I really can’t say enough about these guys.  From the instant I met them in Houston last year I knew we had great chemistry.  To Marette being a master designer; and Chris a Crossfit machine (and hilarious)..we hit it off instantly.  Their wedding at the Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, La was absolutely amazing.  Also, thank you so much to Melissa & Stephen – you guys made this possible.

nottoway plantation wedding
front porch with rocking chairs
sitting room with a beautiful fire place
wedding shoes on white picket fence
wedding shoes with flowers
flower with water droplets on the petals
bridesmaid at the wedding
flower girl opening a gift from the bride
little girl outside a breezeway
painting in a plantation home
antique globe
old letters
opening a bottle of champagne
bride getting ready for the wedding
groom getting ready for the wedding
bride on her wedding day
bride writing a letter for her groom
groom reading a letter from his bride
wedding day text message
wedding day text message
reading the newspaper
a groom and his groomsmen
wedding day text message
getting dressed for the wedding
putting on a bow tie and cufflinks
nottoway plantation wedding
pouring a glass of champagne
the bride having a glass of champagne on her wedding day
the groom waiting for his wedding
the groom and his groomsmen
the groomsmen
groomsmen waiting for the wedding to start
tattoos on his hand
fine art grooms photograph
groom in his tuxedo
groomsmen smiling
groomsmen at the nottoway plantation
groom with his groomsmen
rainy wedding day
handkerchief folding
pinning a rose on his tuxedo
bridesmaids carrying the wedding dress
rainy wedding day
pin a rose on the ring bearer
a flower for the ring bearer
the ring bearer
ring bearer and his mother
the bride putting her wedding dress on
bride putting on her wedding dress
the mother of the bride
the bride at the nottoway plantation
portrait of a beautiful bride
portrait of a beautiful bride
the brides earrings
bridal portrait
the bridal party
nottoway plantation wedding
the bride and the ring bearer
walking the bride down the aisle
the groom cries when he sees his bride
father at the wedding ceremony
the bride lifting her veil
nottoway plantation wedding
the first kiss
the grooms wedding ring
handshake
a place setting at the wedding reception
vintage plates at the plantation wedding
the wedding cake
groomsmen laughing
the bride having a glass of champagne
beautiful bride
wedding program
the bride dancing with her father
grandma at the wedding
letters on the wedding day
baby at the wedding reception
guests dancing at the wedding reception
ring bearer at the wedding reception
bride and groom kissing
groomsmen at the wedding reception
nottoway plantation wedding reception
Nottoway plantation wedding reception
pouring champagne
bride and groom laughing together
father of the bride giving a toast
bride and groom listening to a toast
best man gives a toast
groom crying during the toast
bride and groom kissing
wedding dessert
guests dancing at the wedding reception
groom removes brides garter
bride and groom hug
dancing at the wedding reception
bride and groom leaving their wedding
Nottoway Plantation wedding

This wedding was like a fairy tale.  Made for a princess.  I mean seriously; look through it.  You can’t disagree.

What was even more wonderful was how damn adorable Ashley & Matt were throughout the day.  From the jitters of the first look, to the emotion that their parents shared while Ashley was walking down the aisle with her father.  Thank you for letting me tell your story guys.

