Monday, May 28, 2007

Slowly Getting Caught Up

The Album Showcase for Emily and Webster is now online. You will need to go to the Wedding Spotlight page graphic on the Homepage and click it. Look for their name and select "Album" underneath the graphic.

Sorry for the delay.

WebShow Up and Running...

for Chantel and George. It was a beautiful wedding at First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery in the old Sanctuary. beautiful stained glass windows.

I will be working on the Album Showcase this week, but I need to finish the Album Showcase for Emily and Webster from last weekend. I am kinda running behind but I am almost finished with it.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Emily & Webster Album Showcase...

In case you are wondering, I am up to page 14 in designing their Album Showcase. Once I get everything laid-out I will go back and put in some quotes, etc.

I am hoping to get it done by tomorrow...dare I say even...tonight. We will see. May need to make some coffee. I have a LOT of things to get done.

Oh...and if you are thinking..."hey! they are glowing in that picture!" Yes they are. I am a professional. Please do not try this at home.

Update: 8:17pm - Just finished page 28
Update: 10:00pm - Just finished page 40

Monday, May 21, 2007 the Moment

I apologize if you are waiting to view photos online, or Showcase Albums, etc. I am somewhat behind.

I am working on everything but this is a "one-man-band" here and I just get tired.

If you have any questions you are more than welcome to call the studio or email me.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Album Showcase is READY!!!

The Album Showcase for Elizabeth and Cannon is ready. View, cry and be happy all at the same time!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Album Showcase for Elizabeth & Cannon

I am up to page 12 of the Album Showcase.

Things should go by fairly quickly but it still takes time. Once I get the images laid out I will go back and insert some text. I am estimating I may be finished by Friday. I hope so, I have another wedding on Saturday and it starts all over. Very difficult to get multiple things finished when that happens.

You can check back here to get an update on the album. The word "Album" will be highlighted under the "Featured Bride " graphic or in the "Wedding Spotlight" page.

UPDATED: Thursday May 18, 2007 - 1:19 AM - The Album Showcase has been put together... a new record! I wish I could do all of them this fast. I think it helped that I had already retouched and enhanced the photographs.

I just need to put the inspirational text in and will post it as-soon-as-possible. It may be later (early) this morning or sometime later in the day. It all depends if I can go to sleep...I am tired, but usually that means I will not necessarily go to sleep.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

DVDs of WebShows Now Available!

Now you can order a DVD of your WebShow directly from within the WebShow!

ADDITIONALLY, you can even purchase and download a version for your IPOD!!!!!

Just click the download arrow button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen and select the "disc" icon to the left. Follow the prompts and enter your information and it will be made and sent.

This is a new feature. I have had numerous requests for a DVD of WebShows. In the past it was not available to be produced and was just an internet show.

You can still order a CD version to play on your computer. Just go to the "Order Photos" section (Gallery) and you can order that there.

If you would like a custom-made DVD with special effects and text, you can order that too from within the area where you order photos.

Please Note: This offer is not available (at this time) for WebShows made prior to 2007 - If you want one prior to this year, please call the studio.

Monday, May 14, 2007

WebShow Ready!

I have uploaded the WebShow for Elizabeth's and Cannon's wedding. If you have problems viewing, you may need to download the latest version of Flash. Just click on the link on the homepage below the "Featured Bride" graphic area.

I had to download the latest version onto my main computer when it didn't work, but it worked fine on my laptop.

I hope to get the rest of the individual pictures finished and uploaded this evening or tomorrow. I am going about this backwards, but that's ok. I will begin work on the Album Showcase tomorrow for sure. The Album Showcase will no doubt take me the rest of the week, maybe some nights too.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Beautiful Wedding

I photographed Elizabeth's and Cannon's wedding yesterday at Jasmine Hills just north of Montgomery. It was a very beautiful wedding.

I am working on uploading the files and will start the enhancement and retouching process sometime today. The selection process for the WebShow will be done once the enhancements have been done.

