If any of you know me or even th eones who follow my work a good bit know that I rarely shoot anything but Weddings and Seniors, but every year I take on some different sessions… a few families, kids and maternity sessions or anything else that I may can fit into the crazy schedule…. Well meet Hollye… we go way back… me and her older sister graduated together and her mom taught me in my elementary school days…. so when Hollye contacted me to do her maternity shots, I will admit the I hesitated a little, because this is typically out of my “box” but I’m glad she was so persistent because we had a great shoot and the images turned out well…. =). Check these out, we shot them at the infamous Jackson County park Hurricane Shoals Park. ::
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 ( email@example.com ). Great for the price of Good! =)
Anyway… check out some of these shots below ::
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
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 ::
Ms. Summer is a senior… Last time I saw Summer was actually about 4 years ago, I shot her older sisters wedding and Summer was in it of course. I really enjoyed this session for several reasons… one Summer is great in front of the camera and two we shot away from her hometown to get some cool and different looks. I mean parking decks and graffiti walls… how much more cooler could you get in the Summer time…(okay cheesey joke but I laughed). Check out some great shots below ::
Meet Josh… a 2013 Senior at Commerce High School…. I must say that I’m showing my age a little bit when I am starting to shoot the senior kids of some of the parents that I went to school with… =). Josh’s mom and I went to the same high school, she was a few years ahead of me but nonetheless a fellow alumni. I was contacted a few months ago to shoot this session and we started planning a little early… we had big plans of doing a wrestling themed shoot in the new gym… but as we didn’t know nor the coach that got us in…. the lights don’t work on the weekends inside the new gym….??? , but we improvised and rocked out a few cool gym shots anyway… It was great to see Jennifer again, meet Josh and if uncle Jeff is reading this (my class mate in school)… hows it going? Check out some of the shots we got below ::
And….. the senior crunch is on to get in all their pictures before the football programs come out… I am just slammed to the gills in August with seniors, but I don’t mind… i actually love it since seniors are becoming a favorite of mine quickly. This was a senior package that I had entered into a silent auction and was bid on and won in the Jefferson Booster Clubs Lucky Night Out. You guys should come it’s a blast… I think next year along with a senior package I am also entering photography lessons as well… =) Anyway McKay is a flanker (#12) for the Dragons this year and he promises to have a good season…. we got a good mix of of shots on this evening and as always they were fun to do. Stay tuned and you’ll see McKay later on this year as his mom is going to purchase my Spotlight Package in that I go to the game or the event and shoot nothing but the spotlight player the whole time… great way to get some cool action shots and some intense emotional candids of them out of the action as well…. anyway check out these shots ::
Sooooo… going into Kerri’s senior session this past weekend I was worried about the triple digit temperatures, but to my surprise it was some freakish “monsoon easterly crazy fast wind” that about post-pone this session… Luckily when we got to downtown Commerce the winds had died down a bit and by the end of the session it was perfect! We also had planned to shoot at the local high school (won’t say which one to shoot under a few of the lights at the football field for some very cool cheer leading pictures BUT we didn’t have an extra $100 in our budget to pay for that… booo! Anyway as fate would have it, since we weren’t there shooting at dusk we found a field and got some amazing pictures there instead… take that football! HA!…lol. j/k. Xheck out a few of these great shots from this past Sunday ::
Meet Caitlin… 2013 senior, country girl, cross-country medalist and super model…. well I was kinda kidding about the super model part, but she very well could be… her and my camera got along very well! Caitlin is from Mountain View High School out in Gwinnett (thats right lil ol me is crackin into that market =)… MVHS is a fairly new school and she said that she will be in the first graduating class from there… pretty cool. This shoot was pretty much flawless minus the 100 degree temps and a few ticks here and there in the tall grass… but without any more delay… check out these shots ::
DJ and Bubba… I had never met DJ prior to our engagement session but we have been friends on Facebook for quite some time… she like myself is a graphic designer and we shared a little information about the industry and the tools in the past…. well she got engaged and well I get the opportunity to photography her special day! Its always nice to have people like my work, but always means a lot when someone in the art community likes it as well…. even enough to book me =). I must admit I am jealous of DJ’s design job… she gets to design for the Falcons, Hawks and the Braves…. (if you guys need a freelance photographer let me know Anyway here are a few shots from the engagement session ::
