Thursday, August 21, 2014

Introducing our team: Al Gordon

In hopes that everyone can get to know our team a little better, Blair decided to interview Al...Some questions relate to Photography, but mostly not. 

1. Do you have a middle name?

Yes, Hayman.

2. What was your favorite subject in school?

 3. What's your favorite drink?
Coke...I guess?  

4. What's your favorite song at the moment?
Happy by Pharell Williams

5. What's your favorite book? 

Archie Comics 

6.What's your favorite color?

7. What's your favorite animal?

8. What's your favorite holiday?

4th of July

9. Have you been out of the country?

Yes, Scotland, England, Germany, Canada, and Bermuda. 

10. Do you speak any other languages?
No, unless Pig Latin counts.

11. What's your favorite restaurant?


12. What's your favorite movie? 

Blues Brothers & Blazing Saddles

13. What are some of your favorite TV shows?

Big Bang Theory, Flinstones, Elementary

14. PC or Mac?


15. Canon or Nikon?

16. Favorite lens to shoot with?
80-200mm f2.8

17. Dream photography job?
What I'm doing now!!

18. What is something weird or unique about yourself? 
I went to college to be a band director. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TNPPA Annual Convention

The Gordon and Ralston Photography team had the joy of attending the Annual Tennessee Professional Photographer's Association (TNPPA) Convention in Chattanooga, TN. At the convention there were speakers from all over the nation, a trade show, and a beautiful boat ride down the Tennessee River.
Al Gordon with his wife, Linda and daughter, Madaleine. 
Al's ASP Award
ASP Award winning image
Al was honored to receive numerous awards, but his crowning moment was receiving the American Society of Photographers Elite Award. He was able to share this occasion with his wife and daughter, pictured above. 

Larry received 50 service merits through his service to the TPPA by serving on committees and serving those associated with the TPPA. 
This was Blair's first time attending any photography convention, and she was pleasantly in awe the entire time. The class on posing served her well in learning about posing Brides and women in general. She also was able to meet several of our friends who do our printing in Middle Tennessee. 

If you would like to know how to join the TNPPA, please contact Larry Ralston 615-396-8776 for more information. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Florida Wedding of Culture

The Gordon and Ralston team recently photographed a cultural wedding in Florida. Here's a sneak peak at some of the gorgeous details from that event. The colors and energy at this wedding were absolutely amazing!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Nashville Blast (Keila and Eric)

Recently, we had the beautiful opportunity to photograph a wedding that will go down in books as an experience to be remembered. I knew these ladies were going to be easy to photograph because they were all cosmetologists with vibrant personalities! This was the first wedding our newest addition to the Gordon and Ralston photography team got to join us. Blair, who was fresh off the bus from Texas, assisted with reflectors and lights while Larry and I had a blast capturing these vibrant personalities. There was a tan wall in Keila's hotel room next to a huge window. The wall was an amazing compliment color to the girl's dresses. It was splendid. They all could have been models! Have I mentioned how good looking these ladies were? Well, I guess I should mention that the men were very well groomed as well. They were fresh from the barber shop, and singing 90's pop songs. This was all around a great looking group, and full of life! 

This was a gorgeous wall in the girl's hotel room. We used a reflector and window light, and the girls did the rest. 

Such a fun group on the Shelby Pedestrian Bridge.

Nashville, TN Wedding Photography
Shelby Pedestrian Bridge