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Show It Freedom 2010 Tour in Nashville THIS Friday!

by Jody on June 30, 2010, posted in Speaking

This Friday the Show It 2010 Freedom tour is wrapping up, and the last stop is Nashville! We will be speaking not only at this stop, but in Chicago the day before.

This is your opportunity to hear from industry leaders in 4 jam packed hours of education and inspiration covering topics from photography, fusion, marketing, branding, and web presence; all focused around freeing your business to grow.
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Jody and I had the awesome privilege of shooting Mallory’s bridal images here in Franklin it was great! We have been super excited to post these images, but of course, had to wait until after the wedding to show off Malory’s pure awesomeness! This was definitely Nashville, TN Wedding Photography at it’s finest and was soooo easy since we were working with this bride!

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Welcome to the latest addition of Tuesday’s photography tips and tips! We know a lot of you out there have questions about how we do our lighting and set up so we wanted to give you a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of one of the set-ups of a bridal session that we shot a few weeks ago. The fab bride that you see below is Mallory, and she and her man, Aaron just got married this past weekend, so we are excited we can start putting up some of her bridal images!

We shot this setup with a Westcott 24×32 Softbox, two Photogenic Powerlights (600 watts & 1,000 watts), Pocket Wizards Plus IIs, the Sekonic L-358 light meter, and of course 2 Alien Bee Vagabond II‘s for our power source.

I put the main light about 35 degrees off to the side and as close in as possible to give the “painted on” light look. Putting it off to the side creates a “loop” lighting pattern where the light loops off to one side of the brides face and body and helps create more depth and dimension. Then, to help “pop” her out from the background even more, I set our second light to the side of her, hitting the rocks and her back. We shot this BARE BULB with a small 7 inch reflector so the light was a little more harsh and defining. The front light was metered at F/9 which was about 2 stops brighter than the background (to give us a very flash heavy dramatic look) and the back light was metered at F/11 to make it really obvious.

This is what the set up looked like:

After setting my camera settings to what my meter was telling me, I began to shoot, and the below is one of the images taken.

Here was a second shot that we did by just keeping our same settings and moving the bride over to the rocks. We re-metered to be sure we were at the same settings, removed the background light, and shot.

Hope you enjoyed!

Check back on our blog tomorrow where we will debut Mallory’s full bridal session!!

We had the fun privileged of shooting Rhett & Nicole’s spring wedding last month at Two Rivers Mansion! This wedding was put together by none other than Mary Natalie with Weddings By Mary Natalie, and she and her team did a simply stunning job with the all the details and the wedding day!

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Friday Fun | A Sneak Peek into our New Home!

by Jody on June 25, 2010, posted in Friday Fun,Personal Fun

You know how we are all about sneak peeks of the wedding and engagement shoots we do, well we thought that it’s high time we do a sneak peek of our new home!

To catch some of you up, we started looking at buying a house the beginning of the year and to make a LONG story short, we finally found the perfect fit for us and closed March 1st! We showed one picture on our moving in blog, but have yet to show the final, moved in, and decorated house! ….
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