Wedding Photography - Year-end Roundup

This year has been one of the busiest years our Studio has seen - but we wouldn't want it any other way!  In fact, just this past weekend, we've reviewed a number of weddings we've photographed and culled some of our favorite images to share on our "Galleries Page" of our web site. 

We're very proud of the work we do here at Robert Charles Photography and are blessed to have clients who become friends through our association. 


                                 Andrea - September 19th


A cake-cutting Spread Page from Andrea's Album!


Your Wedding is a once in a lifetime event.  Remember it with the best in Wedding Photography!

Until next time,



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Something Brand New: High Tech Video!!

Robert Charles Photography is now offering something brand new:  Animated Images!  This is something you have to see to believe!  Your Wedding Images presented in a way you'll never forget!

Just click on the link below to see the new Animated Images from Robert Charles Photography.  It's HOT!

 (Kevin & Tina's  August 15 Wedding - a  wedding to remember!)


You have to see it, to believe it!

Until next time,



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Multiple Lighting at your Wedding!


If you've read my blog in the past, you know that I am a strong proponent of using Multiple Lighting (when supplemental lighting is necessary) to create depth and add a natural feel to indoor photography.

Unfortunately, in our immediate geographic area, the use of Multiple Lighting is sometimes thought of as "extravagant" or "unecessary" but if not used at one of the most important events of a Couple's life, then when?  Single "splat" lighting is flat and uninteresting, resulting in imagery not too different from those images collected by other guests during a Wedding day.

Take just a few moments to look through some of the images below from yesterday's wedding.  Is it worth the extra effort?  I think so!


Here is Rachel.  Look at the soft contours and beaded nuances in her dress.  I know there is a growing trend to do things the "easy way", but this is where Photography gets fun!



Here she is at the Altar.  If you look closely,                     At the Head Table.


you can see the variety of highlights amidst

the soft textures.  



                          More Head Table images.  Same lighting configuration.


                  Insist on Multiple Lighting for your Wedding Images!


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High Tech, Cutting Edge Photography - Why not?

Originally Published March 23


Although Robert Charles Photography has become known for specializing in Wedding Photography and Fine Location Portraiture, regular readers of this blog may be aware that we have been retained as the official School Photographer for Capitol City Baptist School, a local K-12 institution.  As is customary at CCBS, students are provided with Photography twice a year - once in the early Fall and then, again, in the Spring.

This Spring we offered something new, exciting and cutting edge:  Green Screen Photography!  We photographed each Student and offered them a choice of up to four different poses, plus four different backgrounds to combine with their selected pose.  Are any other schools offering this type of cutting edge photography?  Probably not.  But the results are fantastic!

Here's how we do it:

   First, we photographed Mady on a Green Screen.


                             This is Mady

  Admittedly, if we did nothing further with the image, Mady would probably be

       less than impressed with this result.

  Next, we switched out the green screen for a computerized version of a brick wall, leaving Mady, our subject, in the foreground.


                  OK, we're getting closer.  But we're not quite there yet ...

Lastly, we added some personalization and a couple of drop shadows as finishing touches.


And here's the final look!  We've provided a "Senior Portrait" look - for Spring School Photography.  A look that's Upscale, Creative, Cutting Edge and ... FUN!

Until next time,




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Senior Photography - CCBS Seniors graduate today

Originally Published May 29


The Class of 2009 moves their collective motarboard tassles today at Capitol City Baptist School, the local K-12 where Robert Charles Photography has been officially commissioned to photograph the Underclassmen and Events over the past school year.

I've had the privilege of photographing a number of this year's Seniors.  I thought I'd include a quick honorarium to those walking the aisle today:


   Shawna - we loved that "Hot Topic" look                        Victoria - played on the Volleyball team this year



Anna had the lead role in the Drama production                                 Zack - played Center on the

and played Forward on the Basketball Team                                      Basketball Team this year


      Renee - Best friends with Anna and star Center on the Basketball Team.  And she can

        eat 3/4 of a Cherry Pie - all by herself!



                   Congratulations Seniors!

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Wedding Photography Styles on your Wedding Day

For the past 10-12 years, a style of Wedding Photography called "Photojournalism" has gained a certain degree of popularity.  Photojournalism refers to a style of Photography where the Photographer assumes a passive role as he/she covers a wedding, amassing (usually) a prolific number of casual, collected images throughout the day.  Images will represent snippits in time, from the millings about of the Wedding Party prior to the ceremony, through the snapshots of guests lounging at the reception hall.  Suggestions and the "Coaching" of subjects are eschewed in favor of the possibility of finding participants or attendees in an unguarded moment.

Photojournalims - and digital photography - has opened the door to a large number of enthusiasts eager to take snaps of the wedding couple on, perhaps, the most important day of their lives together.  Sadly, the greater majority of persons calling themselves "Photojournalists" are providing little in the way of Refinement, Craftsmanship and Professionalism.  Images delivered to the Bride and Groom often resemble those taken at a backyard BBQ or family gettogether.

Our suggestion?  Be sure - and see examples - that your Photographer is well versed in providing exceptional, breathtaking images of the Bride, Groom, and other important participants which reflect the beauty, elegance and importance you place on your Wedding Day.

In an earlier post, we also suggested being open to "Photographer-Assisted Photography"  and incorporating some well-crafted images which will stand the test of time and be treasured for years to come.  Your Wedding Pictures are an important part of your day.  Opt for the best; you'll never be disappointed.


            Bridget & Kyle - Watercolor                    Danielle



Heather on canvas                                           Jenny & Jayson


Add some Created Images on your Wedding Day!

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A Christmas time Wedding

Originally published December 28


Many couples wait until the Summer months to tie the know, but not Dawn and Jeff.  They opted for a Deceber 27th wedding to close out their year on a high note.  And what a day it was!  Some of their images are seen below.


                                                We had an unexpectedly war day - in the 60's.  Sure it rained,

                                                but that didn't dampen their spirits!



Has there ever been a more beautiful Christmas Bride?




                         They were a pretty spirited bunch!


                   And a final parting shot to cap off a great day!

Until next time!




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