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….
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
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
Oh i love fun weddings… and I deff knew this one was probably going to be one of the funnest I have shot. Meet TJ and Alison… I met these guys at the University of West Georgia where we were all Art majors, so you know right off the bat we all have twisted and funny personalities. I had almost every art class with TJ… yes it was fun and dreadful at the same time (just kidding…), but when TJ is constantly showing you his amazing drawings, mine kinda lost my respect…lol. Alison and Tj started dating back then… only 10-12 years ago… not that long ago…. Anyway we reconnected on Facebook and they got engaged and I got to shoot their wedding. Good people they are and TJ is pretty funny so he made the day interesting for me. I think he was impressed by my Nikon arsenal and since then I have heard he is making the swap over from Canon…okay probably not but this is my blog so I can tell like I want =). Check out some of these great shots from their day… and congrats guys… ::
Fifty-Nine (59) weddings and counting, no rain outs streak continues!! 70% chance of rain this past Saturday but I wasn’t worried… I’m good luck (hint hint for all you future , outdoor wedding brides … Anyway meet Abbey and Matt, you may remember them from our engagement session back in February (here). I could tell by shooting these two then that we were going to get some great pictures on their wedding day, Just so happened that this is my 200th blog post (yay!) AND one of my most favorite weddings shots that i have taken to date would come from this wedding… checkout a few shots from the day and see if you can pick my favorite =) ::
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What a great way to end a GREAT 2011 wedding season! This Trash the Dress Session was actually purchased in Andi’s initial wedding package (thats right… she aint skeered!). Andi and Thomas were one of my favorite weddings from this past year… remember this one (click here). These sessions are always fun and creative… plus Andi had been studying up on how work this session. Andi is a fun bubbly gal with a very contagious smile… well this session her evil twin came out and threw on us some attitude… it was a good juxtapose to the normal Andi =). So with out any further delay… check out some shots from the session ::
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 ::
Well the time had finally came… time for part 3 of Ms. Ashley’s Trash the Dress (TTD) session. This was originally supposed to be done last Sept , but after a few reschedules later… here we are and boy was it worth it! I have been looking forward to this water session for awhile. We have previously shot the Country/Urban session and the Junkyard session and now the infamous water session! (OH YEAH… anybody thinking of doing this but is a little timid of ruining their dress… guess what… after all of these session I am taking her dress and getting it dry cleaned and it will be as good as new….. so seeeeee you don’t have to ruin it to Rock It.) Anyway…. I had this place in mind since day one of shooting a few of my buddies fishing here some 4 years ago. Ashley and her mom jumped in the ol truck with me and off we went. After an hour or better ride and some misdirections from TomTom and Casey… thanks bud, we had finally arrived…. well I’m not sure what else I can say other than this was a FUN shoot not only for me but I think for Ashley as well…. The water was pretty frigid still but like a champ she had her game face on…. I’ll hush now and let you see.
For booking information on a Trash the Dress or a Rock the Dress… please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706.296.5634.
Soooo NOW I can post the real deal. Carley and Brandon are officially hitched and documented. Since day one Carley trusted me with the direction to and creativity for her pictures. I strongly convinced her to do a “First Look” and she accepted and it was great… just ask her about it! We did the first look on north campus at the University of Georgia and their wedding reception was at the Commerce Civic Center. Well… there isn’t much more I can say about this wonderful couple that I haven’t already said in their previous two post (engagement and bridal). But I would like to thank them for letting me be a part of their special day… Thanks Guys! Check a few pictures from the big day!
Got a phone call about 2 months ago from Mr. Poole… he had just been recently married at Hurricane Shoals Park and was looking on Google images and some of mine just happened to pop up (thank you blog =)… well he wanted my TTD aka Trash the Dress… services! I was delighted of course because these are one of my most favorite type of sessions to shoot… We corresponded a few times via email and he showed me some ideas of what him and Brandi were thinking…. and well as soon as I saw fire as one of the examples… Scott got all excited about this shoot (yes I just spoke in 3rd person!). Brandi and Josh put back on there wedding attire from that special day in March…. and we did a little ‘trashing”. The session worked out good with the old junk cars as it went with what was kind of a “rocking 40′s and 50′s look”. Here are some of the shots from the Poole’s Trash the Dress:
So Carley the day is here… obviously I have written this post before your wedding date, but I know you would kill me if I posted before hand so I won’t! Anyway for those of you guys out there… like I mentioned before in Carley and Brandon’s engagement session… she told me some 3 years ago that I was going to shoot her wedding and well I am either shooting it today on 5/21 or I have shot it yesterday b/c this is the Sunday after…. WELL now that we are all confused, here are a few pics from Carley’s bridals that we took two weeks prior to her wedding date…. she may call them bridals but I am putting these under my “Rock the Dress” category… way to go Carley =)… PS- she took a few special ones for her new husband the football coach, see if you can spot them! (had fun shooting the wedding tonight)
So I put I a call out about two weeks ago for a FREE trash the dress session for any takers that were willing. I got a lot of inquiries about it but only really a couple of serious ones. Ladies and gentlemen meet Jessica and Shelli from Augusta and Atlanta GA! These two ladies had no prior modeling experience as none was needed for this session…. just a dress and creative freedom. I had planned on shooting rain or shine… luckily it was sunny but for the lovely models it was extremely cold this past Sunday. I really want to thank them for hanging in there even while their teeth were chattering =). I think the coolest part of the shoot was the “Rat Rod” (A rat rod is simply a custom car that is made for driving and hanging out with friends. Rat rods aren’t ultra glossy show cars. Instead a rat rod is a “unfinished” street rod that is intentionally left a bit rough around the edges.)… anyway we were headed to a location, walking across the street when we heard this loud noise approaching quickly… well blowing by us in a very unique looking car was Ben. We started yelling and whistling and finally got Ben’s attention and waved him back… I asked if we could shoot with his car and he gladly let us. It was a very cool car and fit the shoot well. Also Ben says the car is for sale and he built it from parts himself. Here are some shots from the session…. Enjoy!
