Fotografia Stellare: Blog en-us (C) Fotografia Stellare (Fotografia Stellare) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT Fotografia Stellare: Blog 120 80 Love is love... DSC_0901-EditDSC_0901-Edit

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]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:25:24 GMT
Work! Work! Love! Last week kicked off the busiest two months of the busiest year for weddings ever!  We live in such a beautiful part of the country, with such varied wedding venues and it's so much fun capturing all the special moments. Thank you to all my loyal clients, and welcome to the family to all the new ones.

Many more updates to come.

Almost forgot - it took about two months to get everything set up, but the studio was officially used for the first time this week, with wonderful results. 

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]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:19:34 GMT
Ch-ch-changes Wow!  So much has happened in the last few months of the year that it's sometimes been hard to keep up.  


I have had the privilege of recording some spectacular weddings, engagement sessions and family portrait sessions.  I've migrated all my work to new hardware, including new, faster drives and a much more robust backup process - you can never be too safe with your clients' memories.

Apple decided to stop supporting their professional photo editing application, Aperture, and that led me to a shift over to Lightroom and Photoshop.  Of course, I had to learn (and still am learning) all the little nuances of software.  I've also invested in some new photography gear, including more powerful flash units and modifiers as well as upgraded remote flash controllers to allow for more creative lighting.

Early next year I will be setting up a photo studio which will allow me to better serve my current clients as well as provide services to new clients who are looking specifically for studio photography.  I am very excited about 2016 (and yes, the wedding bookings are coming in fast and furious) and look forward to meeting some wonderful new folks.


]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:01:46 GMT
Recognition and gratitude This was completely unexpected - I was just informed that I have been named the #1 professional photographer in Charlotte on!

Yes, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but this is mostly thanks to my amazing clients and the wonderful relationships we have built over the last couple of years.  Your faith in my abilities and the feedback you provide is why I am able to share this news today.  And a big thank you to Thumbtack - your services have been irreplaceable in growing my business and your helpful staff are second to none.

Thank you, all!

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]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:32:12 GMT
Breather(!) WOW!  This wedding season got off to a great start.  The last couple of months have been very busy with some amazing couples tying the knot and allowing me to capture their memories and share in their experience. 

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ISDe 25ISDe 25 I also had the privilege of capturing my first Laotian wedding - a beautifully colorful experience.  I love learning about different cultures and being part of their customs and rituals is an amazing way to learn more.

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]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:33:53 GMT
Storybook wedding I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding in the quaint Mt. Pleasant Church in Tanglewood Park.  Known as the "little church on the hill", it has been used for wedding ceremonies since 1809.

This is a gorgeous setting and I hope to do many more sessions at this location.

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]]> (Fotografia Stellare) bride quaint tanglewood wedding Tue, 05 May 2015 03:02:39 GMT
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It is always a pleasant surprise to hear from clients after they have received their prints and find out what they have done with them.

At the end of last year, I spent a morning with a three-generation family in a nearby park.  Recently I received this photo showing me how they were proudly displaying some of their new portraits.  What a beautiful setup!

This kind of feedback is always much appreciated and adds to the joy I get out of photography.

]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:53:02 GMT
The planes come first! What a fun announcement / practice session!  Shot at a local regional airport, the bride (who recently received her pilot's license) was an absolute natural.  Braving a chill, windy conditions and not afraid to get herself dirty, she made this a wonderful experience and I'm sure we're going to have even more fun at the wedding.  Thank you for providing Fotografia Stellare with the opportunity to shoot in a unique location!

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]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Bride airport fun photography planes unique wedding Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:03:01 GMT
2015 Kick-off Well, 2015 certainly is off to a great start with some exciting sessions booked thus far.  The first half of the year is going to be filled with weddings, and some pretty unique ones at that!  Included is a Laotian wedding (a first for Fotografia Stellare) and a pretty exciting engagement session (more on that soon!).  Watch this space for more information.

]]> (Fotografia Stellare) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:06:30 GMT
Summer love This summer has been a busy time for Fotografia Stellare.  Weddings and engagements have been top of the list, proving once again that summer is the season of love.  Large weddings, small weddings, indoors, outdoors and even a surprise(!) wedding have all been part of a wonderful season and there are more to come this year and 2015 is starting to get booked.

A big thank you to all the wonderful clients who have chosen Fotografia Stellare for their photography needs!

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