Monday, October 13, 2008

Kim and Ben (This one is a real wedding;)

These photos are from a wedding I shot a couple of weeks ago. Meet Kim and Ben. Super nice people! I really enjoyed this one, and unfortunately I cannot say that about every wedding I shoot. The reception was at The Veranda in Starkville, MS, and included blackened catfish with crawfish sauce, some super tasty spring rolls and sweet tea...maybe that had something to do with it;) Why aren't all wedding receptions like this? Enough with the little Quiche tarts and punch already!

Enjoy, and congratulations to Ben and Kim!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tony and Tina's Wedding

This past spring, I made my theatrical debut. My dear friend Brook Hanemann, (In the center of the above photo) Professor of Theatre at MUW, talked me into this one night after one or six Vodka and Cranberry's. Now keep in mind, I had never so much as been in a school play. I reluctantly agreed, and I must say, it was one of the most fun experiences of my adult life. I played a hung over, pissed off, disgruntled wedding photographer....I know, a big stretch for me. So I had to take a whole bunch of inappropriate photos while drinking on the job, flirting with a stripper and various female guests, and miss a lot of important photos....Really? Are you serious? I can SO do this!

This was a very different theatre experience. It was very interactive. The audience danced with the cast, ate dinner, had drinks, just like a real wedding. So some of these photos have audience members in them, doing completely unscripted activities.

We put on four shows, and I was really shooting during each one. So I had somewhere around 2200 photos by the end of the run. I managed to cut them down to 68 of my favorites. Enjoy! And Thanks Brook, you are awesome, and MUW is lucky to have you. PLEASE STAY!!!!