I usually have the WebShow up by Sunday, but I will be a day late since the song (CD) will not be delivered until Monday. I will get it up as-soon-as-possible. Once that is completed I will begin work on the Album Showcase, which will probably take the rest of the week.

I have another wedding the following Saturday, so I will need to get the album completed. Once that is done I will post the individual photos to the Gallery.

The picture above is actually a spontaneous photo of Elizabeth and Cannon taken at Shakespere. Just goes to show you, sometimes you don't need to pose anything to get a great photograph.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Congrats go to...

Elizabeth Buffton and Cannon Murphy on their upcoming wedding...ummm...this SATURDAY!

The wedding is to be held at Jasmine Hill Gardens just north of Montgomery. Beautiful place and I can hardly wait to get to shoot a wedding there. Lots of Greek stuff, beautiful gardens, etc.

Just shot their engagement photos at Sharkespere today. You can look at the whole set on the main website. Just look for the "Featured Bride" on the homepage.

They are getting married at 6:00pm. Should be a great wedding!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The "OH MY GOSH" Wedding Videos...

You MUST look at these sample wedding videos from Four Seasons Films. They will make you cry.

I have watched a lot of wedding videos, but these are some of the finest video productions I have ever seen.

Go out and buy some good Bose speakers for your computer, turn up the volume, sit back, relax and have tissues handy, lots of them.

I have links to them from the "We Recommend" graphic on the homepage and here in the Blog.

Model Pics!!

Shot portfolio pictures for Miranda Rushton last Sunday. I am finally getting to a point I can start editing them and get them posted online.
She is certainly not afraid of the camera. She did very well and I look forward to the opportunity to photograph her again.
I hope to have more up on Thursday+.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Got a call yesterday for a wedding this Saturday at Jasmine Hills, just north of Montgomery. I have seen pictures from there but have never had the opportunity to shoot a wedding there yet. Beautiful gardens for a wonderful outdoor wedding. You can click the link above to go to the website.

I am looking forward to it, even if it is a last minute wedding (last minute for me - original photographer had illness in the family).

The fortunate bride and groom is Elizabeth Buffton and Cannon Murphy. I just met Cannon today and will meet Elizabeth on Thursday to take their engagement photos at Shakespere. I will have a lot of work to do to get ready.

This will definately be a very busy May.

p.s. the ring photo is not of Elizabeth's hand, it is of Emily Conversino...their wedding is next weekend, but I needed a photo... :)

p.p.s. I seem to be getting numerous brides whose first name begins with an "E" for some reason...can you tell I am tired?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What's Going On...

Sorry, I have not updated the blog since last week. I have been busy fixing hard drive space and shooting.

Last Friday I shot a bridal shower for Chantel...all I will say is...I was the only male there. Pictures will be posted on Tuesday sometime.

Saturday, I went to Montevallo to watch and take pictures of my youngest daughter, Ashley graduate from college. Kinda sad since I will probably never go back. Lots of memories for me with both daughters graduating from there.

Sunday I was super busy. I photographed the ceremony (non-ground breaking) luncheon at Spring Meadows Presbyterian Church on Vaughn Road. I have those pictures posted online if you want to take a look.

Later in the day I did a model shoot for Chantel Rushton. I will be working on those tomorrow and enhancing, retouching and hopefully posting some. Those will take a little longer to get them all online. There are a LOT of photos and I only want to post the best of the best so she can choose the ones for her portfolio. I will be doing a lot of retouching and enhancing to each photo. Just part of the process though.

I will update when all that is done and post some pictures here of everything.

I am getting ready to shoot the wedding for Emily and Webster. I have picked out their final WebShow music. It is really awesome music and very soothing and inspirational. I usually try and pick the music out 2-3 weeks before and listen to it over and over and over (ad nauseum). I then mentally go through the sequence of pictures and how I want the show to progress...kinda absurdly mental, I know, but that is what I do. I almost overdose on the song. But WebShows can be so inspirational and uplifting with the right music and the perfect photos.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I have taught both daughters, very well