B&W film is always so fun to work with! I went out just north of Wilmington to scout a location that I’ll be photographing a bridal session in shortly. I generally like to get a feel for a location beforehand and will often bring my camera to see what the light is doing during the time we’re supposed to be there. This time I took a roll of black and white film instead of the digital. This wedding is going to be chock full of rustic details, so I wanted to tie that into the bridal session somehow. Along with some other fun details, I wanted to get a few images that I could develop to look like they’ve been around forever and just recently found in an old shoe box or forgotten dresser drawer. What better way to do that than with the materials that were only available to a past generation. All of these shots are straight out of camera.. the beauty of film- no editing! I’ll probably have 3 or 4 of these on hand this weekend- but I liked all of them and wanted to share!
This summer a few friends of ours started a Wilmington NC wedding videography company. We worked together on a number of weddings and here is a promo reel for a few of those. If you are interested in videography, let us know and we’ll be happy to send along their contact information. To get a feel for the awesome work they do, check out the video below!
Kelly and Chris are having their wedding in Downtown Wilmington NC and wanted to do something fun, and simple to get a few images for their Save The Date stationary that will be going out soon. We went out to an old abandoned farm and here’s what we came up with!
Ashley and Adam love being active. While we were talking about their wedding they mentioned that one of their favorite things to do together was taking the kayaks out on the water. We all agreed that there could be some really cool photo possibilities there and built their engagement session around that idea. It was a perfect fall day just before the holidays. We went out early in the morning to get the best conditions and light on the lake for what I had in mind. And I’ve got to hand it to Adam, he was a real trooper- he had just worked an overnight shift at the nuclear plant down in Southport where he works… But we all had a blast- I hope you enjoy these and don’t forget to leave a comment in the section below!!
Being Wedding Photographers in Wilmington NC affords us some incredible locations, and this happens to be one of them. Melissa and Brett came down from Raleigh for this styled engagement session idea that I had pitched to them a few months ago. I wanted to do a take on a picnic setting beneath hundred year old Live Oaks covered with Spanish Moss and thick grass- totally southern! The day was to culminate with some dramatic underwater photography, as our intrepid couple jumped into the pool on the premises. (which they did, and can be found here) However, after editing all the images, it was just too much for one blog post. So we decided to break them up into a part 1 and part 2. Extra special thanks to the Hot Pink Cake Stand for baking up some of the most mouthwatering pies we’ve ever had, and to Fiore Fine Flowers for a truly incredible bouquet. Amazing! I can’t even wait to shoot this wedding in a few weeks. Leave a comment below!!
This was an idea that I’ve had in my head for a while now! I’m by no means the first person to think of tying the idea of getting married to ‘taking the plunge’ or ‘jumping in’ to a body of water, but boy was it fun to try to pull off! Brett and Melissa were so awesome to work with. When I pitched the idea to them, I really hoped they would take me up on it, although I had an inkling that they would… (we’re shooting their wedding in a few weeks, and part of their wedding package includes a trash-the-dress surf session the day after the wedding!) After an amazing morning of shooting beneath ancient Live Oak trees and Spanish Moss this was such a great way finish the day. For this part of the shoot I played director more than anything, with my good friend and fellow EBP photographer/videographer Jason Andre getting all of the underwater action. My in-laws were gracious enough to allow us free reign of their property and pool. From the very beginning, I had this picture in my mind of Melissa and Brett kissing in front of the single pool light, back-lit, and serene… we had to wait until nightfall to get it, but it paid off! Let me know what you think in the comments section below!
If you like DIY-chic weddings, then look no further! MaryEllen and Nate were married at the Fragrance Gardens of Greenfield Lake just outside of Downtown Wilmington. This was my first time shooting a wedding here, and I must say, it seems like the best kept secret of Wilmington. If you are looking for a beautiful garden wedding, then you need to keep this venue in mind! Aside from the girls’ hair which was styled by the artists at Hypnotix, and the food catered by Culinary Creations, EVERYTHING you see was created by family and friends of the bride and groom. So much so that the flowers were clipped from the parent’s backyard. And the same cake topper sat atop the bride’s parent’s wedding cake 42 years ago!
I had such a hard time narrowing the shots down that I wanted on the blog. The light was great, and we were all having so much fun that I had to include all my favs. So what we have here is a giant blog post filled with great colors, wedding details, and two precious people. Congratulations MaryEllen and Nate!! If you enjoyed the images, let me know in the comments area below!