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Nichols Wedding

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by craig
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We were in the Smokey Mountains this Saturday for the wedding of Kristen and Brandon, the new Mr. and Mrs. Nichols.  Beautiful setting, beautiful weather and a wonderful couple!  Kristen and Brandon were so much fun and obviously in love!

If you would like to see a few of the photos from the wedding click on the image below to enlarge it.  The rest of the photos will be online in a couple of weeks and will be found on the website under the Customer Photos link.

WEBSITE DOWN!!!

Posted on August 25th, 2012 by craig
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Sorry if you have been unable to access my website.  After 9 years of having my website hosted by the same company, I found that my host was sold to a company in the Phillipines.  Well their servers crashed and my website along with it.  They lost all of my backups as well so I am having to upload all of the photos, books etc. again to my website.  I have over three terabytes of data on my website so it is going to take several days.

If you are not able to view your photos, please be patient as they have probably not been uploaded yet.

 

Thanks,

Craig

Widbin Wedding Photos

Posted on August 6th, 2012 by craig
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The wedding photos for the Widbin wedding are now online.  Please see the couple for the User Name and Password – Craig

New House!

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by craig
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We have finally moved into our new house.  We did the move ourselves over the last two weekends. My brother in law and I even moved a baby grand piano!  I will have my computer and network set up by tomorrow night so I can get my work done.

Computer Outage

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by craig
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The sunday after july 4th we had a severe storm that fried my computer and network system.  On monday
of this week I finally got everything back up and running.

Sorry about the delay in processing orders.

Janelle and Cody’s Wedding

Posted on July 16th, 2012 by craig
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We were in Farmland on Saturday for the wedding of Janelle and Cody, the new Mr. and Mrs. Dull.  Janelle was stunning and Cody wasn’t so bad either.  We had a great time and everyone work with us wonderfully.  The wedding and reception decorations were great!

You can see a few of the photos from the wedding below.  Click on the image to enlarge it.  The rest of the photos will be online in about 4 weeks.

Hooper Wedding

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by craig
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In Savannah this Saturday for the wedding of Brittni and Lee, the new Mr. and Mrs. Hooper.  We had a great time. The wedding was beautiful, great flowers and decorations.  Brittni was gorgeous!  The wedding party were great to work with and a fun bunch.

You can see a few of the photos from the wedding by clicking on the image below to enlarge it.  The rest of the wedding photos will be processed and put online on the website under the Customer Photos link in a couple of weeks.

Pickwick bridal show

Posted on February 5th, 2012 by craig
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At the Pickwick Bridal Show!  Looks like a good turn out.  Nice job Rachel and crew.  The show is great.  Nice first time show.

Bride and Groom’s Wedding Photo Tips #3

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by craig
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We are getting ready for the Pickwick Bridal Show on Feb. 5th at Pickwick Landing Inn.  I know that it is the same day as the Superbowl, but you grooms will get back well in time for the game!

Anyway, today’s wedding photo tip is: GREAT MAKEUP MAKES FOR GREAT PHOTOS!

Okay, this tip is for the bride, not the groom.  On your wedding day, you want to look beautiful right?  So many brides either wear little or no makeup or go a little over board with the mascara and eye liner.  While you may look good with these options, you could look absolutely beautiful with a little attention to your makeup.  A photograph seems to lessen the effects of makeup.  The minimalist look translates into looking like no makeup.  Using eye liner and mascara only sometimes results in a startling contrast between the face and the eyes which might not be your most attractive look.

Professionally applied makeup, with the intention of having your photos done is the best way to go.  If you are having your maekup professionally applied make sure to tell them you want to look good for your photos.  If that is not an option, then you should look up Evening makeup ideas online.  You might think the makeup is a little too much, but it will not translate that way in your photos.  Remember, your wedding day is probably something you have thought about and planned for a long time and it is absolutely necessary to you to look your most romantic, beautiful best!

One more thing about makeup- Try to avoid glitter.  Both the bride and bridesmaids should not go for the glitter makeup look.  The one biggest problem photographers have with glitter is that when we use a flash, either the large studio lights I use for your formals or the on-camera flashes I use for the buld of the day, is that each small piece of glitter reflects these lights and it sometimes looks like you have thousand of small white dots on your skin.  Not an attractive look!

Come see us at the Bridal Show at Pickwick Landing Inn on Feb. 5th!

>Craig

Bride and Groom Wedding Photo Tips #2

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by craig
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Hey everyone, today’s wedding photography tip for brides and grooms is:

STAY AWAY FROM THE SUN AND EXCESIVE TANNING!

Most engagement photo sessions and weddings happen during the warmer, sunnier months of the year.  While being outdoors, whether for work or play, is great, having a sunburn or worse yet having peeling skin does not make for great photographs!

Working as a wedding photographer for the last several years in the Midwest and now the mid-south, many of my grooms and some brides work outside on a farm or some other outside job.  Many in the agricultural and construction businesses wear sunglasses while getting either burnt or tanned throughout the summer causing a very red or very tanned face and bright white circles around the eyes in the shape of their sunglasses.  This look and peeling skin is almost impossible to correct in photoshop.  So for you outdoor guys and gals, plan ahead and wear sunscreen while outside for a couple of months before the wedding so your face is one consistent natural color!

Tanning is another problem area for wedding photos.  While dark exotic skin can be sexy, it almost never translates well in formal portraits.  Rely on your natural skin tone and great makeup to look your best!

