Ring Bearer & Flower Girl

Shot on a Rolleiflex.

Abby & Chris, Birmingham

Here are some of my favorite images from Abby and Chris’ beautiful Birmingham wedding. While they chose to have a traditional church ceremony, their reception took place in the open air of Birmingham’s lovely new Railroad Park. These two were such a breath of fresh air and they created such a wonderful experience that their friends and family won’t soon forget. Enjoy!

Parade Magazine, Ole Miss Tailgate

This Fall I had the chance to photograph an Ole Miss tailgating party for Parade Magazine. Ole Miss is often voted the top tailgating school in America, known primarily for their lush quad called “The Grove.” I photographed two families that have been tailgating in the same spot since the 70’s. The whole experience was remarkable. Now I need to go back for a game!

They also hired Branden to shoot the event in Super 8:

Here’s the Parade Magazine Cover:

Jones Valley Urban Farm

This is my friend, Grant Brigham. He is the new director of Birmingham’s Jones Valley Urban Farm. Last week we posted a Super 8 film about their Seed to Plate program which aims to improve the health and wellness of children through agriculture and nutritional education. The program begins in the classroom and moves to the farm where the children plant and harvest their own vegetables. The vegetables are then used to make a meal (in this case pizza) for all the kids to enjoy. I was recently asked to serve on the junior board of Jones Valley and look forward to working with them closely in the near future.

All images shot on a Rolleiflex.

Charlotte & Gabe, New York

Last month I went to New York for Charlotte and Gabe’s engagement session. This is one of my favorite sessions ever in the city, and now I am so excited for their wedding this upcoming summer at Blackberry Farm. We started our time together over a few beers at Spitzer’s and then strolled through the streets of the Lower East Side where Charlotte and Gabe used to live.

I brought just my LOMO and Rollei which are my two favorite cameras for lifestyle sessions. Since I typically document these shoots alone, these compact cameras are easier to carry and make having bags or an assistant unnecessary. This in turn creates a spontaneous atmosphere for more personal moments.