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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Contest winner!

We are psyched to let everyone know that two of Renee's images placed in the top 20 in two categories of ISPWP's (The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) summer contest. You can check out all the winners here.  

A little about the ISPWP:
The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession. When you hire an ISPWP member, you can be sure they have passed a rigorous application process and are recognized by their peers to be at the top of their field.

The ISPWP maintains high standards for membership based on experience, talent, integrity, professionalism and references: 

Experience: Members must have photographed a minimum of 50 weddings as the primary in-charge photographer. Weddings shot as a tag-along, second, or backup photographer do not count. This is the minimum experience requirement, many ISPWP members have shot hundreds of weddings.

Talent: Members must submit a website/blog/portfolio for review by a panel of ISPWP members. Online portfolio galleries must demonstrate artistic and technical ability. The portfolio must display a minimum of three galleries of complete weddings. Galleries that only display “selected favorites” from multiple weddings will be rejected.

Integrity: Members must have no outstanding complaints with consumer protection organizations such as the Better Business Bureau.

Professionalism: Members must operate in accordance with the ISPWP Code of Conduct. This protects both the photographer and the client, and provides assurance to the client they are dealing with a professional who takes their business seriously.

References: Members must submit 2 client references, and 2 peer photographer references, or be sponsored by an existing ISPWP member.
Here are Renee's winning images!

Friday, August 19, 2011

An Elon engagement session - Ashly and David

Meet Ashly and David! We took a walk through Elon University campus and stadium and just captured them cutting up and enjoying being together. We are looking forward to the wedding in October!

David is in the brick industry... and this is "secretly" in amongst the bricks... what a great way to propose!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Proximity Hotel wedding - Stewart and Jeff

Talk about doing things your own way. Stewart and Jeff ditched all the usual traditions and made their own at their Proximity Hotel wedding. From the gray wedding gown to cake balls instead of three tiers, their wedding had all their own signature touches. Thanks for including us in your unique day! Everyone check out some of our favs from the day, and leave your own unique comment!

Stewart's gown from J.Crew fit right in the Proximity's aesthetic...

Girl bottles and boy bottles....

girl bling and boy bling...

Jeff needed some last minute help...

and Stewart appreciated the help as well...


Stewart and Jeff's ceremony was an intimate affair...

Cake on a stick from Yummy Goodness Bake Shoppe...


and off they go... thanks guys!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Greensboro senior photography - Emily

We love Emily! We've gotten to know her over the past few months and of course had to do her senior portraits... her easy-going nature really came through as we walked through the streets of downtown Greensboro. She's off to college now... we will miss you Emily, but look forward to seeing you when you are back in town!