This baby boy steals my heart weekly. I had the pleasure of meeting him as a tiny little guy, and I get to see him in his mothers arms in Church weekly. A couple weeks ago, I held him and he nuzzled his head into my neck and I melted. He melts me every time that I see him.
His three sisters are beauties and bundles of sweet energy. He is a lucky little boy.
My dear friend moved here from Argentina. She married last year, and is now expecting her first baby. She has a bundle of boy on the way and I can not wait to meet him. In the meantime we had a blast doing this photo session. She came to my house and we drove together to the local nature preserve. There is a pretty lake area, but my favorite spot is the shoals. The water was freezing so we stayed on the rocks. The lighting was perfect and highlighted this magical time for my friend.
The question of location is always asked during scheduling a session. I have places that I am used to going that are open to the public. Sometimes it’s a private location that I get permission to use. Other times it is my client that knows of a place. This client had a friend with a fabulous backyard. Seriously gorgeous.
This client was so sweet and her choice of props just as sweet. This client asked that her sisters be part of her session. Just beautiful.
When I first moved to the area, I spent weeks just driving around looking for special places to take photos. Basically location scouting for my clients. One day, I drove a pretty good distance from Peachtree City and I stumbled across this old Purina pet food factory. The weeds were high and the metal from the old factory had rust stains. These are two of my favorite things when looking for a spot. (Not that I like the snakes that are sometimes in those long weeds!)
I used this space for just a few clients. I new it would be perfect for a male senior session. It has been a long time since I have photographed there. Last I was there the crew of the Walking Dead had found this spot and were using it.
Often times, parents call to schedule sessions for the senior high school students. They often ask what they should bring if anything. I like to suggest they bring something that identifies who they are as a senior. Whether they play a sport or and instrument, anything. This is a good example of someone who brought great items that represented part of who he is his senior year. His sport, his car, and his jacket.
This was a very fun session. This senior and her mother were fun to work with at the atmosphere was amazing. For this session we went to Serenbee. It is a small community not that far from Peachtree City, and also not that far from Atlanta. It is extremely unique and is made of four “hamlets” as the town calls them. The town feels both rural and urban. It mixes sustainable living with art stunning homes and some well thought our commercial space.
Our session made use of the farm, fields, shops and wooded area.
Wow, once again it has been a while since I have posted. Happily, that means I have been swamped and haven’t had time to write. I carved out today especially, just so that I could bring some images to all of you. I love sharing your beautiful smiles and the milestones that you reach. Really, besides the corporate head shots that I do, capturing milestones in peoples lives is what I do.
How fantastic is that last year of high school! Some seniors come to me the spring and summer before their senior year begins. Others wait until they’ve graduated. What ever your way of capturing this milestone, do capture it.
This young man met me here in Peachtree City. His photos are one after the other perfect.
Or maybe Maryland? I know I had to cut through Delaware to get there, but now I’m thinking it was the Maryland Panhandle…Hmm.
Anyway, it was beautiful. Right now in the beginning of October I just can’t get enough of sharing fall picture in the North.
This was a pretty location at a park with a railroad. Enjoy.
All about the lighting.
Usually I like to work with natural light. You hear this often when looking around for a photographer. The term “natural light photographer”. A photographer may genuinely prefer the use of natural light. They may like the less artificial look. They may just like the way they can play with sun light to get different looks due to position of subject or even time of day. If you have interest in photography, and you’d like to know more about lighting, here is a fantastic article by Darlene Hildebrandt.
I call myself a natural light photographer. I just love to play with what lighting the natural environment provides. There are times though when I make an exception. This location was one of those times. The auditorium was pitch black. I used some different arrangements of spot lights that the venue had. To that, I also used some of my own lights.
This sweet girl is beyond talented and has some talented shoes to fill with family that worked in Motown. The session was meant to highlight each of her talents. It was my pleasure to work with her and her family.
I am originally from Maryland. My love for sunny weather and my dislike of more than 3 days of snow, caused me to raise my family in Georgia. Every Fall, I miss my home state. This September has me sitting here in my office just south of Atlanta thinking of what I would be doing if I was in Maryland. Wow do I miss the Fall in the North! We would be picking apples to make pies and apples sauce with. We would be going pumpkin picking while bundled in sweaters and hats. We would be crunching our way through beautifully colored leaves. Possibly, my most favorite of all, is that we would be eating apple spice doughnuts from Milburn Orchards.
I have been a very bad blogger. My last post was in 2012! Thankfully I have been very busy capturing photos constantly since my last blog. I just haven’t taken the time to write about each session. But I am back and I decided that the first pictures up would be from a session that I did in Chesapeake City surrounded my crisp fall air and the colors a crispy leaves.