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I’m absolutely honored to say I’ve received quite a few emails asking about the photography bootcamp schedule for 2017. As such, I’ve gone ahead and scheduled one for January, 2017. It’s a really great Christmas gift (I can get you a gift certificate to stick in a stocking) for any photography lover in your family!

The photography bootcamp is designed for the beginner photographer with a dSLR or mirrorless camera who wants to learn how to take better photos.  The class lasts for 5 hours and will take a “Program” mode photographer (who lets the camera do all the work) and transforms you into shooting using completely manual settings. This not only gives you better photos straight out of your camera but opens up the artistic side as you will understand what & why your camera is telling you certain things and when to ignore it. The best way to explain this is we teach you how to talk with your camera.

Not only does every student gets lots of one-on-one instruction on class day, I have a Facebook group where we all can talk, share images, ask questions and just have a community where we can enjoy all things photography. Every student who takes one of my classes is joined to the group.

Click here to register for my photography bootcamp class on January 21st, 2017.

Here’s my latest update from my wedding archives that I have yet to post about. Anna & Joe had an amazing Jekyll Island Wedding on new years eve. If you aren’t familiar with Jekyll Island, it’s a private island with only a few resort hotels making it the perfect location for an intimate wedding. Anna & Joe are good friends with a couple of my previous clients, so I came down early so I could both photograph the rehearsal as well as spend time with my friends while making new ones.

Their wedding location was absolutely perfect. Nestled under a low hanging tree with spanish moss hanging down behind them, slightly cloudy sky and perfect weather. The Jekyll Island club has so many different locations for weddings and this one fit both the beauty and elegance Anna & Joe were looking for.

After the ceremony, everyone partied down. Did I mention it was New Years? On an Island? Ya, to say the reception was completely unchained would be an understatement. Lots of dancing, drinking, toasting, dancing and the couple was sent off and met everyone at the after party to ring in the new year.

A huge congratulations (and big apology for not blogging this until now) to Anna & Joe! 

This is the first time I’ve run any type of “small business Saturday” promotion but I wanted to help you enjoy the holiday spirit this year in one of two ways. I’ve come up with two promotions that you can take advantage of regardless of if you are an existing or potential client. Read below for details:

Current Wedding Clients

For all previous clients, friends or family, I’m offering 40% off of ALL print prices from now until December 20th, 2016. This is a great chance to order a print for your desk or get the custom wall portrait you’ve been wanting.

To use this offer, simply type xmas2016 when checking out. This offer only applies to prints and if your gallery is no longer active, please let me know and I can re-activate it so you can take advantage of this special offer.

Potential Wedding Clients

All of my wedding collections include a hand crafted, custom designed album which start at $3899. I firmly believe an album will stand the test of time and you never need a computer, power, or anything other than the album itself to enjoy your wedding photos. For a limited time only, I am offering a digital only package which has everything my other collections include, with the exception of the album, for $2999. This is the lowest starting price I have ever published so if you are in need of an award winning wedding photography team, I definitely would love to talk with you about everything this package offers.

if you are just set on getting a beautiful album from your wedding, first of all I applaud you. I’ll be offering a $500 discount on all collections that include wedding albums!

This is a limited time offer so please call me to reserve your appointment in our Apex studio today!!

Ya, we are excited as well! Award winning raleigh wedding photographer

Earlier this year, I received a very, very humbling email from the Wedding Photographer Society. It was announcing their top 100 wedding photographers of 2016 and, to my absolute amazement, I was ranked #52 on their list. I cannot overstate how absolutely surprised, excited and thankful I am to have been listed along side some of the most amazing photographers throughout the world. 

Their best wedding photographer rankings are based on competition entires which are open to all wedding & portrait photographers. Needless to say the work being presented to them is absolutely stunning and inspires me to work harder and harder every day to further hone my craft.

Click the link to view their online magazine of the top 100 wedding photographers in the world.

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As part of my efforts to creating stronger, better and more meaningful wedding imagery over the past year, i’ve been really focusing on my wedding photography and what is important about it. Specifically combining amazing lighting and strong technique with real emotion. It’s not always easy, to be honest, because you have to know what & where you need something before it happens. Many times, not all 3 things come into alignment but when they do, you have a great shot that people really take notice of.

One of those images, captured late last year, got submitted to the September 2016 WPS monthly image competition for “exits”. The shot was taken at Prestonwood Country Club during the exit in which fake snow was used to send the happy couple off. Photographing wedding exits is an exercise in controlled chaos. You often have, well, lubricated guests, projectiles and exuberance that can, at times, exceed the expectations of everyone, including the photographer. I am honored to announce the below photo, won 1st place in the category of exits.

I want to thank the hard working folks over at the WPS for both holding the competitions and all they do for the industry.

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