Archive for December, 2011

Spencer and Emily

Well, this is it. My last wedding of 2011 and I am happy that I could finish strong with Spencer and Emily’s Austin wedding.

This was my second trip to Austin, Tx. in 2011 for a wedding and I always enjoy traveling to this vibrant city. The atmosphere is great, the BBQ is incredible and the night life and music scene are second to none. Their families hail from Iowa and Alabama and I know Spencer and Emily enjoyed hosting them in their adopted city.

Spencer and Emily planned out the perfect day that was as individual as they are. They held both their ceremony and reception at The Lookout at Lavender Farm, which served as a quaint backdrop for their family and friends. The Lookout is family owned and has a number of unique touches and a simple elegance which are signature to Austin. All the details from the food down to the music were hand picked by the couple and came together beautifully under a November Texas sky.

You’ll notice a reoccurring theme of dancing throughout our photos. I usually use dancing as a way to loosen up the couple and was not ready for Spencer and Emily who were happy to break out their signature moves at any point!

More dancing!

A BIG THANKS goes out to Spencer and Emily. I sincerely enjoyed photographing your wedding and spending the weekend with your family and friends. I look forward to seeing you guys the next time I visit Austin and wish you two all the best!!!

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Bailee

I am very pleased that this editorial photo of Bailee, a member of Occupy Wall Street Charlottesville, made the cover of C’Ville Weekly.

The story profiles young community leaders and the impact that they are making in our city. Bailee was reserved, but her passion for the OWS movement was apparent while I photographed her in Lee Park as the sun was setting. For this image, I set out to create a stark, yet determined photo of Bailee in the wake of the OWS Charlottesville camp being closed down.

Recently, the camp’s occupants were cleared out by the Charlottesville police early in December. Despite the encampment’s removal, they continue to carry their message forward through regular assemblies around the city.

Eric and Megan

I’ve been itching to get this post out for the past couple of weeks!

In September, Eric and Megan were married in Kinsale, Ireland. Kinsale is a gorgeous, quaint town south of the larger City of Cork and it made for a beautiful backdrop and charming locale for their destination wedding.

Eric and Megan were a dream to work with. They were up for any idea I had and even braved some soggy weather, all in the name of great photography. Every step of our shoot was carefully planned out and Eric and Megan had a keen eye for details and backdrops. I was truly honored that they hired me to be their destination wedding photographer for their once in a lifetime event with family and friends who traveled from the States.

Eric and Megan held their reception at the lovely Blue Haven Hotel located in the city center. The ceremony was at Jola’s, which is a must if you’re ever passing through. The restaurant’s cathedral decor was uniquely Irish, the food was delicious and the many flavored vodkas were not to be missed.

A BIG THANKS goes out to Eric and Megan for including me in their destination wedding plans. I had an incredible time in Ireland and sincerely enjoyed capturing your amazing wedding weekend!

Stay tuned for more photos from our lifestyle session before the wedding.

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