Archives: 2011/09

Arrington Vineyards & Cork It! Magazine Sep 22nd | Other Events

If you have never been out to Arrington Vineyards, then you are definitely missing out! This local Nashville area vineyard, as well as the drive to it, is fabulous! It’s Tennessee at it’s best. I was asked to create some creative photographs for a new magazine called Cork it! and had the best time. You can view the entire magazine online HERE.  It was great just to visit the vineyard and have a chance to be creative. The following are a few of my favorites photographs.

Whitney Carlson

fotoclipping: Very innovative photography. (Nov 24th - 01:01 am) Chastidyi: These photos are amazing! I love all of the textures and colors you've managed to capture in these photos. I particularly like the wine bottle tops... the repetition is really neat, and the color is so rich! (Jul 24th - 09:53 pm) Micah G Robinson: Love it! Great details and it's always fun to move out wedding photography to do something a little different. A change of pace is nice sometimes:) (Nov 26th - 08:08 pm) Stephen Cox: Beautiful details! Love the depth of field in these photos (Sep 29th - 10:26 am) Postcards Guru: Your shots are spectacular! The colors and quality of your pictures are very impressive. I am so inspired looking at them. (Sep 23rd - 10:28 am)
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Sam Jacobson Bar Mitzvah Sep 20th | Other Events

We recently had the privilege of photographing Sam’s Bar Mitzvah! Several years ago we were able to photograph Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah and you can see a slideshow of her Bat Mitzvah album here.  A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is Jewish celebration of a child’s turning 13 which is when they become responsible for their actions. You can find out more information about the ceremony and celebration here on the Wikipedia page.

We arrived at Sam’s celebration after the ceremony and were there to capture his party! Sam’s family and friends were there to help them celebrate, and boy did they have fun.

Angela Proffitt was the coordinator for the Bar Mitzvah, and the Noah Liff Opera Center was the perfect backdrop. Nashville Event Lighting made it perfect! Part of the center was sectioned off for the adults to have a laid-back, quite, evening, while the main area was decked out for the kids to celebrate.

Contagious Entertainment came from Atlanta to help the kids get on the dance floor and have a blast. Since Sam plays basketball, the theme was suited just for him. It’s surprising to find that Middle school dances haven’t changed that much since I was his age :)

I love the image of all the shoes lined up…. it about sums up the night!

Whitney Carlson

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Inspire Boston – At The Pub Sep 14th | Travel

In my last photography post I mentioned that I have been going through some personal photographs lately. Today I wanted to share some more personal photography from a the trip we took this past spring to Massachusetts.

We spent our last night in Concord hanging out with all the wonderful people that we met at the Inspire Boston photography conference. Getting to know and hang out with other photographers is one of my favorite parts of the business. There is something about the bond of running your own business and the joy of creating images that can bring anyone together no matter how different you may seem from the outside.

The look on Peter’s face let’s you know this was a crazy bunch to hang out with! Of course he is just being Peter with his silly faces. He actually fit right in with everyone that is surrounding him in this photograph.

After a great party, everyone headed back to the hotel to watch Jimmy Mazzy & The Last Minute Men. The traditional jazz music was amazing, and the room soon filled with photographers with their cameras in front of their faces. We couldn’t help but photograph this amazing little band!

Mitchel: Awesome country setting, love that (Feb 11th - 06:59 pm) enna: love these gentlemen!!! (Sep 15th - 08:01 am)
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Guess Who’s Pregnant! Sep 13th | Announcements

We are so excited to announce to everyone that we are expecting our first baby! Of course, I’m the one that is pregnant and not Peter. :) It has been a wild few months for the two of us because to say it was a surprise is an understatement. Anyone that knows us knows that we were still unsure if we were going to have kids or not, but in the end the decision was made for us. We are now so glad that it happened this way, and firmly believe this was planned by God. I am finally starting to get over the awful morning sickness, and have actually shot 3 weddings in the past week! A few weeks ago it was hard to even get through the day.

