This was such a one sided match up! The humidity and heat in Mexico totally owned me as I just had to walk outside my room and the sweat would begin to flow! Although, that didn’t stop me from photographing Adam and Jessica’s beautiful wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa, located near Cancun, Mexico (although my sunburn from my first day there almost did)! Everything from the welcome kits for guests, that included anything one might need for a trip to the beach – even intertubes – to the hand painted maracas that were used to get Adam and Jessica to kiss instead of tapping a glass, was extremely thoughtful and fit this lovely couple perfectly! Adam and Jessica had planned a very intimate wedding and even though I was the wedding photographer at their beach wedding, they really made me feel more like a guest! Photographing their wedding and engagement photography session on the beach was an unforgettable experience and I am so thankful I was given such a wonderful opportunity! Thanks again to Jessica, Adam and their families and congratulations on your beautiful wedding!Jun 06 | Evan | No Comments |
All the brides and grooms I have been the photographer for have been awesome. Meeting so many great people is one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer. This past wedding I was the photographer for, was no exception. Megan and Danny’s wedding at the Pavilions at Angus Barn had all the ingredients to make for a perfect wedding. Gorgeous (but hot) weather, beautiful and unique location, wonderful vendors, supporting family and friends, and most importantly, a sweet, loving couple. To be honest though, Megan and Danny are so in love that no matter what the details were, their wedding would have been perfect. It was wonderful to observe and capture all the lovely moments that they had during their wedding and had a lot of them! Sometimes, as a photographer, I have to “encourage” a few of special moments to happen, but at Megan and Danny’s wedding, I could just do what I do best, freeze their special moments in time! Once again, congratulations and thank you to Megan, Danny and their families for trusting me to be their wedding photographer. Finally, can I just say that dancing grandmothers make my heart melt!
What do Ligon Middle School, Chubby’s Tacos, All Saints Chapel and Sarah & Nick’s Wedding have in Common?May 27 | Evan | 1 Comment |
For many reasons, all the weddings I have photographed have been special. This last wedding I photographed for Andrew Bryant Photography at The All Saints Chapel, in downtown Raleigh, was no exception. I could go on and tell you about how this wedding was super original, from the Krispy Kreme donunt wedding cake, to the hokey pokey mother/son dance and so on and of course all the original details made this wedding special for me, but this one goes a little further. Even though Sarah and Nick are die hard NC State fans (it’s possible that the phrase ‘die hard’ might be an understatement), photographing their wedding was extra special for me because I have known Sarah since middle school, which I am sorry to say, at this point in my life, knowing somebody since middle school means I have known them for more than half of my life (how do we slow this train down btw?). To have known her for so long made this wedding extra rewarding for me to photograph. Seeing a friend get married is beautiful, but to play a part in preserving the memories from of one of the most important days of their life is humbling and rewarding beyond words. Sarah, I am so happy for you, Nick and your families and looking forward to our future gatherings at Chubby’s Tacos… as old married couples! I know you will enjoy these handful of photographs from your wedding!May 20 | Evan | No Comments |
Erin and Dan’s wedding at Swan Harbor Farm, was on a picture perfect day at an incredible venue. The weather was in the 70s and no rain in the forcast, but there was wind, and lots of it! I’m talking gusts of 30-40mph wind! So both figuratively and literally I was getting blown away; however, that just made being the wedding photographer more fun! Some of you may remember Erin and Dan when I photographed their engagement session with their dog, last November, both that photography engagement session and their wedding were in Havre de Grace, Maryland and photographed for Andrew Bryant Photography. It is always wonderful to meet the bride and groom’s friends and families and this wedding was no exception. As I was going through my photos, I noticed a few themes that kept showing up. With clothes, hair, the veil and the tent moving in every which direction, of course the wind was one of them. The other was just how happy and how much fun everyone was having. Even with the insanely windy conditions, nothing was keeping Erin, Dan and their guests from having a wonderful time! I am so grateful I was able to be the wedding photographer and even more so just to meet so many wonderful people. Thanks again to both families and also to the great vendors, all were wonderful and would love to work with any of them again!
As I told Erin on her wedding day, there is a very good chance she has the ability to control the weather. You probably remember this lovely couple from my post about two months ago, when we did their engagement photography session in the snow. You know, back when Washington, DC was paralyzed by the whole “snowmageddon” thing but Richmond had just enough snow to make for a picture perfect day. So lucky! Now their wedding day was scheduled about a week after the pollen really started to pick up here in North Carolina and we didn’t get our first rain until 2 days before the wedding. Thanks to the rain, what was once covered with a lime green pollen, was a picture perfect spring day. Even without taking the weather into consideration, Erin and Russ’s wedding at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, was extremely beautiful and thoughtful. Definitely a couple and a wedding that makes me thankful to be a wedding photographer! Along with Andrew Bryant Photography, we had a great time. Congratulations again to Erin, Russ and their wonderful families!
