Friday, August 27, 2010

Houston Station Wedding for Lauren and Tim

Lauren and Tim were married August 21, 2010 at Houston Station.  Our original plan was to venture out to Fort Negley Park to get some of the formals but it rained hard most of the afternoon so we decided to stay indoors at Houston Station.  It turned out to be the perfect spot for a rainy day.  The window light was amazing all around and they had several large walls with yellow paint and a few areas covered with burlap which I thought made a great backdrop.  The band was great.  The party was fun.  The cake was delicious.  The bride and groom looked like a million bucks.  Check 'em out!

Lauren and Tim Proof Site:

I Shoot Babies!

There was a time in the not so recent past when I was turning down baby portraits.  It wasn't because I don't like to photograph babies, but rather because I was so busy with my Vanderbilt gig.  I hated turning down shoots and that is a big reason for my early retirement from Vandy.  Now, I have plenty of free time on the weekdays and I'm putting the word out that I'm always up for photographing people of any age.  After shooting baby Eva, I came home with a case of baby fever.  Someone warn Sam!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wedding Ceremony at Aerial with a Cannery Ballroom Reception

It was such a blast to get to be a part of this wedding.  Kevin is an old friend of mine from college and I spent the night on his couch at least a dozen times.  I knew several members of the wedding party and at least one couple who attended the wedding as guests are future wedding clients.

I met the girls early in the day at the salon in Hillsboro Village and then followed them over to Union Station Hotel where they began to get ready.  The room had amazing window light and we got some great shots of the girls in the bathrobes they were given as bridesmaid gifts.  Also, this was the first time I ever heard of a charm cake and it made for great photos!  Each of the bridemaids pulled a ribbon from the cake with a unique charm that they could each wear down the isle that afternoon.

It was hot so I did some shots of the wedding party indoors at Flying Saucer before we ventured out into the humidity.  Flying Saucer was a tough place to shoot but I got a few really colorful shots on the pool tables.  Next we piled into a giant limo and hiked to the top of the pedestrian bridge.  We fit in a few more shots by Riverfront before making our way to Aerial.  I photographed a reception at Aerial back in April but this was the first ceremony that I shot there and once again I was really impressed by Deanna and the staff at Aerial.  The transformed the place overnight and after the ceremony it served as a really great place for the cocktail hour.

The reception took place at Cannery Ballroom.  I've photographed weddings at Cannery before and love it as a reception venue.  Its pretty dark in there so you can let the background disappear and not have to worry as much about distractions and there is plenty of space for my photobooth.  I was able to set up a couple of strobes near the stage where the 80s band "Bueller" performed and did a great job filling the dance floor and making it easy for me to get great party photos!

The couple on the blue backdrop here is my Saturday, Oct 9th bride and groom!

View the rest of their wedding photos at the following link:

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I am a full-time professional photographer in Nashville, Tennessee. My clients have included the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Nashville Symphony, Bust Magazine, AEG Live Events and I am a preferred wedding vendor for premier venues such as Belle Meade Plantation, the Noah Liff Opera Center and Cedarvine Manor. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time, traveling and creating music and art with my wife Samantha and my daughter Sophia.