So here we are, ready for a journey that we couldn’t plan. I’m a little scared, but a lot excited and have already been laughing a lot at myself and my growing belly. One thing I have learned is that pregnancy is not glamourous at all and it is the craziest thing I have every gone through! I’m not one for mushy feelings of motherhood, but I am ready for the challenge of raising a kid that loves to have fun, laugh, and play with us. We can’t wait for everyone to meet the little one!

Whitney Carlson

Maggie: I'm happy for you both! Congrats en lots of love from this side of the ocean! Maggie (Sep 14th - 04:34 pm) laura: congrats to you both! i've never been a real mushy one either, but becoming mom has definitely put me more in touch with those feelings. hope you continue to feel good & your glow will carry you through the remaining months! that's one lucky baby on the way with such a fun and talented pair of parents! (Sep 14th - 10:54 am) Jodi Miller: Hahaha, I thought it was Peter! Congrats to all three of you. Can't wait to meet in person. (Sep 14th - 09:57 am) ETHEL BRAMLETT: wow, I am so excited for you and your families. Hope you have a great time through this and what a blessing. Mary Lynn will be a great Gramma. I enjoy being a nana to Reagan. Prayers and Blessings Love ya, Momma Ethel (Sep 14th - 05:18 am) Audrey P: OH MY GOSH!!!!! I am so excited for you guys and can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!!! (Sep 13th - 10:43 pm) Joe Hendricks: That's awesome guys! Congratulations! (Sep 13th - 09:10 pm) Kristyn Hogan: Congratulations!! (Sep 13th - 07:34 pm) Linda at Cedarwood Weddings: Perfect 'no-plan' - what a blessing! Congrats from your friends at Cedarwood! (Sep 13th - 06:09 pm) Chris Barber: Peter, I admire your sypathetic belly growth to support your wife... oh wait, that was already there... Congrats guys! It's tons of fun - can't wait to get our kids together! (Sep 13th - 05:28 pm) Chris Creed: So happy for you guys! congrats! (Sep 13th - 05:03 pm) Mel McLellan: Yay yay yay! So glad you finally announced! We're so excited we're all having babies together! What fun! Congrats again! Love you guys! (Sep 13th - 04:20 pm) Jenna Henderson: Wow! So amazing! Congrats to your growing family! (Sep 13th - 04:17 pm) Jennifer Hamilton: Congratulations!! So excited for you guys! (Sep 13th - 04:14 pm) Kristin: That is incredibly awesome!!!!!! I am overjoyed for you and Peter! (Sep 13th - 04:08 pm) Kristine Neeley: CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!!!! :) How thrilling! God's way is the Best way, I think - praying you continue to feel better and enjoy it as much as possible - welcome to the club :) (Sep 13th - 03:51 pm) Jennifer: SO awesome.. joining the wedding vendor preggo pack. Being a parent is awesome. So happy for both of you (Sep 13th - 03:30 pm) ashley: Everyone is Preggers and i'm so excited!!! you two will be amazing parents. cant wait to follow your journey. (Sep 13th - 03:08 pm) Andrea Hallgren: Congratulations!! This is awesome news!!! I have to say I am a little disappointed though, because I thought peter was carrying the baby's twin! (Sep 13th - 03:06 pm) Sharon: Beware, the mushy feelings will come. so excited for you crazy kids! (Sep 13th - 02:57 pm) Jenny: And here I was going to check out your bridal session posted on FB!!!! OMG!! Congrats to you both. We were in the same both as you two on children however they truly change your life for the best. Wishing you all the best. Joey & Jenny (Sep 13th - 02:52 pm) Elizabeth Villa: So excited for you both! BIG TIME congratulations!!! (Sep 13th - 02:32 pm) Amber Housley: This is so incredibly exciting! So happy for you both!!! Hooray! :) (Sep 13th - 02:20 pm) Mandy: We are so excited for you guys, congrats!! (Sep 13th - 02:19 pm) Ulmer Studios: Congrats! Having kids is a blast! We have a baby boy due in Dec for us that will be #2! -J+a (Sep 13th - 02:13 pm) Anna Rebecca: Whitney and Peter- I'm so happy for you both and excited for the years to come for you! (Sep 13th - 02:13 pm) Anna Rebecca: Whitney and Peter- I'm so happy for you both and excited for the years to come for you! (Sep 13th - 02:12 pm) Phil Thornton: It's an epidemic! So happy for you guys! Glad the cat is out of the bag and looking forward to trading war stories with you two along the way. ;) (Sep 13th - 02:10 pm) Mark McCoy: Wow, Congrats!!! That's gonna be fun to watch "Papa Peter" play with the little tyke. Do you know the gender yet? (Sep 13th - 02:03 pm) Allen Salmon: CONGRATS! Super excited for you guys! (Sep 13th - 01:59 pm) Amy Hand: Congratulations, Peter and Whitney! You will be amazing parents! We wish you all the best during this new phase of your lives! Can't wait to see pictures! :) Love, Jason & Amy Hand (Sep 13th - 01:48 pm) Kadie Pangburn: I am so so so so so excited for you two! You will be amazing parents! Hopefully Joey and i will get to visit again soon and meet you new little one when they arrive! (Sep 13th - 01:30 pm) Jessica: Congratulations!! I can't wait to meet him or her! (Sep 13th - 01:22 pm) Adrienne Scott: Congratulations, you two (or three)!! So excited for you!!! (Sep 13th - 01:05 pm) Bridget : I was never a cry-er before kids. But all the mushy motherhood stuff has made me one. There's just something indescribably beautiful about seeing part of you & part of your spouse & part of your love out there in the great big world...well, I am much more prone to tears than I used to be. But it's good mushy. :-). Congrats, guys! You will be fabulous parents! (Sep 13th - 01:02 pm) chris: Congrats!!! We're so excited for you two (three!)! (Sep 13th - 01:00 pm) Kate Crafton: Yayyyy! CONGRATS!!!! You know what, I never wanted kids...seriously. Now I have 3 and wouldn't have it any other way. You get to re-experience childhood in such a joyful way that I never imagined. You two are giving, loving, thoughtful, talented people and ANY child is lucky to have you as parents!!! (Sep 13th - 12:58 pm) Kelsey Bufkin: Congratulations!!! you guys are going to be amazing parents!! :) (Sep 13th - 12:55 pm) Sara D Harper: Is there something in the water in nashville?? Congrats to you guys too!!! (Sep 13th - 12:52 pm) Jessica Bishop: congrats to you both!! :) (Sep 13th - 12:51 pm) Jen Creed: YAY!!!!!! So so excited for you all! And the pictures cracked me up haha, you all are too funny :) Love you guys! (Sep 13th - 12:49 pm) Sean McLellan: Huge congrats to you guys -- so happy for you! (Sep 13th - 12:49 pm)
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Inspire Boston – Graveyard Sep 12th | Art Inspiration

