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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Photo of the Month

This has been one of the busiest months on record for us... not only did we shoot a combined seven weddings in August, we also found time for a variety of bridal sessions, headshots and some commercial work as well! We have the next two Saturdays off (as far as weddings go), so we will be enjoying a little bit of R&R until we get right back into the home stretch of the season: 2 weddings in September, and 6 booked for October. There is some availabilty in November and December, so spread the word! :-)

Here's the shot of the month, by Renee

Monday, August 27, 2007

Free tickets!

Attention brides-to-be! If you are interested in a free ticket to the upcoming wedding show in Raleigh next month, just email us at info@jmcphoto.com with your name and address... We promise, no hard core sales tactics, and it's no problem if you already have another photographer booked.
If you already have a ticket, stop by our booth and say hello!

Here are the details:

What: Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show
Where: Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley
When: Sunday, September 16, 1 - 4pm


Plan your dream Raleigh/Durham wedding



Free Wedding Planning Guide!

Ashley and Jonathan

While Renee was in Winston Saturday morning, Jonathan was in Greensboro photographing Ashley and Jonathan's (nice name!) wedding. The ceremony was at the gorgeous Our Lady of Grace, and the reception was at the very classy Greensboro Country Club. Congratulations you two!

"OLG" has fantastic architecture...


outside and in...


in for the kiss...


The GCC is a first class place all the way...


Words to live by...


Cake byManfred...


Cheers!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Kim and Jeff

It was a beautiful Saturday morning at Graylyn in Winston-Salem, and Renee was there to capture the special day for Kim and Jeff. The mansion looked beautiful and so did they! They took off for Tahiti immediately following the reception...we hope they find an internet cafe so they can check out the blog!

The garter was handmade by Kim's mom...
Graylyn wedding photographs

Jeff and guys in the room that was once an indoor swimming pool...
Graylyn wedding photographs

The flower girl was adorable...
Graylyn wedding photographs

Proud dad and beautiful bride...
Graylyn wedding photographs

A beautiful spot for a wedding...
Graylyn wedding photographs

The first dance...
Graylyn wedding photographs

The cake from Cumberland Cafe was both unique and delicious...
Graylyn wedding photographs

A moment alone...
Graylyn wedding photographs

The happy couple!
Graylyn wedding photographs

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kristen and Chad

We found our way to Tuscany Gardens in Browns Summit for Kristen and Chad's Friday afternoon wedding. Temperatures were definitely up there, but everybody stayed cool under the pressure! Congrats guys!

The many faces of Kristen...


but most of all she has an infectious smile...


the man of the hour...


down the aisle with Dad...


and back up with Chad...


cool bridesmaids shoes!


the food was delicious...


and the getaway car was sweet...


keep your love burning guys!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

two new toys

This week we got two new "playthings"... not really, but they are fun... one was a Scion xB to replace Jonathan's aging (1994!) Honda Civic, and the other was a new lens... a 50mm f1.8. It is a "fixed" lens, which means there is no zooming in or out out, we have to use our feet! The 1.8 means a couple of things... it will be great in low light situations, and it has a very shallow "depth of field", which basically means sharp in one spot, and rapidly getting softer from there.

Here are a few shots that show off of our new toys!

Nice lens flare!


cool logo...








love that shallow DOF!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Renee!

update:
We had a few people over to celebrate Renee's day, she felt the love! A good time as had by all! Here are a few images from the celebration...

A sweet card from our favorite 4-year-old Mackenzie...


A sweet cake from Maxie B's...




Thanks to Frank for this shot!


Today is Renee's big day! She really has "blossomed", hasn't she? :-)
She wouldn't really kill me for revealing how old she is, but a gentleman doesn't do that sort of thing, does one?

Leave her your best birthday wishes by clicking on the "comments" link below! —Jonathan

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Candice and Jonathan

It was a glorious day on Saturday in Reidsville at the Belmont Estate for Candice and Jonathan's nuptials. We had a great time, and took a record-breaking amount of images... over 1800! Here are a few of our favorites, click on any of them to enlarge...

Candice and the girls...


Jonathan and the guys...


The Belmont's resident feline...


arriving in style...


the flower girl was very deliberate in her duties...


The Belmont in all its glory....




a done deal!


the guys gave Candice a lift...


they had an awesome candy bar!


first dance...




Even the youngest guests were well dressed...


the cake by the Belmont's own baker...


and they partied into the night!