Monday, November 02, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Elisabeth Rose and Michael's Engagement Session
When God made Elisabeth Rose He threw away the mold and Michael is right there with her.
All brides are special to me but Elisabeth Rose is double, extra special. Not only does she second shoot with me and is Richard Israel Photography's Super 8 girl she is also like a member of our family, my girls think she is totally cool and Beth and I do too.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
One of the most frustrating things for me is shooting an amazing bridal portrait session with an absolutely gorgeous girl like Blair and having to wait months to show it off.
Blair and Scott were married on 9/3. Be looking out for her fabulous Super 8 wedding film shot by Elisabeth Rose which we'll post very soon .
Friday, September 25, 2009
Lindsey and Stephen got married at the the Colleton River Plantation, Hilton Head, SC.
Our first wedding of the fall season and wow!!! Lindsey and Stephen's families and friends were amazing and made us feel like we were part of the family. The bride was gorgeous and the groom was fun. What more could a humble wedding photographer ask for:-))
for film and cameras used check out my I love film blog
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I'm making a point of photographing many the amazing young women at our church, they all have a story to tell. Meet Carrie, bursting with personality, super talented with fashion and design, beautiful, free spirited and in love with God and Justin.
Her tattoo symbolizes new beginnings.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I love to try new things, no, I have to try new things to keep myself fresh and inspired, right now I'm working with a vintage Polaroid camera, have become reacquainted with large format photography and now my latest passion, Super 8 movies. I shot this movie along side my BFF Kristin Vining at one of her recent fabulous weddings.
I absolutely love the old home movie, grainy retro chic look, and all of it's charming imperfections.
Many thanks to my 'bro Matt Francis of Dreamlight Films for putting together the final touches for me and to Lindsay and Blake for giving me the opportunity to stretch a little.
Be on the look out for more Francis-Israel projects.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Peek a Boo Couture
I am very excited to announce our partnering with Peek A Boo Couture Charlotte's hippest and coolest kids clothing boutique. We'll be working with them on lots of exciting projects including the upcoming Paparazzi Party! on August 21st and the Back to School Fashion Show on August 28th for full details contact Candace at 704.332.5338.
Our first collection together was a true Israel family effort, the girls were just amazing, Beth did a phenomenal job with hair, make up and styling and Natasha (my niece) was the perfect assistant
Friday, July 10, 2009
There are very few things in life that are more precious than watching brand new parents in a state of wonder and amazement with their brand new baby.
I shot Jolene and Greg's wedding a few years back, being invited to witness and capture the other great milestones in their lives is truly an honor.
Friday, July 03, 2009
The Israel family love the home grown tomato
The humble tomato, not the mealy tasteless ones that can be at found at most supermarket's but the giant odd shaped, juicy variety which are grown in gardens all over America.
This week we've eaten tomato sandwiches, with, mayonnaise and fresh basil. Made bruschetta over pasta. Tonight I'll make salsa, by adding lime juice, home grown cucumber and lots of cilantro, served over rice. Yum, Yum.
some great recipes at Project Foodie
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Talking of remarkable things, 15 years ago the part of Charlotte where I now live was all beautiful countryside and has now been transformed into the typical suburban sprawl, chain restaurants, supermarkets, nail salons and other assorted uninspiring generic establishments (with the exception of Trader Joe's which is awesome) and now behold an oasis in our midst, a produce stand.
Fresh flowers, big juicy tomatoes and every summer vegetable and fruit you can imagine all grown locally and good, good people to serve you.
There is nothing more irksome and a total bore to me than mediocrity, on the other hand I get so, so excited when I discover something remarkable such as this incredible and inspiring lady, introduced to me by my friend Andy Jackson of Portal Films who himself is a remarkable artist.
Her name is Jenifer Altman, take time to check out her blog Nektar and Light and her photography website. I can't stop looking at it....
I had a ridiculously good time shooting Kaitland and Jay's engagement session at an undisclosed location in South Carolina, this area is full of history and natural untouched beauty. Gothic church ruins, pirates, stories of hidden treasure, wild animals and a fun and great looking couple.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Lorraine and Saunders' wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty today.Yeah !!! Style Me Pretty is considered by many to be the ultimate wedding blog Abby Larson and her friends are amazing and really know their stuff, for wedding ideas and who's who you need not look any further. Unlike most online wedding resources vendors in the Little Black Book are limited to just a few per category, stringently researched and have to be recommended by participating LBB folks.
BTW. I'm in the Savannah directory for those Hilton Head weddings:-)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Bridal Portrait in Asheville, NC.
Kristen (above) her mum and I successfully dodged the rain found the end of the rainbow (for real) and had an amazing shoot on the Blue Ridge Parkway this last weekend.
There has been quite a buzz about my return to analog photography recently and film photography in general really seems to be creating quite an interest with clients and photographers alike.
Style Me Pretty have just posted a story check it out here.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Check out my friend Lindsey of Black Daffodil Films awesome vintage super 8 film that she shot with Rodney and myself at Caroline and Chads wedding in March.
Lindsey describes her passion best: soulful art of wedding and event cinematography. I am a hopeless romantic with a heart for the vintage, stylish, original and YES--imperfect.
Killer stuff Lindsey
Christy and Rodney's beautiful wedding at the fabulous William Aiken House in Charleston.
Once again the girls at A Charleston Bride did a phenomenal job with the design and getting us the best vendor meals ever.
note: I had better go easy on the adjectives, it's not even June yet and I've almost used up my supply:)