The high school senior session is now upon us and man do I love these sessions!! This looking to become another promising season as spots are filling up quickly… If you are thinking about booking a session or know anyone who is… pass this along as they should book now =) ( seniors sessions from the past ). I am all about anything different and out of the box… I also haven’t met a location no matter what the challenge that we couldn’t rock it out!! Well when Savannah’s mom contacted me about her session… I was all about it… because she is an inspiring chef and headed to culinary school after high school and well they wanted some shots in the restaurant that she currently works at… ( Farm 255 ) in downtown Athens! A really cool place and a great location for some cool pictures. We shot there and a few more places around Athens… check out these shots and don’t forget to tell your upcoming senior friends about Scott Greene Photography! Check out some of the amazing shots from the session ::
This wedding year seems to be an exciting one thus far… #3 on the season proved to be no different. I got the opportunity to shoot again at the wonderful Braselton Stover House. What a great couple as well… Ashley and Jarred were pretty laid back considering we had to move the ceremony inside due to rain, BUT afterwards we got to go outside and take pictures…. I had a 75 no rain wedding streak on the line… I’m still on the fence as if that streak was broken considering we still got to shoot outside. (now that i think about it their engagement session turned out the same way… rain then none then amazing pictures =) Anyway… Ashley and Jarred always seem to make great pictures… their engagement session was and is still one of my favorites today and their wedding was just as great… check out some of these shots =) ::
Spring… one of my best and worst times of the year… the worst, because allergies attack me like no other…. Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head fever (okay thats from the old school Vicks 44 commercial… just showed my age =)… Anyway, its the best time of the year for me because it’s getting warm and weddings are being shot about every weekend… and in this case it is a good time of the year for engagement sessions as well!! Something about spring afternoons and the very warm toned color of light from the sun that I just love shooting and trying to capture. This session was my first real afternoon that had this kind of light… Nicole and Ryan did a great job and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in September! Check out these fun shots ::
Meet Karen and Brad again… remember the very cool “rainy engagement” a few weeks back…. Welp their big day has finally arrived. Such a cool and sweet couple and it was at a pretty cool venue in Cleveland GA called Densmore Farm. The day went off without a hitch and we got some really great shots. A really emotionally charged day on several levels and I am honored that they choose me to capture those… check out some shots… ::
What A Great Engagement Shoot…. As a photographer it always means a lot when a bride is willing to book her wedding around your availability…. it puts a big smile your face =). Meet Crystal and Nate…. me and crystal go back some years ( i won’t mention how many as it may show how young we really are … but last year around October she contacted me about shooting her wedding this October… and of course we got the details worked out and today was the engagement… ended up being a great shoot as it was also the first evening of daylight savings time ( my favorite time of the year )…. check out a few of the shots below ::
Cameron 2014 Commerce High School Senior shoot collaboration #2…. remember this amazing shoot from just a few weeks back… Austin from EJHS ( http://blog.greeneworks.net/2013/02/20/ejhs-senior-atlanta-and-north-ga-photographer/ )… well this would be Mr. Austin’s lovely girlfriend Cameron. Austin was pretty tough enduring some chilli weather while putting up with 3 goofy photographers…. well I gotta say Cameron may just be a bit tougher… she had the same 3 goofy photographers and much, much colder…. actually freezing weather. She was a great model by all means. I really got some great shots from this session as well….. I shot around with a lens I hardly ever shoot with just to get outside my comfort zone and I really think it worked well for me this session… for you photographers out there… I highly recommend getting an 85 f1.4 of sorts… its yummy and great bokeh too.
This is officially kicking off my 2014 Senior Season “It’s Your Year, OWN It”…. as most of you you know once April or may gets here seniors will be booking like crazy in order to reserve those summer slots for pictures… I try to shoot no more than 20 seniors every year…. So if you are thinking about it… go ahead and book and reserve your slot this summer today… email me for details ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Great for the price of Good! =)
Anyway… check out some of these shots below ::
Kicking off the 2014 Senior Season a little earlier this year…. Teaming up with 2 other photographers and one really cool senior makes for a great afternoon. Samantha Beauchamp Photography contacted me a few weeks ago to collaborate with her on a senior session that she had coming up… with our different styles of work she felt we could really give him a diverse set of images… I then asked if I could take it a bit further and I mentioned bringing on another talented shooter… Antonio Little Photography… with us 3 in place it was sure to be a cool session and I knew we were going to have a lot of fun… so a big thanks SBP and ALP for a great evening of shooting and a special big thanks to Austin for hanging in there with us for a little over 3 hours…. it was well worth it. Here are my share of images from the shoot check them out….
