I’m thrilled to announce that two of my images were selected for awards in the 2009 AIGA Nashville CASE Awards! The AIGA is the largest and most important professional organization for designers, and the CASE Awards are Nashville’s competition to honor the best in advertising, design, and media. I was thrilled and honored to compete in such a great competition!
My advertising image that graced the cover of SpinFitness’s 2009 Catalog was selected as best-in-category for advertising photography in Nashville, and one of my images from the GX Magazine Fitness Column received a merit award.
Congratulations to all of the winners, most particularly my friends at Iostudio, LLC, who raked in a number of awards!
“Best In Category: Advertising Photography,” 2009 AIGA CASE Awards
“Merit Award,” 2009 AIGA CASE Awards
Amanda & I traveled up to Indianapolis this weekend to photograph the state-side reception for Lisa & Robbie following their wedding in the Mayan Riviera. When we arrived at the hotel, it was completely full of Phish fans fresh from a concert and smelling of various illegal substances. We were barely able to secure a room!
Due to scheduling issues, we were forced to execute the group photos in some of the harshest conditions possible for a photographer: bright midday sun and 90+ degree heat. A little lighting magic (ok, a LOT!) gave us some really lovely portraits, but I sure had to work for it!
Since this was a reception and not a wedding, many of the things you might expect to see in my sets are missing (IE ceremony).
The shot of Robbie giving the “thumbs up” is one of my absolute favorites. Even if you don’t know Robbie, you’ll get a good idea of his personality from that shot!
did I mention the bright overhead sun?
some people were lighting off fireworks on the beach, but they were too fast to identify…
We had a great time the other night with Elizabeth and Bill on their engagement session at Radnor Lake and on the Vanderbilt campus! It’s wonderful to work with couples that are so totally “into” each other: makes my job very easy!
This was another fun opportunity to shoot a wedding with my buddy Sam Hassas, which combined neatly with a chance to visit my brother and his wife in Chicago. If you’re ever up that way, don’t miss out on a chance to visit Sepia, my brother’s restaurant!
Claudia & Ovi are a wonderful Romanian couple, and the day was a wonderful introduction to Romanian wedding customs and style. I’m still not quite sure whether the beanbags are more of a Romanian thing, or more of a Chicago thing…. but in either case they were totally fun.
Certainly, Claudia being willing to hop into the fountain at Millenium Park for that last bridal portrait was a wonderful cap on the day!
I was thrilled to photograph Jenny & Tim’s beautiful wedding this past Saturday. You couldn’t ask for a more friendly or sincere group of people. The feel of the wedding was simple, classic, and vintage. The intimate ceremony was held in Owen’s Chapel Church of Christ in Brentwood, erected back in the 1800′s, and the reception was at Traveler’s Rest Plantation. Tim is a photographer himself, and both he and Jenny had a specific vision for their wedding photography: classic & elegant photojournalism and editorial portraiture.
Kristin Carolan did a superb job coordinating all of the details, and all the other vendors did a great job as well!
Thanks for making me a part of your day guys! It was brutal trying to whittle this set down to this few images!
Wedding Planner: Kristin Carolan of Simply Stunning Events
Ceremony Venue: Owen’s Chapel Church of Christ
Reception Venue: Traveler’s Rest Plantation
Catering: Menu Maker Catering (Mary Weary)
Florals: Rachel Short Designs
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Cake: Maples Wedding Cakes
Videographer: Realize Studios
Makeup: Lisa Johnson
Keyboardist: Kevin Reeves
Ceremony Musician: Andrea Carroll (Violinist)
Accolade of Excellence, 2009 WPPI First-Half 8×10″ Print Competition
image by Daniel Shaw
image by Daniel Shaw
image by Daniel Shaw
this little fellow was very impressed by my camera’s 10 frames-per-second