“You made this simple courthouse wedding feel spectacular.” That’s what the mother of the bride said. Even if you’re planning to elope at the Tarrant County Courthouse and have just a few witnesses, you’ll cherish having professional photography for your wedding for generations to come. Judge Swearingen will marry you in a matter of mere minutes. Photographs capture the time so you can remember the details.
She’s studying to become a lawyer, so while at the courthouse waiting for the wedding, we sneaked inside the law library for a few portraits. I love what we created in less than an hour. The world needs more Monday weddings.
Film processed by Richard Photo Lab.
Typically senior photos and TCU college graduation photos have a “look.” The people who hire me for senior photos and college graduation photos are usually not seeking that look. They want something unique. Editorial style. This student found my 120 film and 35 mm film photography portfolio and asked me to create portraits at TCU on film. When she sent the email, I was absolutely slammed with corporate photography and headshots from the fall, but I would NEVER miss an opportunity to shoot film. The evening we did these photos in the TCU Frog Fountain, it was about 45 degrees. She’s the real MVP. I loved that she brought her friend in for a few photos on the sign. These images were shot on Portra 800 and Cinestill 800T with medium format and 35mm cameras. Since then, other students have called. They like this look. That’s the thing about photography, everyone sees differently. I love when people love what they see in my work. I’ve shot so much film through the years, and it’s my favorite medium. If you are a graduating high school or college senior and would like to document the milestone with some creative photography, I’d love to help.
For many of the photo projects I plan, high quality photography simply doesn’t exist. In pre-production, I’ll consult Pinterest and Google for something niche like “yoga teacher training photography,” and what I might find are some sterile stock images that simply do not represent the population of people who practice and teach yoga. So, we create it. Necessity is the mother of invention. If you’re hosting a yoga teacher training in the DFW, North Texas area or anywhere in the United States, I’d love to help create images for you. Having taught yoga and trained teachers in my previous career, I understand alignment and how to compose images that speak to the power of yoga. I enjoyed creating these images with kindred spirit and my longtime teacher, Lou Chapman, at Urban Yoga in Fort Worth. I stepped inside the door of Urban Yoga in 2010 or so, and it changed my life.