We capture the essence of your special day in images that last a lifetime. It's about telling your story with images and capturing the emotions! We are with you all day to capture images that will re-tell the story of your special day for you and your grandchildren. Whether out of sight or providing directions, we capture the special moments, the emotions, the quiet times, the nervous energy, the tears of joy, the excitement and the best party of your life. We chronicle the two of you individually and together, your family, friends and guests. We start with you getting ready, the Bride and Bridesmaids' fun times, the Groom and Groomsmen enjoying the day, the casual images, the formals, the details, the venues, through the emotions of the ceremony and jubilation of the reception. But, it is more than just capturing the images, we want you to have fun. Recapture the joy, love, romance and excitement when you view your images for years to come. Give us a call to see how we can enrich your special day. While most of our weddings occur in the Carolinas, we also do destination weddings. If you're planning a destination wedding at the beach, in the mountains or across the pond, ask how we can help.
The joy and love of your relationship are captured in your engagement images. Pick your favorite locations and have a good time. We'll do the rest. Be casual.. be formal...be yourself. Digital images, albums, framed prints and more are available.
Bridal portraits capture both your personality and your elegance! It is your time to radiate who your are. It is all about you. We do both studio and on-location portraits. Pick a location that enhances your elegance. Have fun and enjoy the experience.
Who am I? I am a full time professional photographer. I want my images to be the ones you "hang on your wall because you love them so much." I want my images to tell the story of your day and capture the range of emotions at your wedding. I am pretty laid back. My life experiences have shaped me and given me insight into your emotions...from the emotional high of my wedding and the birth of my daughters to the despair at the death of an infant daughter, a father and grandparents. Weddings frequently bring out all the emotions of family and friends and capturing them will be important to you. My other diverse experiences include, photographer using film and a darkroom, Eagle Scout,single digit handicap golfer, race car driver, skier, wine enthusiast, chemical engineer, corporate business manager and entrepreneur. I am a husband and father of two great daughters. Giving back, I provide complimentary portraits for families in Hospice Care of Tri-County.
So, I am laid back and flexible, but prepared! Last year, when some of the bridal party was late arriving affecting the photography, the mother of the Bride said to me "you are so calm, nothing bothers you...you give me confidence that it will all be OK."
Meeting famed photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite and visiting other National Parks got me started with a camera, envisioning great scenic landscape images. After college, sports car racing and motorsports photography with a local newspaper and Associated Press at the Indy 500 and Formula One races expanded my horizons.
Photography is capturing the essence of light, emotion and action in artistic expression. It is capturing great images that last a lifetime!
Today, photography melds technology and art. There are always ways to improve both so we need to envision the image we want, try new things and create better images. You have to keep an open mind because you don't know what you don't know.
I am a member of Professional Photographers of America. Today, I also teach classes in the use of Nikon cameras and Speedlights.
When your wedding is over, it is our images that last a lifetime allowing you to relive the joy, love, romance, excitement, tears and celebration of your special day every time you view them. We offer four wedding packages or you can create a package that is tailored just for you. All packages include ALL DAY photo coverage, a DVD of high resolution digital images with a personal use license and proofing on our website. You can add a variety of wedding albums, parents albums, guest books, engagement and bridal sessions, framed prints, wall art and/or canvas wraps in a variety of sizes and more specialty products. Let us enrich your special day. Wedding packages range from $2,499 to $10,000. Engagement and Bridal sessions begin at $399. Let's discuss your specific needs and develop a package for you.
Albums are available in several styles and prices to meet your engagement, wedding, guest book and parent album budgets. We offer flush mount, layflat and press book/coffee table books in many sizes. Covers are available in premium and standard leather, aluminum and copper, acrylic and custom images. Framed Prints are available in standard and custom sizes, archival papers or canvas, with optional textures and finishes. Canvas wraps are also available. We offer more specialty products than you can imagine.
For More Information
If you haven't already, I hope you will take some time and check out the images on my website. If you have already checked out my work and like what you see, it is time to meet in person. Call me or e-mail me to setup a complimentary appointment. How can we enrich your wedding day and capture images that last a lifetime? Relax, we'll make it easy!
Phone: (803) 420-3660
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John is a great photographer, I've shot with him several times. He's very creative, fun and great to work with!