Ok so the photo~booth has got to be one of my favorite Wedding Photography add ons. I like to set up a backdrop with a camera and one light and a whole bunch of goofy props and let the party begin. I have never laughed so hard in my life this past weekend at the Campus Outreach National Conference, these folks know how to work the booth. It was hilarious. Here are a few of my favorites from the evening.
I love this shot cause I feel like it shows the detail of her face. I feel like there will be a time when I will look at this photo with my old withered hands and reach out as if to touch the softness of her face. For now I will enjoy her while she is still this age. Isn’t photography a beautiful thing!
Erin, because you asked…shooting details: Nikon D300. 50mm 1.4 lens @ f2.2, 1/640. ISO 800. Natural window light.
A huge congratulations to Courtney and Chamblee for winning the free wedding photography contest! It was a close, close race to the finish and I appreciate every single vote that came in. It has been a crazy week of constantly checking the polls and believe me when I tell you, every hour the results were different.
It was very fun to call Courtney and Chamblee on the phone today and hear them screaming on the other end when they found out they had won. Cham is a youth Pastor at a local church and it was super cool to see all his kids voting to the wee hours of the night on Saturday.
They will be getting married on August 18, 2012 and I look forward to being there and meeting all their friends and family.
I am excited to say that Courtney and Chamblee are not the only real winners. Every time I do this, I hate that I can’t give away free wedding photography to the other 2 couples, so in the spirit of giving and Christmas both Rob and Jeane AND Amanda and Kendon will get $1000.00 off any photography package if they choose to use me as their photographer.
Thank you again for sharing your lives and hearts by taking the time to vote and love on these couples!
Looking forward to a wonderful 2012 season!
I absolutely LOVED this wedding at the Governor Calvert House. Brian and Courtney were so easy to photograph. 2 people that love to make each other laugh is a recipe for good photographs. They set aside a good amount of time prior to the ceremony so that we could walk around downtown annapolis to take their wedding photos. Brian and Courtney have set a record in my book for the shortest ceremony ever. The ceremony started and 6 minutes later they were saying “you may kiss the bride”. The reception was rockin’ to the sounds of Meg & Bryan. Thanks for including me in your special day and for being such an amazing couple. I wish you all the best!
Meggy and Alex were married on Gibson Island in Maryland. If you have never been to been to Gibson Island you must check in out here. Unfortunately, there was a uninvited wedding crasher the day of their wedding named Hurricane Irene. You would never had know there was a full blow Catagory 4 hurricane occuring during their special day because inside things were going along perfectly, just as any other wedding day. It was only when you went outside that you could see and feel the storm taking its course on the Island. Meggy and her friends and family got ready in a small beach house right on the water, it was perfect for getting ready. It was so homey and warm. We then headed over to the church that was built in 1923 right on the water. I walked in and prayed “Lord please protect each and ever guest as we prepare to celebrate this marriage” It was that kind of scary. The ceremony was getting ready to start but just as she prepared to walk down the isle the power went out and their was one faithful candle guiding her way to her groom. Her friends and family started humming the bridal march as she made her way down the isle with her dad. I thought it was so sweet of their friends and family to be so thoughtful. I love the shot I captured of her and her Dad walking down the isle in the dark. Once the ceremony was over the bus was loaded up and everyone headed back to the club house for the reception. I thought to myself, how will they keep the food warm? how will the band play? But that did not stop the party, the band sang acapella and the food was delightful. I am highly impressed with the staff at the clubhouse. Just as their first dance was starting the weather started to get really bad, there was talk of the roads being closed and that power lines were down. That was it, the word had come we were trapped on the island and would probably be spending the night. As you can imagine a mommy of 2 small children I was sad I couldn’t be with my girls as they weathered the storm back home, but thankful that they were kept safe. You can read more about the wedding here on Meggy’s fathers blog. We are so thankful to a sweet family that lived on the Island for housing us and allowing us a warm ned to sleep in. We will be forever Grateful. Even though the storms raged outside, this wedding was still a union of 2 people who were completely in love. Enjoy a few favorites from their crazy yet still beautiful day.
Here is a photo of the clubhouse the morning after.
Can you say yummy southern goodness. Last week I had the privilege of photographing a very fun event called Christmas at the Caroline house. Christmas at the Caroline House is an event that is put on by the Woman’s Ministry team at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. They start the event with a delicious brunch accompanied by a performance from the Briarwood Ballet Performers. They also have a guest speaker come and share about the Joy of Christ in Christmas. Following the speaker and Performance they have a tour of the woman’s ministry house that has been decorated for Christmas. A talented team of woman share their talents by decorating the house, and when I say “decorate the house” I mean serious business. When walked into the house it was as if you had stepped into a Southern Living Magazine, or the Pottery Barn Catalog itself. Not only was it pretty to look at but there was a sweet reflection of all these woman who poured their talents into this beautiful home, allowing us all to get in the Christmas spirit by sharing creative ideas for the Christmas Season. I will have to make sure when my friends from Extreme Makeover are in town again they make sure to grab some of these talented woman for the show.
Here are a few details that I enjoyed from around the house.
This was the little girls room. I showed my daughter this room and she woke up the next morning and said “mommy I had the best dream last night, I dreamt that this was my room”
Ann and Tom are such a sweet couple. They were married at the beautiful Mansion at Valley Country Club which is a gorgeous venue with an elegant feel surrounded by natural beauty. It was a beautiful day and I was so thankful they chose me as their photographer. Congratulations Ann and Tom.
I am so completely in love with the way this styled shoot came together. Can you say “love that dress?” Amie Decker did an amazing job on her makeup and hair. It was a rainy day so the rain boots were perfect for this shoot.
I love the occasional senior portrait that I get to do. Carly and her friend Megan were so fun to work with. They are best friends and it was fun to watch them plan out their outfit changes, and have fun posing together. What a fun way to do your senior portraits with your best friend. They also happen to be the best lax players ever!
Mark and Meredith were an amazing couple to photograph. Their story is deep and intimate, and it is theirs to share. I am just thankful for that I was able to be a part of their wedding. Not only to photograph it, but to experience the incredible bond between two people who have experienced real life “in sickness and in health” I love you both and am so thankful that you have been given the gift of true love. Amazing testimony of sacrificial and undying love.
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