I was a vendor this weekend at the Southern Bridal Show at the NC State Fairgrounds. This is one of the Forever Bridal shows that occur periodically throughout the year. I met a huge amount of brides and thought there was a great turn out. Some of my previous clients came and helped me work the booth this year. It was such a joy to spend some time with them and I was very touched that they would take the time and spend the effort to help me out.
My booth this time was a 10×20 size and I feel like that was a better choice. I was able to have a nice sitting area to let brides stop and view my albums and learn about my services.
If I met you at the show and you are interested in learning more, please contact me; I’d love to do a no-obligation consultation with you.
See a Google Pano that I did of my booth as well:
The Wedding of Alyson and Tom took place yesterday at The Hudson Manor Estate. This is a beautiful venue just north of Raleigh in the piedmont of North Carolina. Alyson had the most beautiful wedding and I was honored to be a part of it. In addition to the traditional images such as the ones below, I also shot a 360 Panorama of the wedding party. Please enjoy these gorgeous wedding photographs.
As part of the wedding of Alyson and Tom, I shot a wedding 360 degree photosphere. This is a really neat addition to the wedding packages that I offer. You can view in all directions, just grab the image and move it with your mouse. It’s really like being there!
See below for the photosphere:
I had the honor and privilege of shooting the wedding of Jenn and Clark yesterday. The wedding took place at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh, NC. The reception was at 1705 Prime, also in Raleigh. The church venue was so beautiful and the ceremony was completely lovely! After the ceremony, we departed for the reception and had and very fun and enjoyable evening. What a fun day, I know everyone had a great time! I hope these wedding photographs will help you envision what a fun time it was for everyone! I wish Jenn and Clark the most blessed marriage!
A new service that I’m offering wedding clients is Wedding 360 degree panoramas during the reception or perhaps other points during the day. These panoramas are made in the same way as the Google Business View virtual tours and will become a part of the Google Maps and Google StreetView when they are created. This product is called Google Views, and it is a really interesting way to document either the entire guest list or the bridal party. The photos are called Equirectangular and are 360 degrees in every direction. The only way to properly view these is to view them with a flash or HTML5 viewer or using the software that bends these back to a sphere such as Google Maps/StreetView. This is how I’m doing it now, you can view these on Google.
Here’s some examples of some of these that I’ve done in recent weddings. When I meet with you to discuss wedding photography, I’ll bring this up as an option to your package.
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I had the awesome privilege of being the photographer at Nichole and Kevin’s wedding this past weekend. Nichole and Kevin got married in Washington, D.C. at the WWI Memorial. Nichole and I had found this location when we did her bridal portraits last year. We had the most amazing weather and it was the peak of the cherry blossoms. The only down side was there were 10’s of thousands of people at or around the national mall enjoying the day. This was a wedding to remember and I was so honored to be a part of it! Best wishes, Kevin and Nichole!
Check out these Bridal Portraits that I shot back in mid May. Julie, her Mom and I had a great evening at the JC Raulston Arboretum doing this portrait session. I have had the unenviable task of sitting on these and not releasing them until the wedding (I definitely don’t want the groom or other wedding guests to see these until the big moment).
The wedding is Saturday, July 27th and I will be able to make these photos public then! I am absolutely looking forward to the wedding day! Julie is a very happy and fun person to be around and I think it shows in the photos! She’s going to have such a great wedding day!
Please enjoy these Bridal Portraits that were shot in Raleigh at the NC State Arboretum.
This past Saturday, Sarah and Pat had their Engagement Photography session at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. We really lucked out with the weather, as the day before a tropical storm came through the Triangle. Luckily, Saturday was great weather and we got to take some amazing photos! Sarah and Pat are extremely happy together and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding photos this October! Congratulations to you both!