Nashville’s documentary wedding photographer
and headshot studio.
The reconvening of old friends and accomplishing a goal together is a plan coming together indeed! I met Melissa (Bug) through my long-time friend James Magnum Cook, and when she found her person, Jeremy, I was honored that they chose me to be their wedding storyteller. Bug and Jeremy live in North Texas, and Magnum and I would be traveling together since he lives in Bowling Green. We did the math and decided to drive since it wasn’t very convenient to DFW airport. So it was a road trip for a great Texas destination wedding!
The venue, Clark Gardens was absolutely gorgeous, and boasted acres of lush gardens, fountains, walking trails, and a resident peacock! It was a great event venue with garden space, tent space, a chapel, and changing quarters on-site.
The poolside garden ceremony was beautiful, despite the heat! The weather was unseasonably hot for early May. Though pleasant upon our early afternoon arrival, temperatures soared to 96 degrees. Fortunately the guests had shade, and the reception was under a giant tent which made it manageable. The day was filled with love and excitement, nonetheless! Officiant, Lisa McDaniel prepared an abbreviated ceremony for the sake of the comfort of the couple and those standing with them.
DJ Keezy kept the tunes spinning for the reception, while some danced and enjoyed sweet tea / cocktails served by the bar staff! Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant kept guests (and us) well fed with a delicious taco bar. Bug and Jeremy wanted a day for their friends and family to gather, and be enjoyed by all. Mission accomplished. That’s one reason they chose me to document their memories, to experience the unposed freedom of documentary wedding photography and avoid hours of sore feet and fake smiles, orchestrated by a photographer. This way, they had exactly the day they wanted, and not one navigated by a photographer. I’m excited to see the next chapter in their lives, and to have had a successful trip and Texas destination wedding. Your Nashville documentary wedding photographer signing off for now, with reception photos! Congrats Buggles and Jeremy.
Holy guacamole, it’s been a crazy past 3 and a half months, dealing with storm damage to my studio / detached garage from the December tornado, and reconstruction. My neighbor’s tree was uprooted in the storm, and sawed through the building like a hot knife through a stick of butter. At first I thought, ok, at least it’s his tree, his insurance. Wrong. Unless the tree was dead, it’s an act of God and his responsibility ends at his property line. Good thing I switched to Erie Insurance who handled the claim so awesomely. First, waiting on the building permit. Then securing a contractor, waiting on roofing trusses, and a construction dumpster, then rebuild mode. I’m happy to report that now I am rebuilt and lighting etc. is set up. I have a studio again! Anyone in need of headshots in Nashville, come see my new to me studio space and let me help you get that new career, promotion, or updated look to your headshot.
I’m excited to regain my headshot business, that I’ve still done in limited capacity and on location, though this adds convenience! I have improved climate control as well now! Hopefully we are turning a corner with the Covid-19 pandemic; though I am still practicing safe protocol. Touchless entry and electronic proofing and payment are still available. Everything has gone up around us, including gasoline. Though single look headshots still start at just $125.00 here. Are you ready for your headshots in Nashville? Look no further and come see my new space. Here is my last client in the studio before the storm. Below that is a brief video tour of the remodel before I moved equipment in.
I am excited to announce my sister website, newly redesigned by Best Website Nashville, specializing in business and e-commerce websites like mine. Introducing Farrell Gallery, new and improved! The main premise of Farrell Gallery is to feature and showcase my work featuring my abandoned building photography, fine art photography, and street / travel photography from my various adventures. Farrell Gallery is an easy to navigate e-commerce online art shop, offering lustre prints ready to frame. For ready-to-hang options, I sell metal prints, and 1 1/2″ deep canvas. Assorted sizes for each option are available. Choose your desired gallery and browse. Though I am biased, you’ll want to view them all. Here’s a video preview. Are you looking for unique, and edgy wall art? This is the place, and you support a local artist in the process. Win.
Introducing Farrell Gallery, Nashville-based online photography art shop-
Going on two years ago, I first met Jamie and Amber while they were in search of an LGBT friendly Nashville wedding photographer. Once we discussed details, it just clicked. The date was set for these two brides, and then Covid-19 came. After two rescheduling dates, it finally came together in November 2021. I was indeed thankful for their patience and persistence. Amber and Jamie are a lovely couple with huge personalities and great sense of humor, so I was happy to see them have the day they deserved, in the company of their friends and families. The wedding took place at the lodge at Cedars Of Lebanon State Park. The early evening ceremony was on the back patio. Then the couple enjoyed cocktails and catered dinner by Pig And Pit BBQ.
Two brides are better than one!
The food was served, drinks flowed from the bar. People mingled, people danced; there were hugs, laughs, and even happy tears. My assistant and I enjoyed a bite, and these delicious mini cheesecakes from I Lovitt Cheesecakes. I’m happy that Amber and Jamie chose me as their Nashville wedding photographer / storyteller of choice. These two brides were lovely in every sense, and I wish them the brightest and happiest future together,
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting David and Bev just over a month from their wedding. The couple wanted to enjoy their day and not have to deal with posed photos, which is where I came in as a documentary photographer. Indeed I’m honored to be their Nashville wedding photographer of choice. Their plans were to enjoy the company of their friends and family and have a backyard garden wedding at their home, which was manicured so beautifully. With rented chairs, a string quartet, and sun drenched late afternoon in October, it set the mood perfectly. The ceremony was beautiful! The greatest and most random surprise is what’s to come at the reception, which (spoiler alert) got my attention at our first communication. First, I shall share some photos from their perfect day!
When we were exchanging emails, Bev said the reception would be at Joelton Hardware, folliwibg the garden wedding ceremony. This unique concept immediately piqued my interest. We decided to meet there for the consult, and I had no idea what awaited me; thinking it was probably just a cool old-time hardware store. Which it is; however, it’s also a music venue and bar / cafe. It’s a nearby favorite spot where David and Bev like to go to enjoy a beer, burger, and live band on Saturday nights. The venue had never hosted a wedding event before, and I must say their pilot event was a huge success. Everyone was served and satisfied and the staff was amazing. I look forward to visiting them again. The band played, food and drinks were served, people mingled, people danced. A good time was had by all, us included. All in all a perfect day and a perfect match between couple and wedding photographer. Congratulations David and Bev!