Bald Is Beautiful Photography

Krisslyn & Nathan

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 in BIB Blog, Wedding Sessions | 2 comments

I just realized I had never blogged about one of the last wedding I shot.  What’s up with me lately, wait a minute, don’t answer that one!

A good friend of mine I had met through the Facebook group I admin (The Middle Tennessee Shutterbugs), contacted me a while back and asked if I would help her with a wedding she had contracted to shoot.  I told Audrey that I would be glad to second shoot for her and she said NO, I need your expertise and assistance.  Me, expertise, not that’s a first!  Anyway, Audrey Spenser Noe from Designed Identities was a pleasure to work with,  such a professional in all aspects  of the name!

The couple that got married, Krisslyn & Nathan were such a blessing.  I usually try to meet the bride and groom before the weddings, at least on the ones I am lead on, but this time was different.  When Audrey took me to meet the bride, Krisslyn looked at me and said, “I’ve been Facebook stalking you for about 6 months now”.  Now that was a first for me ☺.

 Anyway, here’s a few shots from Krisslyn & Nathan’s wedding!

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Until next time!

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Much Needed Therapy

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 in BIB Blog | 2 comments

It’s been a while since I posted, but that’s not your fault, is it?  Anyway, I’m back, or aty least I hope I’m back.  since my last post I’ve changed jobs and gone full-time at The Home Depot.  Now this move might not be the one I had dreamed of, but it has accomplished one or two things.  I’m only working one job instead of two and I’m not waking up every morn at the butt-crack of dawn (as my friend Donna calls it!).  So that’s a good thing!

The downside to this is I don’t have a set schedule, so I’m all over the place.  Before when I worked with The Regional Intervention Program and Home Depot I knew when I was off and could plan things a little more.  Now I can only plan things about 3 weeks out (that’s when I see my Home Depot schedule).  Life is good though, I see my family more than I have in the last 14 years.  That’s how long I’ve been working 2 jobs!  the relationship between me and my lovely wife is getting better each day.  My son and I talk more than we ever have.

So all in all the only thing that has gotten hurt has been my time behind the camera.  But that’s OK, I’m still here with a camera in my hands at any given moment.  While on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time for some of my “bridge therapy”  One of my favorite places to shoot in Nashville is down at the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.  It offers a great view of the skyline, some awesome sunsets and a lot of people watching.  Sometimes it can get pretty crowded, but even then it’s a pale I can just disappear and relax!  so here they are, my edits from that night of therapy!

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By the way, I have always bee that kind of photographer that finds it hard to switch gears quickly.  When I’m shooting at night, I tend to slow things down and let my camera soak up as much light as possible.  Now that’s pretty cool when that’s whats needed.  but when a huge paddle wheel boat is rolling on the river, all you get is a big blur moving downstream.  Like I said, that’s cool if that’s what you were after.  This time though, I made the calculations and switched gears at a moments notice and got my shot of the General Jackson in front of my favorite skyline.  YEAH!!!!!

Until next time (hopefully it won’t be 5 months)

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p.s. Everytime I’m out shooting the nighttime sky or in the dark, I can’t help but THANK Kent Weakley for inspring  and teaching me!  If you get a chance, look up his Night Photography E-Class-, you won’t be disappointed!

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

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P52-Bridge Therapy

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in BIB Blog, Project 52 | 0 comments

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

It’s been a while since I’ve been to therapy, and I just knew that I needed to talk to my doc.  So that’s what I did!  I called up some friends (The Middle Tennessee Shutterbugs), who I happen to be an admin for, and set up a Doc appointment on the Shelby Street Bridge.  The Shelby Street Bridge is a great place to catch a sunrise, sunset and a fantastic view of Nashville’s skyline.  Heck, I even got Kent Weakley up there one time!We were calling this event “sunsets & skyscrapers”.  the sun set, but we never saw it because of cloud cover and a few raindrops.  But we did not let that dampen our therapy session.  So here are a few shot’s I captured while dodging raindrops!

Did I forget to mention this month’s challenge over at the Shutterbug site is Black & White?  Hence, all the b&w shots!

Well, that’s all I’ve got this week!  Until next time!

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