THE KNEISER FAMILY - A NASHVILLE FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION ON FILM

 

 

 

When the weather insists on maintaining absolutely ludicrous levels of heat and humidity all summer, trying to shoot family portraits outdoors is downright cruel. Luckily the Kneisers and myself were in full agreement on three of my favorite things, shooting in air conditioning, shooting everything on black and white film, and focussing on a series of images emphasizing quality not quantity. So we rented a small studio space in Nashville for a couple hours and created some of my all time favorite family portraits together.

 

 

Photographed in studio with a Hasselblad 500CM + 60mm and 80mm, Leica M6 + 50mm LTM, and Nikon F3 + 35mm F2 and 50mm F1.2 on Kodak Tri-X film.

BRAD & JEN IN THEIR NASHVILLE HOME (ON FILM)

 

 

 

Friends, photographers, partners, they don't come better than Brad and Jen. These two were some of the first people we met when we up and moved across the country to Nashville and they've been a constant source of inspiration and support to us. Honored to call them friends and so humbled to have been invited into their home to document their relationship on film. 

 

 

Photographed on location in Nashville, TN with a Hasselblad 500CM+60mm/80mm, Minolta Autocord, Nikon F3+50mm, Leica M6+35mm/50mm on Tri-X film. 

A WEDDING FOR TWO, THEN A DECADE LATER, A FAMILY FOR SIX

 

 

 

"SHE ALWAYS JOKES THAT IF I EVER LEFT HER, SHE'D FORCE ME TO TAKE FULL TIME CUSTODY OF ALL FOUR BOYS."

- James - Husband to Vix, father to Harry, Barnaby, Archie, and Wilfred

- - -

A decade ago we had the honor of photographing the wedding of two amazing humans from across the pond, Vix and James. A few weeks ago when we were back in California we had the chance to reunite with them after last seeing them on their wedding day. They've been busy making a tribe of the most beautiful-crazy-energetic family filled with four boys with a knack for mischief and adorable British accents. If any family's motto should be "buckle up and hold on" it's this crew. As parents to two crazy kids, I can confidently say, we've got it easy...these four boys would completely dominate us. But Vix and James were so calm, graceful, and playful with them all, perfectly providing the type of interaction each of them needed and it was such an inspiration to watch. 

Photographed on location in La Jolla, CA.

- - - 

 

 

Oh, well hello blast from the past. Vix and James on their wedding day in 2006.

 

BAILEY AND JORDAN'S WEDDING AT THE CORDELLE - NASHVILLE, TN

 

 

 

“I WILL LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY AND WITHOUT HESITATION, FOR IT IS YOUR HEART THAT MOVES ME, YOUR SPIRIT THAT INSPIRES ME, AND YOUR SOUL THAT DELIGHTS ME.”

- Bailey to Jordan

 

 

Venue - The Cordelle

Dress - The Dress Theory

Florals and Decor - A Village of Flowers

Food - Beyond the Details

MEREDITH AND CHARLIE'S WEDDING AT THE MOJAVE SANDS MOTEL - JOSHUA TREE, CA

 

 

 

“YOU CAPTIVATED ME THE FIRST NIGHT AND EVERY DAY SINCE. THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS DIMMED AROUND YOU”

- Meredith to Charlie

 

“YOU HAVE A HUGE, TENDER, AND STRONG HEART THAT YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY TO EVERYONE YOU LOVE. THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE STRONGER YOUR HEART BECOMES…IT IS INFINITE.”

- Charlie to Meredith