wedding shoes at chateau cocomar
photos of art at chateau cocomar
photo of art at chateau cocomar
sitting room in chateau cocomar
bride putting on her makeup at chateau cocomar
bridesmaid getting ready at chateau cocomar
bridesmaid getting ready at chateau cocomar
groom getting ready at chateau cocomar
bride writing a letter to her groom
groom reading a letter from his bride
bride reading a letter from her groom
mother of the bride getting ready for the wedding
wedding dress hanging at chateau cocomar
bride putting on her wedding dress
bride at chateau cocomar
groom at chateau cocomar
flower girl putting her dress on
grandpa speaking to his grandchild
bridal portrait at chateau cocomar
groom waiting to see his bride on their wedding day
bride walking to see her groom on their wedding day
bride and groom see each other for the first time
groom sees his bride for the first time
bride and groom kiss at chateau cocomar
bride and groom see each other for the first time
bride and groom see each other for the first time
bride and groom first touch
bride and groom see each other for the first time
bride and groom at chateau cocomar
bride and groom at chateau cocomar
bride and groom holding hands
waiting for the wedding at chateau cocomar
the groom and his groomsmen
the bride and her bridesmaids
the bride and her bridesmaids
the bride sneaking a snack
family waits for the wedding
the groom on his wedding day
bride and groom on their wedding day
bride and groom walking in the woods
bride and groom at chateau cocomar
bride and groom share a special moment on their wedding day
chateau cocomar wedding
grandma waiting for the wedding
bride getting her hair done
bride on her wedding day
wedding dress at chateau cocomar
family of the bride
wedding program
bridesmaid boquet
bride getting ready
bride at chateau cocomar
flower girls walking down the aisle
groom crying when he sees his bride
bride crying as she walks down the aisle
groom crying at his wedding
walking down the aisle
ring bearer
bride and groom at chateau cocomar
the flower girls
exchanging wedding rings
first kiss as husband and wife
bride and groom after the wedding
portrait of the bride
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bride with a veil
bridal portrait at chateau cocomar
groom kisses his brides cheek
portrait of bride and groom
bride and groom enter their reception
flower girl at the wedding reception
chateau cocomar wedding reception dinner
chateau cocomar wedding reception
wedding cake and cupcake
watching the bride and groom dance
flower girl dancing
flower girl hugging the bride
the bride and groom dancing
flower girl
flower girl at the wedding reception
groom dancing with his mother
bride throwing her bouquet
bride and groom leaving the wedding
sparklers at the wedding
bride and groom leaving their wedding
wedding at chateau cocomar

The first time I laid eyes on Natalie & Josh was via a Skype session earlier this year.  I instantly could see the chemistry between them.  Natalie exuding an undeniable beauty; and Josh oozing a pleasent confidence.  Throughout the meeting I came to learn that not only are they adorable, madly in love, but also both very talented musicians working hard in Nashville.  Their wedding in the Palo Duro Canyon was..jaw dropping.  Honestly, I had no idea that the Canyon existed until speaking with Natalie.  Arriving, and realizing that this beautiful canyon system is the SECOND largest in America.  I have a suggestion there.  Get off your computer; outta your house..and go to this friggin’ place.  Amazing.

What was more amazing was seeing the love between Natalie and Josh throughout this day.  Here is the story.

 

