Wedding weekend

Happy Sunday all. This weekend has been a busy one for me. Yesterday Jeannie and I drove up to Bracy Virginia to see my friend Stephanie get married. I had offered to be the photographer at her wedding but she said that she just wanted me to come and just have fun as a guest and not work. So I did not bring my camera's with me.

It was a beautiful day and we arrived at the church for the ceremony and ran into some friends that used to live in the same neighborhood as I did but had moved up north to Boston. Seeing Toby and CJ was really nice as we had so many fun times together. The wedding ceremony was very nice and then we drive back to the community where they lived where the reception was going to be held at the clubhouse.

Now Jeannie and I are both photographers and while watching the hired photographer work we both said that we should take some of our own pictures for Chad and Stephanie. Since we did not bring our camera's our only choice was my iPhone 7+

We used my phone to take a bunch of shots although we missed the cake cutting since we were outside trying to catch firefly's for a nice picture but we failed on that end. 

We then drove back home as I had to get up early to go on a video shoot this morning. So below are some of the pictures that we got. Not the best quality as they are from a phone but I love how they turned out anyway.

That's going to wrap it up for this week. See you next Sunday. Thanks to Jeannie for taking about half of these shots. 

 

Beauty and Decay with Jackie Tabor

For this weeks blog I am very excited to finally be able to share these images from a recent shoot. I had wanted to post them last week but since I had submitted these to some magazines for publication I was unable to as they require the images to be exclusive. Unfortunately I did not make it into the magazines but there is still hope for one more but they don't require the images to be exclusive.

There is an old abandoned house next to my apartment complex buried in the woods and is really only accessible during the winter months when all the leaves are on the ground and the bugs are not out. I had tried going in there during the summer months but I kept pulling ticks off of me and trying to avoid all the spider webs as well.

Since we have been having a warm February I reached out to a model that I have known for years on Facebook but I never had the opportunity to work with named Jackie. I reached out to her and explained my beauty and decay concept to her and she was in. My wonderful girlfriend Jeannie provided the dress for the shoot as well as a headpiece that she made for me as well as some props that we had found during some of our shopping trips.

The day of the shoot arrived and it was a beautiful morning. Jeannie did the makeup and we walked over to the abandoned house. 

 

 

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We then walked back further into the woods to an old tobacco barn and fired off a few more shots.

 

I really loved the way the light was coming through the hole in the roof. This was Jackie's idea for this pose by the way.

 

As we started heading back I decided that I wanted to try one more pose. There is a few old cars buried in the woods by the house and I wanted to see if I could capture something with the car. This is the result.

 

Well that is going to wrap it up for this week. I am really going to try to get out and shoot a lot more for myself this year. Working with my girlfriend Jeannie on some of her shoots has really inspired me to do some more creative portraiture. Until next week. 

Model: Jackie Tabor

Photography: David Spector Photography

Make-Up: Jeannie Nadja

Wardrobe: NEW LOOK dress |JNS DESIGNED headpiece