Macey | Southern Fulton Senior

I believe that I am best known as a wedding photographer.  And I love that.  But, in actuality, I want to be known for being a Photographer.  And my hope is that someday we can squeeze the word 'great' in front of photographer.  Photography is a craft in which takes a long time (if ever) to master.  A lot of people can be picture takers, but photography isn't about that; it's about light and how it's used to make a photo interesting.  The easiest form of photography is natural light.  It's everywhere.  Not everyone excels at it, but it's available to everyone.  The most difficult form is using artificial light to make an interesting photo.  For years I avoided it, except for the occasional ceremony and every reception.  But using flash, or artificial light, to make a photo interesting?  No way.  Well, my feelings have changed since then.  I still and always will love finding the most beautiful natural light, but for the certain session that calls for interesting or unique lighting.  I'm no longer going to fear light.  I went into Macey's senior session with determination and a vision.  I'm so glad I did because without the vision, determination, and a little added light I don't think we would've achieved EXACTLY what she or I wanted.

Macey is the most beautiful and talented basketball player.  Seriously, colleges are fighting over this girl!  So, naturally, she wanted to include her love of basketball in her photos.  What I love most about this session is the diversity.  We shot downtown Hagerstown, her school, and a farm.  Doesn't get much more diverse than that!

ETA: Since I shot Macey's session she accepted a full ride to Fairfield University - a Division I school in Fairfield, CT.  Wow, what an honor - congrats Macey!!  You can read more about her career here.

Here's to growth, beautiful lighting, and basketball!

 Um, she's amazing - I told you!

Here's where I checked my comfort zone at the door.

I will always love natural light, however.  Especially that last little bit of light in the evening :)


Brittany + Trevor: Married | Chambersburg, PA Wedding Photographer

I first met Brittany and Trevor for their engagement session last fall.  My initial reaction of them was how tall and gorgeous they both are (I know, how superficial of me!), but once I hung out with them for the length of our session I quickly discovered that they are so much more!  They are both super sweet, warm, friendly and love to laugh.  Even more, I could tell their love was extremely comfortable and easy going.  My favorite kind.  Whenever I shoot an engagement session which isn't tied to an upcoming wedding, I always wonder who is photographing their wedding, where is it, etc?  They decided to have a destination wedding to celebrate their nuptials.  I was a little bummed since they are such a great couple and I would have LOVED to document their wedding day, but I was excited when they asked me to photograph their reception to celebrate with all their friends and family.  They decided to have a backyard reception at Trevor's parents' incredible home.

It couldn't have been a more perfect celebration of the beautiful love these two share!  Congratulations again, Brittany and Trevor, and thank you for letting us be part of your reception!

They had Hempin Hill BBQ cater the reception.  If you're local, you recognize these yummy homemade sauces :)
 It was a rainy evening, but it did not put a damper on the party!
 We shot just a few portraits a little later than usual, but I LOVE the colors and feel of the images.
 Love this moment Brittany is having with her grandfather.  I love even more that they are standing right in front of my off camera flash.  It made the moment just a little more magical :)
 And they partied the evening away...