I'm so excited to announce that I will now be taking on an entirely new adventure: (cheesy obligatory call for drum roll...)....family lifestyle sessions! I'm so excited about these sessions so I can push my photojournalism a little further than allowed during the nature of a wedding day.
So, a little about the sessions: There will be no babies in baskets or saying "sit this way, do this with your hands" ... I don't even want the house to be cleaned up beforehand. No, really. Not even a little "tidying up." These sessions will be honest vignettes of a typical day. Your two year old is melting down? Well, that's life... so let's just roll with it. S/he recovers in T minus 3 minutes? Perfect, I'll be right there with ya.
Take this session for example. I guess this will be Part One: B&W and I will do a followup post here soon with the color versions. Anyway, these are from a week spent with my family at the beach, only I obviously focused on my cousin's daughters, Paiki & Effie, as I wanted to take the chance to try my hand at a lifestyle approach to see if it I like it (Answer: yes, I LOVED it and all the challenges it presented). This was more or less our typical day: wake up whenever>breakfast>beach>lunch>beach or pool>nap time for Effie (okay, I may have napped a day or two myself..)>dinner either out or at the house. Kids being kids, there were numerous ebbs and flows of their attitudes throughout the day, but I had the creative freedom to document it as I saw it, and since my cousin Keetch is a photographer herself, I knew she would understand what I was going for.
Anyway, I'll let the pictures paint the story. I hope you'll get the idea.
*I will be offering a significant discount for my first few lifestyle sessions, so please contact me for prices!!*
Here are a few of my favorites from a recent styled session at The McConnel House wedding venue in Franklin, TN. Also, a huge thank you to all the vendors involved with making this session come to life: Street Tuxedo, Always in Bloom, Haley Young Hair & Makeup and Alex Ferguson and Lance Garrison for modeling. Enjoy!
one of the things I was most looking forward to when I decided to move to nashville was getting to shoot at new venues. I love my mississippi + memphis brides, don't get me wrong! but i've been having so much fun as a nashville wedding photographer because i've gotten to shoot at some of the most beautiful venues i've ever seen! i'm also loving what seems to be the trend of bride and grooms deciding to forgo the traditional church ceremonies, and saying their i do's outside. from a photography standpoint, this is a big YES in my book! as I try to get my name & work out in nashville, i've been second shooting a good bit with some local talent, and this was one of those which I shot alongside the uber talented and insanely sweet jenny lindsey. not only has jenny encouraged me 1,000 percent and happily shared her wealth of photography knowledge, but this talented beauty also just renovated her own wedding venue!! that's right people... when a wedding photographer designs a space for a wedding, you know it's designed with gorgeous photos + light in mind! I absolutely cannot wait to shoot at meadow hill farm ! meanwhile, enjoy kristina & doug's gorgeous samary plantation wedding photos.
So whenever I'm not shooting my own weddings, I absolutely love second shooting. Not only do I get the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry, but I'm also forced to get a little more creative. Here's a couple of my favorites from aubrey & hamilton's oxford wedding that I shot alongside the crazy talented beth morgan cowen, aka bmofoto. aubrey & hamilton got married at the paris yates chapel on the Ole Miss campus, and finished off with an epic reception at the lyric. enjoy!