With all the suggestions ya’ll gave below, I now have no excuse for not blogging! Thanks for that!

Someone mentioned that I should post some old wedding shots from my “early years”. The Boutwells and I get together every now and then and over a few too many drinks, pull out the worst of the photos we’ve ever shot–mostly stuff from so long ago that blogs didn’t exist and neither did fashionable photography!

Unfortunately, most of my early years were spent second shooting for a bigger studio and I didn’t save those images (most of it was film anyway). BUT I do have all the CD’s (yes, we were burning CD’s back then) from the first year I shot weddings by myself, which was 2003-2004.

Below are a few of my faves from my first year of shooting on my own. Surprisingly, they’re not quite as bad as I thought, but man, what I would give to be able to shoot these brides now! This was also before I knew how to use photoshop, so the pics are straight out of camera (they are sharpened because of the blog resizing action). These are all from 2003, the first year I shot completely digital:

1. Lindsay–the first wedding I ever second shot for my good friend James Walters


2. Allison–they have really beautiful churches in North Carolina:


3. Katie–one of my favorite brides ever, i was into lighting my outside pics back then


4. Jenny & Josh–another favorite couple of mine, it’s actually possible that Jenny might still check this blog! My first backlighting attempt


That was a fun trip down memory lane!