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Image Transfer to Wood

Since graduate school (we won’t discuss how long ago that was) I have been experimenting with various image transfer processes. I have used techniques to transfer images to clay, paper, canvas, plaster, fabric, marble and wood. This past year I have started using some of the methods discussed in Bonny Lhotka books, Digital Alchemy and The Last Layer. Both books have instructions for how to transfer images to various media as well as how to incorporate other media into photographic images. My most recent experiments have been transferring images to wood. I thought how nice it would be to make portraits transferred to wood for my portrait and wedding clients, especially brides. So, the past few months I have been making many of these image transfers. The images are quite warm and filled with texture. I even print the sides of the wood panels, which makes it feel much more complete. I have included a video tutorial on how I make these image transfers. If you are interested in doing this process yourself I highly recommend purchasing Bonny’s books as well as trying out some of her products. Here is a link to her site: http://www.digitalartstudioseminars.com/store/. I am working on a video tutorial for the process, so hopefully that will be coming soon!

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Elizabeth & Clay || Greenville, NC Wedding

A few weeks ago Elizabeth and Clay were married at the Hilton Hotel in Greenville, North Carolina. I mentioned a few posts ago that this was a special wedding because both Elizabeth and Clay are former students of mine. It was so nice to see them again along with all the other special guests at their wedding that I had not seen in some time too. Thank you to Allison Triplett and Heather Sullivan for helping me  photograph throughout the day! Just a note…Elizabeth and Clay designed their own wedding invitations…I thought they look super sharp! A huge thanks to Elizabeth and Clay for asking their old photo instructor to come and be a part of their big day!

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Elizabeth | Bridal Portraits | Wilmington, North Carolina

I was so excited when Elizabeth contacted me about photographing her wedding. She took two of my photography courses a few years ago and I was so great to see her again. Her husband Clay (they got married two weeks ago!) is also one of my former students. Elizabeth and Clay now live in Wilmington, so we decided to do her bridal portraits in Wilmington. We went to Greenfield Park and then onto to downtown Wilmington. The weather was incredible and we had a great session. Elizabeth is quite the model. She made this decision tough, so here are more than a few of my favorites…

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She reminds me of Charlize Theron is this one..

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Jodie & John :: New Bern, NC Wedding

Meet Jodie & John. I met Jodie a few years ago at her brother’s wedding, which I was fortunate to photograph. I was so excited when they contacted me again for Jodie’s wedding because I just new it would be just a wonderful experience….and I was right. Jodie and John got married this past Saturday at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. Their ceremony was held in the Latham Garden, which is just an absolutely beautiful garden. The reception followed at the North Carolina History Center, right next to Tryon. What a beautiful day!

 

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Bill and Bill Masterpiece DJ’s are so awesome!!!!Tryon_Palace_Weddings_064Tryon_Palace_Weddings_065Tryon_Palace_Weddings_066Tryon_Palace_Weddings_067Tryon_Palace_Weddings_068Tryon_Palace_Weddings_069Tryon_Palace_Weddings_070

The vendors that helped them have such a wonderful event:

Mike & Kathy Guzzo, Southern Hospitality Concierge Service

Tryon Palace

Scarborough Fair Catering

Table Scapes by: Graceful Tables