little boy in a hallway
father holding his son
mother holding her baby in a hotel
a baby sleeping in her lap
a man unloading his car
holding hands
father kissing his daughter
lace veil
girl looking in the mirror
girl having her makeup done
the ring on the wedding day
a letter to the bride
wedding dress
bride with red lipstick
hotel nightstand
the bow tie for the wedding day
bride and groom on their wedding day
groom fixing his bow tie
portrait of a bride
the wedding shoes
groomsmen and his bow tie
groom and his bow tie
groom in a bow tie
bride writing a letter on her wedding day
a letter for the groom
a letter for the bride
groom in a bow tie
a groom and his suit
portrait of a groom
bridesmaids waiting
bridesmaids waiting for the wedding
groom and his iPhone
groom ties his shoes
a letter for the groom on his wedding day
a letter for the groom on his wedding day
a bride on her wedding day
a bride getting ready on her wedding day
a bride and her mother on her wedding day
a bride putting her veil on
a bride putting her wedding shoes on
a bride on her wedding day
groomsmen getting ready
groomsmen getting ready for the wedding
a groom getting ready for the wedding
a groom laughing on his wedding day
a groom having a drink before his wedding
a bride reading a letter from her groom on her wedding day
the bride reading the letter
a bride with red lipstick
portrait of a bride with red lipstick
a bride with red lipstick
a bride with red lipstick
the bridesmaids
bridesmaids with the bride on her wedding day
bride with her bridesmaids
bride and her bridesmaid
the brides bouquet
bride with her bridesmaids
Palo Duro Canyon
Bridal party in Palo Duro Canyon
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Bride in Palo Duro Canyon
Bridal party in Palo Duro Canyon
Bridal Portrait
Bride in Palo Duro Canyon
Bride in Palo Duro Canyon
Groom in Palo Duro Canyon
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First look on their wedding day
Groom sees his bride on their wedding day
Groom and Bride hug on their wedding day
Bride and Groom in Palo Duro Canyon
Bride fixes her veil
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palo duro canyon wedding photography
bride meets groom on their wedding day
Bride and Groom on their wedding day
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Groom hugs Bride on their wedding day
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palo duro canyon wedding photography
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Groom kisses bride on their wedding day
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palo duro canyon wedding photography
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Bride and Groom on their wedding day
palo duro canyon wedding photography
bridal portrait in Palo Duro Canyon
palo duro canyon weddings
palo duro canyon wedding photography
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Bride and Groom hug on their wedding day
Bride and Groom kiss
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palo duro canyon wedding photography
Groom holds the Brides train
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Groom on his wedding day
Grooms with his Groomsmen
The Groomsmen
Groom with his groomsmen
Groom laughing with his groomsmen
Groomsmen praying before the wedding
Palo Duro Canyon wedding venue
Family of the Bride
Family of the Bride
Groom smiling at his bride
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Bride and Groom
the exchange of rings
palo duro canyon wedding photography
small wedding guest
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Bride and Groom kiss
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Bridal party after the wedding
Bride and Groom hug
palo duro canyon wedding photography
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Groom kisses his brides forehead
palo duro canyon wedding photography
palo duro canyon wedding photography
Bridal Portrait
A bride and her groom
The Groom
Gold sequins place setting
Wedding venue Palo Duro Canyon
Wedding reception dinner
tattoo on forearm
baby sleeping on her chest
The Groom winking
big beard at the wedding reception
Wedding venue in Palo Duro Canyon
palo duro canyon wedding photography
The First Dance
Grandma at the wedding
dancing at the wedding reception
Dancing at the wedding reception
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palo duro canyon wedding photography
baby at the wedding reception
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Bride and Groom at their wedding reception
family embraces during wedding reception
holding hands
laughing at the wedding reception
wedding venue in Palo Duro Canyon
Bride and Groom exit reception
Palo Duro Canyon

  • So good!!! Nobody can create a black & white photograph like you my friend!! The whole set is simply amazing!

  • Thank you Kristen!!

  • Jessica Claudio

    Love!! ❤️

Last year I had the chance to fly in for the weekend to attend the WPPI Print Competition.  What I learned in a few short days was invaluable to the growth of my work as an artist.  Seeing and hearing experienced and accomplished photographers from all over the world give constructive criticism to piece after piece made realize just how important the finer details in every photo we take truly is.  Let’s not forget; just how difficult printing truly is.  It’s a true art in itself.  I took that with me, and set a goal to have at least three photos hanging at the 2014 WPPI Print Competition.

A year later, we arrive a little early to see a few of my photos in the “details” category judged randomly.  It’s a gut punch; prettying fing gruesome..but also if you listen and watch with an open mind its easy to realize just how valuable constructive thoughts are.  Then it happened..Melissa and I ventured down the next morning to the area where the Best of the Best were hanging.  Any score over an 80 has the privelage to be hung amongst the rest.  Within a minute, we find one..then another..then another.  Each one hit me the same way; but I have to say to find the 3rd really completed the day for me.  Goal complete.  Lessons learned.  See below for the three that had the privelage to hang with an amazing group of artists.

fine art groom portraits
wppi print competition
normandy france cemetery

  • Ran across your work and was presently surprised… love how it has an editorial look to it. Nice job on this! Very dramatic! Creative eye, keep up the good work.