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Monday, May 28, 2007

Christin and Steve

Another perfect day for a wedding! Christin and Steve really kept everything in perspective with everything going on... calm, cool, and collected. And it showed through in their photos! I'm looking forward to putting together the albums with them.

The lovely bride...


Christin used the same shoe accents that her grandmother had used...


The ceremony was at St. Paul's in Greensboro


We stopped by Guilford College (their alma mater) for some shots. Here's Steve and the guys...


Everybody jump the groom!


Then off to the reception... (Limo by Sterling Carriage)


A brief walk downtown...


The cakes were delicious!


Always good to see sports fans showing their pride...


First dance at the classy Empire Room...


And White Chocolate had everybody jammin the whole night!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

TriadLiving Summer issue

The latest issue of TriadLiving came out today, featuring a cover shot by yours truly... the best thing about it was that we got to eat it afterwards! Makes me hungry just thinking about it! You can pick up your copy at any Triad Harris Teeter or Lowes Foods.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bark at the Park

Yesterday our local minor league team, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, had their annual Bark at the Park event, where you can bring your dogs down to the ballpark. We went with our friends Cari and Phil, and we caught some of the action on our little point and shoot camera...

Walking to the ballpark...




"Family Portrait"... (photo by Cari Chee)


we got to go on the field for a parade...


Eddie ended up winning "most unique trick"... he raises his paw when you ask him "who wants a treat" and he will lay down on his side when you point your finger at him and say "bang"!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Jennifer and Jeremy

We took a trip down to Salisbury for Jennifer and Jeremy's wedding on Saturday. Great weather and lots of fun personalities made this party one to remember! On a side note, everybody was saying I looked like the guy from Rascal Flatts... should I be upset? Also, you can take a look at Jennifer's bridal session here.

The beautiful bride...




Jen and the girls...


Cute flower girl...


and ringbearer...


Nice color choices...


Jeremy waiting for his bride...


The girls wanted to give Jeremy a lift...


Reception was at the gorgeous Boxwood Lodge in Mocksville


First dance with Jeremy...


then an emotional dance with her dad...


The theme of the evening...


This crew knew how to have fun...


These girls cracked eachother up!


and the party kept going...

Friday, May 18, 2007

New lens and dogs

So I just got my new toy... um, lens via UPS today. It is a 70-200mm, 2.8 VR. If you're not a photographer, I'm sorry, but you can't relate to the excitement when you open up that package. It's like Christmas! I am real excited to put this to the test tomorrow at Jennifer and Jeremy's wedding. Look for post from that early next week. For now, here are some shots that I took right out of the box...

Penny Belle...


Penny Belle mid-lick!



How sharp is this!


Outside with a long lens is one thing, but how does it do in low light? Here is a shot from about 35-40 feet; 200iso, 2.8, 1/40 sec. The VR really makes an incredible difference...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Kelley and Brett

We made the 4-hour drive down to China Grove Plantation in Oriental, NC for the wedding of Kelley and Brett. The house was charming, the weather was perfect, and the the mood was festive. The whole day just had a great vibe to it!

An ideal location...


Great detail in the dress...


Kelley has piercing eyes...


Brett and the boys...


The first look...


A long look...


A short walk... (photo by Renee)


on the beach...


cake by Your Perfect Cake...


dusk fell too soon...


but the party didn't stop...


well into the night...

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Diana and John

Saturday we had the pleasure of photographing Diana and John's wedding in Winston-Salem. Now, these guys (and probably 80% of their guests) are from New York... so I had to keep making Red Sox comments! All in good fun though, and we had great time.

The beautiful bride...


The good-looking groom...


We had some time to kill between the ceremony and reception, so we stopped by Wendy's of course...


and then by Grace Court in Winston-Salem's West End


Too cute for words! (photo by Renee)


Diana accessorizes well...


as does John... (photo by Renee)


Cake by Ketchie Creek




The last dance of the night...