Archive for the ‘Wedding’ Category

Emily & Brandon: Lexington Wedding, Part 2

August 30, 2011

Here is the second part of Emily and Brandon’s wedding day story:


Have you ever seen a single guy THIS excited for the garter? He gets the Man of the Year Award. Oh yes he does.

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Moments

August 29, 2011

It’s something you’ll never be able to get back no matter how hard you try. You can’t replicate it. It’s history. I moment in time. It’s a moment, a treasured piece of your life. Hold the moments dear; treasure them, live them, remember them.

 

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Emily & Brandon: Lexington, KY Wedding, Part 1

August 24, 2011

I’m not so sure there has been a sweeter, southern bride or one more excited to be marrying the love of her life. Brandon, her groom had to be one of the nicest gentlemen I’ve run across for awhile too. Emily’s wedding day was filled with smiles, hugs and laughter from the moment I arrived at the hair salon. She was there with all of her maids as they primped for the ceremony at the Carrick House later that afternoon. Once Emily was ready in her dress, garter and veil in place, she met Brandon on the front lawn for a “first look.” After they dazzled each other, and took formals the ceremony commenced on the front lawn, the reception in the grand ballroom. And it was grand! T

After the final touches, it was out to the lawn for the bride to meet her groom.

 

Part 2 of the Green wedding coming soon!

It Begins With a Dress

August 15, 2011

I don’t know too many brides who don’t get their dress as the first piece of their wedding. The dress does make the bride after all. The dress is striking…the bride, well, she is breathtaking:)

I Did Some Intense Training: Cliff Mautner’s Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp

August 13, 2011


I thought I knew what good photography was: even light, smooth skin…then about 3 years ago I happened upon an article in Shutterbug Magazine about one of the world’s top wedding photographers. I didn’t care to read about him because I couldn’t get past the photographs he had taken. They were different; made my eyes “think” and I couldn’t stop staring. His photographs made me…feel. I still have that magazine article today and keep it to be inspired. The man behind the lens was Cliff Mauntner. His work reminds me of the old movies and the Italian painter Caravaggio.

I wanted to create images that lasted, that were like his, that were…different. He offers a three day intensive workshop, Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp. I knew I had to go. In a world saturated with “wedding photographers” with the same style, the same poses I wanted to stand out. A wedding is a powerful event in a person’s life and should be remembered that way. Cliff reminded us that all the wedding magazines are leading us astray with the photos of details and such. Photography is about capturing moments. Special, one-of a kind pieces of history we can never get back but only cherish in a print.

There were 19 of us so teaching was really personal and we all became close. From 9am- about 10pm we learned about technical and artistic skill and business. Cliff was so helpful and open about anything we wanted to know. One afternoon we worked on outdoor shooting, the next was indoors with off camera flash- both in Philedelphia. He’d hired real models to make working and learning that much better. And not to be unsung, breakfast and lunch were provided each day and those had to be the BEST chocolate chip pancakes ever!

Below are some images from my time at the bootcamp. I can’t wait to put these skills into practice in my work.

Emily & Daniel: Louisville Wedding

August 10, 2011


Emily and Daniel were one of those couples you just can’t think of anything bad to ever say about. They are best friends; their love makes a person smile and know that love really can last. They were married in June at Yew Dell Gardens. Emily had Jacki and Jaimeson help plan and coordinate her beautiful wedding. Every detail was completely “them” from the pies from Ramsey’s (rather than cakes) to every guest table themed with something unique shared by the couple. They ended the evening with hours of dancing! I’ve never seen guests enjoy themselves so much at a reception:) Thanks for making me apart of your family for the day!














Wedding Wisdom

August 5, 2011

It’s a touching note of wish and wisdom that tears me up. How simple and precious this wedding wish is.

Annie-Beth & Joe: Cincinnati, Oh, Newport, Ky Wedding Photography

July 18, 2011

Annie-Beth is eccentric at heart. Her public union to Joe could only be laced with eccentricity. Blues and grays were woven throughout her May wedding day. From her high heeled blues to the blue hydrangeas and the blue water of the aquarium. The day was overcast and threatened rain. To everyone’s jolly they were only bluffing! Those clouds were just enough to keep the sun from beating down and heating up the park. Alt park in Cincinnati was in full bloom. Annie-Beth and Joe were married under the ivy woven trellis in the Garden of Old Roses.

I’ve enjoyed all receptions but this one was the most unique! The Newport Aquarium was opened just for their guests to enjoy all the animals. Simon the penguin came out as an extra special treat for anyone to pet. The banquet room was aglow in purple and blue. The Cincinnati skyline shown brightly through the floor to ceiling windows. Annie-Beth and Joe’s families were so warm and welcoming. The room was full of friends and relatives form London, KY and Lexington. It was a most beautiful day. Thanks for sharing it with me:)

Breathtaking Blues

Guests left their thumb print and signature on the "guest tree"

A lovely ceremony at Alt Park in Cincinnati

Simon made her debute for all to pet!

The banquet room in HDR

Newport Aquarium

 

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Lightning Under Water

June 21, 2011

Newport Aquarium

 

Wouldn’t you like something unique from your wedding day? This is killer. More images from Annie-Beth and Joe coming soon!

Dining With the Fishes

June 9, 2011

Wouldn’t you like to be invited to a party here?! This is the banquet room at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY. It’s across the Ohio River from Cincinnati and has a beautiful Queen City skyline to view through floor to ceiling windows. There’s a great patio area to catch a breath of fresh air if the weather’s nice and the aquarium is open just for guests! Who wouldn’t want to use this venue?

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