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An October wedding – Southern style!

Last month I was privileged to attend and photograph my partner’s son’s wedding near Kingsport, Tennessee. The wedding was organised and styled by April and Jon with lots of help and support from their families. It was held at lakeside venue run by the venerable Katie and was a stunningly beautiful day, with the sunshine and location bringing many and varied photographic challenges!

A fun celebration of love, joy and family, the entire day was brimful of laughter. I even managed to slip into a couple of the group photos but most of the day was incredibly busy as so much happened – processionals, dollar dances, cake-cutting, group dancing and a host of other moments – many traditions completely new to me. Hospitality was typically Southern with delicious food and drinks flowing throughout the evening. Favours and gifts were very personal and included jars of handmade apple butter, a local speciality. It was a delightful day and a pleasure to photograph; my very best wishes to April and Jon for a wonderful life together.

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US Road Trip …

It’s been a while since I’ve posted images which is not to say I haven’t been making them! We recently travelled by car through Virginia and West Virginia, popping into Tennessee for a couple of days. Unfortunately the snow prevented us driving the Skyline Drive – giving me a good excuse to return to this beautiful part of the world. A mixed bag of experiences are reflected in the images and I have also continued to experiment with post-processing treatments.

Blackwater Falls National Park

Blackwater Falls National Park

Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls

Great Falls National Park

Great Falls National Park

Views from the car

Views from the car

Views from the car

Views from the car

Views from the car

Views from the car

Leaving gatlinburg

Leaving Gatlinburg

King Kong at Gatlinburg

King Kong at Gatlinburg

Butter My Butt ...

Butter My Butt …

Rafting at Cades Cove

Rafting at Cades Cove

Cade Cove

Lake at Cades Cove

Tye River

Tye River

Abandoned House, Virginia

Abandoned House, Virginia

Deer in snow

Deer in snow

Deer in Snow

Deer in Snow