Archive for September, 2016
Yes, yes. I know. It’s a bit of a cheesy title. But, I’m not asking to be forgiven on this one. When I’m going through the images from any wedding, there’s often a narrative that starts to form in your mind. Sometimes it is a very subtle thing, perhaps a set of details or the conditions of the day that pushes your way of thinking about the wedding. Other times it’s right in your face like a bold party theme or color palette. And then in others…it’s the faces. It’s the expressions. While that may seem obvious if you’re on my blog. Lindsay and I are consistent in our message that, while portraits and details are lovely, weddings are about people and interactions.
So, why mention it then? Because of this couple, that’s why. As I looked through the entire collection, the one consistent theme I could not take my eyes off of was how happy they were and how everyone around them seemed to feed off that energy. The getting ready portion between the girls, Kristen and her father sharing several tear inducing moments, Ken and his guys being hilarious at pretty much every moment – there was no way not to notice that. And I’d love to tell you that those insane sunset pictures were the product of my expert direction (ok, some of it) but they just melted together on camera. There was so little needed from us other than to hit that little button at the perfect time.
Venue: The Mill at Fine Creek
Florals: Mary Henry
Cake Artist: Pierre Tocco
Entertainment and Sound: Eric Cunningham of Debonaire Entertainment
Hair and Make-up: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Paper: Wedding Paper Divas
Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan
Bridal Dress Designer: One Love Designs by Rachel Gordon
Bridesmaid’s Attire: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank
We love the unexpected. It’s part and parcel one the foundations of a wedding day. Two families, tons of friends, throw in a party – mix and go. To us, having a preconceived notion of how things *should* happen keeps you from capturing what *did* happen, and then you just miss the point of photographing a wedding entirely. So, keeping our eyes and our minds open is a requirement for each and every weekend.
But…this one is a little different than the rest. Due to geography, work schedules, and the often insane task of planning a wedding while attempting to lead the normal life of a 20-something with a career…I didn’t meet Lauren until the day before the wedding. Her mother Anne was incredible with the planning, the conversations – but not one meeting or chat with the bride until it was less than 24 hours to start the photography. So…truly. Tons of the unexpected.
What happened? See for yourself. Beautiful couple. Lovely designs. Hilarious guests. More laughter and smiles than I could every care to ask for on a wedding day. Cross-town adventures between iconic locations like The Jefferson, The Berkeley Hotel, and Willow Oaks
In other words – blissfully and wonderfully unexpected.
To our colleagues that helped make the day as wonderful as the couple, we thank you:
The Jefferson Hotel, The Berkeley Hotel, The Willow Oaks Country Club, Party Perfect, Blooms at the Jefferson, The Buttercream Bee, Black Tie Entertainment, Jimmy Oliver Events, Keith Reagan, James River Transportation, Provonias of Barcelona at Belle’s Boutique of Charleston.
One glance at the abundant florals and incredibly gorgeous lace that Anne Preston chose to anchor the look and feel of her wedding day, and you know you should sit down and focus on this elegant affair. Though it’s probably obvious just how stunning these two are, the kindness and joy that shines so brightly throughout their images is the reason these images speak volumes about our dedication to authentic moments. I dare you not to catch yourself smiling when these two are together. Scroll on.
Some of the fantastic companies that contributed to the day:
Reception Venue: Country Club of Virginia
Event Coordination: LK Event and Design
Florals: Southern Blooms
Cake Artist: Buttercream Bee
Lighting Design: Mosaic
Hair and Makeup: Avenue 42
Bride’s Dress Designer: Lee Ann Belter
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale
We are thrilled to announce that we are searching for a Studio Coordinator to add to our team!
The Studio Coordinator will act as editor extraordinaire for our high-end boutique photography studio. The ideal candidate enjoys self-directed work and creating efficient processes. They have an eye for color and detail, and a passion for presentation. Their key objective will be to manage day-to-day editing and workflow, playing an integral role in our mission to create an exceptional client experience.
This position is part-time to full-time. While not a guarantee of future employment, we wish to find a candidate who is a great fit for our studio and has a desire to grow along with our company.
The Studio Coordinator will:
- Edit RAW images and prep for client delivery using primarily Adobe Lightroom
- Track and facilitate image and product workflows
- Maintain studio environment to keep it well stocked and client-ready
- Set up appointments, make travel arrangements, and prep equipment
- Assist with client and vendor appreciation programs
- Edit, order, and package printed products for client delivery
- Complete special projects on an as-needed basis
Eligible Applicants Must:
- Have impeccable attention to detail and a passion for organized processes
- Have working knowledge of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop in a Mac-based environment
- Possess an eye for strong composition and design
- Be available to work 15 to 20 hours per week, with an interest in an expanded schedule in the future
- Pass a drug, criminal background and credit check
Experience in photo editing and/or graphic design is a plus. Your high standards for excellence and desire to be part of a small team doing big things will catapult you above the rest of the field.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume, as well as link/portfolio of previous digital imagery work to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3, 2016.