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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Nashville Wedding - Heidi + Jeff = Happy!

Jeff and Heidi tied the knot this past Saturday and it was a gorgeous wedding right here in Franklin! Jeff and Heidi have become dear friends of ours over these past months and it was a real blessing for us to see them commit themselves to each other during the wedding ceremony. It was a very emotional wedding filled with prayers, tears, laughter and lots of joy! It was really wonderful and we are so glad that we were able to be a part of their big day and would not have traded it for anything.

Jody and I have shot quite a few weddings where rain has been in the forecast, and we always seem to perfectly avoid the torrential downpours. It has never rained during important picture taking times at any wedding we have ever done - it's pretty crazy. However, this past weekend we were pretty nervous because the forecast was suppose to be rain, rain, and more rain! Well, we spent a lot of time praying (and so did the bride and groom) and we had the most perfect weather right where we were having the wedding. We didn't find out until the next day when talking with friends that people in the surrounding area (only 6 miles away) had hail storms and even tornado warnings! It was soooo awesome!!

Onto the photos and there are plenty of them!!

Love the back of the wedding dress!

Heidi was such a gorgeous bride!

A little behind-the-scenes of Jody getting the awesome shot below! She is such a rock star wedding photographer!

We battled some winds that day, but no rain!

All the bridesmaids working it out!

Now onto the groom and groomsmen!

A heartfelt prayer before the ceremony began.

A little behind-the-scenes of how the next few shots were done.

Off to the reception!

Can't wait to hang out with you two when you get back from ST. Lucia!! We love you guys!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Nashville Photography Workshop Update!

(**Note** If you have found this blog post via internet searches, please visit the Photographer's area on our website and/or our new blog for the most updated photography Workshop information!)

Happy Monday! We hope your week is off to a great start so far!

Our workshops have been open for registration for only just about 2 weeks and the classes have been filling up! For those who want to come and have yet to sign up, the early bird offer expires in two days (April 1st), so
register now now to receive the great rate!

For our out-of-state readers, we are currently talking with HI, CA, OH, NY, MI, MN & CT in bringing the workshops out there. If you are reading this from any of those states and are interested in participating in the workshop, let us know!

If you aren't from any of those states and are interested in bringing any of our IN-CAMERA workshops to your own state (or a custom-tailored workshop), contact us us at INCAMERA@grayphotograph.com.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Joel & Luke Artist Shoot

For those of you who follow us on Twitter, you know that we did a sweet shoot of the rock-star Artists Joel & Luke recently and it was awesome! Joel and Luke will be doing an online launch in the next week with a free download of one of their songs from their new EP and we are going to do a more extensive blog when that hits with some other cool treats, but until then, here are a few teaser shots!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Saturday Facelifts!

We always get a little flak here and there from others who have been pulled in to the slick marketing of Mac computers and feel that it is the only way to go... for those of you who don't know, we are PC users (yup, read that again). However, we were at Best Buy the other day and we finally used a Mac for something! It had us pulled in for at least a good 20 minutes. We have realized what the pull is for Mac users!!!

Check out our short, very entertaining video (well, we think it is).. ha ha.. (it gets really good 18 seconds in... voices and everything!)

Ahh... good times...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Would you like some Relish with your Invitations?

This post has been too long in coming! It is finally time to share with our blog readers the suh-weet ladies of RELISH!!

(L to R - Stephanie, Leann, Rebecca)

Once again, Zach and I would like to take you back to our days of wedding planning. We like to think we're a cool, vibe-a licious couple, and we wanted invitations to reflect that! Well no can do. We had the hardest time finding invitations that were cool and reflected us. Sooooooo we resorted to making our own invitations. I do say so myself that they turned out pretty well, but it took a lot of time and who has tons of time when you're planning you're wedding?? Well, never fear - there are new ways now to do your invitations!!!!!

At least a month or so ago we visited the offices of the
Relish Gals! We hung out with Stephanie & Rebecca (founders), met Leann Cooper (Chairwoman), Dustin (production manager) and just had a grand 'ol time :) These ladies are setting the trend with invitations, and on their site you can create your very own custom invitations, and the best part - you don't have to assemble them!!!!! The staff at Relish does all the work! They do invitations of all kinds - not just wedding invites! The options are endless.

Make sure to check out their blog as well as website!

To see their video interview with Ashley from

Ashley's Bride Guide

Wedding invitation making with Relish is truly an experience!

Now here is us with the ladies :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

20,000 Hits and Counting

A little over eight months ago we started our blog. The first month we had a whopping 918 unique visits (lol) and this past week we have hit the 20,000 mark with over 32,500 page views. This does not even include all of you who are subscribed via readers or RSS feeds...

Thanks to Google Analytics we see
that some of you follow us from around the world! From good 'ol Canada to Argentina, from Norway to China, from New Zealand to South Africa... Even small (but not insignificant!) places like Portugal, Turkey & even the Philippines to name a few. Wow.

Just a small thank-you to those who follow us along in our photographer adventures and into our personal lives as well. We do this for you! If there's anything in particular that you love reading about, or have questions about - let us know either by commenting or via email and we will make sure to do more of it and answer your questions!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Speaking, Yale & The Cutest Dog Ever

We are back home in Nashville and it's funny to think that we were just in CT yesterday! We had a great visit with friends & fantabulous photographers Justin & Mary (who are some of the most awesome Connecticut wedding photographers you will ever meet!), and of course with their super cute dog Cooper, and also had such a great time at their PUG.

Like we had mentioned, we were scheduled to speak at Justin & Mary's photographer group they head up and it was really great. We had a blast meeting other photographers and talking & sharing ideas. Their PUG is HUGE and the place was packed out. Head on over to Justin & Mary's
blogsite to read about the evening and to see some pics that were taken.

We stayed late at the PUG talking with everyone and hanging out. Finally, as the crowd diminished, we ordered some Chinese for the last few CT photographers still standing!!

During our visit to Connecticut, we also got to walk around Yale University! Mary graduated from Yale Law and so we got the special tour including peeping into the Harry Potter looking cafeteria... sorry, no pics of that...

Car ride there in their cute Mini-Cooper...

Zach turning the back seat of the car into a photo shoot...

My YUMMY paninni at this cool bookstore/cafe that we ate lunch at...

Yale.... I feel smart just looking at this picture...

This is the secret society building featured in film THE SKULLS. . .. no windows... locks on the doors... SCARY!

This is the main gathering area where graduation is held...

This cracked us up, especially Zach! Now THAT's a good bike lock!

And of course we have to show Justin & Mary's super cute and well-trained dog, Cooper. Isn't he precious??

We had such a great time and can't wait to visit again... Thanks for reading!!