Amanda and Chris…. I can tell this is going to be a fun wedding come next year. I met these guys awhile back when we were booking their wedding and right off the bat I could tell that Amanda was going to make some great photos just being herself… loves to laugh, loves to smile and loves her man which always makes for a great photography recipe. We did their engagement session at Jim Walters Barn in Lula, GA… I have shot there two previous times… once a bridal session and then a wedding. Great little “country-esque” venue to shoot at. We got some pretty wonderful shots there… check them out ::
Last wedding of my 2012 season… what a great one to end on! An awesome bride, great weather and wonderful help! This bride Ashley… (to a lot of you that follow my work a good bit)… will look very familiar to you…. Just take a look at some of these post (click here). This is a lot different than what you may have seen her in some of my previous works….. they were hands down great, but this was REAL and wow could you ever tell it. The connection between her and Shane is just picture perfect… no pun intended!! While Ashley has always been the camera’s best friend… her new hubby Shane worked it pretty well just being himself! These guys had a first a look and a little birdie told me that Shane wasn’t crazy about the idea… he wanted to keep it traditional… well for all of you on the fence about a first look… th esame little birdie told me that after the night was over… that he was kinda glad they had it because of the powerful moment between the two of them…. but that’s his secrete i won’t tell anyone else =) So check out some of these amazing shots from an amazing wedding… and thanks Ashley for helping to get to where I am due to your amazing shoots in the past… maybe we’ll work together in the future too….
Meet Shannon and Jordan… This is a very photogenic couple as you can tell. Jordan can deff work the camera as she is no stranger to the world of modeling and Shannon did a great job as well…. being the “boy prop” and the sweet fiance… Stay tuned this winter as Jordan are I plan to do a session or two for some cool creatives and portfolio builders… We got a lot of great shots but here are just a few from the session…. ::
I HAVE SOOOOO BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS…. Bridal sessions are bitter sweet…. sweet b/c they are great sessions with no stress and lots of creativity… bitter b/c I can’t post a great session till after the wedding… well guess what… IT’S AFTER THE WEDDING YALL! For those of you who haven’t met Ashley yet… we have worked together 3 times prior on my Trash the Dress portfolio (downtown urban look, junkyard and a mountain stream… all kick @$$ sessions =). I was pretty flattered when she asked me to be her wedding photographer, b/c this time it was for real…. and she knows the importance of lasting photography.
Ashley got an engagement session and a bridal session in her wedding package…. the engagement turned out really good, but she sent me a pretty challenging request for her bridal… and if you know me… I like a good challenge =). Her bridal session idea was inspired by this Ralph Lauren commercial… “Romance”. So of course as soon as I watched this I was like… “HE%$ (double hockey sticks) yeah we can do it!”…. Thanks to my brother from a different mother Scott Hawks for letting us use his horse farm and a few of his fine horses. (Dancing Tree Farms…. by the way photogs check it out… his rates are great for horse usage). When we got done with the session I couldn’t wait to get them edited and proofed out to her… BUT I had to wait about a month before I could post…. well the wedding was last night… rocked it out too and those are coming later on, BUT check these out !! ::
As my senior season is starting slow down a bit… this session with Sydney was really cool because she is my first real non-local senior… whoo hoo i’m going regional…lol… just kidding but she is from up in Cumming GA. We had a great shoot and hit several of my favorite locations which are all new to those seniors… We dodged the rain and ended up with a very pretty, somewhat windy afternoon. Oh yeah, shes drives a cool car too.. VDUB =)… lol. Anyway check out some of the shots below ::
Who would have thought that hurricane Sandy would have brought so much wind and cold weather on a Sunday afternoon… brrrrr. Well she did, Sandy tried to deter us from shooting… I know she did some of my other photog friends that day (yall big ol chickens…lol), but not us. Cason was a trooper and I mean trooper between the wind whipping, cold weather nipping and mom yelling about fixing hair…. she muscled thru the session and we got some great shots…. check out a few from this Dragon Senior ::
Congrats to Latosha and Tad who were married just less than two weeks ago… that’s right brides to be… less than two weeks ago and they are getting their disc now =)… This venue, Jim Walters Barn, in Lula GA is a pretty neat place. There is a lot of really neat places to shoot around there and inside. It made for a great wedding venue and Latosha and Tad made it that much prettier…. awwwww… Check out some the great shots from their special day !! ::
Great couple… Michelle and Jay! Michelle booked me to shoot her Carl House wedding just after the first of the year and after meeting with these guys and now even after shooting them… I have no doubt that we will get some rocking shots at their wedding. We hit one of my newly fav spots in Athens… I like contrasting the urban/industrial locations with good looking and classy couples. Please check out these shots from their engagement and deff stay tuned for their wedding in November! ::
