Posts with tag: "wedding photographer"

Life is about the stories we tell. Every story is another page in the book of our lives.

I am a story teller. And I want to tell the story of your love ... and your wedding ... this beautiful chapter in your life ... through professional images on your wedding day.

There are no do-overs on your wedding day. That's why quality counts. And professionalism. And experience. Photography experience. And story telling experience. 

Let me tell the story of your love ... contact me to photograph your wedding.

But first, let me share with you some stories here. In words and in the images I captured. I hope they warm your heart.

                                                                                                - Tina


Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By Tina L. Scott
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As I pondered what words to use to describe Emily & Andrew's wedding, one single word kept recurring: Romantic.  Their wedding was, without a doubt, romantic in every sense of the word.  From the blush colored bridesmaid dresses to the beautiful blush on the bride's glowing face.  

From the heart cut from Emily's late grandfather's shirt stitched onto her wedding dress . . . to the dreamy fountain in the garden outside the church.  From the love evident on the father of the bride's face as he saw his daughter in her wedding gown for the first time to the tears in both their eyes.  From the moment before the ceremony when Emily & Andrew held hands and shared a few loving words before the big moment, separately only by a door so they wouldn't see each other before she walked down the aisle, . . . all the way up to their first dance and beyond, romance was in the air!

Every moment seemed magical.  It truly was a photographer's dream-come-true!  If I had possessed pockets full of pixie dust, this wedding would have seemed the appropriate place to sprinkle it.

But enough words!  Let's look at some of the gorgeous images that tell the story far better than my narrative.  A picture really is worth a thousand words!



Special thanks to Laura Schmidt Hiller for asking me to second shoot this wedding with her.  It was wonderful working with Laura, and what a perfect day this was!

Wishing you all romance & pixie dust ...


Monday, July 21, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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This summer is so crazy ... everything is just getting away from me.  Bunches of senior sessions and newborn babies and weddings are keeping me on my toes in and out of the studio ... (and I'm loving it!) ... Then this summer we are gearing up for my own daughter's wedding in September ... LOTS of preparation there!  So keeping up with the blog has been next to impossible.  BUT today I just have to share images from a small town wedding in Athens ... 

This is an amazing story and proof that God puts us in the right place at the right time to do what He needs us to do.  That's because I wasn't the person originally hired to photograph this wedding.  Another photographer, Chris Kepner, of Kepner Photography in Athens, was hired to photograph last Saturday's wedding ... the marriage of Suzanne Elysia Bunkelman and Brandon Robert Barber on July 19, 2014 ... until Chris went mountain biking on Thursday and broke her arm.  

The result, as any wedding photographer will tell you, is absolute panic and the kind of stress you can't even imagine.  Chris spent the better part of her Thursday crying, she said.  But then she posted in a photography group we both belong to that she needed help.  I responded, and the rest, as they say, is history.  Chris and I connected and already feel like old friends, and it's a wonderful thing to have another photographer friend who really gets you!  I have the feeling we will be hanging out quite a bit as time allows!  And maybe even collaborating photographically on more weddings and other photo shoots too!

We ended up shooting the wedding together ... Her assistant came along to help us with all the hauling and set up, and we got Chris set up enough to shoot images from the balcony on a tripod during the church service.  I covered the bases for everything that had to be done that was physically impossible for Chris. That meant that the bride and groom got a pretty incredible experience really ... they got the best of both of our styles!  Chris set up the formal shots she wanted and I shot the images with her equipment after the service in church.  And I learned a lot along the way.  Then she stepped back and let me take the lead on all of the outdoor images ... and she said she learned a few things from watching me, as well.  The result?  I think it is pretty darn awesome!  

We now have a happily married Mr. and Mrs. Brandon and Suzie Barber ... a very relieved photographer who went home at the end of the day to a nice Vicadin cocktail and to ice her hand and arm ... and some awesome images made possible by ... well, God, of course.  He was pretty busy that day.  Not only was He joining this couple in holy matrimony, but He was working with and through Chris and I to bring us together, get the wedding covered, and create a brand new friendship ... and He does some pretty incredible work!

Anyway ... I couldn't way to share some of my personal favorite images that I created for Suzie and Brandon! Some of these images were shot in the "town square" (it's an oval, really) in the center of Athens, a small town of 1,101 people where I have my roots and still have many, many, many relatives!  Most of these images were shot in a field in rural Athens not a mile as the crow flies from where I lived and played as a small child ... so it was cool to be back in that area and reminisce a little bit, as well.  (And if you are country born and raised, you know that a mile is next to nothing out in the country!) (So yes, this was a pretty cool experience for me, too!)

So without further ado ... a sneak peek at some of the images I created on Suzie and Brandon's wedding day ... I LOVE these!

I hope Suzie and Brandon (and Chris) do, too!!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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I firmly believe life is all about the details ... in the everyday things of our day-to-day lives ... like the smell of your favorite kind of coffee brewing first thing in the morning to get your day started right, and the delicious taste of that first hot sip ... or the way your grandbaby looks sleeping in your arms with the soft pink glow of peaceful slumber in her cheeks that just melts your heart ... And also in the big moments of your life ... like your wedding day ... where all the little details add up to make your day one-of-a-kind and all about the two of you and your love.

That's one of the reasons I love to photograph weddings.  I love capturing the intimacy of the people and their feelings for each other at a time when their love is truly the most important thing in their world.  And I love photographing moments they can never recreate but can now relive over and over again ... forever ... every time they look at those images of their day.  I love capturing the big moments of their day and every little detail, too ... like the detail in the flowers ... that may have wilted by the following day but will be forever preserved in the images in their album because I got that great shot ... or the way the bride's ring sparkles in the sun ... or the twinkle in the bride's father's eye when he tears up just a little during the father/daughter dance ... or the bubbles in the glasses of champagne when the groom toasts his bride.  You see, I firmly believe every one of those tiny little details are important ... because taken individually, they are poignant moments and beautiful testimony to all of the love and preparation that led up to this moment in time.  But taken in their entirety, they are the sum of the day ... the mood ... the emotion ... the love ... the memories ... the joy.  It all counts.  It is the stuff of life!  

Yes, life is all about the details ...

That's why I photograph things like the wedding invitations ... and do them in such a way that those images become art.

And I notice the little things.  Like Johnny Cash stamps on the return envelopes for Blaine and Amanda's wedding dinner RSVPs.  Now, can it get any more country than that?  Seriously? That is classic right there. Details. Priceless, priceless details.

In just 10 days, I will be there to help Blaine and Amanda celebrate their love for each other and capture the moments of their wedding.  I can't wait.

Yesterday I posted on facebook:  "Amanda Marks + Real Tree = True Love for Blaine Perman" ... 

Real Tree ... camo ... hunting ... love ... all interconnected in life ... yes, i's all about the details.

I love the details.