Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Wedding of Brittany and Brandon Hayes

I went to the wedding of a couple friends from Charlotte over the weekend, Brittany Gilbert and Brandon Hayes. I was not the official photographer for the event, but in hoping to get them some additional images I brought my camera along. The ceremony was beautiful and I wish them the best. Below are a couple of my favorite images from the day. I hope you enjoy. Let me know if you have any comments or questions and thanks for visiting.

Groom Brandon Hayes and his father and best man, Phil Hayes, wait outside of the sanctuary for the ceremony to begin. They are joined by Reverend David Williams, who gained special permission to come perform the ceremony in the midst of his retirement. David has been the bride's Reverend for her entire life.

Groomsman Troy Regan has his boutonnière pinned onto his jacket before the wedding ceremony.

Bridesmaid Britt Whitelaw practices blowing bubbles while waiting for the bride and groom to exit at the end of the reception.

The happy newlyweds, Brittany and Brandon Hayes, emerge from the reception hall under a canopy of bubbles.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

1st Post - Recent Portrait Work

Hey everyone -
I thought I'd try my hand at this whole blogging thing. It's certainly easier than updating my personal portfolio website every time I shoot. Recently I've been trying to work more often and complete more personal projects. The few photos above are from models I solicited from Craigs List and worked with in my apartment/studio (about 220sq ft to work with, so we did our best). Over the three photo shoots I became surprisingly efficient in breaking down all my furniture and storing it in the corner of my room so we had space to work. Certainly a "ghetto studio" but we all start somewhere.

I have to give a big thanks to Jenna Lazzaro who did the makeup in all three shoots. Thanks for visiting.