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Capturing the essence………

Young loves Anna and Riley walking in the park.

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Riley is home on leave for just a few hours.

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Anna is so happy to see him.

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Reflecting of the past with the future coming….

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Just to touch his face …

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The photos speak what words can not express.

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My wife and I lamented that we wished we had engagement images of ourselves during these happy like these of Anna and Riley.

Coming in September.

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Koty and Matt – Capturing the essence…..

We met Koty and Matt at the winter 2008 Carolina Wedding Show in Winston Salem.   In post wedding discussions Koty indicated that our photographic style and moderate price range were the deciding factors in their selection of DayImages for their wedding photography.  Koty and Matt booked the  Carolina Wedding Show special which included the engagement session, bridal session, wedding coverage and the related high resolution files on DVDs.

 

Engagement portrait

I consider the bridal portrait images of Koty taken at Childress Vineyard to be some of the best I have ever taken.  This particular portrait was taken mid-afternoon in February, which is not considered the ideal time of day to do a portrait outside, but the portrait turned out beautifully.

This is a link to the selected engagement and bridal images that were included in a flush mounted album that was on display at their wedding reception.  Reception Flush Mounted Album

Many of you took notice of the featured 20″ × 30″ enlargement of Koty and Matt that we displayed at the Carolina Wedding Shows.

Koty and Matt among the Cherry Blossoms!

Together we created this custom design flush mount album – Custom Designed Flush Mounted Album

Our price list page  includes the current Carolina Wedding Show Specials and well as our Valentine’s Day Package we offer each February.

Please contact us for a free consultation and review of our albums and enlargements.

Anthony and Ron Day
info1@dayimages.com

336.314.1113


Irene and Hurricanes past – Fran 1996


As Hurricane Irene progresses a path that includes most of the Eastern Seaboard from North Carolina to New York and beyond I recall a night nearly 15 years ago in a farm house in southern Person County near Timberlake as Hurricane Fran cut a path through central North Carolina progressing through Raleigh and Person County into Virginia.

My daughter Laura a student at NCSU at the time was prepared to ride the storm out in a house with a basement near Western Boulevard that she had rented with other classmates for the semester.

I had called her a few days earlier and asked her to get prepared with water, flashlights, batteries and several days of food, etc. Little did I know the storm would take out every living tree on the lot of the rental house all the way to Western Boulevard including one tree near the house in which the roots pulled the gas line loose and the smell of gas along with water started coming into the basement.

What to do during the middle of the night with the hurricane raging outside with no power and limited communications as we had no cells phones at that time. Another location was found not too far away that she and her future husband Matt and friends decided to go for … Laura was taught at an early age on our family farm to drive a straight shift 1979 Toyota pickup at the age of 8 on the back forty starting on a hill no doubt to refine her skill and had to view the road under the top of the steering wheel. As she got older and with a little fussing on her part she learned to drive the “2” wheeled drive Toyota pickup through rough challenging back farm roads in both Person and Granville counties with mud holes that would almost go over the top of the truck hood and to hesitate was to be stuck in a mess. She mastered her driving skill quite well and later developed her 4 wheel drive skills on the sandy beaches of Ocracoke Island which Irene will likely hammer hard.

Needless to say she was the chosen one to do the driving during that perilously night of Hurricane Fran – first shifting into 4 wheel drive and then finding the paths to take as there were many trees and power lines down on the streets of Raleigh in the black of night with raging winds. As I have been told she drove around downed trees, through yards and crossing ditches using the skills she had developed years earlier on the back farm roads and finally found safe shelter to ride out the storm.

In the meantime I had prepared as much as possible to take care of my parents and especially my extremely ill father who was dying from a botched colon cancer surgery a year earlier. My father had an electric powered feeding tube as well as both bags so having running water and electricity was critical. I had made to call to local electric company Piedmont Electric and informed them of our situation a few days earlier.

It was the longest night ever for me as I lay in the upstairs bed looking out the window southward toward Raleigh hoping and praying my beloved Laura was ok? The wind bounced the flag connectors against the near by flag pole all night and really all I could see was the outline of the porch roof against the southern sky.

As an agriculture producer with approximately 1800 acres of grain in the field I feared the wind on the corn and needed the rain for the soybeans much like the very dry Eastern North Carolina this year as Hurricane Irene rains will help some crops and damage others. In my case in 1996 with my father’s condition I could not find time to go 1 mile 2 weeks prior to the storm to even put the corn head on the combine so no corn was yet harvested.

Upon daylight I checked on my parents and made sure they were stable and ok and then took a short ride around the neighborhood. Trees were down everywhere, I could not get to my farm across the road and water covered the roads in every direction. I have never seen so much water before or since in the area. The wind blew down the very best corn which was still green and soybeans had been wind blown but I did not have time to check if pods were blown off. I remember swallowing very hard when viewing what had been our best corn that year.

