Friday, November 9, 2007

Corporate Marketing

I met Mark & Patricia through my good friend Sean Templeton, who I play tennis with. They were looking to put together some new, top-of-the-line marketing material for their real estate company. The agency they decided to use was Hobbs Herder. And they selected US to create the photography. Once they had turned in their photos, their agent wrote back and had this to say: "I have attached PDFs of your team marketing materials with all your photos placed. Don’t they look great? Your photographer did a terrific job!" It was a pleasure getting to know Mark & Patricia, and working with them towards a common goal. We wish you guys all the success in the world!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Art Institute of Charleston

The Art Institute of Charleston had their Grand Opening Gala last week with appropriate fanfare. As a photographer, seeing a creative institution like A.I. open a new branch in my hometown is very exciting. Thanks to the referral from my good friend and fellow photographer, Gary Coleman, I had the privilege of photographing the event. Mayor Joe Riley gave a wonderful speech and cut the ceremonial ribbon. In this image, he was telling a joke that brought a smile to the president of A.I., seen chuckling in the background. Throughout the evening, guests got a kick out of our Shoot-to-Screen technology. As I walked around taking photos of the dignitaries and guests in attendance, the images were wirelessly transmitted to the state-of-the-art flat-screen monitors in the lobby and automatically inserted into a "live" continual slide show of the evening.

I had a great time meeting and talking to some of the students enrolled in the Photographic Imaging Bachelor of Fine Arts program, who were also taking photos. And I even got an invitation from Howard Katz, Academic Director of Art & Design, to come speak to the students. Since I LOVE sharing my passion for photography, I'm looking forward to the opportunity!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Ashley & Jeremy

Ashley & Jeremy couldn't have timed their wedding any better, as cooler fall weather finally rolled in to Charleston last weekend for their BEAUTIFUL outdoor affair at Middleton Place! Ashley wore a STUNNING wedding gown with deep red accents that matched her bridesmaids' dresses and was accentuated by her bouquet of red roses. Jeremy and the guys had red boutonnieres setting off the classic lines of their tuxes. And the three ADORABLE flower girls wore wreaths of baby's breath and red rose buds.

Every detail was planned to perfection, which made the day go smooth as silk. There were settings for a tender kiss, a knowing glance, or a heartfelt hug that made time seem to stand still...even for just a moment. But the overall atmosphere of joy and excitement was so genuine and pure that when it came time for Ashley & Jeremy to take their Limo ride to their honeymoon suite at the Middleton Inn, I could hardly believe it was already over! I followed them to the room to get a couple final images of the newlyweds placing the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door (wink,wink) and relaxing on their bed, which was beautifully decorated guessed rose pedals. Visit their Online Gallery to see the rest of their images...