Archive for March, 2010

16Mar10John and Jodie – February 28, 2010

I met John on Flickr several years ago maybe even before I was even a wedding photographer and we have been in contact ever since. I was so happy when he called to get some pricing from me. Then I got an email from Jodie about a date much sooner ;) I am glad it all worked out cause they are a great couple and their friends are just as great.

Their wedding and reception both took place at The Gallery in Red Bank, TN. Beautiful art gallery at the foot of Signal Mountain. All in all it was a great day and I am glad I was able to be part of it. Congratulations guys!

Click HERE for their slideshow.

11Mar10The Stewart Family – Maternity Session

You guys might remember Kressa and John from their engagement session or their wedding photos. Well they are having a baby and called me to do some maternity photos for them. I had actually never done maternity photos but Kressa and I were on the same page and we shot them just like we would have shot an engagement session. Congratulations guys you are going to love being parents!

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10Mar10Bradley and Tiffany – February 27, 2010

I have known Tiffany for a LONG time… ok well not that long but in terms of my normal client relationship it has been a long time. Let’s just say Tiffany was really on the ball planning this wedding :) You can tell too. Everything was just how she wanted it and she did all of her planning so she could just sit back and enjoy her day.

Which started at Stone Fort Inn, in Chattanooga, where the brides got ready for the day. They also hosted a bridal breakfast there at the bed and breakfast. I love the atmosphere there and the staff is always so great! I hit up the Read House to catch up with the guys for a bit before heading over to the Saints Peter and Paul church for the ceremony.

Reception was at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club where the crew always puts out a great spread. The early afternoon reception time didn’t slow down the party at all! Congratulations and thanks for having me there guys!

Dress: Boutique Couture
Flowers: Grafe Studio
Cake: Cake Boutique
Stationary/Signage: Chocolate Butterbean, Atlanta GA
DJ: Gene Lovin
Venues: Stone Fort InnSaints Peter and PaulChattanooga Golf and Country Club

Stay Tuned for slideshow.

9Mar10Before and After

Sometimes people ask about how I get from a photo shoot to a finished set of images. Here is the typical process:

1. Images get imported into my post processing application (Adobe Lightroom)
2. Images are sorted into keepers and “others”
3. Adjustments are made to color correct and adjust contrast
4. Minor cropping if necessary
5. Output for desired use (web, print, etc.)

So here is a before and after example of an image. I hardly ever do anything other than the steps above and the image below is probably more drastic than 75% of what I do. Everything was done in Lightroom except the border and logo placement which is a Photoshop action I created to make images for the blog.

Questions are welcome… if you have them, leave them in the comments :)