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I started a tumblr:

chantal stone | weddings

I love tumblr and its easy to see/use format so I thought it would be a great place to share some of my wedding photos. There, I will post old favorites as well as some current weddings and engagement sessions that I’m working on.  Right now, I’m just putting up some of my favorite photos from the last few years but in a few days I’ll get some current stuff up as well. I figured tumblr would be a quick and fun way to get some pics up on the internet, the work-in-progress stuff,  before doing a large post here.  

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I speak the language of photography...

I’ve had an attachment to books & words for as long as I can remember. You hold a book in your hands and you want to read it, right? I suppose the way I make pictures is similar to how I read text on a page: following a path, a flow of sentences, a train of thought, and underlining phrases, words or passages that resonate subjectively in some way. Composing a photograph is like highlighting a passage of the world that holds my attention, or like taking notes in a journal or a detective’s notebook, or making a short field recording of some ambient noise. (Whenever somebody asks me “what do you photograph,” two words come to mind: “things” and “nature.”) Over time the picture-types start to repeat and accumulate into a kind of language, and can function as a kind of text.

— Mike Slack

 

I could have written these words. This describes my feelings, thoughts, and process exactly.  It's nice when someone else can translate your ideas to words so eloquently.

Rachel & Ryan

I've been meaning to blog this engagement session and wedding AGES ago but the problem with some really great sessions is actually narrowing down the number of images to post and share.   I absolutely fell in love with Rachel and Ryan-- their energy, their sense of style their sense of humor. They are truly special and I'm so glad that this profession I've chosen for myself has led me into their lives.

They are huge classic movie buffs so it was no surprise that they chose to incorporate that passion and style into their engagement session and ultimately the theme of their wedding.  

Here are a few of my favs from their engagement session we shot on a gorgeous Spring morning in Bexley:

Rachel and Ryan's wedding took place on one of the most beautiful Fall afternoon's ever at the historic Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, Ohio.  Their classic movie theme fit perfectly with the architecture and sensibility of this impeccably preserved landmark.  You really couldn't ask for a more perfect day. Take a look: