Recently, I was so happy to be shooting the newborn session for the baby of one of my former couples! Janeka and Connell were having their first baby and I couldn’t have been more happy for them. They have been awesome clients and I still think about how great their wedding was at Firethorne Country Club. Baby Phoenix was wide-eyed and ready for her debut photoshoot, so I was able to get some great shots of her awake and sleeping throughout the course of the shoot. Most of these images were shot in my studio, so I had tight control over the lighting, clothing and props that were used in this session. I also shot some great window-lit portraits of the parents with Phoenix. I always like to get a combination of professionally lit and window-lit shots during a newborn shoot. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. Congratulations Janeka and Connell! Your daughter is beautiful!

 

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Some time ago I decided that I would create a behind-the-scenes video to show future clients more about how I shoot weddings. What I really wanted to do, is have a short video that would give clients a glimpse into what to expect, as well as to relay just how much I love my job! Well after quite a bit of planning and editing this promotional video is ready to be unveiled! The video was shot by the amazing videographer Brian Bunn of Brian Bunn Films! I have worked with Brian before on numerous weddings and he and I are from the same small town of Lilesville, NC as crazy as that is – we have known each since we were kids. He did such a great job capturing my personality and really putting together a masterful edited final product. He shot this at Saratoga Springs last summer when I was shooting Caitlin and Jack’s wedding that you can see here. It was some months later before I was able to get up with Brian to shoot the interview portion, but I wanted to be able to discuss how much I love my job and my clients. So here it is after a great deal of hard work! You can literally see the sweat rolling off my forehead on this video! I hope anyone who watches this will see that I love what I do, am passionate about my photography and most of all – I care very much about the people I have the pleasure of working with!

Brent Gulledge Photography

 

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Early November is perhaps the best time for weddings, especially if you want vibrant colors to show in your wedding photos. Not only is the air crisp and the humidity very low, but the leaves are generally at the their peak (give or take a week) around the first of November in our area. Maryann and Evan would have perfect fall weather for their truly wonderful wedding at Pine Lake Country Club. I started the day with Maryann and her bridesmaids, getting some shots of here preparing for the wedding. From there, we moved onto St John Newmann Catholic Church for their ceremony, before moving onto the reception at Pine Lake. Maryann and Evan were a pure joy to work with and their wedding party was so much fun! We had a good time getting some fun shots of all of them at the country club. The feelings that Maryann and Evan have for each other could best be described as – electric! I always want to capture the emotions and love that people have for each other through their interactions. I think the images below more than show that electricity that these two have for one another! The reception was great! So many of their family members traveled great distances to be with them on their wedding day and they partied ferociously well into the evening. Some of my favorite images are those taken at the country club with the golden color of the leaves and back-lighting seemingly illuminated them from all around! Best of luck to Maryann and Evan, thank you for having me document your wedding day!

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Dawn and Darrell are a great couple who were recently married at Maggiano’s/South Park Mall. I had the distinct pleasure of having shot their engagement session (you can see that here) and Dawn’s bridal session (seen here) prior to the wedding. The wedding day began at the Double Tree Hotel in Southpark. I have always loved the Double Tree, as it has some really great interior decor that lends itself well to photography. Dawn and her bridesmaids looked great and had some fun with the pre-ceremony shots. We even staged it to where Dawn and Darrell could hold hands (without seeing each other of course) prior to the ceremony! I always love when that happens! Darrell and the guys looked really suave in their suits and I love the seriousness of the some of the shots we got at the Double Tree. From there we proceeded to Maggiano’s, the location for the ceremony and reception. Some of my favorite shots were those that we took after the ceremony, when we drove over to the Marriott in Southpark. Among those are the great group photo that begins the images below! The reception was a great party from start to finish and I was so happy to be apart of it all! Congrats Dawn and Darrell, I was so happy to be there with you and wish you two the best!

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