Category archives: Blog

From My Perspective

There is something quite refreshing about seeing a familiar face in a crowd. Referrals are a big part of our business, and they mean so very much.  When former clients who are also friends encourage their friends to hire you, and then their friends' friends…the dominoes fall, and eventually you start consistently running into brides and grooms that you ph[...]

The Freedom of Creativity

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." ~ Oscar Wilde   It turns out today is World Photo Day.  On this day in 1839 - after the daguerreotype photography process was formally introduced in France - the French government (after purchasing the patent) announced the gift as being "free to the world."  I cannot think [...]

From My Perspective

I treasure so many of the photos we take because of their artistic value…but I also cherish the genuine moments that are captured. As mentioned before, I know this family well and love them quite a bit. They possess a tight bond that is infectious, and it's actually quite easy to convey that connection in images. Summer weddings in Raleigh are gonna be toas[...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective Friendships develop and bonds are formed.  Sometimes it simply cannot be helped. When you work with a family, in essence, over the course of a year and a half…seeing them regularly, in consistent communication…you form a relationship.  At least I do.  And although my effort is no different than it would be for someone I just met, th[...]

Monday Musing

Who says a Monday can't be exquisite? Celebrating the beauty in each of us, the effortless elegance we all possess...honored to capture your biggest moments and narrate your story via imagery...Monday musings.  I love what I do, I love when it's unscripted, I love the unpredictable, and I love all the wonderful people who rely upon us to preserve their speci[...]

Authentic Light

"Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished." ~ Michael Strassfeld Another day, another post about utilizing natural light…but it never gets old.  A black and white image set against natural lighting is bliss. [...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective Love the black and white.  Do you also shoot in color?  Love the black and white. Remarks and questions I get sometimes.  Of course we shoot in color in addition to black and white - the final package will always consist of a balance of the two.  Color photos on a wedding day are gorgeous…the vibrant colors 'pop' and everything look[...]

From My Perspective

Pursuing a passion or hobby as a part-time or full-time career is a risk.  The reward can be tremendous, but the uncertainty is very real.  Burnout is always a risk because you are converting something you love and have always made time for into a means of income…but when it works, the satisfaction is indescribable. When you are passionate about something[...]

From My Perspective

I know I bang the lighting drum repeatedly, but its importance cannot be overstated. Lighting - and the ability to adapt when it changes - are absolutely essential. One of the reasons I love concert photography is the fact that the lighting conditions are constantly changing. When you combine that with the unpredictable behavior of the performers, you h[...]

From My Perspective

From My Perspective I believe that images such as this one truly tell their own story. Final preparations before 'heading to the chapel' can certainly be chaotic, but these moments possess a very distinct elegance that you won't find anywhere else.  Any wedding photographer worth his/her salt must always remember, no matter how many weddings they docum[...]