Wednesday, March 30, 2011

There's A New Trout in Town!!!

Well, it's official!!  Two big things happened in the world last Saturday (ok, MY world anyway).  A beautiful new bride (Nishelle) officially became Mrs. Trout (I love that name) and I made it past a huge milestone in my photography career and finally photographed a wedding (as a second shooter) with the terrific Shane Thompson 
(you can check out his work at the site below).

Shane Thompson is a wonderful and very experienced wedding photographer and took me on as a rookie second shooter with only a phone conversation and my portfolio.  What a brave guy!!  I had the great privilege to second shoot Nishelle and Michaels's terrific backyard wedding with him last Saturday afternoon and was able to meet and get to know this great couple.  

Thank you so much Shane!  It was wonderful to work
 with you!!! 

This wedding was simple, elegant and FUN!!!  Everyone who attended was ready to party and since I was in charge of the groom and groomsmen portraits (which was like herding offense guys!) I had to step up my game to keep up with this wild bunch.  As you can see from the photos, we has SO MUCH FUN and after a few minutes these macho guys had me in stitches and I had them posing and hamming it up for the camera.  The groom was really nervous and wanted to be alone prior to his big day so we did our best to work around him but did finally manage to get him into a few shots as well ( gave me a run for my money but so glad you decided to get in some photos!!!).  

In the end, we had such fun and these photos are a very accurate representation of the big and sweet personalities these tough guys really have (psst...don't tell them I said that).  Thanks to all of you for such great day and evening!

Now, about this couple!!!  Nishelle and Michael are darling together and as you can see, Nishelle was a stunning bride.   Seriously, gorgeous!!!  Her dress was immaculate and graceful and her use of feathers in the bouquet, hairpiece and shoes was awesome and I LOVED how beautiful and creative everything was.  The bridesmaids were beautiful, the mom's were beautiful and don't get me started on the kids!  Watching Nishelle and Michael commit their lives to one another and to see their love and joy was sweet and their special day was amazing. 

I will never forget this wedding....

Thanks to Shane, Nishelle and Michael, the Trout family and to all their wonderful friends and family!!  


We had an agreement about the beer and the camera...

Love this! The rat pack returns!!!

Michael, my 5 year old daughter wants you to know that smoking is bad for you...ok?  She's worried!

Congratulations you two.  Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness...


  1. Michele-
    Your work is amazing!! I absolutely love the angles that you take-and rarely am I even seeing a "staged" photo!! You truly capture the essence of people's personalities in your photos...WOW!!!

  2. Carol Moore-Dye, CeeMoore's Catering ( 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Michele -

    GREAT WORK! You must send me your business cards so I may pass them out to clients who are in need of a photographer! I LOVE your work!!! Amazing!

  3. Love the peacock feathers. You captured the energy and colors beautifully.