Accepting the call to go and photograph our church mission trip was an easy decision, but now the hard part of processing everything begins. I made around 2,000 photographs over a two-week period and I feel that there are at least ten different stories to tell within. Jet lag has been taking its toll on my body this week; so for now… please enjoy this beautiful view of the hills of western Uganda.
Hello from Africa! We arrived safe and sound, and are spending two nights in Kampala to adjust to the timezone and prepare for our mission in the western region of Uganda. The food is excellent and the people we meet all have wonderful stories to tell.
I will post updates more often on Instagram and Facebook, so if you’re keen to see the latest and greatest follow me on there. When we can, our church blog will also have updates.
thank you for your prayers,
Wow, we leave for Uganda a week from today! Please pray for the safety of our team while we serve the Sheema District in western Uganda. Also please pray that we impact the lives and hearts of the people we meet. I will attempt to post updates throughout the duration of our mission trip on Flickr, Instagram and Facebook. As always, have camera… will travel.
Take risks, shoot slow… And even slower shutter speeds. Much more from this wedding coming soon!
We somehow find a way to spend every Memorial day on the water, but it usually involves inner-tubes, a couple tasty beverages and floating down a river. That just wouldn’t do here in Charleston…. so we hopped aboard a friend’s sailboat and cruised around the Charleston harbor. Goodtimes!
Gents, she may be head over heels for you… but remember who loved her first.
I recently sat down with Mhairi & Matthew to talk a bit about their wedding experience and here’s what they had to say.
“I have never enjoyed having my picture taken so I was worried that it would feel and look really staged. The pictures and the process turned out to be completely the opposite to what I had been worried about and we love the outcome!
While I know wedding photography should not be something I was concerned about spending money on, I was. It is such a huge part of the wedding and I feel now that getting the ‘right’ fit for you and your group is worth every penny.
The way Andrew made us all feel so comfortable was our favorite part. We were able to really forget he was taking our picture and just enjoy such special moments as if we were the only ones there.”
You will look your best when you let down your guard, be yourself and most importantly enjoy every moment with the person you’re standing next to. Have camera, tuxedo and will travel.
It has almost been a year since we moved from Atlanta to Charleston; and I can’t really think of a better place to call home. No wonder Charleston has been named one of the top 25 cities in the world, as well as USA’s #1 city for the third year in a row. Pretty much all of these photographs were made within a short bike ride from our home. Charleston is also a pretty fantastic place for a destination wedding.
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Rehearsal dinner’s are always a joy to document, as this is where two families share life with those closest to their hearts. Claire & Michael, thank you for the opportunity to witness and photograph your story. Your rehearsal dinner at the Pinnacle Club was spectacular.