Destination weddings are always adventurous, and this was no exception! It had the scale and grandeur of an all day event but was squeezed into a short afternoon to make way for that evening's Fourth of July activities.Read More
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Since it is important to know how to light in different scenarios, we went into some shaded areas and lit the subjects to help accentuate them even with very diffused ambient light.Read More
Me and Brittany went out and played around with some high speed sync for a little bit!Read More
After an inspiring first look between father and daughter and a very heartfelt first look between the bride and groom, we all headed down to the beach to try to get some formals.Read More
There is a better way! And I'm going to dive into helping brides discover the root of what they really want to know, so that they can get honest applicable responses from the photographers in question.Read More
It was a beautiful, intimate ceremony in a small church, but after the ceremony the mother of the groom surprised them with a carriage ride from the church to the reception venue.Read More
What an amazing day. We went to an old abandoned fort on Pensacola Beach because the senior was looking for somewhere that had an old look and feel to it. Maggie and her mom were awesome to hang around and get to know during the portrait shoot.
The Sony A7RII was my camera body of choice and that baby behaved beautifully. I used the 85mm G Master almost the entire shoot and it was finding focus so easily and consistently it was crazy!
Toward the end of the shoot we found a more open area with some clouds in the background so I could get some wide shots of her with the 35mm Sony Zeiss. I used a monolight with a beauty dish for almost the entire photography session.
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!Read More
Such a beautiful time of year along the Gulf Coast of Florida!Read More
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.
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 marriedRead More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More