Hi! I am Kristi McMurry Woody of Woody & Pearl Photography, and I am a wedding photographer based in Jackson, TN. I've been photographing weddings since 2008, and my goal is to provide you with images that capture your love story. From putting on the wedding dress to dancing with your bffs, I want you to be able to relive those moments for years and years.
If I had to describe my style for shooting weddings, I would definitely say "photojournalistic." This basically means that I tend to deliver a lot of candid, documentary photos from weddings I shoot. I think traditional portraits are definitely important (and I take lots of them!), but I do love those photos that tell the story of your day from beginning to end. I take a fly-on-the-wall approach and try to stay out of the way as much as possible. The moments that really matter happen when people don't realize their photo is being made.
I got into wedding photography because it was a branch of photography that I got truly excited about. I tried my hand other things, but weddings are so exciting, and I get to experience so much by shooting them! I have met some amazing people, and even reconnected with old friends through wedding photography. The people are the reason I love this so much, and capturing the memories my couples make with their friends and family is something I hope to do for many years.
Many people ask me how long I've been into photography, and I can pinpoint a few moments in my life that started my interest. The main thing was seeing my grandaddy take photos of our family and other things around town. Specifically, he set up downtown when the First National Bank building was demolished. He had his tripod set up and took a series of shots as the building fell. One of his shots was used on the front page of the newspaper, and I still have that clipping framed. His dedication to get that shot has stuck with me throughout my life, and I wish he were still alive to see how much he's inspired me. The "Pearl" part of my business name is my grandmother's (his wife) middle name. I didn't actually start taking photos until junior year of high school when I was on yearbook staff. All we had was one of those digital cameras that took like 5 photos at a time on a floppy disk. That summer, I got our staff a great point and shoot for the next year (and maybe I took it to Hawaii with me and shot like crazy) :). I used every bit of my graduation gift money to buy my first digital SLR, a Canon Rebel XT (thankfully, I've upgraded). And the rest is history!
Thank you so much for visiting my website! I encourage you to look through my client galleries so you can see what to expect from me. If you have any questions at all or are ready to schedule a consultation, please email me at [email protected].