September has begun and we are about to head into our busiest season ever! To take a little breath before the season begins, I decided to actually look through some personal photos that are long overdue to be looked at.

This past March, Peter and I had the opportunity to speak at a photography conference in Concord, Massachusetts called Inspire Boston.  It was my first time in the area, and I was in love! Concord is steeped in rich history, and I was fascinated by my surroundings. While we spent most of our time taking classes, teaching, and hanging out with the awesome people there, I made sure to stop by a graveyard near the conference hotel.

I have never seen a graveyard so old here in the United States- some of them from the early 1700′s. The design of the headstones was fascinating to me, they were so delicate and simple. I felt like I was in a different time as I wandered around. Here are a few of the images I captured.

Whitney Carlson

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Liz Odom’s Bridal Session Sep 09th | Weddings

We have had a great time getting to know Liz throughout her wedding, and we were super excited to photograph her bridal session at Historic Cedarwood. It was a little warm that day, but it didn’t stop us! I was especially ready to visit Cedarwood’s new dock and boat and was blown away with how beautiful it is.

I absolutely loved Liz’s shoes. I love shoes period, and these were so fun but still had the classic bridal coloring.

Peter grabbed the above two and I love the clean simple elegance.

Stay tuned for more images from Liz’s wedding day!

Whitney Carlson

Wendy Cunningham: GORGEOUS! These are so beautiful. (Sep 16th - 10:15 am) Adrienne Scott: Sigh. I love your bridal portraits. And this session is no different. =) (Sep 13th - 01:04 pm)
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