Monday, March 31, 2008

Javon Longieliere Photography voted

Man was I surprised when I opened up the magazine today and saw that we were voted Best Of Weddings 2008. This honor was completely due to our clients that voted for us. Thanks to all our Knotties that voted for us, we couldn't be more honored!

This issue is on newsstands all over the country, go check it out!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Leigh and Travis at the Galleria

I wanted to share some more images that I shot this evening with a great couple! I can't wait till May 31st to shoot their wedding. I felt so bad, because I had to delay them for a bit while I fought rush hour but I love what we came up with.

They were very easy to work with.
I loved her eyes, I mean he had nice ones too, but hers, wow.
I said throw her up in the air. You know it's amazing what people will do when you tell them to do it with a camera in your hand.


Leigh wanted to play in the grass a bit
I really like this one.

Again, have a camera in your hand and tell somebody to do something ...
Is that the Men's bathroom? Yes, it is! I almost didn't think we were going to get this one, we couldn't get all the guys out at the same time.
Thanks again you guys. I know we were only supposed to do a few, but I appreciate the time that you gave me! I shot like over 500 images!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Anna and Robert's session from the 14th

This was from a session on Friday, not this one, with Anna and Robert, who are getting married on May 10. We will be in New York the week before for a wedding and I will be flying back to GA for their wedding while Javon and Dawn fly on to France. I can't wait!

We all love this shot, very artistic.

Nice and relaxed, aren't they cute!

What's he looking at?
Then they climbed up on this pole, they were both going to hang from it.
But when he went to put her up, they realized it was a little windy.

A little too windy!

Can't wait till May 10th you guys!!


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jenny and Wes, Feb 23, 2008

This is something I am trying for the first time, but I think it's pretty cool! This is a slideshow from Jenny and Wes's wedding at Palmetto Bluff Resort in South Carolina! Blog post to follow soon. Let me know what you guys think of it, maybe I'll keep doing these things. Click on the link below to see the show!

Jenny and Wes

Thursday, March 20, 2008

We placed at WPJA!! Congrats to Courtney and Dave.

One of the images from Courtney and Dave's wedding took 14th in the world in the humor category! That is so awesome. The WPJA contests are the most difficult for me to enter since we are competing against the finest photojournalists in the world. The WPJA or Wedding Photojournalist Association "represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically, creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity." -quote from the WPJA homepage. We are very proud to be a member when only 5% of those that apply even get in.
Here is the winning image!

Judges Comments: This picture makes you wonder what is going on.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cindy and Terry, February 28

I still have a lot of blogging to do but we thought we'd go ahead and throw up a sneak peek into Cindy and Terry's wedding that Kristen shot! Kristen said they had a great time. Enjoy!! Another completely awesome job by Kristen.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Prayer for my Mom, JoAnn Grady Cross

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you, Lord, for answering my most important prayer of these past few difficult months. When it was time for you to come for my mom, she did not suffer any pain.
Thank you, Lord, for the long life my mother was blessed with. Thank you for the happiness she gave and received and the joy she found in her family.
As you prepare my mother’s place in eternity, Lord, please remember that she loved to play Bridge, to work crossword puzzles, to watch basketball, and to look at pictures of her family. She loved her pony, Billy Prince, and her dogs Red, Fritz, Peggy, Tony, Duke, Reggie and Roddy. She’d be so happy to see them all again.
Remember also, Lord, that when my mom was born to Anna and Clair, she was supposed to be a boy, so she was often called Johnny, and that’s OK.
My mom had many good friends, but most importantly she was a good friend. She was my best friend. Please, Lord, give her a good friend to laugh with and do girl stuff with until I get there.
My mom was love, and kindness, and patience, and forgiveness, and laughter. She was totally unselfish. She really loved to smile and laugh. I hope you let her laugh a lot in Heaven.
Thank you, Lord, for choosing JoAnn to be my mom and Michael’s mom, too. I couldn’t imagine not having Mike for a big brother. Thank you for choosing her to be Grandma to all five of my children and Michael’s two children and to all the great-grandchildren.
My mom taught me to play tennis, softball, badminton, and golf. She took me fishing and baited my hook. Mom played Canasta with me and taught me to drive a car. But more important than all these things, Lord, she believed in me and forgave me. She taught me how to be a mother and a grandmother.
Mom loved the Lutheran Church. You know, Lord, she was a good Lutheran. She loved her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren - every one of them. Mom loved her parents and her sister, June. She loved Tom and Betty. For 68 years she loved my dad. She loved Michael and, thank you, Lord, for having her love me.
Please, Lord, help us to say goodbye to my Mom today. Be with each of us here today and give us comfort in knowing that she is at peace with you for eternity. Please help us to become better Christians because of her example.
And Lord, please give her a hug for me and tell her how much I love her and that I’ll miss her every moment of the rest of my life until we are together again. In Jesus name we pray this prayer for my mom, JoAnn Eloise Grady Cross. Amen.

Chris Finland3-12-08

Monday, March 10, 2008

We lost Grandma today...

my feeling today is I just want to exist. My Grandmother was as much a mother to me as my own Momma. When my Mom moved to Georgia when I was a little boy, my grandparents moved with her. She helped to raise me and take care of me when my Mom was at work. I am really going to miss her so much, but I am so greatful for all the wonderful memories that I have of them. Now when I drive through a wall, who will come to rescue me?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Picture Day!!

Today was picture day at Park Avenue Methodist Church Pre-School. Erin and Megan asked us to take their school pics this year. Now, this is not something that we normally do, but how could we resist those little faces?!

Congratulations it's a boy!

We welcomed a new member to the family a couple of days ago! He did real well for his first photo shoot. We need to try and give him a name though,but the best we could do was Felix and Butterball, please help! We'll call this the "Name that cat contest".