Boudov Designs {Commerical & Product Photography}

I've been lucky enough to photograph this unique and handcrafted gold and diamond jewelry for the last few years.  Cindy Boudov of Boudov Designs, Los Angeles, has worked for and is certified by the GIA, and now designs and crafts her own line of fine artisan diamond jewelry.  What really caught my eye is that these pieces are not just the ubiquitous, clear, bright diamond solitaires you get from a standard jewelry store.  These are one-of-a-kind pieces all hand-made.  Colored diamonds, agate, rose, yellow and white gold, as well as raw diamond slices [my personal favorite] are featured throughout the collection.  They're so dramatic and eye-catching, I really had to stop and look at these pieces while I shot them.  No two are ever the same, and they are simply gorgeous, heirloom-grade pieces.  Living in LA and with a studio in Venice Beach, her pieces have also been picked up by celebrities in the area over the years.

These photos are intentional and brand-conscience, and were styled by Alva Horton of Gingham Creative (marketing & branding company based in NC).  My commercial photography has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and although I love shooting weddings, they're such a nice departure from that.  I enjoy being diversified in my work, and I hope to continue to do so.  I'm humbled and honored to be a part of this creative team.  Look out for more photos and collaborations soon!  

Jewelry designer [genius]:  Boudov Designs  [Insta: @boudovdesigns]

Branding/Styling/Marketing:  Gingham Creative  [Insta: @ginghamcreative]

Model:   Elena Caron  [Insta: @ElenaCaron_Artist]

Florals:  The English Garden  [Insta: @englishgardenraleigh]

Ashley & Tyler {Historic Yates Mill Park Engagement}

Young Love.  That's what I was thinking while shooting the engagement session of this sweet young couple head over heels for each other.  Their chemistry, their empathy, their vibe was unmistakable.  These two were in love, and it made my job so easy.  We shot on a nice warm afternoon this past fall at the Historic Yates Mil Park in Raleigh, NC and in a local field at sunset.

Emily & Jordan {Annapolis / Coastal Maryland Wedding}

I first met Emily over 5 years ago as a bridesmaid in another wedding on Gibson Island, MD.  I was excited to get the call a few years later to shoot her engagement and wedding photos!  Their Inner Harbor Baltimore / London Town Gardens engagement shoot was one of my favorites thanks to Mother Nature's amazing sunset (and this beautiful couple.)  It was featured on the Charm City Wed Blog last year.  Their picturesque wedding took place in Edgemere, MD at the Historic London Town Gardens, with preparations at the Westin Annapolis.  The day was filled with joy, family, friends, food, and dancing.  It could not have been more of a perfect summer day.  A big 'Thank You' to Emily, Jordan, and all the family and friends that welcomed me with open arms.  It was an honor being a part of this beautiful day.

Venue:  Historic London Town Gardens

Accommodations:  Westin Annapolis

Caterer:  Rouge Fine Catering

Cake:  Dudley's Desserts

Ceremony Music:  South River High School

Florals:  Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm

Photobooth:  Pixeilated Photobooth

DJ:  Dance Masters Entertainment

Transportation:  Zbest Limo

Videographer:  George Street Video

Photographer:  Richard Barlow Photography