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 ::
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 ::
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….
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 ::
I had the opportunity to shoot McKay’s senior session from earlier this season… his mom asked me about my Highlight Package which basically is where I am hired to follow a specific player throughout a game, event or tournament… This was the maiden voyage of that session and I McKay sure had a great game to give me a lot of great shots. Here are just a few from this past Friday night… Go Dragons! ::
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
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Flash Units were all Nikon SB900, 800 speed lights
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 ::
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 ::
…. and yet another Tiger Town Senior back to back days…. I have indirectly known this family for many years as my parents buy all of their furniture from them and I bought my living room suite from them as well almost 9 years ago, if ya need a great place to buy furniture try Sanders Furniture in downtown Commerce……. Now as Snoop Dogg would say, “back to lecture at hand” (G-Thang 1992)…. Meet Katherine! This was a fun shoot in that I got to shoot at a location that has yet to be “published” on my blog until now. Katherine doesn’t realize it, but she can without a doubt work the camera. We got several good quality locations within just a few miles of each other which added to the dynamics of the shoot. I don’t have much else to say, so I am going to let the images do my talking… Great Job Katherine!! checkem out… ::
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 ::
This was, I have to admit, a pretty cool session. Angela (the mom) contacted me some while back about doing Tyler’s senior pictures and right off the bat she wanted unique and different…Yes Please! My normal senior session is a mixed bag of formals, creative and unique shots that all flow in one session…. Well this session with Tyler was cool to me b/c it was all creative and unique shooting… mom said that his pictures by the school turned out pretty good (the formals) so she pretty much waved the green flag for an all awesome session. We hit a junkyard, a weight room and of course the football field… check these out ::
Ninety-eight degrees, humid and a slight overcast this July afternoon…. that was what we endured during this engagement shoot at the Botanical Gardens in Athens this past Monday. Kristina and Neel were a couple of troopers to say the least thru these conditions and for that we got some really great pictures… I can’t wait till their wedding this fall. Below are just a few from the session ::
Sitting here on my lunch break and thought I would do a quick blog post of a start to a great senior shoot….. This was a pretty awesome shoot on a few different levels… first and for most its the brother of my very first senior that I shot a few years ago… I am proud to say I have came a long ways since then… and thanks to Patti (mom) for letting me shoot your youngest and last to come thru =). Secondly… traditionally guys do senior shoots b/c mom wants them too, BUT my goal is to make the shoot for guys just as fun and cool as it is for the girls…. so mainly to do that I like to incorporate what they do, their likes, their hobbies and really submerge (no pun intended) my creativity into that. Meet Dawson… a competition swimmer! This shoot was a challenge on so many levels and if you know me I LOVE TO BE CHALLENGED… day 1 we tried the shoot and a monsoon of rain and killer lightning came thru… yeah not the challenge i was up for… day 2 (next day) dark dreary skies, very wide pool, local water aerobics club on one side, expensive photography gear inches from water, asst with a hurt back (but on the up and up i hear) and about an hours to pull of what i had in my head (scarey i know …. but I embraced the challenge and I think it paid off big time… this is part 1 of a 2 part session and these images are deff some of my best specialty session shots… stay tuned for part II :: (a lot of photographers have already contacted me about how i pulled this off… cheat sheet post coming in my Fortographers section of my blog… okay back to the action)
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 ::
Second senior of the season… it’s fixing to to get crazy, I like crazy though when it come to senior photography! (if you haven’t booked, do so now while slots are still available)… anyway meet Ashley, a Jefferson Senior! We got some great shots despite a few plans that fell through involving a few of our locations, but we took what was offered and ROCKED it! Would like to give a special thanks for quick thinking on Mr. Habeck’s part for offering up the inside of his church, to Coach DuBose for letting us borrow half of his court for a few minutes during his summer practice and to little brother for being an excellent flash holder! =)…. check out some the great shots that we got ::
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 =)
About a year or so I entered a photography package into our local high school booster club charity event… it was auctioned off for a good cause and well this family won the bid… well we have been in contact back and fourth ever since her youngest son was born about a year ago… We finally got to plan a date and shot the session this afternoon and I was looking forward to it. Her boys are so sweet and like any other 1 and 4 year old, mom and dad had bribed them with some ice cream afterwards… yummy! Anyway, dad’s face may seem just a little familiar to a few of you Dawg fans out there… he’s probably one of the greatest QB’s that the NCAA has ever seen and I was a bit star-struck at first, but what a down to earth guy… enjoyed the evening shooting him and his family… Maybe, just maybe I become his go to receiver… i mean photographer =). Check out some of the shots from this afternoon.. ::
One of my newly favorite venues to shoot at is the Carl House located in Auburn, GA… I have shot there in the summer, spring, fall and winter and no matter what time of the year it is… It is quite the photographers paradise! I have a few booked there this year of my own, but this past weekend I had the privilege to shoot under Neal Reeves at this wonderful venue. Each time I shoot there i seem to find a new angle, a new lighting shot and just new ideas in general… I can’t wait for my others scheduled there this coming year…. here are a few shots from this weekend… ::
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 ::