tia+walter: the ceremony

The forecast was rain, however, we all held our breath, hoping  the weather person was wrong. Twenty minutes before the ceremony was to begin, the sky opened up and released a week’s full of rain. Ms. Jesse, being the professional coordinator that she is, didn’t miss a beat. Plan B was in full effect! The staff at The Emerald Grande,  as well as the rest of us made the necessary adjustments, and God made His entrance…a magical blessing ensued. This was one of the loveliest occasions that I have ever attended! Congratulations  Walter and Tia! You two are definitely special. I knew it  from the first day we met and it was reinforced during the engagement session..thank you for allowing me to be a part of this day and the entire process..Special thanks to the entire staff at The Emerald Grande #EGWeddings
Here are a few previews of a glorious day

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rob hills: husband+father+entreprenuer+author

Rob Hills is one of those immensely talent people. He is a computer expert, web master, and entrepreneur. He is a loving husband, father and he also finds time to mentor young men. He’s a dedicated member of his local church, where he is  the media director. Rob is  the owner of HBCC, Hills Bros Computer Consultants.  And to top all of that he is often the muscle for his wife and mother’s event planning business. All of this as he is currently writing a self-help / awareness book. (As you can see, he is an expert time-manager…whew!) For an upcoming project, we decided to capture the many facets of his life. Here is a peek of our session. 2013-12-28_0001.jpg
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a day at chautauqua

We took trip up to the Chautauqua winery in Defuniak Springs, FL for a day trip and wine tasting. It’s a small, quaint place off of interstate 10. they specialize in muscadine wine. The staff is friendly and the shop has many souvenirs. If you ever find yourself traveling on I-10 westbound, stop in and say hello.
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Stephanie and Tracy

When Stephanie contacted me about photographing their wedding, I knew this was going to be something special. When I met Stephanie and Tracy, I was completely honored that they asked me to photograph their ceremony.
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When one meets them, it is immediately evident that they are madly in love! And they are so cute together!
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These two overnight celebrities have made appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Cosmopolitan, and a host of other local and national media outlets! Once you have been in their presence, you immediately understand why the world is excited about them!

Here are a few images from their engagement session
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Val’s Fitness Star

With Spring in full bloom and Summer just around the corner, many of us are focusing much of our time and energy in getting our physiques together.  Valarie is owner of Val’s Fitness Star.

Val’s Star Fitness is a program that teaches fitness in a fun way! A new fitness program offered is called Theater Fitness. It is a combination of acting with exercise.

Val’s Star Fitness is a fitness program that offers fitness classes as well as acting classes to people in the Okaloosa County Florida area. She also provide tips on how to eat right and stay healthy. Val will work with you one on one to help you live a more healthy lifestyle.

 

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Val is a AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and Certified Turbo Kick Instructor. She teaches different types of fitness classes to all different ages and body types.

 

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15 Mins With My Fisheye

Today I did something I haven’t done in a while. I put off getting ready for my shoot tomorrow until later to do this. I shot just for me. I gave myself an assignment. I had 15 mins to go 1.5 miles from my home and capture anything I could. I don’t have a 15mm prime lens, so I used my 16mm fisheye. I call this “15 mins with my fisheye.”   I met some great folks and had a great 15 mins! I hadn’t shot with my fisheye for  sometime now. We got reacquainted.

 

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A sweet day with Honey Gun

Alternative, bluesy, rock, all these describe but a portion of the musical style and genius of Eric (Fly Boy Wonder), Aaron ( The Smooth Grunge Piper), Manny (Tin Man), Paul (Bass Level), and Byrd (Old Dude-Drummer Boy), who make up the Local Pensacola Alternative Band, “Honey Gun” (BTW, I made up  those nick-names, without their permission).  These guys are well on their way to stardom. They even have their own tour bus! I was thrilled when they asked me to shoot images for their new webpage. Me and my trusty side-kick, my baby boy, Torrey (well, he’s 18, but he’s my baby dude!) packed up and headed to the City of Five Flags to spend an afternoon capturing images around this fabulous town with five of the coolest dudes anyone could meet.

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Honey Gun is an up and coming alternative band in the Greater Pensacola, Florida area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s been a journey, but I can’t wait until we can get to the point where music is all we do”, says Aaron, lead singer for Honey Gun. They are not far from that, receiving tremendous accolades from their expansive fan base in the city of Pensacola.

Being true artists, they knew exactly what they wanted from this session. It also didn’t hurt that I’d worked with them before, on their first photo-shoot. They definitely love their city and their fans! It was important that we took photos in locations that the fan-base would recognize so we went to some of the more recognizable locations in downtown P’Cola, where the “Hipsters play”.

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Keep and eye and an ear on this group. I’m glad to know them, before they walk the red carpet to receive some prestigious awards! Success is absolutely a part of their future!

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These tracks provide a wonderful back drop for vintage photos

Torrey (Baby Dude) working the "rig" as a train passes by.

Torrey (Baby Dude) working the “rig” as a train passes by.