26 July 2008


i know it has been said over and over by other professionals, but slideshows really are a powerful tool. and they aren't just the low-cost-mass-marketing tool that i hear preached from the soap box of a tradeshow floor but really also, for story telling. in fact it is the intrinsic value of their ability to tell story that lends whatever leverage is given in the marketing arena. and from most of the brides that carlie & i have come in contact with, that is what they are looking for; for their story to be told.

in our short career as wedding photographers, i can't recall the number of teary-eyed mothers, excitedly-anxious brides, and even random friends-of-friends-of-friends that fell in love with the story pieced together with a few images and some music. and though carlie & i are the ones behind the camera, it is not us that they are falling in love with. the slideshow points back to the couple. and for that moment, we are able to take our eyes of ourselves [and everyone else in the room] & honor their story. and that excites me.

i couldn't leave without sharing a show, so i thought i would pull out stephanie & mike's. [and stephanie, i hope you like the song selection for your show]



  1. love.it!!!! really love the lifeguard tower!mmmm....gabe & carlie goodness, drink it in. it always goes down smooth :)

  2. Anonymous27 July, 2008

    I love it, love it, LOOOOOOOOVVVVEEE IT!!! Thank you so much for putting it to that song. You guys are the best! I hope you had a WONDERFUL anniversary!