I’m not going to lie, when I heard Washington DC was supposed to get 2-3 feet of snow just before my schedule engagement photography session with Erin and Russ, I was worried that Richmond would get more than first thought. Lucky for us though, Richmond got just enough snow to make everything beautiful but not enough for the roads to be treacherous (good work VDOT)! Between the snow, beautiful Maymont Park and most importantly, a loving and fun couple, I knew we would come away with some wonderful photographs. Even better, if they weren’t kissing, they were making each other laugh, which makes my job as a photographer a lot easier and also saves them from my jokes! It turned out to be a wonderful day and I was really happy to get to know and spend time with such a lovely couple! Can’t wait to be their wedding photographer this Spring!Jan 06 | Evan | No Comments |
I met Emily and Jordan a LONG time ago. It was very soon after returning to North Carolina from Japan and just after shooting a basketball game at the Dean Dome. So even though I was still having trouble making complete sentences (speaking the simplest English possible for 3+ years in Japan took a toll on my English for some time) and was all worked up after a great game, I somehow managed not to make a bad first impression! Seriously though, I immediately felt comfortable with Emily and Jordan, as anyone would with such a wonderful couple. I had been looking forward to their wedding for too long and am so happy their wedding date finally came! Their wedding was so much fun to shoot and had an incredible vibe from all the loving friends and family. Not too mention it was at a sweet location at Chatham Mills and although I shot the wedding for Andrew Bryant Photography, Andrew was off being a dad. After all, his son Stafford, was just born the day before (Congrats Andrew and Courtney)! So, I had the pleasure of shooting with a super talented photographer from Always Autumn Studios, Courtney Navey. That being said, I wish he had brought some “autumn” with him as last Saturday was a cold, cold, cold, but beautiful, winter day! Congrats to Emily and Jordan, we are all so happy for you!Nov 26 | Evan | No Comments |
I had the pleasure of meeting another great couple that is starting off their new life together! I love the fact that being a photographer lets me meet all sorts of people, but nothing tops meeting a glowing in-love, sincerely nice couple. We did their session where they had their first date, Susquehanna State Park in Maryland. It was the perfect backdrop for a wonderful couple and their adorable dog! I probably love dogs more than anyone else that is in the “never had a dog” club. So as you can imagine, I was stoked when I heard they wanted their dog in some of the photos. What a great idea! Again, congratulations and looking forward to the wedding, which sounds like it will be incredible!Oct 27 | Evan | 4 Comments |
Okay, so it was actually only one adventure and probably “adventure” isn’t even the right word to use, but to say I was excited about shooting in the Al Capone Suite at The Biltmore — where a scene from one of my old school favorite movies, Bad Boys, was shot — is definitely an understatement. Thanks to Andrew Bryant Photography, I was sent to Miami to shoot with and learn from some awesome photographers, including Ray Santana, Becker, Kenny Kim, Kenny Nakai and Lawrence Chan (SEO guru, Tofurious). It was great to see how these guys and the rest of the photographers worked and shot and feel like we all learned a lot from each other. Besides the fact that we were in one of the most beautiful cities, at one of the most famous hotels in the world, with gorgeous models, what made it extra special was the good people that were there. Anytime I can return to Miami in the fall or winter is a win for me, but coupled it with such a wonderful experience made my trip perfect.Aug 04 | Evan | No Comments |
You might remember being introduced to Daneille and Caleb when he proposed at a Carolina Railhawks game. It ended up being one of those things where the stars aligned just right, and along with Andrew Bryant Photography, I was able to finish what I started and shoot their incredible wedding. What an amazing wedding it was! Especially considering the amount of time they had to plan it in! We did ours in about 10 months…they had about half that! Beyond that, I cannot say enough nice things not only about Danielle and Caleb, but also about their families, who went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. It was such a pleasure to shoot a wedding with such wonderful people, and more importantly, to make such wonderful new friends. Again, thank you and congratulations to Danielle and Caleb!Jul 20 | Evan | 2 Comments |
In this business I have meet a lot of happy, in love couples. Sometimes I meet a couple that is even beyond that, a couple the is so right for each other, I can’t use words to describe how perfect they are for each other and the special bond they share… good thing I am a photographer! One of these couples is Leigh and Matt. They got married on July 11th in the wonderful little town of Safety Harbor, Florida (just outside of Tampa) at The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. I went down a little early and spent most of the weekend with them, doing a, later than normal, engagement session, covering the rehearsal and then shooting the wedding! After it was over I am sure they felt I was stalking them… although I guess I kind of was for the weekend! And what a lovely weekend it was! Everything was planned out perfectly and went beautifully. It was a wonderful weekend and I had a great time! Congratulations to Leigh and Matt and thanks again for letting me be part of your special day!May 09 | Evan | 2 Comments |
Last weekend, I went down to Clayton, Georgia to shoot a wedding with Andrew Bryant Photography. The day started out rainy (maybe a slight understatement), but as the day went on, the weather cleared up and the day–and the wedding–ended up just beautifully. Courtney and Travis were such a lovely couple and somehow with everything going on, even found time on their special day to congratulate me on my upcoming wedding! Thank you to Andrew Bryant Photography and again congratulations and thank you to Courtney and Travis for a wonderful day at Waterfall at Lake Burton Country Club.
Wedding Shot for Brian Mullins Photography | Cindy and Neil | Raleigh, NC Wedding | Church of the Good ShepardJan 26 | Evan | No Comments |
December 28th, 2008, I was lucky enough to tag along with Brian Mullins Photography for Cindy and Neil’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding with some really lovely people making it easy to photograph. The service was at Church of the Good Shepard in downtown Raleigh and the reception followed at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.
Thank you to Brian Mullins Photography and to Cindy and Neil for letting me be a part of your special day!