Thursday, April 16, 2009

Louis and Nichole

Having fun at the Revolution Bar!

"Is he flirting with her?"

Just one more kiss!

I was waiting for her leg to "pop up" like it does in the movies!

Bond, James Bond and this is my "Bond" girl!

Here's where Nichole and Louis will say their vows to each other.

I wish I knew what he was saying to her that made her laugh.

An experiment that turned out great from my point of view.  What you don't see is Robert on the other side holding the flash and I'm across 4 lanes of traffic with a Pocket Wizard on my camera.  I love trying new things.

Meet Louis and Nichole. They are so much fun to be around. A few weeks before we shot these images in downtown Bryan we did a mini shoot of the family. Nichole has a 9 year daughter named Arianna and Louis has a 4 year old daughter named Aslyn. The girls are as cute as they can be, but enough about them..... Let's get back to their parents.
Nichole wanted to do a bit more of a romantic shoot for them so they dressed up and we headed out for downtown Bryan for an afternoon filled with laughter, romance and even a drink to finish off the day at the Revolution Bar in downtown Bryan.
Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session.  Congratulations, Nichole and Louis and I'm really looking forward to doing your Bridal session in Dallas.  Yea! A new spot to check out!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kim Gandy and Bubba Mathis Wedding and Reception

I love the look on the girls' faces as they watch Kim get ready.
Salon-A Wild Hair

Their "First Look" and "Personal" Photo session

The "Real Deal"
You can see the emotion on both of their faces as they listen to their vows being stated by Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey

Formal Session done before the ceremony

Gorgeous flowers provided by Nita's Flowers

Cakes by Sandee Moss of Cinderella's Stories
Bubba is a big hunter-so check out the duck pond cake!

Band and Music provided by The Rockafellas Band
These guys were great! They even let me get up on the stage and shoot from behind the keyboard player, Donnie Angonia.

Reception and Catering provided by Briarcrest Country Club

On February 28 of this year, Robert and I along with another local photographer (Suzanne Laughlin of Simplistic Photography) were honored to be a part of the Gandy-Mathis wedding celebration. Kim and Bubba had been clients of ours for several months and we got to really know them as we documented their engagement session and Kim's bridal session. Kim is a school teacher in Bryan and Bubba works for Garett Mechanical. Several weeks in advance we met with Bubba, Kim, Verna Mathis (Bubba's mom) and Susan Gandy (Kim's mom) to talk about the wedding day timeline and the details of their "First Look". They had come to us with the desire to have a special "before the ceremony" photo session. We highly encourage our clients to consider this as an option for various reasons but we didn't even have to convince them. They were all for it.  That Saturday I started the day by meeting Kim and several of the bridesmaids at "A Wild Hair" Salon in College Station. Then it was off to the church to get ready for the rest of the day's activities.  From 3:30-5:30 pm we worked diligently and efficiently with Suzanne posing the groups and Robert shooting from the balcony and me shooting from the aisle.  Due to the fact that Mass was at 6pm we were able to take a much needed break and then return in time for the 7pm wedding.  The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was exceptional. It was obvious that Bubba and Kim along with their families put a lot of effort into the planning of their day. Everything went smoothly and we had such a fun time mingling with the guests and getting really fun dancing shots.  The evening ended with Kim and Bubba being swept away by their limo driver. The next day they would be leaving for a skiing trip in Wyoming!  Congratulations, Kim and Bubba Mathis and thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your very special day.  

Thursday, March 26, 2009

2009 Spring Bridal Fair

What a great place to start a "Revolution"! Revolution Bar in downtown Bryan.

Here's where old meets new-beautiful antique lace on grungy old stairs!

The LaSalle can't be beat when it comes to beautiful location shoots.

This says it all!
2009 Spring Bridal Show and Benefit
3/29/2009, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Reed Arena on the TAMU Campus

Come visit us at Booth #74 and check out our cool products for 2009 and a new way at looking at photography for your wedding. We all know that these are tough economic times so in keeping with that we are willing to work with our clients in order to have beautiful photography at affordable prices. Please come by and see what we can offer you and your fiance. Because remember, the one thing that will remain long afterward the day is over are your memories of your event. Keep those memories alive with your images taken by K. Norwood Portraiture.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Glamour Shoot-Nancy Carter

Recently I had one of my former brides from 2008 come in for a different type of session. We wanted to try something unusual and I think we were able to achieve our goal.  For this kind of session there are a few things to keep in mind. First, wear a white shirt or top. You will be photographed on a white background and for the most part we only photograph from right above your bustline.  These are closeups, girls. We take tight shots to accentuate your eyes, lips and hair.  Secondly, wear your eye and lip makeup just a tad bit darker. By doing so, we really bring emphasis to these areas.  Apply the rest of your makeup as you would normally but don't worry too much about any blemishes. When you see the finished product, your skin will look like porcelain.  Third, be prepared to sit on the floor for most of the session. We will use a fan to get some movement in your hair and lastly, have fun with it. This is a great time to flirt with the camera. All those pouty expressions you've practiced in front of the mirror will pay off here. I hope you enjoy the images from Nancy's session and make sure to call now to schedule your high key glamour shoot.

Just in Time for the Bridal Fair

It is always exciting to announce a new product and here at K. Norwood Portraiture we are super-excited about this one.  Ladies, whether you are a prospective bride or just a woman who would love to be photographed in a high fashion manner, check out our newest addition to a Glamour Session.  This session can be added on to any of our wedding packages and makes a wonderful gift for the groom, boyfriend or husband. Our special offer for the Bridal Fair is this: Book  your wedding with us and not only will you receive $400 off our top 4 wedding packages, but you will receive a 45 minute high key-high fashion glamour shoot for free.  That's a total of $525 savings. Don't miss out on this very special offer.

2009 Spring Bridal Show and Event

The 2009 Spring Bridal Show and Benefit is being held at Reed Arena on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Brides, you will be able to browse over 100 vendors as you make your way through the event and visit one on one with the professionals who can personalize your wedding, reception or honeymoon just for you.  Tickets are $15 per person, in advance online and $20 per person at the door.  Don't forget to check us out at K. Norwood Portraiture.  I'll keep you posted as to what booth number we have this year.  We worked with a great bunch of brides last year. I know the brides of 2009 will be awesome.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Love Beautiful Weddings!

Actually, I love designing wedding albums. They are so much fun and I get to tell the story of our client's day all over again.

Check out a few of my favorite pages from Robbie and Hannah's wedding day. And if you would like to read their story-check out the article in Premier Bride's Spring Magazine where our photography is featured in downtown Bryan.