Thursday, February 12, 2009

Introducing the Huntington Holgas Gallery!

Photography is not only my profession, it is still very much my hobby. A couple years ago while in Seattle I discovered a wonderful little plastic camera, called a Holga, and fell instantly in love. For those of you unfamiliar with this type of camera, it is basically an inexpensive toy camera that uses medium format 120 film. Holga cameras are quickly growing in popularity, however, as photo fanatics like myself have grown to love and appreciate the old-fashioned appearing, imperfect, analog quality images that it produces. When you look at a Holga photograph, sometimes it is hard to determine whether the image was captured yesterday or fifty years ago!

It is for this very reason that I began photographing different parts of Huntington with my Holga about a year ago. When I saw the nostalic, almost authentically classic quality of the images, I became convinced that this is the only camera that can do justice to images of our beautiful, historic city.

I am now very excited and pleased to be able to share with you some of the images I have captured over the last year in my new Huntington Holgas gallery! (Password: huntingtonholgas.) Prints are available for purchase, if you wish, and I am even offering a 10% discount on the purchase of three or more photographs. (See details in gallery.)

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I have enjoyed taking them. The gallery is a work in progress as I continue to photograph Huntington in my spare time, so please check back often as new images are added. Also, feel free to contact me if you would like to request a photograph of a specific part of Huntington. (304) 522-7747.


Monday, February 2, 2009

February Featured Wedding: Alana and Brian Williams

This month's Featured Wedding is one that I previously blogged about a few months ago - the wedding of Alana and Brian Williams. However, with their permission I am now happy to have the opportunity to share with you their entire wedding day, plus Alana's gorgeous bridal session.

As you may recall from my previous blog, Alana and Brian are my brother's best friends and he was Brian's Best Man, so I was especially excited to photograph their wedding. The ceremony was held in my home town of Cross Lanes on October 25, 2008, with the reception immediately following at Scarlett Oaks. The highlight of the ceremony had to be when the Maid of Honor, Sheila, forgot to bring the Groom's ring and one of the Bridesmaids made a mad dash back to their dressing room immediately after walking up the aisle to retrieve it! (Nice save, Kedron!)

The reception was highlighted by Alana and Brian's first dance, which was a choreographed waltz to Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters." Imagine, someday they will be able to tell their children and grandchildren that they waltzed to Metallica at their wedding! Awesome!

To view their photos, click here and enter the password: alanabrian. Enjoy!