Sweet Ridley

Here is sweet Ridley! These were taken at her grandparents’ home in a beautiful, beautiful setting! It was SUCH a hot day, but she did so well!

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This is what it looks like when your little subject is DONE!

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Freedom Isn’t Free…

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Wendy and Britt

I was so honored and pleased to photograph this wedding reception in Memphis at Mud Island’s River Hall. Wendy and Britt got married last week in Florida and celebrated their wedding with family and friends at this lovely reception. It was a perfect, happy, beautiful evening… I was brought to tears several times by their love for each other and for their families. They are a beautiful family, with so much love to give.

I wish them all the happiness in the world, and was so glad to share in their joy for one evening.

Photographically speaking, this was an awesome place and time of day to shoot. SO MUCH FUN to capture sunsets, the Mississippi River, and the Bridge at night. I was like a kid in a candy store. Until BOTH my flash units overheated towards the end (what the heck??? Has never happened to me before – both at once! From now on I’m bringing 3 or 4!) so I ended up shooting the Bridge and the dances with no flash at all. Still, I was so thrilled with the result anyway. I sure do love my fancy camera and my low-light lenses! They saved the day. Again, for all you newer photographers out there, shooting in manual mode is the only way to go. Couldn’t have gotten those pics at all without knowing how to do that. I urge you to learn your camera! (And learn from my mistake and bring lots of flash units!)

Wedding, Mud Island, Memphis, TN

Mud Island Wedding, Memphis, TN, Carrie Prewitt Photography

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Bride and Groom dancing, River Hall. Memphis TN

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Never Forget

In my hometown, there is an annual display of Freedom Flags. Last year I took this picture of my daughter there.  I loved the expression on her face and the way the flags were blowing in the wind.

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This year I was inspired to create a more emotional image. My son loves to play “soldier”, and I wanted him to understand that real soldiers have died for our country, that in the real world, being a soldier is not a game.  He helped me pick out his costume for the shoot from his stash of soldier things.  He even took medals off his old Cub Scout uniform to wear on his pilot jacket.  In my initial idea for this image, I envisioned my son standing amongst the flags saluting. And although I did get one good picture of my initial idea which I might post later, this is the image that spoke to me more than any other. I wasn’t even going to bring my daughter, but at the last minute she wanted to come and I am so glad she did.  From a photographic standpoint, this image was VERY difficult to achieve. The sun was high and very bright and the wind was not blowing very much, which meant that the distant background was much more exposed. The background consisted of a busy bypass, powerlines, parking lots, and big buildings. Here is where it is important to know how to simultaneously shoot manual and think about composition. I certainly gave my brain and my camera a workout on this one!

This image, to me, represents several ideas, the most obvious being that many people have sacrificed for the freedom of our children. But I also see more here.  A soldier and his family.  Love and loss.  The dark nature of war.  Hope for the future.  Above all, we must have hope, and so must our children.  I love my country.

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Lemonade Stand sessions!

What fun we had at our lemonade stand story sessions! We had beautiful weather and an amazing set. I am grateful to have made some new friends. My, how I love my job!

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Carrie Prewitt Photography Jackson TN

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