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The Piano Player

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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.












 

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Little “L” is Here

You may recognize these parents from an earlier maternity session. Well, their little princess has arrived and here she is. Enjoy!

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3 Ponds, 2 Bridges, and a Willow Tree

I came across this location while on one of the golf cart paths here in Peachtree City.  My boys and I were heading to t-ball and were winding our way around some new paths.  I fell in love as soon as I came upon this location.  Three ponds, two bridges and willow trees.   I couldn’t wait to meet with my client and try out this new location. When the day came, I was thrilled to meet this really sweet couple. They were up for every idea that I had in mind and this location offered up plenty.

Enjoy!

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9 Month Milestone

What a happy baby!  This little guy was full of expressions for me.  Every time I look at the first photo published here, I can‘t help smiling. This little guy came to be photographed for his nine month milestone.

I was super happy to use my new macro lens on this little guy.  In some of the last photos pictured here, I focused on details of his face and of his mother and him interacting.  The intimacy that the macro lens captures is amazing.

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Its The Little Things

This shoot was done on a beautiful sunny day with beautiful color. While my clients received images in color and in black and white, I wanted to just focus on the black and white images for this blog. There is something so peaceful about them. I love how they focus on the very tiny details of a little one. Enjoy.

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Underwater Bridal

I had this idea to photograph a bride underwater.  I found an adventuresome bride, a vintage wedding gown and a pool.  It was too much fun to only do once. So, we altered the dress a bit, and another adventure lover on in.

Please enjoy.

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Saxophone

I am very excited to share this shoot with all of you.  I have shot at this location a few other times,  but this was the first time there with a male client.  It always amazes me, how different a location can look simply because of the subject. But this location is almost unrecognizable. Although I do mostly candid shots I do provide direction at times.  I love the challenge of knowing which direction to give my client. Male and female poses are very different, as are child poses.  Just like when writing, one must think about the subject and the audience.  Giving direction during a shoot requires the same thought.

As always I ask my clients if they would like to bring something important to them to the session.  It can make a photo that much more meaningful.  This client brought his saxophone.  I really love the details of a photo, so the photos of him playing are some of my favorite.

Enjoy!

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Beautiful Bella

I would like to share this very special photo session with you.  The reason it is so special,  is because it features the newest member of my extended family.  I grew up in an incredibly close family. Aunts, uncles and cousins, are thought of less like extended family, but more like brothers and sisters.  My earliest memory of my cousin Adam is at Easter.  Up until that particular Easter I was one of the two youngest in the family.  That gave me the special position of being told where Easter eggs were by my uncles. I loved being lifted into the air to get an egg while the older children had to search on their own.  Then came Adam. I can still see him get lifted into the air to find an egg, while I remained on the ground without any assistance.  From that day on, I had to find my own eggs.  Ah, well. It was a small price to pay for a cousin whom I love very much. I was thrilled when I heard he became the father of a baby girl. So please let me introduce you to my newest little cousin Isabella, who I hope to one day help find Easter eggs.

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Chocolate O’hara

This session started with my client wearing a pair of jeans standing in a barn.  The session ended with my client in a dress, sitting on a chair, in the middle of a creek.  I love it when a client is up for anything.

Two days before this shoot, I knew the client wanted water in some of her photos.  She chose an area that has shoals.  Having hiked there in the past, I was familiar with the area.  While imagining the area, I stood in front of my props and the blue chair jumped out at me.  Who doesn’t just sit in a chair in the middle of a creek?  So I packed it in my car and when we arrived to the site, my client took to the scene and made it look like she did this every day.  Love it!

I also love the unplanned props that drop on our laps during a shoot.  While at a fairgrounds where we did the rest of the shoot, I saw a sign and liked the shape and had my client pose with it.  As I was focusing the shot, I began to read the sign through my lens and fell in love.  I pointed it out to her mom who beamed when she read it.  It read Chocolate O’hara.  It fit perfectly with the beautiful girl I had before me.

Enjoy!

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TV Land

When I grow up, I want to be a movie or television location scout.  Why wasn’t that on the list of subjects in college?   I wish I knew how to break into that field.  I seem to accidentally run into movie and TV sets all of the time.

Once again while on a shoot, I learned that the following week that same spot would be used in the TV show Zombieland.  I have never watched the show, but now look forward to seeing how they used the same spot that I scouted for my photos.

One thing is for sure. The images will be different.  Really though,  how could anyone pass up wanting to photograph the little downtown of Sharpsburg Georgia, a town where everyone knows everyone, bird feeders hang from electric wires over the town square, and buildings just scream “take my picture”.

My client for this session really was a blast to work with. The session included everything from rustic to industrial, violins in a field, violins in a intersection, old mills …everything.

Enjoy!

 

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