Jonas Shoots Film, Vol. 1

One of my favorite things about photography and shooting film is the day it comes back in the mail. To make it even more exciting, I had been buying Jonas his own disposable cameras to take with us on our adventures, and had three of them developed to see what he captures at the age of 2.

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Bowling Like Kings

As someone who grew up hanging out in smoky bowling alleys, playing bowling alley arcade games, and later on bowling competitively (thanks Mom and Dad), I never really fancy the idea of going to a bowling alley. So when Jonas saw bowling on YouTube (thanks Bucket List Family) he immediately wanted to go. Now some may call it luck, others divinity, and some may say fate… But the same week, I got an E-mail from King’s Bowl in Franklin, TN to bring the family bowling and enjoy some food and drinks. Great.

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Revisiting South Africa 2014

It was the August of 2014 and I just got my very first camera, a Sony NEX-7 with a Ziess 55mm f1.8, which you could probably buy together for under $1000 now. Most all my photos were shot at crazy settings like 1/4000 sec and 1.8, and I don't think I had any clue what I was doing. I wanted to go back and see what it would look like if I took some time and revisited these photos to compare to what I've been shooting lately, and I must say, I'm really impressed with how these photos hold up 4 years later. 

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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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