The Essence of a Photographer

The Essence of a Photographer

What do you look for when choosing a photographer?

I truly believe God bestows gifts and talents upon individuals who are destined for a greater purpose in this lifetime. For instance, there are photographers and then there are “Photographers”.

On that note: I would love to give tribute to two distinctive lifestyle photographers. Atlanta based, Ross Oscar Knight and New York City based, Parris Whittingham. You can tell how passionate each are in their craft, bringing more than just film to a shoot or an event. Something so much more. Being a wedding planner I am exposed to many different photographers, with a variety of styles. But having seen the work of Ross and Parris nothing quite compares. They both are in a universe all their own. Bringing a unique approach and moving concepts to the images they produce. I am amazed and moved every time I visit their sites(Websites & blogs).

So what should you look for in a wedding photographer?

A) Style
B) Quality
C) Compassion
D) Getting to know them

It’s so important that you develop a relationship with your photographer several months before your wedding. Remember, it’s so much easier to open up around someone that you know, than to someone you don’t really know. After all your photographer will be with you for the majority of your wedding day and you want to be comfortable in every aspect around him or her. You’ll be amazed and captivated by your pics.

In speaking with Parris, I found him to be incredibility gifted and compassionate. He possesses a great sense of humor. His concept: is pure and natural. He’s all about getting to know the people and couples he photographs, not just on a business level, but a personal level and it shows in his art.

So Kudos to Ross Oscar Knight and Parris Whittingham. I look forward to working with you guys in the near future… To see more of Ross & Parris’ work stay tuned to the “Spotlight Tribute” where I will feature some of their work on the memoirs blog soon. Until then feel free to visit: and

Letisha & Mark (Part 3)

Letisha & Mark (Part 3)

Two were joined as one on May 23, 20015. For those of you who have followed the Memoirs blog are familiar with these two love birds. I apologize for the delay in posting these. Here are some of the elements of Letisha and Mark’s special day featured below. First let me begin by expressing the joy I had working with these two. Letisha had brilliant ideas and exquisite taste and Mark, well he was NID (Not Into Details). But he loved a great party and that’s exactly what he got. Between the Letisha, I and the collaboration of a team of wonderful vendors, this was the result:

The church was a beautiful old age church with big wooden doors, antique pews, and a 67 ft aisle. The runner created by I Do Originals was exceptional. The wonderful aisle decor was done by Flavio of Divine Decor, Ltd.

The Reception was held at Riccardo’s By The Bridge. Upon entering the main dining room guests would stop at the escort table to find their seating under branches almost 7 feet tall. The menu cards were created by yours truly through the Dreams & Keepsakes division of LMEP.

With the candlelight, lowered overhead lights, and the blue created such a calming ambiance.

One thing Mark did not expect, and was so into the details of his surprise from Letisha, his Scorpion groom’s cake, masterly created by Christine of Design Cakes. The King was blown away.

Letisha opted for wedding cupcakes in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. These also prepared by Christine and were delicious. The scroll “Love is Forever” on top tied the theme together. A Wonderful wedding, and a super fun filled party. Everyone had a blast so much so they added another hour. Other elements of the day were a dove release, a chocolate fountain, a photo booth, ice sculptures, and more. I am only able to give you a sneak preview through my digital lens, but will post professional photos when they arrive.

Congratulations Leti & Mark! I pray many Blessings & Happiness for a successful marriage.