Well, as I'm sure you think I deserve, I'm slinking around here with my tail between my legs, saddened and embarrassed at my lack of updates in the past two weeks. There have been some interesting things going on around here which I'm sure I'll share at a later date, but for now, let's just say I've been a bit short on time and blog-motivation! I'll also be honest with you here--the absolutely rude, nasty comments about updating really aren't very encouraging or kind. To add insult to injury, most of you don't even leave your real names, which really bugs me because if you can't stand behind something you say, you really shouldn't be saying it.

On a better note, I am ready to snap out of it, and make this blog the stellar source of information, eye-candy, and general yummy gossip that I know it can be! Today, I'll be giving you some shooting details and processing information for most of the images below to kind of, you know, make up for my lack lately :)

On New Years' Eve, I photographed the 10 year vow renewal of Ami and Scott in Atlanta. As some of you may know, Ami is the writer of wedding resource blog Elizabeth Anne Designs which also relaunched it's brand spankin' new website this week, so check it out! As a person so involved in the wedding industry, it is no surprise that any event she had a hand in would be spectacular. The blog will be split into two parts--todays' images which are the getting ready and portraits, and one other post, which will be the ceremony/reception/details of everything she did.

Below you will see that most of these images are processed using the TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS.

If I didn't have these actions, I literally couldn't process images. You should buy them. Both sets. Immediately. Best investment I ever made.



By the way, all of these images were shot with the 5dMark11. I haven't committed to buying it yet, but that's another post. Here we go!

Getting ready--Ami is so naturally gorgeous--look at that skin! This photo was shot at ISO 400, 50 1.2, 1/200th, in black and white. The processing is totally rad antique tone at 100% and grainstorm, also at 100%


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This photo was shot at ISO 400, 24 1.4, 1/160th. The processing is pool party at 55%.

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I adore this one--look at those lips! This photo was shot at ISO 400, 50 1.2, 1/250th. The processing is lux soft at 100% and pool party at 20%

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This gorgeous gown was by Claire Pettibone--the lace detailing was insane, which you can see better in one of the last photos below. This photo was shot at ISO 400, 50 1.2, 1/500th, in black and white. The processing is bitchin' bw.

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These shoes were actually borrowed from Ami's sister, because the flats she actually wore made the dress too long for the walk from the hotel to the wedding. I do love this photo though. It was shot at ISO 400, 50 1.2, 1/640th. The processing is grandma's tap shoes at 20% and antique tone at 20%/a>.

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Scott stopped by too! I love the mood and mafia-esque quality of this one. This photo was shot at ISO 400, 50 1.2, 1/800th, in black and white. The processing is just yin/yang and a little curves bump by me.

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These could be my two faves of the day! I love everything about them--the way Ami is looking, the doorman's outfit--everything! These photos were shot at ISO 100, 35 1.4, 1/400th, in black and white. The processing is
yin/yang and grainstorm at 100%

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Ami has such beautiful eyes! This photo was shot at ISO 100, 50 1.4, 1/320th. The processing is pool party at 20%, which sure does nice things to blue tones in photos!

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Gotta give Scott a little love too! This photo was shot at ISO 100, 50 1.2 at 1.4, 1/400th, in black and white. The processing is sparta at 20%.

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The light in this area with the buildings on the way over to the Atlanta Women's Center where the wedding was is just so crisp and beautiful! This photo was shot at ISO 100, 50 1.2, 1/500th. The processing is troy at 16%, warm it up kris at 18%.

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I just love the feel of this one! I actually did not use a Totally Rad Action on this photo, but instead used one of Jesh De Rox's new Elighten Actions, which are incredible. The action I used here is called "Light From A Star". I am loving this set from Jesh because it's more about shifting colors than changing the whole look of the photos. You should check them out **HERE**. Coincidentally for those who have asked, when I use textures, his are the ones I use.

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I love little details that not everyone sees, so shots like this one make me really happy. This photo was shot at ISO 100, 35 1.4, 1/500th. The processing is totally rad's get faded autumn at 43%, pool party at 46%, and warm it up kris at 38%.

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Every now and then I will shoot something that isn't quite in focus, and they normally end up on the cutting room floor. There's something about this one that stood out to me though, even though there are others in this series that are tack sharp, they don't quite have the feel of this one, even if I did mess it up a little by mistake.

This photo was shot at ISO 100, 35 1.4, 1/500th. The processing is totally rad's go with the grain at 30% and Jesh's Color of Summer at 47%.


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Another one I love, a twist on a shot I do often, this time focused on Scott in the back.

This photo was shot at ISO 100, 50 1.2, 1/500th. The processing is totally rad's yin/yang, pool party at 50%, and lux soft at 58% as well as Jesh's Rainforest at 61%.


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My hands down, 100% favorite from this session. Everything about it is just peaceful and beautiful and I adore it!

This photo was shot at ISO 100, 50 1.2, 1/800th. The processing is totally rad's yin/yang and flare up golden at 43%

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A close second for my favorite--when I shoot flare, I feel like I'm getting back to my roots. This is truly what I love photographing--a beautiful moment in beautiful light. Same processing as above, with pool party at 35% added at the end to take the edge off the flare in the lower right.

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Ami and Scott have a baby. His name is Charlie and he's the most well-behaved, adorable little furbaby I've ever seen at a wedding. He was SO good. I think Ami & Scott will love this little family photo :) Pretty much SOOC on this one, just a little curves and sharpening to snap it up.

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An unexpected find! Mark and Michael were shooting the couple in the other direction when I saw their reflection in this random rusty mirror. I do like how it came out, especially with those branches there! It seems really wintery to me.

Also pretty much SOOC with a little dodging and burning and sharpening.

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This photo was shot at ISO 100, 50 1.2, 1/1000th. The processing is totally rad's pool party at 57%.

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Last but not least from the portrait session, a classic photo of Ami. I really wanted to show off the detailing on her dress, and when I saw these curtains, I couldn't resist!

This photo was shot at ISO 1250, 50 1.2, 1/320th. The processing is totally rad's yin/yang and antique tone at 100%


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For all you detail junkies out there, here's a little sneak pee from the reception, which will be posted later this week. Enjoy for now!

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