The Prodigy

August 31, 2007

I actually left the office for a moment and saw some sunshine. I ended up at Best Buy to get an extra hard drive to back up all of these photo sessions we’ve been doing lately. While there I found a two disk set of singles from “The Prodigy”. Yeah, this music is pretty old, but I never bought it when it came out, I was a poor college student.

Call me old fashioned, but I still buy CDs over downloading. This one came with a great photo booklet. You may or may not remember hearing their stuff. If you were old enough to go to the clubs in the 90s you no doubt heard such classics as “Fire starter” “Voodoo People” and let’s not forget everyone’s favorite “Smack my bitch up”. The 90s weren’t all about grunge rock and flannel shirts.

Listening to this stuff again makes me want to go out and get some strobe lights for the gallery and maybe a smoke machine, but I won’t.

This is what I’m talking about. A cool day, (High 80s) a light breeze, and two people who are into each other. It’s the perfect storm for a great engagement session. Back again at Wrightsville.  The challenge for me is how to trick it up each time since we get requests to shoot there so often, but still get great stuff.  I think we did all that.

Jenny & Jordan

August 30, 2007

This was kind of a hot day. Okay, it was a really hot day, but Jenny and Jordan worked it just as smooth as if it were a cool breezy afternoon. We started in downtown Wilmington and ended up at Wrightsville beach. We’ve been shooting at the beach a lot lately, so get ready for more!

I Think I’ll title this one “hey what are you kids doing in that alley?!”

In case you haven’t been to the river front at Sunset, it’s a must do thing. You can sit on your private balcony at Roy’s Riverboat landing and watch the sun set over the battleship as the boats go by on the water. Meridith and I have spent many an evening doing that (and a few proms back in the day)

This is Johnny Mercer Pier. We shot here for about two minutes. This is the first time I have been at this location in a long time. It was super crowded, and I may wait a few dozen years before going back. Cool image though.

It took us about 40 minutes to get a parking space at the best part of the beach, but it was worth it.

Sweet

August 30, 2007

I blogged about this a while back, but since then we have unexpectedly received an “official plaque” oh why not blog that too!  It’s official, we’re cool, I’m taking us all out for ice cream.

Yeah, I know…

August 30, 2007

It’s been like a hundred years since I put something new on the blog.  Well, new things are on the way.  Be patient and ye shall be rewarded.

We knew this wedding would be fun. Working with Casey for a while on wedding plans and the baseball book in the post below, we knew her goal was to make her wedding day very meaningful and fun. We also got to see several people we worked with from past weddings. A shout out to Missy and Lance whose wedding we photographed a couple of years ago (Lance is Heath’s Brother).

Candice’s Bridal Session

August 14, 2007

We just photographed Candice’s wedding this weekend so I can now show you a few of my favorites from the bridal session. This was done at Wrightsville Beach on a very windy day, but the resulting photos are delicious.

Heath’s baseball book

August 14, 2007

So I get a call from one of our brides who is looking for the perfect gift to give her soon to be husband.  She wanted to do something different for him and decided to create a book that chronicled his life in baseball from college and before.  It was a cool project.

Casey basically dropped off a big box of Heath’s trophies, newspaper clippings and photos so I put together in a one of a kind presentation.  I went to work photographing all of the things that showcase those accomplishments.  Here are a few pages from the book.  It was a great project that I would enjoy doing again.

This was the cover image.

I mixed photos provided with background photos I created from the memerobilia provided by Casey.

Azita & Josh- Durham, NC

August 14, 2007

Back at Duke Chapel. I have heard from other photographers that they find it hard to shoot a wedding at the chapel because of the time constraints and lighting. I hate to say it, but Meridith and I rock this place every time we go there. (that is to say the photos are very good) Enough about us.

Azita & Josh had a fantastic wedding day. We met them at the Carolina Inn where they got ready before heading to the chapel. After the wedding we were back at the Inn for a great reception with DJ Randy from Joe Bunn DJs. I know I’ve said it before, but the party never stops when those guys are at a reception. These two had one of the best choreographed first dances we have seen in a long time. Cupcakes were enjoyed in place of traditional cake and were quite good.

In all of our travels this summer we did manage to take some vacation. We spent a week at Bald Head Island and had a fellow photographic duo Anne & Bill Holland join us on the adventure. We had a lot of fun, but mostly just relaxed and did as little as possible. On the last evening of the trip we set out to create some portraits of each other. They photographed Meridith, Will and me, (see here) and then I photographed them.

They were having a lot of fun and emailed to tell me that they are still shaking sand out of their clothes. I hope we get to do this again next year!

Before…

After!