Crockett Park in Brentwood is a great place for a family session. Recently on a rainy day I used Cool Springs House as the backdrop to a family session. Not only did we have covered space, but also great textures and back drops.
Rocking chairs made great props for the kids.
And we had a lot of fun around the barn.
I was honored to be a part of June and Bill's wedding at the Cool Springs House in Brentwood, Tennessee. It was a picture perfect place for a small, intimate wedding with the outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. The barn made a perfect backdrop for the vows.
After cocktails on the patio guests were invited inside where tables were decorated with delightfully rustic touches. The rooms were used smartly with the buffet on the enclosed side porch and the desserts and cake in the small parlor.
The front porch had just the right kind of light for bride and family portraits.
The bride and groom, who met at a gardening meet-up group, had a truly memorable day, together with friends and family.
It was such a pleasure working with this delightful couple and their families! May they live happily ever after.
Lily joined brother, Connor, and sister, Abigail, on the fourth of July. They are obviously enthralled with their brand new sister as they lovingly held and patted her. Here are a few of my favorite images of this wonderful family as Lily makes her debut.
© 2015 Sandy Burr Photography
It's your wedding or event and you've spent a lot of time designing it from start to finish. Of course you want images of all your hard work! Photographing those details is one of my favorite parts of being your wedding or event photographer. Those of you who also know me as a fine art photographer know that a large portion of my work is of close-up images and I love to translate that into shooting events.
Love doing tablescapes:
And, of course, flowers:
Weddings especially have all kinds of significant details that are important to document:
But events have them, too:
In the last few years in my role of fine art photographer I have been working mostly in black and white. It was a decision brought on by a series I had started working on called The Meadow (you can find my fine art website here). The images simply said to me that color was not going to work. Since then I have continued to work in black and white almost exclusively in my fine art work.
On the portrait side of my business I always, of course, give my clients color images. But I also always choose a few to process in black and white and these usually end up being my favorites. There is just something about a child (or two) portrayed without color interfering with the emotion of the image.
After Christmas I had the pleasure of doing a family session with two of my favorite boys. They were in very high spirits that day and we were struggling to get them both "calm" at the same time. Until I sat them on a deep windowsill that had beautiful light. Finally we got "the shot." It is very sweet in color but I think that b&w adds classic touch.