I had an AWESOME TIME photographing Jody’s Bridal Portraits a couple weeks ago! We drove down to Walterboro where we had received permission to photograph at Bonnie Doone Plantation. It’s such a beautiful place with the most dreamy Spanish Moss covered oaks! On top of that, Jody’s dad brought along his amazing new Dodge Charger. I couldn’t help doing a few poses with the bright red muscle car juxtaposed against the soft green tapestry and draped with a beautiful bride in her flowing white gown! Jody was so much fun to work with. I can’t WAIT to photograph her and Gerald’s wedding!!!
Archive for November, 2009
I recently had the honor of photographing Lee’s 4-month portraits. His baby dedication was this past weekend at Ashley River Baptist. This was one of the photos they selected to be projected on the huge LCD screen of him during the service. What an ADORABLE young man!!! Congratulations Chad, Denise, and big brother Thomas!
Joy & Michael got married yesterday in a FABULOUS wedding aboard the Carolina Girl Yacht! While Cami & I are madly editing the TONS of images I shot, here’s a really cute image of them from their Engagement Session. Oh, and this doesn’t even show their beautiful parrots and all their fish.
High Dynamic Range (or HDR) photography has fascinated me for some time. So I finally decided to take a crack at it. It involves photographing a series of bracketed exposures of the same image, then merging them together.
I used a popular HDR program called Photomatix. Here are a couple of my first attempts from last week. Any thoughts or suggestions on what I could do different?!?
I photographed Adrienne’s Bridal Portraits the other day. Isn’t she UNBELIEVABLY beautiful?!? We got so many awesome images from her shoot! This was one of the very first ones.
I loved how this shaft of late afternoon sunlight was making the fuzzy ferns glow. So while she was in the changing room, I had figured out that I wanted to place her here where her veil would get that same angelic rim light. Then I popped up a Nikon SB-800 in a small EZ-Box on a Bogen 3333 lightstand off to her left. (Ask me why her left next time you see me.)
Here’s the “before” without the SB-800. I had a slight warming filter on the remote flash and triggered it via a set of Radio Poppers. They were shot with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 f2.8.
WOW!!! What can I say about Julia & Erik’s BEAUTIFUL Destination Wedding?!? Cami & I are so honored that they brought us with them to capture their amazing time in the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas. Many thanks to Lori at Bolongo Bay Resort for making everything run so smoothly. Erik & Julia, you guys simply ROCKED!!!
Check out some of my favorite shots from their trip in this slideshow. Then Click Here to see the rest of their Online Gallery…there’s only a FEW to look through.
I just wrapped up shooting Executive Portraits for Dixon-Hughes, one of the largest accounting firms in the nation. The firm celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary this year!
Dan Rather goes into the Congo (where I was born and my parents were missionaries for decades) to find out what the people in a small village are receiving in exchange for allowing companies to extract their natural resources. Turns out, the mining companies don’t want to allow our cameras anywhere…