Taking the Streets w/ Nashville MTA

With Nashville's transit upgrade discussions stalling out and there being no immediate plans to resolve Nashville's growing traffic problems, Nashville MTA reached out to me to capture real moments of what it looks like to take the bus around town. There were no rules, no specific shots, no specifics at all, and this project stretched me further creatively than any project ever has.

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Connor & Misty: A Birmingham Wedding

Nothing gets a photographer nervous like a 2pm wedding ceremony outside without a cloud in the sky and the sun beating down on us, but lately I've been practicing for moments like this. In the end, I am pretty excited on how most the photos turned out. Luckily, Connor & Misty's wedding took place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which is a gorgeous location, and this intimate wedding fit perfectly here.

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Isaiah & Lauren

I knew this was going to be a fun wedding when I show up and Isaiah recognized me from randomly being in the same place at the same time two nights before (when they had just started the bachelor party). I'm not sure I've laughed this much, sweat this much, or felt this much emotion in a wedding before. It was amazing to be able to capture the last night Lauren was in Nashville with her family, as well as how well they celebrate life together.

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CrossFit Trivium Grand Opening

I've been going to CrossFit Trivium (formerly CrossFit Brentwood Hills) for about 3 years now, and they've recently relocated to a much larger facility, and completely re-branded.  I was asked to take some event photos for their grand opening celebration, and I loved capturing the feeling of community that this Trivium has created. Check them out if you're interested in a place to work out!

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Hunter & Shannon

Hunter and Shannon's wedding reminded me of those old romance dramas like Pride and Prejudice, or something like that. Hosted at a beautifully decorated Ravenswood Mansion, in Brentwood, TN, their wedding featured a type writer for a guest list, a string trio for their ceremony music, and a classic wedding dress with amazingly intricate details.

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Zac & Georgia

I always wondered what photographing my first wedding would be like. What moments would I capture? What would I miss? I knew I would get some great shots, and miss some great opportunities, but I had no idea that both parties would treat me like I was family.

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Pigeon Forge - Summer of 2016

There's a few memories I have from going to Pigeon Forge when I was young, staying at the Holiday Inn, but this isn't the Pigeon Forge I remember any more. Except the Holiday Inn part, that's still pretty much the same. Pigeon Forge has grown to be one of the most family friendly places I've ever been, so when I was asked to photograph Pigeon Forge I knew I wanted to capture not only the fun environment, but the history of this town. 

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Postcards from January 2017

January surprised Nashville with a beautiful, and very cold, snow day where I ran around the pedestrian bridge and took a quick shot at Bicentennial Park before ducking in a coffee shop for a quick warm up. I made a fortunate connection to get access to the Westin Nashville rooftop as well as the L&C building rooftop to take some scenic Nashville photos. I also visited 4 other parks: Radnor Lake, Foster Falls, Fiery Gizzard, and Shelby Bottoms.

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Relient K Live

After getting to help Relient K create an album cover for their latest album, Air For Free, the Matts invited me out to help capture their live performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The light was rough and the angles were difficult, but the performance was captivating. After almost 20 years, Relient K's lyrical vulnerability has created a real connection between the band and their fans, and the emotion of the audience during these performances are palpable. It was a joy to capture how much fun they have, like doing a push up and jumping jack on the stage, or just the countless number of smiles on the faces of the audience.

Concert photos from 10.09.2016 in Nashville, TN.

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