Friday, April 26, 2013
We were thrilled this week to receive an endorsement from coach Steve Spurrier and his wife Jerri.
"We are so proud to recommend our photographer and friend, Travis Bell. He has taken so many wonderful pictures of our families and events at the University of South Carolina. They are all so special and he is not only talented...but...patient also. He has an amazing background in all fields...not just the football field."
-Jerri and Steve Spurrier.
If you're interested, you can view our testimonials page here.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
My friends at Bella Vista Bridal recently asked me to create images to show not just their line of dresses but their new building, located in The Vista in Columbia. I loved the challenge of this session as what they asked me to create was nothing like I've done in the past with bridal portraiture.
We shot for eight hours and worked with some wonderful models.
Thanks to the staff at Bella Vista for their help with this session. Definitely one to remember.
Be sure to visit their new bakery as well, Lady Antoinette's, for some of the finest desserts in Columbia.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sunday, I proposed to Beth in front of Tillman at Clemson University.
She said yes!
Many thanks to Bart Boatwright of The Greenville News (pic below) for these amazing images. Bart is a good friend and covers Clemson sports for the paper. He's one of the best photographers I've ever known.
Also, I have to thank Bart's friend Matt, who played a role in surprising Beth. I told Beth I was going to be meeting a rep from a publication company that is creating a calendar and wants a shot of Tillman for the publication. Matt (who pretended to be the rep) and I stood in front of Tillman and acted like we were talking about the photography while Beth was in the car.
After he left, I asked Beth if she would help me with some of the photography. I asked her if she would hold up a compass and told her we needed to photograph the compass in order to take readings to produce a panoramic image of Tillman.
After a minute or so of walking around and capturing the readings, Beth stopped for a moment to read the description on the Thomas Green Clemson statue.
I knelt down on one knee and asked her to marry me.
Below is a composite that shows everything.
It was a day we'll both never forget. Thanks to everyone who made it happen. All images ©2013 Bart Boatwright.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I'm thrilled to have work in Columbia Metropolitan magazine's annual wedding guide.
Below is a favorite from several of the images used. You can see more images from Mary Mac's bridal session/wedding and another wedding beginning on pg. 89 of the publication.
Thanks for visiting our blog.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Saturday's assignment took me to Murrells Inlet to photograph David and Sarah's wedding.
Some really nice emotion could be seen as Sarah walked down the aisle. We love the wedding magazines since they're such a great source for planning but you won't see raw, unplanned emotion like this in the magazines.
You can't plan emotion like this.
This is why I love photographing weddings.
This is what it's all about.
Congratulations to David and Sarah.
©2012 Travis Bell
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Got hired by ABC NEWS to photograph the DNC in Charlotte Thurs. night. Here's one of my images of Scarlett Johansson on US Weekly. http://www.usmagazine.com/hot-pics/scarjo-for-barack-201279
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A few favorites from Mary Mac's bridal session. Congratulations to her and Jaime, who were married this past Saturday in Columbia. (Images by Travis Bell, ©2012)
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Today's assignment took me to Northeast Columbia to photograph Steve Spurrier Jr's family for the Gamecocks Athletics Dept. What a treasure we found with this tree, which allowed us to pose the family in an interesting way. (Photo by Travis Bell, ©2012, All Rights Reserved)
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Here's a look under the hood of my original Canon 1D. No wonder these digital pro cameras need to be worked on once a year!
This was the first digital camera I used for a wedding in 2003. I used it for about five years before retiring it.
|Canon 1D 4MP body (Photo by Travis Bell, ©2012)|
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A few favorites from Stephanie and Mike's engagement session on The Horseshoe today. (Images by Travis Bell, ©2012)
For seven months out of the year, I get in touch with my feminine side, photgraphing brides, flowers and favors. The other five months, I p...
Today's assignment took me to Northeast Columbia to photograph Steve Spurrier Jr's family for the Gamecocks Athletics Dept. What a t...
A few favorites from Lauren and Lance's wedding, held at Seneca Baptist with the reception following at Clemson Memorial Stadium's W...
I'm thrilled to have work featured in Something Blue Carolina Magazine. Photographs from Lauren Bowden's wedding, held in Seneca an...
A favorite from Sally and Taylor's wedding at The Millstone at Adam's Pond, shortly after sunset. If I had to put a list together of...