MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
When Memories Fade and Words Fail, Images Remain
A Nashville wedding, a United States wedding, a destination wedding, it doesn’t matter, I love making brides laugh and relaxed in front of the camera. I want your wedding to be as stress free as possible, I want it to be fun, I want it to be memorable, most of all, in 20 years, I want you to look at my photos and recall every wonderful moment about your wedding day.
When you hire me, you are hiring much more than a wedding photographer. You are getting 30 years of experience communicating with other vendors and understanding what a bride wants. I have helped out in almost every aspect of a wedding. I know how to tie a tie, pin on a top heavy boutonniere, bustle a wedding dress, MC a reception. And MOST importantly, how to capture every great moment that makes up YOUR wedding day.
I want to make your day, not only special, but easy as well. I love helping couples get the images they want, making them smile, and letting them catch their breath. It’s a huge day in your life and huge headaches come along with planning a wedding. I have been photographing weddings for 30 years and I have seen what can happen. I would love to give you some tips and tricks to help with your day.
This is your day, I want you to enjoy your wedding and relive the story for generations with the images.
A few of my Brides
I learned wedding photography by working with some amazing photographers starting back in college at the University of South Alabama. From there, I worked with the several photographers in Los Angeles, CA, photographing weddings on Yachts, glass chapels, and the coast lines. This was amazing, often times photographing two weddings a day. Through the years, I learned indoor and outdoor lighting, angles, posing, and LOTS of tips and tricks to make a wedding day go a little smoother. I have already worked with several photographers here in Nashville and I am excited about the area.
Over the last thirty years of being a photographer, I have developed a style, honed & perfected it, and changed styles. Instead of being a photo journalist, a portrait photographer, a candid connoisseur, I pretty much cover all the bases. A lot of photographers claim this style or that, but wedding or fluid, constantly changing,; locations, lighting, people, actions. So yes, a portrait photographer will work great for a photo of your parents, but someone that is fast and can catch candids is gonna get a great picture of your brides maids lunging for the bouquet toss, and a photo journalist is going to be able to tell a story with a series of photos… I have used all those styles and do use them all at any one wedding or event.
Bridal Parties at Work
Nashville photography is completely different from destination wedding photography and that is different from Colorado wedding photography. Tennessee weddings are much more focused on the family and I try to show that in my work. Kids, grand kids, aunts, uncles, parents, third cousins all seem to make it to the big day and I want to catch them all without sacrificing my focus on the couple that everyone is there for.
Photographing the Details
The couple on their day
I started photography back in the film days. Right? Film? No way… It was a completely different ball game. Changing out rolls of film at critical moments, hoping the lab didn’t screw anything up, praying you caught all the right moments and NO blinks. it was nerve wracking. I knew so may incredible photographers that would not touch a wedding because of all the stress. Digital has changed everything, the cameras are so much better in low light, virtually unlimited shots (for the novice), and instant access to see if someone blinked. I have two Nikon bodies and multiple Nikkor lenses I carry with me at each wedding, in addition to multiple Nikon speed lights, and other equipment. Two complete camera bags, my primary and my back-up.