There were other issues to deal with father’s care and Piedmont Electric did a wonderful job getting the power back on late in the day. I was so thankful.

Back in 1996 the crop insurance for grain in Person County was worthless and there was no assistance from any federal agency to help us in any manner. Even the crews that were supposed to come around to pick trees limbs, etc. somehow managed to miss our farm. There was not 1 penny in assistance to cover our lost from any entity. Nothing.

For those of you that are experiencing the long day or night of Hurricane Irene I have nothing but empathy for you. We’ve been there and were lucky. May God and the Angels be with you.

Ronald N Day


St Patrick’s Day Pot of Wedding Photography Gold!

Greensboro NC Wedding Photographers

St Patrick's Day Pot of Wedding Photography Gold!

Attendees of the Greensboro Carolina Wedding Show should have received on 3-11-2011 a pot of wedding photography Gold in their email.

If you did not receive your lucky charm give us a call at 336.303.0540 or email dayimages.com@gmail.com before midnight St. Patrick’s Day.  (3-17-2011).

ID the sender of the 3-11-2011 email from DayImages.com in the subject line and get 2 lucky charms.  1 for the bride’s family and 1 for the groom’s family.

(may not be combined with other lucky charms)


Ode to my Grandparents, Parents and the Day Family Farm

These buttercups as my grandmother called them were planted up to 100 years ago on a farm my grandparents Charlie Smith and Blondie James Day purchased in 1910 from the Gates family and has been in the family for over 100 years.

Day Family Farm

My grandparents moved into a 2 room log house around 1906 and had a total of 11 children that this farm supported.  This is a photo of my son Matthew standing in the upstairs part of the 2 room log house.

2 room log house built in the 1800s

The logs were hand hewn.

The exact construction date of the classic wood frame home house is unknown.   My parents brought the home place  in 1968.

I played many a game of  catch by bouncing a baseball against this chimney.

I remember my granddaddy’s daily walks of the property to check the crops and now know he was just enjoying the beauty.

Walking the fields

I remember the community quiltings in this upstairs room . The women of the community would come together to put the finishing touches of hand sewing the patches as well as catching up with all the community gossip of the day.

Many a child has played on these stairs ….

Hand Made quilts and stairs

As a child and teenager a lot of sweat was created in this old tobacco barn.

There were always plenty of places to explore on these lands with the fields, woods and creek.

The whole farm was one big play ground.

Having grown up and farmed this land in some manner since the age of about 5 when my legs were just long enough to reach the clutch and brake of a Farmall Super A as a hay trailer was loaded to commercially growing more grain  on this land in 1 year than my grandfather produced in a lifetime.  It will be  an eternal grieving process in losing this Day family sacred ground.

Generations of Day Family Sacred Ground

It was my personal dream this land would be in the Day family forever but due to conditions beyond our control it was not to be.

Future Generations

Our prayer is the new owners of our family farm  will preserve, love and cherish this land as our family has for multiple generations over 100 years.


Men and Matrimony

We would like to take a moment to photographically feature the men and their roles of our early September weddings – ring bearer, fathers, sons, grandsons, grandfathers, uncles, nephews, groomsmen, brothers, friends and of course the groom.    This posting session is by any means inclusive but shows that men love and appreciate the sanctity of marriage as much as the beautiful brides of our lives.  Enjoy….

Men are fierce defenders of love ones…..

Defenders of love ones

…… to tender kissers of the little ones ..

Kisses for my niece

…sons like to scare their mothers….

sons like to frighten their mothers

…to loving, holding and caring for their mothers all their lives….

Men will walk that last mile with you …….

men will walk that last mile with you

….they will salute and celebrate your wedding before the ceremony..

…men will love and protect you forever…

A big John is  there to drive you safely to your destination…….

Big John to drive you safely to your destination...

Anthony is the reason for me being a wedding photographer today …  it all started as justification to purchase a Nikon camera to take good  baby pictures of him … and now he is capturing the essence with great wedding photos.

Anthony Day of DayImages.com

Enjoy our September images of men and matrimony – Men and Matrimony


Castle McCulloch Wedding Session

I had a photo session with Rachel and Michael at Castle McCulloch  that included many great images ending up with fun images like this one with their Mickie  and Minnie hats

Fun Wedding Photos

Rachael and Michael

Sailor Bride

We liked the Sailor Bride image so much it has been added to our contact page at http://www.DayImages.com for Greensboro Wedding Photographers.

This is what is occurring in the background.

Castle McCulloch Wedding Photography

Jamestown Wedding Photography

All of us had a lot of fun as well as getting great images.

Ron Day