Campbell University Vows

This wedding right here! I absolutely loved shooting it, getting the change to take some unique shots you rarely get to do makes it very memorable!

However there is a key to making memories with these kind of shoots. A fun and outgoing Bride & Groom! Catherin & Ryan were just that!

Take a ride with us on our journey of getting these two hitched!

Ceremony Location Butler Chapel of Campbell University, NC Butler Chapel Facebook Page

There was a superb glass stained window and that just had to be photographed. When you see the stained glass display you just get a sense of serenity knowing your in the house of the Lord. So I could not let this pass by.

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Then we drove to Brigg’s Hardware for the reception in down town Raleigh, NC. I would have never imagined this being a reception site but it played out very well. I recommend it they were very nice and attentive staff and even attended to the photographers as guest too. That was very appreciative. And can I say their lighting is perfect for photographing as well. Briggs Hardware

To Enjoy this weddings character and celebrate another union of love please enjoy this video slide show we made. Thanks for sharing the joy I experience in photographing weddings.

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Happy Anniversay Trav & Shay! 5/23/2016

Happy Anniversary Shay and Trav

Happy Anniversary Shay and Trav on your special day.  This was a beautiful day and I was so happy to share it with you at The Weir Jordan House in Greensboro, NC.  A lovely couple and a perfect venue.  We shot this wedding a year ago and as always I love to wish our couples a very happy anniversary and many more years of blessings. By looking at all these photos I remember this very special couple and their day.

Enjoy the blissful memories of this great day of unity in Gods Presence.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

 

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The Lock Down Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lock tied the knot on March 11th,. 2016 in Winston-Salem, NC and I was grateful to be part of this union. It was held in the down stairs section of the

The Millennium Center down town. This building used to be an old court-house and it has such classic character. Marble floors, wood details, and so much more.

The ambiance and lighting was so pretty regardless of the challenges it presented taking photos, but we got it done! I want to thank the Locks for sharing me their story and getting to know them closer on their special night!

Here are some of my favorite photos and how I accomplished them.

This first image was taken on the first floor in one of their booth set ups, the chandelier is real, the bench, and velvet curtains also. I saw an immediate opportunity for super classy and more expensive backdrops here. So I posed Jen and Steven and got to snapping. The real art came in Photoshop and LightRoom.

1.) I did sharpening and basic retouching in light room and opened them up in Photoshop.

2.) I googled in images sparkler writing and art, found the one I thought would fit effortlessly and saved it to my desktop.

3.) In Photoshop I opened up a new blank canvas by making it 11×14 in size and black.

4.) I copied the Photo and pasted it on top of the black canvas.

5.) The free transformed the image to fit inside the black canvas with some room to spare on the edges of the photo as if it was frame matting.

6.) Then I took the brush tool and put it on clear and started to blend the photo in to the black canvas and touched up the floor shadows with the Burn tool.

7.) Then I copied and pasted the sparkler script on top where I see suited best and then used the clear brush tool to clean up the edges and lowered the transparency of the script only to about 90% to make the smallest details of missed brushing fade out..

TaDa!!!!!!

Love Sparkler Sample

This photo below was taken so well I didn’t have to do much to it, that is why I try to practice taking the best photo I can at the beginning to cut down on editing time.

I only edited this image in Light Room. I opened it and perfected the lighting, sharpening, and so forth. Then I moved to the brush tools and brought up the lantern glowing lights a little more to pop from the back light of the doors behind the bride. Then made sure it was balanced and even all around as close as I could get it.

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My last but not my least fave is the one below..

I cloned some sparklers in to hands where theirs burned out already and did the same thing for the sparkler halo as I did in the first pic of this blog page. I love how it glows!

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