It was a beautiful Easter Sunday to take some engagement photos for Abby and Max, who will be getting married as Scarritt Bennett on New Years Eve this year. We started the session at the Bicentennial Mall, and shot around the state capital building. We finished up the session back at my studio to work on shots in a very different style and look.
It was wonderful working with you guys and I’m looking forward to your wedding in December!
I’ll confess I was a bit worried on Saturday that the wind and brisk temperature might force us to reschedule the shoot, but fortunately CariAnn and Scott are an outdoorsy couple who were enthusiastic about getting some portraits made. CariAnn and Scott wanted some of these photographs to include their four-legged family members, and I was happy to accommodate that wish (I love dogs!).
We enjoyed great light, and had a lot of fun shooting in Franklin and then later in downtown Nashville. Thanks for making me your engagement photographer guys!
Shelby and Alex live just a few houses down the street from us, so it was really easy for us to meet when they were looking for a wedding photographer!
I’ve gotta give these two credit: they’re cute, they dressed well, and looked good on camera. This makes my job easy. We started out headed to Radnor Lake, but the day was so beautiful that a line stretched down the street from the parking lot… Well, we were already running a bit late and were chasing the pretty light, so we were forced to park “creatively” in order to get some portraits before the sun dipped too low. We worked fast in the fading light and got some great shots that worked with the lovely fall colors, and fortunately the Rangers were kind enough to let us off with a warning on the parking spot.
From Radnor, we moved along to the Shelby Street bridge (what an appropriate street!). I’d told Alex at the start of the shoot that I always encourage uninhibited spontaneity during my engagement sessions, but he waited until we were up on the bride to surprise Shelby by picking her up and spinning her around. The reactions and expressions in that shot are natural and wonderful to me.
Thanks for the wonderful session guys!
Its always nice to work with a couple that I know really gets what I’m all about, and Terrie & Troy are that kind of couple. Troy immediately endeared himself to me at our consultation when he compared my work to “something you might have seen in Life Magazine back in the 40′s or 50′s.” (When such brilliant photographers as Robert Capa, Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Eisenstaedt, worked for the publication). There is no surer way to the heart of a photographer than to compare him to his heroes, even if he’s not fit to have held their lens caps.
Troy proposed to Terrie atop a hill in Percy Warner Park, so we returned to that hill overlooking the Steeplechase for their engagement portraits. We had beautiful weather, and I had beautiful subjects with which to work. They were naturals on camera.
Troy has a Rubicon (Jeep), so any member of the Wrangler fraternity has to get at least one photo with it…
Thanks for a great session guys!
Randi & Wes linked up with me the other day for an engagement session that started in the studio, moved through Radnor Lake, and then wound up at a Starbucks. They had their first date at a ‘Bucks, so it was a fun way to create some relaxed lifestyle portraits. The second studio portrait was directly inspired by Avedon’s Portrait of Alfred Leslie & Lisa Bigelow (small photo on right).
I hope you enjoy them!