It just occurred to me that I never blogged these images. I got them out on facebook, but not here.
One of the keys to moving a lot of folks through an event like this is having good help. On this day I had GREAT help! Marlene is always my right hand when I shoot, and on this day I asked my friend (and co-worker) Terry Wyatt to help. This duo made it all happen, Jack! They stayed positive and happy, happy, happy while getting the guests quickly on and off the set. It never ceases to amaze me how many folks want to stop and “small talk” with the celebrities. The talent is always polite, but do you really think they want to now minute details about you or your family? Oh well, people will be people and we all have our little quirks. (Like telling the same stories over and over, that would be one of mine, just ask my wife)
Marlene making it all look “pretty” in just a few seconds
Meet the unbearded Robertson. Occupationally he is a pastor of a church and not involved in the family business. He and his wife were extremely friendly and they will appear next season.
My younger brother Tony drove down from Ohio just to be here. He has been a fan since before it was cool.
A very special thank you to Scott Ellis that asked me to cover for him on this day. He photographed the Friday night and Saturday afternoon events but because of a wedding conflict needed some help for Saturday night. Nashville is a big city with lots of photographers, so I really appreciate him selecting us to photograph this job! This was one of the really fun jobs that don’t come along all that often.
Photo gear: Top photo Fuji X Pro 1 with 18-55 zoom, Elinchrom lights, Manfrotto Carbon Fiber tripod and my trusty Gossen Starlite 2 meter. Remaining images, Fuji X20.