Styled for the Aisle: Daniel Perry Studios Shoots Karen Hendrix Couture
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
New-to-Nashville photographer, Dan of Daniel Perry Studios, sent us a style shoot featuring Karen Hendrix Couture. While Karen's couture dresses are stunning as always, Daniel captures a unique and even fun side to her designs, which are enhanced by Alain Patterson's headpieces.
We love being impressed by both the level of skill and the creativity of local vendors; hopefully you are just as impressed and enjoy Daniel's shoot! But being impressed is just a part of what is important. We also want to get to know our local folks, which is why we asked Daniel a few questions that gave us more insight into his work and this shoot in particular....
How did you get started in photography?
When I opened my studio immediately after college, I began shooting weddings in addition to fashion, studio portraits, and society events, all of which I am still shooting. My goal always is to capture beauty in my subject matter, wherever I may find it.
What is your main focus and what do you most like to photograph?
Currently weddings and events are what I have been hired to shoot the most. I have been shooting society events for Nashville Arts magazine, which includes the Ballet Ball and Oscar De La Renta fashion show, both at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Also, Nashville Fashion Week. In today’s world, people get more information through pictures than words. I’ve always liked being a great artist and storyteller, but my biggest thrill is when my photographs aid people in getting to their next level.
I enjoy wedding photography because of people’s energy and enthusiasm, and I love capturing the fine details and overall beauty that goes into the concept. Additionally, I love shooting the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week backstage and runway shows, especially the designers who have wedding lines: Vera Wang, Bestsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, and Badgley Mischka.
What led you to Nashville?
According to my research, Nashville is one of the five best places in the US, as far as medium-sized cities. I was told that there was an emerging cultural renaissance, and I wanted to catch the first wave.
What was of interest to you about this photo shoot?
After meeting Karen Hendrix, the bridal designer, and seeing her couture gowns, I was inspired to put together my model discoveries with her designs and with the hat designer Alain Patterson for my portfolio and self-promotion in hopes that a magazine would pick up this story. I will continue to produce work for magazine submissions.
Where did you photograph the brides?
This was photographed at Cragfont Plantation. I chose it because it was a popular wedding location with exquisite rose gardens. It was a historic property, built in 1796 for General James Winchester, and was featured as the main plantation in the film “Roots.” I scouted the location on the recommendation from other photographers.
For more information, or to hire Daniel for your wedding, contact him at Daniel Perry Studios.