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 !! ::
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
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! ::
Another great wedding… I shot this one with NRP. Not a lot to say… just let the images do the talking. Quick post on this one… enjoy! ::
Wedding #8 of the season for me and I got to shoot with AGW Photography. The last time that I shot at Roswell Mill was a few years ago and Allyson assited me so I had the opportunity to side shoot with her at her wedding there. This place is a unique venue in that there are a lot of different looks for good photography… everything from old buildings to rivers and waterfalls. A lot of things have changed in Roswell since I last shot there… the Roswellians think very highly of their city property… hence the $100 permit to shoot photography there that you have to have… Luckily Julie had hers… I meant Allyson had hers =). We didn’t get sent to jail thank goodness. The reception was a first for me in that it was pretty crazy (i’ll keep the incriminatory pictures hidden) but I think we counted 7 spilled drinks and 3 broken glasses on the dance floor… you know you have a good reception when that happens… Like always I enjoy side shooting and usually try and get some good stuff… check out some of the shots below ::
Immediately after this next shot below…. i caught some of his Crown and Coke on me and my lens… luckily no harm…whew!
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 =) ::
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… ::
Meet the Chandlers…. the whole week was rainy leading in to February 4th. Even on the 4th, the day of the wedding, there was a 60% chance of rain. Fun Fact brides… out of 55 weddings… Scott Greene Photography has never had one to be rained out… had some close calls BUT no rain! This day (i thought my streak was going to end) proved no different… the rain stayed away and the sun even broke thru the clouds a few times! Not sure if you remember Amanda and Kevin, but they had the very cool Athens engagement session. This wedding was a true testimony of how powerful and emotional a First Look can be…. I was going to post a few pictures from it, but it was sooo special and sooo emotional that I am going to keep those for just Kevin and Amanda…. Without further delay here are a few sneak peeks from the Big Day…
I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a good New Year’s! It’s been awhile since I had a post ( i know i know… i’m a slacker =)….! Soooo my 2012 is off to a great start already…. I have already booked more weddings than I have in previous years and my side shooting gigs are plentiful as well… This wedding hear was the first one of the year to get the ice broken on 2012. I was a side shooter on this one with NRP Photography. It was a Catholic wedding which I always find interesting to shoot as we don’t see many of those here in the sticks…lol. The reception was at a really cool location “103 West“. After the wedding we toured around the block and shot a few city scene pictures…. here are a few from the day ::
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 ::
An old friend of mine from years past (about 12 to be exact) just recently had a new start with her wonderful wedding on October 21st. Ellwyn got married at The Carl House in Auburn GA. I have had the privileged of shooting there once before and I have several booked there already in 2012… great venue and a great staff. Anyway Ellwyn contacted me sometime ago about shooting her wedding… needless to say I was excited because I had lost touch with her as she moved around the countryside. Living out in TX they were headed back this way to get married and well we booked it and made it happen. This was my last official wedding of the year, as I have one more to go that I am side shooting this month… It’s been a great wedding year and here are some great pictures from Ellwyn’s special day ::
I just got in just a few hours ago from shooting this lovely brides actual wedding at Tucker Plantation. We met for this bridal session there about a month ago and it has been killing me to post this one ever since. We got a little late start on shooting, plus it had been threatening rain the whole day and was over cast…. but right as we started shooting the skies opened up and gave some some great shooting conditions. Jessica was great and so where her helpers that day (chop chop =)… Anyway here are a few pictures from that bridal… stay tuned soon for the weddings pictures from earlier today ::
and for Jessica’s lil sister!!
Ah finally another wedding blog post… This fall is going to be really busy for me with weddings. 5 weddings in the next 8 weeks… so stay tuned to check out some great pictures. This wedding was pretty cool in a few ways… one was that I was at the Higdon House in Greensboro, GA yet again this year (number 3 here this year I believe). The second is…. this was a Friday wedding and I originally had a wedding booked for the next day… so when Mandi contacted me about shooting it, in order not to over book myself and my clients I sent her info on some great photographers that I work closely with from time to time and just so happened she booked Neal Reeves Photography… so win win right…. long story short, that Saturday wedding of mine got rescheduled and NRP hired me out to shoot with him at Mandi’s wedding… so now its a win, win and win for all of us… =). Anyway here are a few of my sneak peeks from Mandi and Brandon’s big day – for the official pictures check out Neal Reeves Photography ::
Future brides… take notice of the excitement of this “First Look”… you can’t get this during ceremony! =)
Luckily Rosa (the Higdon House -house photographer? ), actually helped me here… I caught her flash in the background.
white boy can dance!
photographer can’t!… (neal reeves attempt at the Cupid Shuffle
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 email@example.com 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)
I tell you what… 2011 has blessed me with some great weddings thus far and even better couples! This wedding, no doubt is one of my favorites thus far. Thomas and Andi booked me awhile back ( thanks for the referral from Stacey Cooke Photography )and I drove down to his property near Peachtree City to scout the layout of the land… well it was and is a photographers paradise. The day actually started a little shakey for me… Thomas and Andi didn’t know this until now, but as I headed over to shoot Andi’s hair pictures I pulled my back out as I was putting my gear in my car and I was in some serious pain all day (ouch)….. AND to top that off as it wasn’t already enough, the beautiful hay fields that we shot in and were around for about 12 hours severely aggravated my allergies, but again I wasn’t going to let any of that slow me down on this big day…. and bust it wide open we did. Thomas and Andi, to say at the least, are some of the nicest and and most sincere people you could ever meet…. Andi has already booked a Trash the Dress with me in August… I can’t wait for that day, maybe we can get Thomas to put on an old suit to fill in the part as well =)… anyway I had a difficult time picking a few to post so here are a lot…lol. Thanks Guys!
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!
Its good to shoot a guy from time to time in my senior sessions just to let people know that I can shoot them…lol. Anyway here is a Senior from East Jackson High School that had a cool family farm location that we shot at… I liked the change of pace a bit from girl to guy… we got to do a little different stuff. Here are a few shots from session:
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!!