Name: Gregory Byerline
Business: Gregory Byerline Photography
Your Site Address and/or Blog Address:
www.gregorybyerline.com and gregorybyerline.bigfolioblog.com
How would you describe your style or work: "You, at your best" is my slogan. On wedding day, I capture moments and laughter and natural smiles and fun silliness. We know your venue and decorations are important details that represent your signature style. At my bridal portrait sessions, my emphasis is on creating a magazine-quality, timeless, beautiful image of the bride to mark that moment in time in a way that will be admired for decades. Brides have dreamed about their big day quite a long time, and they've scoured magazines and catalogs to find THE dress. My job is to create the bride's own "catalog" page to help fulfill that royal dream to present that bride at her best.
Favorite Thing About Your Job? Getting know interesting people and making beautiful images of them.
Magazine Must Have… W magazine
Guilty Pleasure… Portland Brew Coffee, cinnamon rolls, ice cream, motorcycles
What Do You Do When You First Wake Up?... Make sure I didn't oversleep
When It Rains… the Earth is staying refreshed and green, and sometimes I want to revert to nine years old and go outside to play in the yard for "no reason"
MAC or PC… Once I went Mac, I never went back, and it's been a great 12 years (and counting)
What’s on your iPod?... Nearly 7,500 songs and biggest shuffle button ever, surprising me with huge variety ... life's too short to listen to one style of music) ... Soggy Bottom Boys, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, ABBA, Béla Fleck, Delerium, Gene Harris, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cirque Du Soleil, Christina Aguilera, Kansas, Chris Rice, and oh so much more.
Travel Dreams… Alaska, Ireland, Germany, Africa, back to Italy and anywhere really
One piece of advice for Brides-to-be... I'll share what was shared with us over 11 years ago at our wedding: "If it's not done by Friday night, it won't get done for Saturday ... and that's OK. Enjoy your big day." We planned our small wedding ourselves, without the comfort and finesse of a great wedding planner to handle the details, so this advice was golden to us. When our cake arrived in pieces because it fell during transport, no big deal. So it wasn't an eyeful. We were starting our lives together, and our guests could still enjoy a "pre-cut" cake. Today as a wedding professional, I still share that advice with the caveat of working with a hard-working wedding planner to direct the fun and frivolity so couples can relax and soak it all in.
~ Mary Alice, Nashville Event Planner
A Delightful Day