He’s your one and only true love, right? Then you’ll never need the dress again. And no, your daughter won’t wear it in 20-30 years. So you can either bury it in a closet, or have some fun by Rocking the Dress one last time, and get some great pictures while you do it! When brides are able to flaunt without worrying about getting a spot or two on their attire, the experience and results are so much better. It’s never been about destruction. It’s always been about creation. In the end, it really doesn’t matter what you call it- as the image usually speaks loudest. Welcome to the now, and I can’t wait to shoot you while you Rock it!
• What is a Rock the Dress Session?
Now that the wedding is over, you have two choices of what to do with the dress. You can suffocate it in a plastic bag and hope that your daughter will want to wear it in 20 years, or you can put it back on and have some fun.
• Do I have to really trash it?
Of course not! It’s just a fun session to do when you have more time than the day of the wedding or a situation you wouldn’t dare do the day of the wedding. Sure you can get a little risky with it, like splashing in water or standing in an alley since the fear of getting it dirty is over, but you don’t have to.
• Can I still do a session if you didn’t shoot my wedding?
Absolutely! I can certainly add a little spice to your wedding collection even if I didn’t cover the actual event. This is the perfect opportunity to add a different style to your wedding photos and some out of the ordinary locations.
• How much does it cost?
You can view my prices below or online. A typical session would require a Location Session which is anywhere within an hour of Jefferson, GA. Outside of this area special arrangements would be necessary.
• So what are you waiting for?
Contact me today to schedule your Rock the Dress session and give the dress one more run for the money.
Rock the Dress Session $250
-Printable digital negative disc
-License to print release included
-All images are post processed and enhanced
-Costumed designed case and disc cover
-Online gallery for a month
Soooo…. What a GREAT way to wrap up a GREAT shoot with GREAT weather and some GREAT models. I got to finally shoot the long awaited “junkyard” pictures that I have been dying to do. This was a good session on several levels… we got to shoot in two types of climate, we got some very very amazing shots with a little bit of luck on one or two (but i’ll take it!), we had a very patient and super nice salvage yard owner who gave us free reign and I got a ton of great shots! Ashley is great to work with as she is just natural in front of the camera if you can’t tell already by her pictures… we found a good stand in model for this session… I like to shoot guys in the session as they act more like a prop rather than a the focus point. So a big thanks to these two models as we got some very good shots. Everybody keep your eyes posted for the last part of this Trash the Dress as we are in the planning stages now. If anybody is interested in doing a Trash the Dress… get in touch with me and I can give you some pricing, and the dress is not ruined by any means, a good dry cleaning will fix it right up!….
Here are all the photos starting with the ones from today and then from Sunday… enjoy!
This is my second time working with Ms. Ashley… and like last time she did not disappoint. This was a shoot that i have been planning and looking forward to for a long time… I have always wanted to to a TTD session in a junkyard and well… here it is. Ashley also brought her boyfriend Mr. “Newt”… who has the modeling thing down, not sure if he’s ever done it before but he played the role good. As we got about 30 minutes in to the shoot… the rain rolled in along with some big dark thunder clouds… we braved the lighting for a few shots and caught a few surprises, but we called it after 30-45 minutes of trying to wait out the rain… NO FEAR… we will finish this shoot up in just a couple of days… I am really looking forward to it b/c with Ashley and Newt… i have a feeling we are going to get even more of this same great material…. check it out!!
WOW!… Finally a Trash the Dress!! I must say this has probably been the funnest and most creative shoots that I have had in a long time. The session is called a “Trash the Dress” and it’s one that allows the creativity to flow. The wedding is over, the day is gone… and the dress is still there. Why not get all of your money’s worth out of it and wear it one more time for a creative photo session. (for the record “trash” is a little harsh… 9 times out of 10 the dress is fine after a good dry cleaning) Anyway….. I have been wanting to do one of these for awhile and I actually have plans to do a few more in the coming weeks and months. Thanks to Ashley who is great model and really knows how to work the camera… these pictures turned out great! There are plans to have another session in a junkyard and possibly in water so please stay tuned for more details. Check out these images and enjoy!