Soo I got home not long ago tonight from shooting Latosha and Tad’s wedding at Jim Walters Barn in Lula, GA… what a very pretty venue and very country-esque =) We also did Latosha’s Bridal Session there as well a few weeks ago… bridal sessions are bitter sweet to me because… they are sweet because it is great session that we can take our time and get some great shots, it’s good dress, hair and makeup practice for the big day… they are bitter because the pictures turn out so good and I have to wait until after the wedding to post obviously…lol. So I have had these on standby for over a week now to post as soon as the wedding was over =)… Stay tuned for the actual wedding pictures coming soon… anyway check out Latosha’s bridal below ::
What a great weekend to shoot a great wedding… Perfect weather, perfect venue and the perfect couple…. This wedding was held up at Brasstown Valley Resort This is a really nice venue nestled in the mountains of North Ga. Kristina and Neel were as relaxed as they could be it seemed on what was a very busy day… I got some great shots and here are a few from the day… check them out
Its been a long while since I have posted one of these… so since my 2012 Senior Season is coming to an end (it has been an amazing season btw)… I figured I would post a few cheat sheets for some of you out there that may be interested…. and like Peter always wants to know… “whats my secrete you ask Peter… SAMS Club AA Batteries
Check these Cheat Sheets out::
Flash Units were all Nikon SB900, 800 speed lights
Oh man…. we took a lemon of a day and turned it into some sweet lemonade…. Meet Holly from Madison County High School. We were scheduled to shoot earlier today and it was pretty much going to be a game time decision, so at about 4:15 her mom got in touch with me to discuss if we should shoot at our designated time of 5:15…. I was game because it was just threatening rain at that time so we decided to carry on and man am I glad! We got in the whole first part of the shoot with no rain, not even a sprinkle. Now, the second part at this cool location in Athens it did nothing but sprinkle at first then gradually got harder… and well I have always wanted to shoot in the rain and today was my chance! We shot a few places under cover but got all in at the end… check out the shots from the session ::
This was wedding #67 for me in my short career… and I must say this was probably one of my favorites I’ve ever shot. First off I’d like to thank Marla and Chad for sticking with me thru the tough and unfortunate times that took place over the months of planning leading up to your special day. Marla and Chad is a very nice couple and very sincere and friendly…. I met Chad twice (the second time on his wedding day) and he was generous enough to tell me about the green cooler and to help myself (thanks for that and I had a few….shhhhh). Everything at this wedding, which was held at the brides parents house, was put together and done by them…. I was very impressed when I rolled up the day of the wedding…. I knew it was going to be a good day… check out some shots ::
I think all my couples I shoot and work with are great, but I must admit there is that noticeable playful love among some that is apparent just right off the bat… Meet Ashley and Jarred, they are one of those couples that make taking pictures easy. Ashley sent me a few ideas that I could add my own little spin too and Jarred actually seemed really comfortable in front of the camera…. (a rarity for most guys). The pictures came on the day that ended a 3 day rain monsoon from a passing by hurricane. We actually didn’t think we would be able to shoot that afternoon and what do you know it cleared up and was bright sunny skies… and not only that but we had some outstanding clouds to move in also towards the end of the session… check out the shots ::
This past week has dumped quite the rain… This engagement session with Latosha and Tad looked a little touch and go for awhile there with the rain all around us. Once again my luck holds out… we get a nice little break and knockout the session. A little funny side note, this particular location is pretty neat except they need a sign that says beware of the cats…they weren’t ferocious or mean just annoying and i bet out of all my shots I had to clone and heal brush them out of most pictures…. BUT with even the cats trying to pester us, we got some great shots… check them out ::
Back to the grind… after having some of July and all of August off from weddings… I am back at full swing now. I ended my first half on a bang with DJ & Bubba and starting this second half off on the right foot at The Georgia Club. Not sure if you remember Kim and Allen’s amazing engagement session at Piedmont Park, but their wedding was not to disappoint either. Without delaying anymore check out these shots! ::
Meet Hayden… a pretty tall senior (taller than me) that loves to play basketball and baseball. His mom contacted me sometime back and scheduled his session, she referenced a few cool shots that I had done in the past so I knew this was going to be a fun shoot. We started inside the gym (where I drained a 3 pointer, nothing but net, that’s right I still got it =)… then we shot a few places in the school and then the cool baseball pictures. We ran into a little bit of a snaff-fu… the baseball field lights were supposed to be available to us but for some reason they were not, BUT no fear… I put on my thinking hat… grabbed a few external flashes…. used what ambient we could pull…. and yeah we still got the shots we wanted… here are a few from the session enjoy ::