Monthly Archives: August 2011

Todd & Brynn Get [Engaged]!

I met Brynn at a wedding I shot last year.  When she went a little crazy after catching the bouquet I gave her my card, and told her that I HAD to shoot her wedding (whenever it came about) because it would definitely be a ton of fun.  Lo and behold a year later she calls… and she’s getting married… to Todd.  Did I mention this is a rock star couple?

Todd & Brynn actually met while Brynn was on a blind date… with another guy.  As her and her best friend went to escape the awful blind date, her friend ran into a guy that she had a blind date with the week before… and Todd just happened to be there.  They started chatting each other up, and the rest is history!  Because I LOVE to travel we did this session up in Raleigh, and Brynn did some amazing location scouting for me.  Love these guys!  Congrats you two!  I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in a couple months!

Umm… Can we say smoulder??
Brynn… you’re gorgeous.  Really.
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Bryan & Jenn Get [Married]

Jenn & Bryan go way back… like way, way back.  Bryan’s the type of guy that when he makes up his mind he goes after what he wants… and what he wanted was Jenn.  Jenn was the girl that Bryan couldn’t get out of his head, and Jenn was the girl that wasn’t even interested.  That is until Bryan decided to drive 7 hours to see his “friend.”  Bryan decided to make the drive from Maryland to North Carolina to see if any sparks flew.  And boy did they!  After that trip they were inseparable.  After their engagement Jenn found a job, a place to stay, a way to move up to Maryland and plan a wedding from 2 states away.

There were so many amazing DIY details in this wedding, and the damask overtones were a great playground for details!  Not to mention the wedding was on my birthday… love these guys!

Ceremony: Crossway Church
Reception: River Run Country Club
Dress: Michael Angelo
Bridesmaids: White House Black Market
Tux’s: Jos. A Banks
Flowers: DIY
Cake: DIY

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Carolina Shootout

Hey all!  I know that when I first got started in this industry I desperately needed help with one basic concept… lighting.  Where do I put my speedlights?  What setting do I use?  And what the heck are Alien Bees?  Something from another planet?

Something else I struggled with was posing my couples.  I hated things that looked posed and unnatural… like they were trying to hard.  I think I still look at sessions like that and cringe!  So, after talking with a few of my besties in the industry I thought that hosting a lighting and posing shootout would be beneficial.

We’re going to have the event at Anne Spring Greenway’s Dairy Barn property on Sunday September 18th, 2011 (for all you full time working people!).  It will be a 2 hour event from 6-8pm with refreshments, a bride and groom model, designer gown and pretty flowers.  You will definitely leave this event encouraged and with some great images for your portfolio.  Cost is only $30!  Sign up here… You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn from your fellow photographers!

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