What is a moment? What is artistic photography? So many brides come to me and their first question is how many hours, when I ask myself how many moments? Brides ask how many pictures, and I ask myself how many of my pictures, can change your expectations of pictures, teach you about the wondrous human [...]
I traveled to Sandbridge beach Virginia to observe Blair and Levi’s small intimate beach house wedding on a saturday in May, and came back with a wonderful slideshow! This small family focused destination wedding at a beach house on Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach VA was shot in a total of 4 short hrs.
Let me start out with a simple thank-you to Danielle and Trey, who first met me on their wedding day: Cheers with a shot of 1800 Reposado to my playah Trey! and hugs to my sweetheart Danielle!! Thanks guys for such a great day. The wedding day team was: Second photographer: Stacey Doyle – Providence [...]
A tender, encouraging kiss from the bride’s father – moments before she walks down the isle – is not something you can buy, but it’s something I deliver for my clients. I can’t sell you this picture – because it’s one of a kind. But, you can be sure that I will be looking out for these moments you can’t buy as I shoot your wedding photography. I try my best to tenderly observe all these moments that are yours, to make them immortal in the images. When my clients ask “What is a wedding photojournalist?” my best answer is that they are interested in “One Moment” and it shows in all the pictures.
Charleston South Carolina is a very romantic city; the history, the humidity, the active nightlife…so if you’re getting married here, leave some time in your day to connect with your lover and take some romantic evening portraits. I recommend dusk, because the lighting helps your eyes relax – and the colors in the sky change [...]
The Citadel with all it’s traditions, proud and powerful young gentlemen – certainly catches the eye of pretty young ladies – and before you know it weddings are planned. Fill your wedding images with the emotion, pride, tradition, humor, love and fine art that our photographers capture at every event. For information about weddings at [...]
question I often hear from brides is ” Have you ever been to the ________ before” and while I’ve photographed over 250 weddings in a 10 year career as of this writing; my career has evolved to a wildly decentralized clientele. And I like that, I appreciate that, and I rise to the challenge of exploring new locations every time I go out to shoot. I explain how my internal psyche and temperament make it good for me, but let me expound on a few of the tricks where the video left off with this image:
What does a relationship look like? It’s a theme we blog about as we observe love being made real in the ceremonies and events that we photograph. Today’s theme is about grandparents. And hugs. I suppose that the quality of the hug is a nice visual clue as to the quality of the relationship, and [...]
Why am I made to be a good wedding photographer?
A few of the answers might be endurance, for working 12+ hour days: Drive, to find unique moments every time – deal with new environments each wedding – and zest to grab life by the horns and ride. Most people like a steady job, with usual, predictable tasks – unfortunately I’m not made like that….or fortunately for you, I’ve found my niche and calling to marry the low attention span with high levels of challenge in a job that forces me to be my best – every time. It’s wild fun and I love that I’m perfectly made for it!
Today I bring up the lead image for NeilCowley.com in the One Moment theme In this theme we bring up a single image, and discuss it… would having this image from your wedding be enough? As an accomplished photographer of 10 years, the basic observation is not enough – as I seek to shoot images [...]
Amy and Bryan at the Chautauqua Institution for a beautiful fall wedding: Thank you guys for an amazingly fun and golden western NY fall day! Bridal Hairstyling by Shear Style in Mayville NY Wedding Ceremony at the Hall of Philosphy Chautauqua Institution Wedding Reception at the Athenaeum Hotel Wedding cushions, necklaces, and details by Amy [...]