Mr Brady… I’ve shot this guy since about 6 months old and now he’s turning 2!… Seems like a familiar post (dejavu from earlier this week). We shot these at Hurricane Shoals Park and he was the perfect little model as usual. Check out some these great shots… and oh yeah he’s got a baby brother on the way… Congrats!! ::
Little Macy whom I have shot since week 2… is now two years old… wow! Not much to say she is always a cutie and always rocks the camera… Check these out and… Tic-Tacs was the key to this session =) ::
I also had a little helper for her session…. i hope he doesn’t put me out of business =)
I met Heather and Michael last fall where they booked me for there June 2012 wedding… I kinda had an inside scoop on helping me to book her as she works with my mom =)… Anyway, they wanted to have their engagement session shot at Hurricane Shoals Park as that was the very spot where Michael pop the big question to Heather! I kind of chuckled as they told me about how he pop the question…. long story short, the plan was to do it in from of the old church there on site… well with it being a public park there were several people walking around site seeing… so after stalling awhile and waiting, Micheal just asked her behind the church under a tree…lol…. hey at least it was still close to the old church =). Here are a few pictures from this past Sunday’s session… enjoy ::
Ahhhhh it feels great to be shooting again, I had my first shoot this past Monday since my amazing senior session a few weeks back… this session pretty much marked an end to my well planned, well deserved break… now it’s time to hit the gas wide open an knock out these weddings and other sessions booked in the coming weeks and months. This session was nice because I got to take some shots of 1 year old Gracie and just about a year or so ago I shot her bigger sister at the same age…. well both were present at this session and we got some great shots… here is a quick sneak peek… check them out ::
Ahhhh… it’s just about my favorite time of the year…. SENIOR SESSION TIME! Hello Class of 2013!
Meet Maegan… I got to kick off the season a bit early this year with her! I brainstormed a little and had few ideas to try and she was game for them all. I have known her dad for quite sometime and we are all Jeffersonian alums =). We got a lot of GREAT shots and here are just a few… it was hard narrowing it down but I tried…. I look forward to shooting some of Maegan’s friends and I also look forward shooting some great sessions in the surrounding area’s (JCCHS, EJHS, CHS, BCHS, WBHS, FCHS… Athens area schools, Gwennett Co, Hall Co and any others in North GA… )
Seniors of the 2013 Class… Girls and Guys… book now to reserve your slot!
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Remember little Ford from a few months ago…? (5 days old). Well mister Ford is now 5 month old! I love seeing the changes between the first few days of life to the first few months…. such a big change. Well yesterday was Ford’s number 2 session of what was my First Year package. We got some great shots and we went backdrop free as well just shooting around on the furniture and different parts of the house… I actually like that a little better and it looks like Ford did as well… check out a few of these ::
” Hi, I am Kale Corbett. My parents are Tim and Brandy Corbett and I have a sister, Katy Rose. I am in the 4th grade at Jefferson Academy. I love to play football, basketball, and run track. One day, I began to feel so tired that I couldn’t even play during my football game. That isn’t like me so my mom and dad took me to the doctor. After lots of tests, they said I had leukemia. It is a rare type of ALL.” -Kale
Meet Kale Corbett… that is Kale’s story. I just recently met Kale this past Monday, I have always known his mom, his uncle and just most recently shot his aunt’s engagement session…. a great and very close nit family! A very competitive gene pool there and Kale has seemed to gained it honestly as he jumped right out of the car with a football in hand throwing hailmary passes to his sister Katy and diving on the ground to catch passes (momma wasn’t crazy about him getting dirty, but it was a good catch!). Kale has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia… and has since under went a few chemo treatments, but I tell you what you would have never known it do to this guys spunk and good attitude! The GREAT news is they have a bone marrow donor and they were officially cleared for transplant! I have been keeping up with Kale here at his webpage. You can tell God is truly working in and around this little guys life and family. If you care to help Kale out in anyway you can start by stopping by his donations page. Kale we’ll photograph you again in a few months and you can show me how to throw one of those hailmary passes!
