Monthly Archives: December 2015

{Where I’m Going} | Reflections of 2015 – Expectation of 2016

2015 has been a great year. Many things not executed properly in 2013 & 2014 were improved and applied in 2015. An older photographer told me how he was an average photographer and poor businessman. He told me most of what he did in a 15 year period that was good, bad and ugly. I told him I did more bad, horrible and worst than he, and that I did it in only 4 years. After he stopped laughing and regained himself, he asked how was I going to sustain. I told him as long as I’m still on this side of the land of the living, I can recover. That these last two years I simply wanted to serve into other people businesses, to sew into other photographers, to be a preferred second shooter, an avid listener, a student of the craft and to be active in educating myself to better invest in my own business. I told him that out of all the stuff i did and didn’t do, it’s all right. I’m at the point now where I study His word, give all to Him, and let Him work through me. So with that mindset, I corrected what I could, obtained closure on several things, and transparent with others. Not finished yet, but happy with the way things are headed.                                                                                                                                                                     So I’ve always been a confident Sir. And this year isn’t any different. As my foundation has been restructured, I’m not the least bit reserved. While it’s great to reflect at the end of the year, and before others start the trend of “The Best of…”, I’m  expressing now what I expect in the Future. 2016. I’ve always wanted to travel at the expense of someone else. The military was an unrealistic idea, but it gave me the momentum to arrive at becoming a destination wedding photographer. So there it is. Doing one of the things I’m passionate about, and exploring new places while doing it. Not all the time for free, but at a much greater return on investment. The concept is simple, the challenge is figuring out how. Well, that’s easy to me too. Faith and work. So before I surface all the 2015 {and 2014, 2013 and 2012} throwbacks that didn’t get posted, let me illustrate where I’m going in 2016.  New mindset, office space, education, gear, clients, increased quality, higher rates…It’s all there. These images are courtesy of Google. I didn’t take any off them. Take a look…

New York

New York

Italy

Italy

California

California

Jamaica

Jamaica

Croatia

Croatia

Charleston

Charleston

Alabama

Alabama

Slovenia

Slovenia

Atlanta

Atlanta

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Florida

Florida

Augusta

Augusta

Charlotte

Charlotte

{Photo-Booth!!!} |Talisha & Dave Harrison | Statesville, NC

Celebrating the Union of Talisha & Dave Harrison, the Photo-Booth served the guests and bridal party during the reception. After a few changes in our set up, we were rolling in laughter and fun. Using the drapery at Grace Wedding & Event Center as a backdrop, we made the announcement that the Photo-Booth was now in operation and a line quickly formed. Thanks goes to Joie Harrison and Quiana Curenton for making the being on the team and making the Photo-Booth what it was. Couldn’t have done it without you two. My favorites of the night are below, and the downloadable and full image collection can be found by clicking here (Download Code of 1716).. This photo-booth was so fun, even the team got to enjoy it. Those images will be in a later post. Want an awesome, fun and energetic experience at your event? Contact us to make it happen. Take a Look…

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{Talisha & Dave Harrison} | Hitched!!! | Statesville, NC

We were happy to serve Talisha and Dave Harrison on their wedding day. Talisha contacted us back in May and from her online photos I knew this would be a fun couple. Fast forward several months, the day had finally come. Statesville, NC about an hour north of Charlotte, NC is a small, country lil town. Inside the Courtyard Marriott I saw just the spot outside to capture a few bridal images. When i first entered the suite, I was greeted by three of the most talkative and picture taking young ladies. These two 7-year olds and a 5-year old must have requested about 50 pictures themselves. The bridal party was just as energetic until I met the mom. She is truly a character and topped them all. The ceremony and reception were both at the Grace Wedding and Event Center. Decorated beautifully in a red wine and white, the vintage inspired decor set an elegant tone. We shot the groom and groomsmen getting ready about 2 hours before the wedding. The groomsmen were just about all members of Omega Psi Phi, and they had no issue letting you know. After a few shots of the bride and her Red Bottoms, we entered the venue for the start of the wedding. IThanks goes to the team of Joie Harrison, Quiana Curenton for running the Photo-Booth and Quentin Curry of Eye Do Photography for being a second shooter. Interested in obtaining images like these of your own? Contact us to see how. Take a look…

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{New Website!!!}

Well, it’s that time…To apply some things learned, reach new goals, and to better position things. And what a way to start with a new website, logo and mentality. Just a screenshot of the upcoming new site below. Take a look…

 

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