North Carolina Wedding – Black and White Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything wedding related, which is odd since that’s what a lot of my time is dedicated too. I’ve fallen back in love with black and white photography lately so figured I’d post all monochromatic (five-syllable Andrew Bird way of saying it) shots mainly in the photojournalist style. Moments like these define a wedding for me, and as much as I love color, stripping it away often leaves nothing but that pure emotion. Not every photo looks great in b+w, and I notice while editing that b+w can potentially make a decent photo look kind of … boring. I don’t typically shoot with the intention of making a photo b+w, but sometimes while shooting I’ll know on the spot what will make a good monochromatic image. And sometimes I’m wrong because my first name is not Ansel.

So here are some of my favorite images from Jen and Phil’s recent wedding in North Carolina.

Bride gets ready

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Above the Tracks

Sometimes the first shot is all you need. I pulled my car over and walked onto an overpass for this vantage point. I hurried to a spot for the view I found most aesthetically pleasing, adjusted my camera settings, then snapped the photo with my Fujifilm X100. I took 11 more shots with different compositions and exposures, and even tried to get the train to look ‘blurry’ since it started to move a minute after my first photo. Turns out my first impression of the scene was my favorite.

Also worth noting is I couldn’t have gotten this exact shot with my Nikon dSLR. a) Because I wouldn’t have taken a big camera with me just to get a bite to eat, and b) because I was shooting through a fence and my Nikon lenses would have been too big to fit through. So, yet another reason I’m an advocate for this X100 camera.

Above the Tracks

Photo taken with Fujifilm X100 camera

 

Rural Carolina (Taken with Fujifilm X100)

A few rural shots of western North Carolina taken with a Fujifilm X100. Overall I’m loving this camera and am really impressed thus far. I’ll be posting more photos with it in different environments.

Rural setting near Barnardsville, NC

Rural cows

Cow ratio: 3:1

Old barn

An old barn

New York City

In April I traveled to New York City for a client photo shoot. Here is a slice of the Big Apple via some of my personal photography from the trip.

Taxi cab in the rainGuggenheimGuggenheimBrooklyn Bridge runnersNYCDesk ClerkRainy nightGrand Central StationWhere to go?Central Park

NYC

Camera ManUniversity Eye CenterLady making foodNYC

After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre

Here are some more photos from the After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre. Along with great performances from Al Petteway & Amy White, Swayback Sisters, Tongue and Groove, and Boom Chix, there was a silent auction that benefited Artspace Charter School.

Diana Wortham Theatre

amy white and al petteway

Al Petteway and Amy White

Al Petteway and Amy White on stage

Al Petteway

Live performace

Amy White playing guitar

Silent Auction

Swayback Sisters live

Swayback Sisters

Lyndsay Wojcik

Lyndsay Wojcik

Laura Blackley

Laura Blackley

Nikki Talley

Nikki Talley

Lyndsay Wojcik

Live music

Accordion player in Asheville

improv

artsy shot

Claire Dima

Boom Chix – Asheville

The Boom Chix are a rhythmic, drum bangin’ dance troupe from Asheville, NC. They performed at the Diana Wortham Theatre on February 18 for Artspace’s After Hours Cabaret benefit. There were many other wonderful acts on this night (including Al Pettaway & Amy White) but I thought I’d share some photos of the Boom Chix to kick it off.

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jumping in the air

Boom Chix in Asheville

Boom Chix

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