Here are a few shots of Kale and his family :
Below is Kale looking for a hawk…. love the concentration =)
Good Luck Kale…. we’re praying for you and your family and we’ll see you guys in a few short months…
Now looking for Senior Reps to be the face of Scott Greene Photography’s 2013 Senior Class. If you are chosen… it only cost you a little bit of your time and you’ll have some great pictures to keep on disc with a print release license. Plus you’ll set the trend for all 2013 Seniors to follow :: If you or any upcoming senior that you know are interested just send the below information to firstname.lastname@example.org :: all entries must be received by January 31st to be eligible to be picked. Please copy and paste this into an email and send to email@example.com
What is your or the senior’s name? Age? Gender?
What high school do you or the senior attend?
What sports do you or the senior play for the school?
What is your favorite sport or the senior’s favorite sport?
What extra curricular activities are you or the senior involved in besides sports?
What is your favorite or the senior’s favorite subject in school?
What is your idea or the senior’s idea of the perfect/coolest senior picture?
What are some cool locations or ideas that you or the senior may have?
Why would you or the senior make a good senior rep for Scott Greene Photography’s 2013 Senior Class?
Please copy and paste this into an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may attach a picture of yourself or the senior if you like but optional only.
Well… other than a few little family shoots and a couple of engagements in the next few weeks… my 2011 has officially wound down (by choice that is). I like to take the months of Nov thru Feb and shoot for me. That could be a creative trash the dress session or a collaborative editorial styled shoot, but just things that I like to do. I alos take this time to teach and mentor to some up and coming fellow photogs and I am ALWAYS on the look out for work-shops and seminars of any kind… so if you know of any around within a 100 miles of Jefferson GA… let me know =). My main goal is to deffinently start shooting more fine art styled shoots… I love just shooting what I see abstractly… that is what got me into photography to begin with and that is what helps to keep me in it… shooting for myself from time to time… anyway here is a quick 15 minute front yard session I had with my tree… enjoy and look for more ::
Bo’s turn for another round of birthday pictures… We shot these this afternoon on JES playground. With rain moving through just a few hours before us and a 7:15 birthday party at the Mexican Restaurant, we hit the window to shoot just right! He is a fast one to try and catch on camera… thats the truth! I ended up getting some great shots from the shoot… here are few sneak peeks… now if you will excuse me we are going to eat Mexican for Bo’s b-day =)
Have I mentioned that I like creative photography…. maybe once or twice if I had to guess! That is the biggest reason that I love doing the senior sessions, they all want something new and uniquely to themselves and that is what keeps me pushing the envelope to the next session. Ms. Hanna booked me a few weeks ago and we did a lil planning on where we would start shooting and where we would end up. I must say that this whole shoot was fun, but for me the very end of it was the best because…. we were racing against the sun and the remaining light of day that was left to steal a few more awesome shots before it got dark… well that is exactly what happened… so congrats to Hanna on her upcoming senior year and she is kicking it off right with some awesome pictures… check out a few from the session.
Session two of the Crib, Crawl and Walk package with these three little triplets…. If you ever thought shooting a six month old was tough, try 3! These guys did well though…. the adults out numbered the kids by one. Mom and dad brought help in the form of grandparents. We decided on Hurricane Shoals Park for this session…. it was close by and we were all familiar with it but boy was it HOT! Anyway here is a sneak peek from the session:
It was time for me to shoot Mr. Nate again… (Nate Dawg!!!!…. sorry just had to say that, one of my favorite rappers from way back in my high school years). Anyway…. this Nate is not a rapper but I think he’s going to be a runner…. kid is fast! I got some good shots with Mr. Nate… it took a few hiding and peek-a-boo games but we nailed it… Good job Nate! Here are a few shots from the session at Hurricane Shoals Park: