As 2012 comes to an end it is time for me to show some of my favorite images that I took in 2012.
My goal professionally is to continue to grow as a well rounded photographer. To me, a pro photographer should be able to take any situation and create images with impact.
From weddings to NFL games and everywhere in between, these shots stood out to me from the others.
First up, my favorite wedding shots…
These girls could not wait to hit the lawn and start dancing as soon as the opportunity arrived. The motion blur in the image was used to give the image more of a dynamic feel. Stopping the motion with a faster shutter speed would have lessened its worth.
Shot in the dressing room of a castle in Asheville, a gorgeous bride in her princess dress looks the role.
The Mint Museum uptown. Underexposing the people provided an excellent opportunity for silhouettes, making it more graphic and impactful. Shot at a very wide angle to emphasize the scope of the building and the moment.
I love shooting eyes before the ceremony. They always seem to say so much.
The Best Dog gets some well deserved praise for behaving during the ceremony. You can really tell he is soaking up the loving attention from his owners.
My Favorite Bridals…
My boudoir business grew in leaps and bounds this year, with over 200 photoshoots. Obviously, I can’t show you my favorites from the vast majority of the clients due to discretionary agreement. But I can show you these…
From my Lake Norman swimsuit shoot for Carolina Huddle. Fun pic.
Here are some of my favorite Panthers shots…
Cam Newton throwing on the run. Might be the best action portrait I have seen of him.
They call them the Blue Ridge Mountains for good reason.
Good landscape photography is not about shooting land, its about finding characters. The tree, the barbed wire fence, both characters in a composition.
So there you have it, a look back at 2012 and some of my favorite shots. Hope there was a few you liked as well !
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Lauren and Michael were married at St Gabriel Catholic church and held their reception at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, NC. They are a fantastic couple with a rowdy group of friends who came ready to have a great time. Once the reception started, the dancing was non stop well into the night. What a great day!
(Youtube bow tie instructions are becoming a common thing on wedding days)
Stephanie and John were married at the Ballantyne Hotel and held their reception there as well. They had an amazing outdoor reception complete with cigar and coffee stations which were a huge hit. The dancing went late into the evening as everyone enjoyed the perfect atmosphere provided. Entertainment provided by Split Second Sound, book those fellas, you can’t go wrong.
FYI… the four legged friend in the photos below is Duncan, the Best Dog.
Hailey and Connie were married and held their reception at River Hills Country Club. These Clemson fans had a great wedding and party including one of the liveliest exits I have ever witnessed. The bar shot was a request of the bride, something I am becoming well known for, unorthodox portraits. Whenever I shoot a venue, I want to shoot something that none of the other hundreds of photographers have shot before. When that happens, I am happy.
Note the glow stick exit. This blog receives visitors every day from all over the world who google “glow stick wedding exit”. Apparently I am the number one search result. It is difficult to shoot, but can be done with a little know how!