Saturday, August 27, 2011

Abby's Family

The above image is still one of the my favorite bridal images of all time. Abby is a great friend of mine, and I have been able to take so many pictures of her family through the years.
Thanks to this hurricane weather, I have been able to sit down and do some backing-up and organizing of my photos and came across these of Abby and her family through the years. Love you, friend!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thomas and Melissa

I shot this wedding in the midst of my crazy schedule and right before my move to Virginia. Thomas, Melissa, and their families have all seen these photos, but how did I forget to share this on my blog? Melissa was a BEAUTIFUL bride.

Thomas isn't so bad himself! The McWane Center has a group area, and I have never been to a wedding there! It was so nice; I love the ceiling lights in this shot:

This is probably my favorite picture of the day. I love when I am able to capture true emotion, relationships, and love. I think I accomplished that in this image:

Special thanks to Amy Carson for 2nd shooting with me AGAIN. We're on a roll here...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

where is camille going?

Fredericksburg, Virginia! Many people have asked questions, so I am going to answer them...
1. Why are you moving?
My friend, Nicole, and I are going travel nursing. We are staying on "as needed" at our main jobs in Birmingham but took this 13 week assignment. We plan to look into future assignments once this one is over, but we're only contracted for the next 13 weeks.
2. Are you moving everything?
No. My roommates are staying, and I will keep my house. We get a furnished apartment up there, so I will be able to have 2 places to live.
3. Are you still going to be doing photography?
Yes and no. I can only take limited time off while doing travel nursing, so I am booking less weddings. I do have some very special weddings on the books that I am looking forward to coming home for!
4. Why?
Why not is more the question!?! We get to move to different cities, see different places, learn different ER's, and make good money. And yes, we will be working in the ER at all the hospitals.
5. When do you leave?
Saturday. Or Sunday. We're playing it by ear right now, but we'll be driving together up there. Since we're nocturnal, we may drive up all night Saturday. We'll see how all that goes... :)
6. Are you nervous?
Of course! But oh so excited. I'm sad to leave Birmingham and everyone I love, but this will be a great opportunity. Let's just not talk about how much I am going to miss my family, ok?

(photo courtesy of my dear friend Jessica Wright)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Do you ever get nervous?

I get this question a lot. People want to know how I don't get nervous during the wedding day. I really don't. I think it's because I take a laid-back approach to the wedding and act as if I am simply photographing a friend's wedding. Really, my clients are my friends, so it's easy.
I do have to admit, though, that right before the bride walks down the aisle, I get a little bit shaken up. See, there are 2 moments I am always dying to capture in a wedding. I have to say that I think I nailed them with this wedding!