Bride and Groom Wedding Photo Tips #1

Posted on January 16th, 2012 by craig
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With the wedding season getting started for 2012, I thought it would be a great idea to post some tips for the bride and groom about how to get the most from their wedding photos.  So this is the first in a series of tips we have compiled through out our years of shooting hundreds of weddings.

TIP # 1 – ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTMENT TO PAY OFF

Long after the nervousness of the ”big walk” down the aisle fades, the taste of the catered food slips away, the excitement, love and overpowering feelings of your wedding day goes into long term memory what is it that will bring that day and those memories flooding back into the present?  Your wedding photographs!

Especially in times of a poor economy, the investment you make in your wedding photography is important.  Not only because it might be one of the more expensive parts of your wedding budget, but because many times it is not treated with the importance it deserves as the only real, tangible product from this wondrous day, well that is, aside from the fact that you are now married which is really the goal for the day anyway!

During the excitement of getting married and the strong desire to share this day with your guests many couples want to just “get the photos over with” so they can get to the reception as quickly as possible.  As a wedding photographer who has been at more weddings than most wedding couples, I know how important it is to capture the emotions and details of your wedding day so you can have those memories forever.

Even though my wife and I are very skilled at getting the formal shots at a wedding done quickly and efficiently there is almost never enough time set aside after the ceremony for us to slow things down a bit and get the bride and groom to take a deep breath and relax!  We want to make sure that each wedding couple gets the best photos possible, ones that catch the love between them that is just pouring out of them.

During our talks with the bride and/or groom months before the wedding we attempt to explain to them how important this time after the ceremony is but as the wedding day approaches and the excitement and nerves build, it is hard for them to overcome their emotions and take the time to really focus on capturing their love for each other.

So TIP#1 is for the bride and groom to write down in their wedding day schedule how much their photos will mean to them months and years after the wedding.  To remember to include in their written schedule that time to relax right after the ceremony and devote some time for just the two of them to show how much they love each other on this hectic, exciting and one of a kind day!

Come see us at the Pickwick Bridal Show at Pickwick Landing State Park on Feb. 5th!

Wishing you a long life of love and happiness,

Craig

Pickwick Lake Bridal Show

Posted on January 7th, 2012 by craig
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Being new to the area we hoping to meet new couples looking for wedding photography at the Pickwick Bridal Show on Sunday February 5, 2012 located at Pickwick Landing State Park.  The show is from 11 am to 4 pm.  Come by and see us!

Gwinnup Wedding Photos

Posted on December 15th, 2011 by craig
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The wedding photographs for Erica and Dustin are now online.  They are found under the Customer Photos link on the website.  Please use the User Name and Password that were handed out at the reception.  Thanks for your patience!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Craig

Davis Wedding Photos

Posted on December 5th, 2011 by craig
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The photographs for the Davis wedding are online and can be found under the Customer Photos link on the website.  Please use the User Name and Password that were handed out at the reception.  As far as the collage have watermarks on it, I am in a dispute with the software company Tha sold me the program to make the collage.  As soon as we get the problem settled, I will either replace the collage or fix the current one.

Thanks, Craig

Amber and Matt Smith Wedding

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 by craig
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The photographs for Amber and Matt’s wedding are now online and can be found under the Customer Photos link on the website.  Please use the User Name and Password that were passed out at the reception.

Welborn Wedding Photos

Posted on November 16th, 2011 by craig
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The wedding photographs for the Welborn wedding are now online under the Customer Photos link on the website.  Please use the User Name and Password that were handed out at the reception.

Thanks – Craig

Gwinnup Wedding

Posted on November 14th, 2011 by craig
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We were in Richmond for the wedding of Erica and Dustin, the new Mr. and Mrs. Gwinnup.  What a wonderful couple!  Everyone was fun and great to work with.  The reception was a great party.  Erica was beautiful.

To see a few of the photographs from the wedding, click on the image below to enlarge it.  The rest of the wedding photos will be online in a few weeks.  Check back here weekly to see when they are posted. They will be found under the Customer Photos link on the website.

Davis Wedding

Posted on November 9th, 2011 by craig
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Sorry for the delay.  Also sorry for the watermark over the collage.  Some how during the move, my computer lost several of the program keys for software I own and I have to go back and enter all of the keys (I still have to find the files that are not unpacked).  Anyway, we had a great time at the wedding the bride and groom were great! Amy was beautiful!

To see a few of the photos from the wedding, click on the image below to enlarge it.  As soon as I find the software key to unlock the program I use to make the collages, I will update the collage without the watermarks.

Davis Wedding

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 by craig
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Please forgive me for not posting a collage of photos for the wedding.  We are in the process of moving and the movers arrived two days early, thus I have no office or computers available.
I will be set up at the new location by Wednesday of next week so please bear with me until then.
Thanks — Craig
P.S.: We will not have the same phone numbr at the new location, so please use our Toll Free#– 855-55-BYBEE

We are finally moving!

Posted on October 27th, 2011 by craig
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Starting on Monday October 31st, the studio and office will be closed until November 7th while we move and get my new office setup.  I am sorry for any inconvenience that might cause my customers, but it must be done.  Please try to wait until the 7th to contact me as I will not have unpacked or set up any thing in the office and I will not be able to access files, etc.

Thanks – Craig

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