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You’ll reach out and we’ll get to know each other and a little about your event. We’ll discuss logistics and finalize the booking details.

Consult

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We’ll craft together the details of your day. Taking care to plan and refine your vision the way you want to remember it.

Construct

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I’ll document your moments and emotions as they naturally unfold. I’ll give guidance when needed, seek out luminous light and complementary color tones and find unique compositions to encapsulate the day exactly how it was intended to be documented; organically.

Create 

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You’ll receive your carefully curated images illustrating the narrative of your day in a way that recounts how you felt and leaves you feeling nostalgic for a legion of years after. 

Curate

The Experience

My Philosophy

My approach is calm and with intent. I value balance, growth, and of course a little humor. I believe the details to focus on and give my time to, are people centered and not appearance based. I believe there is beauty that comes through accidents and there is joy to be found in all circumstances. I know that putting forth our best efforts will never bring disappointment, and I believe we can never be too kind. 

“Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

I receive the high resolution, digital film files and make minor lighting/color corrections. And send them off to you! 

The film strips are hung to dry and scanned in with high quality equipment.

A Fixer: Makes the images permanent. 

Stop Bath: Stops the images from developing further.

Developer: Where the images convert to tiny particles of metallic silver

It’s placed in 3 solutions at a specific temperature for a specified time.

Exposed film is unraveled in a dark room and re-rolled onto a spool where it can be developed.

Send exposed film off to professional film lab to be developed.

Adjust settings manually and capture moments unique to you.

Load professional grade film into enormous fancy film camera.

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

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Adjust settings manually and capture moments unique to you.

Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

Send exposed film off to professional film lab to be developed.

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

Exposed film is unraveled in a dark room and re-rolled onto a spool where it can be developed.

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

It’s placed in 3 solutions at a specific temperature for a specified time.

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

Developer: Where the images convert to tiny particles of metallic silver

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

Stop Bath: Stops the images from developing further.

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

A Fixer: Makes the images permanent. 

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

The film strips are hung to dry and scanned in with high quality equipment.

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Film not only brings the most true colors out, but it’s able to transport you to a memory or scene where you’ve felt something similar to what’s in the photograph. I mean why do we look at photographs anyway? Sure there’s plenty of them that are “awesome,” but ultimately it’s because each time we do, we feel something. Nearly every time I see an image in film. I can immediately tell. And more often than not, You’d be surprised with how well you’d be able to tell. It’s because no matter how good images are edited, digital images can not replace the depth, grain and more importantly, emotion that film is able to isolate. “Film Gives an image a Soul.”

Film Photography

The Film Process

I receive the high resolution, digital film files and make minor lighting/color corrections. And send them off to you! 

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Wedding Collections
starting at $2,950.

My primary collection includes 8 hours, a complimentary engagement session, a second photographer, and an online gallery with your hand selected and retouched images for print and download.


Documentary Sessions
starting at $295.

All collections Include 2 hours of documentation. Including Couples, Families, and Branding. 


Now booking for 2020. 
Available for travel
Please inquire for more detailed information. 

The Investment

Now booking for 2020. 

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FAQ

His butt! Kidding, kidding! Well kind of. No, what I really love about him is that he's always the calm to my chaos. At the end of the day, he's the one who helps me recenter and focus on being a better me while still allowing me grace for the undeniable flaws that I have.

+ What's your favorite thing about Don?

Upon receiving your initial inquiry, I will send out a welcome guide which includes information about my services as well as pricing options. We will discuss and personalize the invoice for your event and you will receive a photography contract along with an invoice for a booking retainer of 30% of the collection total for weddings or 50% for portraits. I'm always open to scheduling a consultation via video or telephone to answer any questions you may have! Once your contract is signed and you have completed payment, It's official! Your event will be booked and I will not accept any other inquiries for your date! 

+ We love your work! What's the booking process?

Between you and me, getting behind the camera can be intimidating. You better believe that as soon as I’m behind the camera, my inner Napoleon Dynamite surfaces and I’m left there with my hands dangling like noodles by my sides like a hooligan. BUT! That’s why I’m there! Natural poses don’t always come naturally, sometimes they need a little instruction or prompts! I like to give prompts that help you to feel a little more natural and provide you with timeless poses that look good on every figure! 

+ I'm really awkward in photos, help!

I provide 50-80 images per hour of shooting. 

+ How many images can we expect?

Because I'm a hybrid shooter, which means I shoot with both film and digital mediums, I take the great care in flawlessly editing my digital images to reflect and emulate my film! The average delivery time for weddings is 6-8 weeks, and portrait sessions average around 3-4 weeks. 

+ How soon can we expect to receive our gallery?

Because I only take 6-8 weddings a year and limited portraits, I book fairly quickly and encourage early inquiries! The average bride inquires about 12-18 months in advance. For portraits, the average inquiry time is 3-4 months out, especially for events that occur in the summer!

+ When should I inquire for my date?

Because I value both my couples and my commitment to my family, I make it a point to really serve my couples while giving my family the quality time they deserve. That being said, I accept anywhere from 6-8 weddings per year with 10 being the maximum to best fulfill my role as a photographer and a homemaker as well! 

+ How many weddings do you book a year?

Yes! All of my weddings come with a complimentary engagement session! I think the engagement sessions are such a big part of your client experience because it allows you the chance to get to know me as a photographer before I show up on one of the most important days of your life to photograph. Having engagement photos also gives you a variety of more casual photos for personal use.

+ Do you include an engagement session?

Absolutely! I'm currently based in North Carolina but love to travel and I'm always open to new destinations! Inquire and and I'd be more than happy to setup a custom quote for your desired area! 

+ Do you travel?

One of the reasons I chose to start shooting with film is that the colors are more true and consistent! My goal as a photographer is to not only give you images that you love, but images that you’ll love for YEARS to come. I want your photographs to be timeless, not changing with the fads of the year. Film allows me to do that. Film images come out true and are not as easy to manipulate as digital. They are lasting, raw and worth the investment. 

+ Why film?