I had the great pleasure of traveling to historic Natchez, Mississippi this weekend to help capture Rachel and Jay's special day at the amazing Dunleith Historic Inn built in 1856. The event was just perfect from start to finish as the beautiful couple gathered with close family and friends to share their vows on the front steps of the beautiful home.
I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Memphis last weekend to cover the Beale Street Music Festival as part of Memphis in May. The atmosphere was just electric from start to finish and I cannot say enough about how incredible the bands were.
I decided to throw together a little photo blog over on Exposure.co to showcase a few of my shots from the festival.
What a year it has been already and we are only getting started. I recently had the chance to take some time and shoot a quick session with the most awesome couple, who are expecting not one but yes, two bambinos later this year. They wanted to do this shoot to have a Valentine's weekend announcement to their family and friends and I was honored to be able to be a part of Amy and Robert's big surprise.
Northern California is absolutely beautiful.The scenery is stunning on the coast and all around the Bay area. While it's not somewhere I could ever see living, it's a great location to visit and shoot for sure. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see more of my photos and journeys.
No, not that Broadway in the Big Apple but our own Broadway here in Nashville. I had the opportunity to work for Reuters for the 2015 CMA Awards. The night was incredible from start-to-finish as some of the biggest names in country music came to Nashville for the awards.
My work was featured around the globe from Ireland, to Indonesia to Japan as well as on Yahoo.com and MSN.com. The images were also published by the Boston Globe, the Toronto Sun, the Guardian and the NY Daily News
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The City Winery played host to a number of artists during the 2015 Americana Music Fest in Nashville but the opening night was nothing short of incredible. Jewel took the stage on Tuesday night to a standing-room only crowd and wowed the intimate group from first note to last.
The singer-songwriter manged to bring the house down with nothing but her powerful vocals and a six-stringed Taylor guitar. She was fresh off a hurried day of media junkets in New York City including an appearance on The View. You would have never known though based on her performance. She spent time weaving the threads of her stories with the audience and connecting with everyone in the room.
From the moment she walked on stage at Allen Arena in the "Music City" Sadie Robertson had the #LiveOriginalLive crowd made up of primarily teen girls and their moms entertained. The Duck Dynasty and Dancing With the Stars star brought along a cast of family and friends for a night of fun, music and strong messaging about God.
Robertson was joined by Christian music superstars For King and Country to close out the sold-out event. She was also joined by her brother John Luke Robertson and his new wife, as well as boyfriend Blake Cowart.
I always love getting the chance to shoot live music and especially good live music. Brian Free and Assurance (BFA) were in Arab, Alabama. For those not from North Alabama Arab is pronounced AY-rab, completely unlike what you would call a country in the Middle East. I do find it ironic though that the Arab High School (where the concert was) mascot is the Knights.
BFA always delivers a great show anywhere they are and they did not disappoint for a great, enthusiastic crowd. The quartet's show consisted of mainly songs from their latest album "Unashamed" which in my opinion is their best offering to date and easily the best Southern Gospel album released in 2014.
The concert marked the first time I have heard Canaan's Crossing live and they really have a great live sound. They deliver the traditional, tight bluegrass harmonies without too much of the nasal twang that can drive people away. They are very talented group both vocally and musically. Their band has three teenagers that all have a bright future in the bluegrass world.
Canaan's Crossing is from Arab, so the hometown crowd was very receptive to their set and were on their feet several times during the night.
If you get a chance to go see either of these groups, make sure you go and do so.
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I was blessed to get a chance to shoot the final Gold Cup tuneup for the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) as they took on Guatemala at the newly named Nissan Stadium here in Nashville.
It was an amazing atmosphere from the time the gates opened until the final whistle sounded. The fans of both teams made a splash with their attire.
The game itself was exciting for the crowd as the US scored four strikes for a 4-0 win over Guatemala even though the squad did not play its best game. Below are some of my favorite shots from the match.