would expect from a lens of this caliber.  

Model Shoot At Maria's Vineyard

Model Shoot At Maria's Vineyard

Now it was time for a wedding dress!  I brought two of my wedding dresses and she ended up picking the ballgown style.  We went back to the vines where we were able to get quite a few poses done quickly because Hannah knew what she was doing.

Ryan and Alisha's Wedding

Ryan and  Alisha's Wedding

The next door neighbors unexpectedly got involved and surprised the couple by lighting up the night sky with fireworks!  Also... there was a fire-spinner, I'm just saying!

Chris and Jackie's Wedding at Lee House Pensacola, Fl

Chris and Jackie's Wedding at Lee House Pensacola, Fl

Everything was handmaid by the bride and her helpers.  And they were beautiful!!  The color scheme was one of my favorites, and the theme played hand in hand with the venue and the feel of the ceremony.

Orange Beach Sunset Portrait Shoot

Inspire me...and we will create something beautiful!
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It had been a while since I had visited Orange beach, and I was excited to check it out again, this time...camera in hand.  Jess Boring had just recently moved back to Pensacola, Fl, from Ohio, and had somehow graciously allowed me to use her as a model for a portrait shoot.  

We could not have gotten luckier with the sunset and clouds.  My goodness they were gorgeous!!  I used High Speed Sync capable triggers and a monolight with a beauty dish attatched,  It was a real testament to my asssistant/lightholder/wife that she was able to keep from blowing away holding what may as well have been a heavy wind catcher!  

Banks-Cox Wedding Pensacola Beach, Florida

Inspire Me...and we will create something beautiful!

The wedding

Cory and McKenzie's wedding was a blast to photograph!  Beautiful clear skies gave a great backdrop to the afternoon's festivities.  It was a small gathering of friends and family at Pensacola Beach, Florida.  Everyone was so outgoing and enthusiastic, it made it easy to feel right at home and capture their personalities!  McKenzie looked beautiful in her dress and Cory made good use of his "dress blues".  McKenzie's little nephew Colton tried vigorously to steal the show (he may have done it) and there was no shortage of playful antics to capture.

 

My favorite thing 

This shout out has to go to Cory. I love it when the groom gets that teenage boy with a crush look on their face!  From the moment he turned and saw McKenzie until they said goodbye to us, you could tell he was in awe of her.  The nervousness melted right off of his face and it was pure smile.

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Why new photographers need a macro lens!

Why new photographers need a macro lens!

...regardless of what you really intend to do with photography, if you have any intention of being good... you may want to think about getting a macro lens.

3 Reasons the Rotolight Neo Will Make You a Better Photographer

3 Reasons the Rotolight Neo Will Make You a Better Photographer

But after a couple of days of rousing photo shoots with teddy bears and thumb rings, I decided to put some people to work.  It turns out the rotolight was beckoning for this type of attention.