Why is a wedding photographer making flags? I'll tell you & it's a pretty amazing story.
Last month, I photographed a Marine’s wedding. During the engagement session, he told me some really tough stories- how he got injured, his 2 friends who were killed & how he came back to his home feeling alienated, alone & depressed. He was in bad shape. Then he met his wife & he said she literally changed his life. He said she saved him & he actually started crying during the E session. It was probably the most emotional engagement session I ever had in my life & when the wedding came, it was the same level of emotion. It was an awesome event. I was stoked to photograph their wedding & even happier when they said I did such a great job, they referred me 5 people, all who signed with me. So I decided to surprise them. I made an American flag out of wood. Its about 20” x 37”- I painted it & then torched it. Its that rustic looking American flag that is very popular today. I didn’t tell him I was doing it- I just did it. I showed up last week & dropped it off when he was home. He almost lost it. He kept saying thank you, thank you & I shook his hand & thanked him for his service. Don’t ever take for granted the freedom we have because of those willing to pick up a rifle & defend our country. They sacrificed so put your time to good use. Use your time wisely. Help those who help you.
I posted my flag making photos on my Facebook & IG & people started asking about them. Next thing I knew, people were wanting them & orders were taken. A lot of love goes into making these flags. I'm proud to make an American flag & even prouder that people are hanging them in their houses.
8 Foot (50 stars or Betsy Ross)
6 Foot (50 stars or Betsy Ross)
4 Foot (50 stars or Betsy Ross)
3 Foot (50 stars or Betsy Ross)
2 Foot (50 stars or Betsy Ross)
Blue line / Red line / Green line flags available.
All flags made to true American flag specs.
I offer discounts for veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, & EMS. Bridal clients of mine get a free 3 footer.
Email me for product costs. Thank you & God bless.
36" x 72" XL 50 Star finished in a clear gloss. Shine a light on it when you hang it- the clear gloss really brings out the colors (they didn't hang it yet).
I got a HUUGE amount of support for showcasing the American flag in my booth at yesterday's bridal show in Ontario. And I would rather stick my head in a slow cooker than get into a political discussion with potential clients- its about supporting those who defend our country, supporting those who make our streets safe & supporting those who risk their lives trying to save ours. Met with a couple of 1st Responders who shook my hand and thanked for me displaying the flag proudly. It was a pretty awesome experience. Thank you!!
Awesome post from Nick whose wedding I had shot 3 days ago. He serves as a Navy Seal & loved the flag I gave him so much, he gave me a pretty cool shout out on IG. I loved reading it.
Awesome clients insisted they get a photo with the flag I made for them. That's kickass! Thanks so much, Cindy & James! Best to you both!
Andrea rockin my flag at the Premier Bridal show.
RPD Air Support Unit- Air 1 office
Oorah! Flag I made for a Marine bridal client of mine.
Legal: This does not constitute a Marine Corps endorsement of my business. (its just one badass flag photo!)
My bridal clients were Route-91 survivors so I made a custom flag for them & they insisted I present it to them at their reception in front of everyone! What an honor! Thanks so much, Riley & Mando!
Here's the video of me presenting the Route-91 flag to Riley & Armando. Look at Armando's face. Priceless! What an honor to be a part of their amazing day.
The bride's grandfather is a Vietnam Vet & also a member of the Black Cat 2-1 helicopter pilot crew (book is written about them by Bob Ford). Felt it absolutely mandatory to surprise him during reception with his own 3 foot'er.
This 4 footer went to a Long Beach Police Officer! WOOOT!