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Hi! My name is Jim Miller, and my wife Jacki and I own jimmages - contemporary wedding photography.

This is my blog, and I am so glad that you found me.

How to pronounce jimmages? Well, you could pronounce it jimmages, as in rhyming with images. You could also pronounce it Jim Images. And for those upscale clients, please let me give you the phonetic pronunciation...Zhim AH Zhay.

Just kidding. Pronounce it any way that you like. That's not important. What is important is that hopefully I just made you smile. That's my job you know... to make you smile at the wedding, to make you smile when you see your photographs, and to make you smile (OK, slightly grin) when you get your bill!

We are located in Sherman, TX, but we photograph amazing weddings all over the southwestern United States. My style might best be described as resembling photojournalism. That is to say, I photograph real events as they are really happening... staying on the DL and not interrupting every moment by asking you to stop, look at me, and have you give me an awkward forced looking smile.

But the truth is, we do need some formal portraits, so it's not completely a photojournalistic approach. I tell my clients that I do enough posed portraits to make their parents happy, but mostly I am capturing the real moments of the most important day of their life, which makes them very happy. So what is this style called? I dunno...it hasn't been around long enough to have a 'name' yet, so I just call it contemporary wedding photography. Sounds kind of cool, no?

So welcome aboard the jimmages blog. Feel free to look around, make yourself at home, and leave a comment or two.

And please feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call if you have questions. I have packages that will fit pretty much any reasonable budget. I am a really low key guy, I love what I do, and I get really excited when I see in a client's eyes that I have delivered more than they expected. Because sometimes smiles show up in the coolest ways...

| jim |

Saturday, February 16, 2008

| Kyle and Laurel in Richardson |

Kyle and Laurel had a beautiful wedding on Saturday at the Trinity Bible Church in Richardson. It was cold and rainy outside...



But the warmth and sunshine that came from the couple were not to be denied!



Some details...




The bride's dad and grandmother both made a point of coming by and thanking me during the night. It's so cool when people are just flat out NICE!


Some of my favorite shots make use of mirrors.


I hope this pretty little girl remembers the funny bald photographer when she gets married someday!


Kyle looks quite dapper and calm just before the I Do's...


While Laurel says her last prayer as a single gal...


Kyle sends Laurel a sweet message that she won't even get to see until she looks at the photos.


But no good deed goes unpunished LOL. Men are such sentimentalists...


But Kyle is undaunted and impervious to the guys' kidding.


At the reception, Kyle surprises Laurel with a birthday cake. Yep, she got married on her birthday! Double the fun every February 16th.


And what birthday, er uh, I mean wedding reception, would be complete without a lovely dance in front of all of the moms?


And a spectacular getaway? Have a great honeymoon!


Friday, February 15, 2008

| Patrick and Leah at Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton |

Patrick and Leah had a wonderful wedding this weekend at the Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton. Here's the beautiful bride getting ready to get ready.


No stress for our groom...


Here's an interesting before and after shot of the front of the chapel. Notice how dark the doorway is in the before photo, then after a little Photoshop magic, Voila!


Little Chapel employee Anne does a little bit of everything. I wonder how you put this type of activity on a resume?


Patrick agrees to one more media interview before tying the knot.


Leah's getting closer...


Oh yeah, let's not forget the details!





These two added distinctive musical style to the proceedings..


Just a little fresh air before we start.


Anyone who has ever photographed in the Little Chapel knows that it's quite dark in there...much like photographing in a cave. But I love shooting there, because you can really allow the light to help you create a really cool mood.



The lovely couple.




Sunday, February 3, 2008

| Brian and Ambre at the Tribute Club in The Colony |

I hadn't done a wedding at the Tribute Club in The Colony in a couple of years. I actually used to live in the Colony way back when, and it was kind of fun arriving there early and checking out my old stomping ground where I used to live over by Stewart Creek. Lewisville Lake was about 50 steps from my front door, and at one time, I bank-fished for like 80 straight days. Now that sounds like a lot, but when you consider that I caught only 4 fish, you gotta love the dedication :>)

Oh, and special thanks to Shane, who served as my second shooter for this wedding. I am having the privilege of photographing his and Jill's wedding coming up soon. I always love it when another photographer trusts me enough to shoot their wedding!

Anyway, here's the side view of the beautiful Tribute Club.


The Tribute has an exceptionally trained staff. They even stand at attention when on their breaks. OK, I'm lyin'.


The coolest thing about the Tribute is that they have all sorts of interesting things to see there. Lot's of little details that I love to shoot. And this time I ain't, well, you know...


Anyone who has ever read my blog knows that I love the details...


Ambre made a stunning bride. Even prettier than the one in the painting photo left.


Brian is one of those guys who when you put him in tails he knows how to wear them...


Sometimes people ask me how I photograph a service pretty much only lit by candle. My asnwer? Just like this!


These two are the perfect photographic subjects.


The minister who said grace was a really neat man. We didn't introduce ourselves, so I don't know his name, but we did get a chance to have some excellent spiritual discussions. When I do a wedding and get to meet people like this, I consider it an extra church service a week that I get to attend!


Brian's twin brother Phillip created the cake. Excellent job, no?


Remember me? I am the guy who likes to do funny things with the wedding rings...



Once Brian and Ambre began dancing, it became very apparent that they had rehearsed their number...



The best group shots are the ones where we say...'OK, everyone do something silly...'


It was a great wedding, and a great party. Be looking for my next wedding in two short weeks. Then I have like 19 weekends of weddings in a row. More later. Adios!


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