Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Senior Portraits and Thanksgiving!!

It's been about a week or so sense I have updated the blog, so here we go. A couple weeks ago I was able to take some senior portraits of a long time friend and a student in our youth group. She has grow up to be an amazing woman who is sold out to the Lord. Beckah, Julie (her mom) and I went out to a horse farm out in the country. Not only did we get out there at the perfect time of day, but this place was absolutely beautiful. Sometimes I go to new paces that are amazing and I don't know where to start shooting, this was one of those location. I just wanted to hang out and enjoy the surroundings, but that's not why we were out there. I thought I would get a couple of these photos up before Thanksgiving took over. Speaking of, I am excited to be spending Thanksgiving here is Nashville. It's not something I get to do often. I'm usually at home in Indiana with the family. But I'm a bit jealous of my sister and mom, they are going to the circus (for those people out there who have not been to a circus, you are really missing out). It is one of those strange Thanksgiving half traditions we have. Anyways, I will be spending the day with the Roe's and the clan of people they invited to their place. I'm sure there is going to be a bunch of amazing food, a lot of laughter, football, games and napping...sounds like it will be a great holiday!!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Two Anniversaries this weekend!

Sunday was Kyle and Lisa Cooper's one year anniversary and today (monday) is Scotty and Heather Daily's two year! I wish both couples the best and hope they have a blast celebrating!

Tenpenny Family

Had the opportunity to take family portraits for some good friends, Keith and Debbie Tenpenny. They not only wanted family portraits but they wanted images of them for their new life coaching business they are in the process of starting. Halfway through editing these images I realized the Keith was super blessed to have such a beautiful family. His boys really surprised me. When we got to our location they took off. But they were location scouting. They both found spots where they wanted their photos taken. Not only were they super proud of their location but they really wanted their photo taken in THEIR spot. It was awesome. For a good portion of the time we were sitting on the ground throwing leaves all over each other, classic for the fall. We ended the shoot with me just taking photos of the two of them. They said that was the first time sense their wedding that they had a photographer spend personal time photographing the two of them. Hope you enjoy the photos!!

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Wedding in AZ - Santee Wedding {part II}

Just finished up the edit for Sean and Rachel Santee's wedding. It was one of the most beautiful setting for a wedding. I had a first in my editing, there are photos that are straight off the sensor. I didn't have to do any editing to the photos, not just a slightest tweak. The wedding was a super simple yet very elegant wedding. The setting lent to the simplicity and it also created the beauty. Her dress was brand new but had a very vintage look and feel. Her flowers had orchids in them, that was the first time for me to see that. All that to say, it was very beautiful. I am so glad they let me come out and capture their wedding. I not only got some amazing photos but I was able to spend time with good friends.

I did have the scare of a lifetime during the wedding. I had just finished shooting the girls photos and was getting ready to start with the guys and I had about four images left on my memory card. So I went for my pocket and my card case was not there. Then, I went to my camera bag and the cards were not there. Next, I traced my steps to see if I had set them down somewhere. This whole time I am not to worried because they should be in one of those places but they were nowhere to be found. Now I started to get worried. I have four photos left, no memory cards, no memory card reader (it's kept with my cards) and I don't have the cord to connect to my camera (I use the card reader). Then I stopped and thought about where they could be and remembered, they are on the golf cart I was driving around earlier. So I went to where I dropped off the cart and the cart was not there. I talk with the guy working and he said the cart was on the course somewhere and he was the only person in the shop and could not leave. I then sent my friend to the CVS (we were out in the country, it was the closest and only place to go) to buy memory cards, and at the same time the wedding coordinator had sent someone out looking for the cards. In the mean time, I was using the card from on the the bridesmaids camera. To wrap this up, they found my cards and we later returned the memory cards form CVS. Oh, this all happened 30 minutes before the ceremony started.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary Chris and Lisa Hirsch!

Today Chris and Lisa are celebrating their second anniversary. I hope they have a wonderful day of celebration.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Milktooth - Fight With Fire {Part II}

Just like in the past, I usually take photos of all the bands that participate in the Fight With Fire Concert. This past time, however, I was only able to get photos of one band, Milktooth. Not only do they have great music, they are all great guys. Go to their web page and listen to their music. At concerts I usually don't buy merchandise but this was the exception. I felt compelled to support them and their music, plus they were selling their music on vinyl. That was the dagger, I absolutely love listening to music on my record player.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wedding In AZ {part I}

I just got back from an amazing trip to Phoenix, AZ. My friend from college, scott, lives on there and his sister-in-law hired me to shoot her wedding this last weekend. Scott is a high school teacher and they were on fall break this last week, which was perfect timing. I was able to shoot the wedding on Saturday and then stay out for vacation time with Scott and his family. It was a super relaxing and enjoyable week. His wife amber just got a job and is was working in the afternoon, which meant we got to watch the kid! We went to a couple parks, visited the airport, went to the zoo, went hiking, and ate at many awesome restaurants. Here are a selection of photos from my iPhone, wedding photos are coming soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fight With Fire {Part I}

Last Friday night was our first Fight With Fire event. The bill was packed with great rock bands and there was a great turn out. All the proceeds went to the local United Way to help with the Nashville flood relief, yes there is still help needed. These two photos are just a small taste of where we were. The graffiti wall was an awesome backdrop, better than anything I could have found at any store.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Anniversary Andy and Rebekah Adams!!

Wanted to send my love to Andy and Rebekah, today is their two year anniversary. Have a awesome day of celebrating!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Holly Tree JAM Family Picnic

Had the opportunity to do a family photo booth at the most recent Holly Tree JAM Family Picnic. I had a blast taking photos of all the families and kids. It's always fun when you are at a picnic and the adults are eating dinner the the kids are running around because they have all had to much sugar. Now that might just be something I enjoy because I don't yet have kids, maybe some day I'll understand. At one point i turned around and there was a little girl playing with a bubble machine and I snapped a couple shots and they are super cute. Click here if you are interested in more of my family photography.