Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Amanda and Collin - September 4th in Franklin, TN

Amanda and Collin met while they were both vacationing in Las Vegas and it sounds like its been a whirlwind ever since.  Collin lives in Connecticut and Amanda has lived in Nashville so the two held down a long distance romance while Amanda finished up her degree at Belmont.  I've had a chance to connect with the two through Facebook and from what I can tell they have built up a lot of frequent flyer miles.

September 4th had to be the most pleasant weather for a wedding since at least April.  I've grown accustomed to the summer heat and humidity but this was such a beautiful day.  I took the wedding party outside for photos every chance I got!

The wedding ceremony took place at Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, TN and the reception took place at the Old Natchez Country Club.  One of the groom's sisters who works as a designer in LA made the dress especially for Amanda and she did a fabulous job. I love these weddings with big wedding parties b/c they all heckle each other and make it so easy to get great natural fun expressions... without me having to break out my terrible comedy.

We had a blast with the photos.  I got groom shots with lasers in the hall of the youth area of the church, had the groomsmen do a variety of silly things on a stage, had the girls lounging in the grass and the sun, throwing flower petals, and then a short photoshoot on a golf green at Old Natchez just before they entered the reception and the twilight was amazing!  Following are some that I couldn't resist posting!

View the rest of their wedding photos at the following proof site:

Amanda's Bridal Portraits in Franklin

Amanda chose to do her bridal portraits in downtown Franklin and nearby Pinkerton Park.  We met at the Starbucks in 5 points place and then started at the church accross the street and took advantage of the colorful storfronts and afternoon light.  One nice jewelry store owner who was already closed allowed us to come in for a few shots and I had Amanda stand in an empty window like a mannequin for a few shots which were silly but fun.  Once we got to Pinkerton park I did my best to capture some beautiful sky in the background and light Amanda enough to overpower the sunset a little so we got at least 100 magic hour shots with and without sunflare.  They were beautiful.  Check 'em out!

The wedding took place the following week (Sept. 4th). I'll have more about that soon!!

Bridal Portraits at Riverwood Mansion and Cheekwood

I photographed Katie's wedding last weekend so its finally safe for me to post a few of her bridal portraits.  I shot these about 2 months ago but the only shot that has been posted is the shot of the legs sticking out of the tub since you couldn't see who it was anyway.

More about the wedding to come.  Katie is not only a gorgeous bride but a really sweet person and I'm so glad I got to be a part of her wedding to Derrick!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Neelley in the Beautiful Labor Day Morning Light

Neelley's parents booked me for her 1 year old photos while they were in town for the Labor Day weekend.  We decided to shoot early around 8am since that would be when she was in the best mood.  She nearly took her first steps while I was shooting her but as soon as her mom let go of her hand she would stand still.  It'll be any day now.  Just look at this happy baby!  She was really fun to photograph!

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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.