Kayla & Brandon - Indian Springs State Park
Kayla and Brandon were married at the beautiful Indian Springs State Park near Flovilla, Georgia on a crisp autumn day. The setting was gorgeous, the bride was beautiful, the groom was handsome and the wedding party looked stunning. The reception was in a very rustic pavilion that had two enclosed rooms, one a dance floor, and a large open air room that was beautifully decorated.
Dana Hornbeck, Nawal Bookmiller and Kelsey Vogel were present to help document and captured some wonderful images. Perhaps the best part of the day was the 'first look' between Kayla and Brandon behind the old museum building. The textures and colors of the large rock structure, mixed with the beautiful late afternoon light creating long shadows was just incredibly beautiful, but paled in comparison to out pouring of emotion from these two young lovers. It was beautiful, as was their ceremony that included a special song written and performed by Brandon.
We had a blast with the wedding party and the families and friends and met some great folks and made some new friends. We wish this attractive young couple the very best life has to offer, much happiness and a long and loving relationship.
My original ETA for all images to be edited and posted in Dropbox and the release of the online gallery was Monday, November 11th - Veterans Day. However, I am running behind, I underestimated the amount of time I need to finish the processing of the images. I am continuing to upload images to the Dropbox folder each evening and it is looking like I will be able to work through the images by end of day on Saturday. I will then upload the online gallery and send out the invitations. I do appreciate everyone's patience and I have had several folks contact me to ask about the images and I wanted to make this announcement to keep everyone informed. The final count for images is still over 12,000 and each image will be edited. Please don't hesitate to contact the studio if we can be of assistance and hang in there, it's almost complete.
Floyd Wimpy asked me to come out and shoot the Xtreme Ranger event this past weekend. Without hesitation, I accepted and asked for volunteers from my very talented associates, who enthusiastically accepted my invitation. The members of our team were Steve Glass, Dana Hornbeck, Nawal Bookmiller, Mike Dinan, Kelsey Vogel, Barbara Franks (my lovely wife) and me of course.
We arrived at 7:30 AM and were greeted with the first cold snap of the fall, a brisk 28 degree morning and in no time flat Floyd had a raging bonfire going that was much appreciated by the competitors and more than a few photographers, videographers, volunteer staff and a small dog or two. The crowd was an eclectic group of folks from every walk of life and numerous geographic regions; all with a single intent, to participate, witness or document a wonderful event.
Here are a few quick grabs from a few of the photographers. Many more images are to follow and these are but a subset to provide a sense of the happenings and locations on the four mile course. I will be appending images each day this week and preparing a massive upload to Dropbox and an online gallery of all the images.
These images are very quick edits, I will be replacing and rotating images with finished versions once I get through the culling and post processing of the over 20,000 images we originally shot. I hope everyone enjoys the images and on behalf of we humble photographers may I express our appreciation for allowing us to participate and also express that we had an absolute blast documenting this very fun event.
Continuing to post new images; these are the second iteration of images. Many more to follow.
Another set of images... this is the third iteration of image additions to the blog.
Jenny & Kevin - Carlyle House
Jenny and Kevin were married a beautiful venue near the center of Norcross, Georgia. The beautiful bride and handsome groom were surrounded by families and friends. Many traveled a great distance to be with the couple on their big day and everyone had a fabulous time. The food at the reception was delicious and the couple danced the night away in the beautiful ballroom.
Dana Hornbeck, Alissa Brownell, Mike Dinan and myself documented the couple's joyous union and we had a wonderful time meeting and photographing everyone. We wish Jenny and Kevin all the best and congratulations to Kevin who, by now, has pinned on his wings and is a fully certified C-17 driver for the USAF. As they begin this new chapter in their lives together we know they'll love the adventure that will be their marriage and see a very bright future for this very intelligent and talented couple.
Ashley & Walter - The Carter Center
Ashley and Walter were married at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia in a beautiful ceremony. The lovely couple traveled from their home in New York city to be married in the presidential library of former president Jimmy Carter. Ashley grew up in Atlanta, so the trip was a pseudo homecoming of sorts and chance to proclaim her love for Walter in front of friends and family.
The ceremony was beautiful, the reception was the bomb and the couple departing in a beautiful vintage Rolls Royce was the perfect ending for a storybook wedding. There were tears, laughter and a lot of great dancing; it was fun, fun, fun for the couple's guests. Dana Hornbeck and myself had a fantastic time and we really enjoyed the great food and good music. I caught Dana on the dance floor displaying her best moves to the delight of everyone.
We wish Ashley and Walter a long and happy marriage and we so pleased to see their marriage is a union that puts a strong emphasis on their deep devotion to their faith and their families. We see a lot of happiness for this great couple and wish them the very best as they begin their new lives together.
Sara & Parker
Sara and Parker were married at Ivy Hall in Roswell, Georgia on an absolutely gorgeous early fall day. The wedding was a fabulous event; Ivy Hall is a wonderful place to tie the knot, and in its usual fashion, the facilities and the staff of the venue did not disappoint.
Perhaps the most pleasurable aspect of Sara and Parker's wedding was an opportunity to meet Sara and Parker's families and friends. Nawal Bookmiller, my second shooter extraordinaire, and myself began the day at the home of Sara's parents. They are two wonderful, gracious and extraordinarily kind people. They shared some excellent BBQ, their pets, their family and their home with us. On behalf of Nawal and myself, thank you so much. The two of us could not have felt any more welcome and your hospitality and your kindness were greatly appreciated.
Later in the day Kelsey Vogel, another wonderful photographer who acted as my assistant for the day, met us at Ivy Hall to round out our team. I can say without equivocation, we had an absolute blast capturing the pre-ceremony images and moments in and around ivy Hall. Getting to know the members of the wedding party was a distinct pleasure. Sara and Parker are such fun loving souls and their wedding party were every bit as fun loving, a few even more so, you know who you are and what happens at Ivy Hall, stays at Ivy Hall. Suffice to say it was a real pleasure to meet them and spend the day and evening together. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with this lovely couple and were so honored to be there to document their joyous union in the company of such fine friends and family.
The cake cutting approximated a religious experience; what fun and provided some great photo opportunities. The DJ kept the dance floor hopping and everyone dusted off their dancing shoes and took their turn letting their hair down and having a great time; now this was how a reception should be. The evening ended with Sara and Parker departing in a vintage Rolls Royce that served to nicely tie a bow on the day and evening's events. What a day!!! All our best to this handsome young couple. As they begin their new lives together we sense their lives will be rich with adventure and fun and a lot of love.
Thanks again to Nawal and Kelsey for their great images, hard work and limitless talent; as usual you exceeded my expectations and it was another glorious day today. We hope everyone will enjoy the images as much as we enjoyed capturing them and wish all the great folks we met and shared the day with the very best.