Ison Taylor Wedding – May 19, 2018

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So we finally decided to shoot our first wedding. We met this couple hanging out at the dog park and after talking for a while we decided to photograph their wedding for them, and get our first wedding under out belt. The wedding was held at The Barn at the Meadow in Berea, KY

You hear horror stories from photographers about their first wedding and how bad it can be. Well, they’re right. From a photographers standpoint a wedding is a special circle of hell. You want to get every shot, and every shot is happening at the same time all over the place. Not to mention the number of desired shots is not 5 or 10, its more like 50. The mental checklist runs like a slot machine on a never ending jackpot, and you can just try to get everything, stay somewhat organized, and hope it all gets on the SD cards before nightfall.

I am very happy with the results. I think we managed to hold everything together, and overcome the obstacles well. Don’t let me fool you, we had our issues, like our second camera going down as soon as we arrived at the venue, but we were professional and ironed the wrinkles as we found them.

I feel like we were very lucky, as the couple and their families were some of the nicest and laid back people I have ever met. It was a great event, and I think everyone involved had a great time, which is of course is the point of the day, to celebrate the love and lives of the couple.

Hannah and Ethan thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day, and I hope you enjoy our work; I can promise you we poured our heart and souls into it. Your 50th wedding anniversary shoot is on the house.

Lets talk some stats for the photo nerds!

1175 total exposures for a total of 14.9 gigabytes of data. First cull 575 photos, second cull 310 photos. Total hours spent editing 21.7. Total of 114 edited photos in the final set.

4 videos taken at 8 gigs of data, two final videos processed at 5:02 run time, 2 hours of editing time.

2 documents for digital copy (Guestbook and Wedding Planner)

Total time on site 6:20, total miles driven 30.7

Final package for delivery- 2 videos, 114 edited photos, 2 PDF files (guest book and wedding planner), 1175 unedited photos, 4 unedited videos for a grand total of 26 gigabytes of data.

 

Annual CASA Prevent Child Abuse Event Richmond, KY April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018 Madison County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) hosted it’s Prevent Child Abuse event on the front lawn of the courthouse in downtown Richmond, KY. The annual event is held to bring attention to child abuse in the local community. As a symbol of those affected, attendees installed 509 blue pinwheels on the lawn, representing the 509 children currently in the Madison county CASA system.

The event included multiple local agencies, including the Boy Scouts of America, Madison County Girl Scouts, Telford YMCA, Hope’s Wings, Early Childhood Council, Apollo Pizza, Pregnancy Help Center, Buffalo Wild Wings, ABC Daycare, EKU’s Social Work Dept., Richmond Fire Dept., Raising Canes, and many others.

Free food and refreshments were served and there were games and activities for kids as well as fire truck tours by the Richmond Fire Dept. Agencies had booths set up and were distributing information about locally available programs. The theme of the event was celebrate the children, and learn to identify, report, and reduce child abuse in our communities. The event was a success with a large turnout and perfect weather.

Easter Eggstravanza 2018 in Richmond, KY (Saturday March 31, 2018)

Richmond’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza was held on Saturday March, 31, 2018 in Richmond, KY at Lake Reba Park. The annual event is put on by Richmond Parks and Rec and includes games, activities, vendors, egg hunts, and the Easter Bunny.

This years event faced serious weather obstacles as the area had rain several days of the week before Saturday. The rain broke however, and it was clear, sunny, and warm. The softball fields where the event is usually held were quite a mess from all the rain, so the event was moved out onto the parking lots surrounding the fields and all went well. There appeared to be a good turnout and kiddos ran all over, going in between the different activities and egg hunts. All in all another successful event by Parks and Rec. Photos below as well as a video of a Richmond Police Department K9 Officer demonstrating his dog to the crowd.

 

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