Archive for August, 2010

Mark and Nicole

I’m very pumped to roll out my favorite shots from Mark and Nicole’s June wedding, hosted at the PGA Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambridge, Md.

Mark, is an old friend of mine from the University of Maryland and I quickly became buds with Nicole after meeting her when I moved back to D.C. three years ago. These two make for a great couple and I was absolutely honored when they asked if I would shoot their wedding.

Mark and Nicole were a photographer’s dream to work with. The instant I got on scene, Nicole already had a list of ideas and locations we could go to before the ceremony. Not to mention, they’re both incredibly nice people.

I’m glad that this group was ready and willing to ham it up for some of their photos…

Hands down, one of my favorite grabs. A special thanks goes out to my assistant Erin, who did an awesome job of covering all the angles where I wasn’t. Because of her, I was able to hang out behind the bride and groom and snag this awesome shot.

Journey, The Killers, John Denver and many more great bands made an appearance and had this group on their feet all night.

With an extra set of hands, I was able to set up a photo booth for the first time. Oddly enough, almost all my fall and 2011 bookings want one too!

A big thanks goes out to Mark and Nicole. Thank you again guys for allowing me to shoot your wedding and I’m looking forward to seeing you two around!

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Josh and Nichole

I’m very proud to bring you guys some of my favorite photos from Josh and Nicole’s June wedding in Louisiana.

From one of their earlier posts, you probably already know that Josh and I go back to navigation school. What you didn’t know is that Nichole is a guardsman (or woman?), which makes this my first mil + mil wedding. Cool, right?!?

I absolutely love catching these little moments of serendipity. One easy way to make it happen; when everyone else is looking one way, be sure that you’re going in the opposite direction.

“Do you like to party”?

A big thanks goes out to Josh and Nichole for flying me down to shoot their wedding. I wish the two of them and Nicholas all the best and I look forward to keeping in touch!

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C-Ville Weekly, Best Of

Just before hitting the road at the beginning of August, I was tapped by C-Ville Weekly to shoot a few commissioned jobs for their annual Best Of C-Ville issue.

By far, my favorite gig was working with Russ Melton, who won best home repair/handyman.

Before I contacting him, I found a video of him juggling posted to his site and knew that this shoot was going to be fun. Russ was a cool dude to talk to and really wanted to nail the shot. After about a dozen takes and a few bruised hands, we called it a day and of course Russ helped me pack up my gear.

C-Ville Weekly decided to run another photo, and I’m sure it was a close call. I do like the photo they chose because of two big elements. One, the expression of concentration on Russ’s face is great and two, all the tools are lined up in the air.