Bridal Show, Wedding, Wedding Photography

Pink Bridal Bucks Reminder

20150809_121105Just a quick reminder for all the Brides that were at the Pink Bridal Show on August 9th, our Pink Bridal Bucks deal for $300 off of the basic wedding package will expire on 9/30/15.  Contact me today to set up your time for a free consultation.

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Advice, Wedding Gowns, Wedding Photography, Weddings

My Favorite Wedding Dresses

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I’m going to share with you five of my favorite wedding dresses and why.  These are all dresses that I photographed.  If I went onto google and just looked for dresses I liked we’d be here all day!  It was hard enough picking some out from all my beautiful brides!  I hope the ones I chose inspire you while you are out looking for your own.

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Advice, Knoxville, Wedding Photography, Weddings

What do I do with my hands? Posing tips and How to Feel Comfortable

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I am a documentary style photographer.  I love to watch moments happen around me and capture them in their natural state.  However, being a wedding photographer also means giving gentle direction and helping clients to feel and look their best.  Most of us feel a little nervous about what to do in front of a camera, me included!  That’s why I am so often BEHIND the camera.  Put me in front and my hands creep up and weird faces start to emerge.  Today I’m going to touch on some basics of posing and how to feel comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day.

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Advice, Wedding Photography, Weddings

How to Communicate with Your Photographer

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Like all good relationships, communication is key.  This rule applies with your Photographer whether it is a wedding or portrait session.  The more I communicate with a client, the more at ease we both are and the more we both have a clear vision of the session.  Plus, it’s really fun!  I mean what’s the point of having all these pinterest boards if you can’t share them with someone?

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Engagement, Photography, Wedding Photography, Weddings

What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

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You’ve found a photographer and signed up for an engagement session!  Hooray!  Now what?  Where to go?  And most importantly…what do you wear?  Gone are the days of overly matchy outfits and in are subtle color palettes.  Here are a few tips on what to wear to get you inspired.

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Advice, Art, Knoxville, Professionals, Weddings

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer

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Full Disclosure: If you haven’t noticed, I AM a Professional Wedding Photographer.  So this post is naturally a little biased.  However, Professional Wedding Photographers are more than just photographers for a Bride to Be.  We consult, we calm, we lend a hand, and we are involved in all the details.  That said, I see so many Brides go with a family member or friend for their wedding photography and it breaks my heart.  Not just because their pictures might not be great but because there is so much more to a true professional than just the pictures.

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Art, Still Life, Still Moments

Still Moments 7.13.15

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I figured it was about time for another Still Moments post.  Lately I have been working on a series of personal fine art work that I have had in my head for a long time.  Chairs.  It sounds weird but there is something about a chair alone that speaks to me.  I feel that they both speak of the absence of presence while becoming personified. We all get inspiration from different places and the inspiration for this series came from the movie, “The Village.”  In one frame there is an empty rocking chair in a field.  There is something about that one frame that just grabbed me.  Maybe it was the mystery behind it?  Did someone just get up and walk away?  Was there a reason?  We will see how this series evolves but I am fascinated to see where it goes.