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OK……I know.  I’m a terrible blogger.  Life has just gotten the better of me lately.  Thought I would catch you up to speed…..hang on!

Did some headshots….

Meet Kandi Mullen, owner of Reiki 4 Well Being. Reiki is an ancient hands-on healing art that balances the mind, body and spirit. Kandi teaches techniques that help to quiet the mind and heal the body through classes and workshops.

Meet Kelly Andrews, owner of Crescendo Communications.  Crescendo Communications is a PR/marketing firm that offers small- and medium-sizes businesses a range of services, such as media relations, social media, event planning, speech writing and more.  She is a PR/marketing machine people…..call her.

Meet Karen Steadman and Dirk Baxter of Leadership Futures.  Leadership Futures ensures the best leaders make the impact they can and are expected to make.  They work with companies all over the globe to develop leaders to meet their highest potential.

Meet my dear friend Renee…nurse, singer, and one of the best souls on the planet.  We love you girl.

While we were doing headshots we sold a condo……

Bought a house….

Moved (there are no pictures of the moving……it wasn’t pretty).

Did a maternity session with an absolutely gorgeous mother and daughter and caught this precious little moment….

My sweet pooch Frei (pronounced like a french fry) was featured in Atlanta magazine as “Pet of the Month” for their February issue…isn’t he adorable???

Had a great South Atlanta Flickr (SAF) Administrator shoot with my buddies down south of town.  We had the great opportunity to photograph artist Kawai Laurencin.  I literally had to pause for a moment during this shoot to just pick my jaw up off the ground…his talent is just beyond belief and he couldn’t be a more warm natured soul.

Did a group shoot with South Atlanta Flickr

I also became volunteer coordinator for Atlanta Photography Exhibit….get involved and check us out!  We have several exhibits and fun events coming up this year.  Check out the calendar at the website here and send me an email at meg@futurephotogs.org if you are interested in volunteering!

And now……a moment to recover!

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Thought some of you might enjoy a video that a friend and fellow photog sent out today.  Jason Morrison, otherwise know to me as “Dubtastic” posted this video he created today to Facebook.  Jason is a fantastic photographer and all around great guy.  He has been active in photography for about 5 years, mixing in his background and professional experience as a graphic designer.  His post production skills are I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E.  I was lucky to meet Jason at a South Atlanta Flickr meeting at Nash Farm Battlefield earlier this year.  The video and shoot was all done in and around Studio 42 in Locust Grove, Georgia.  I can’t recommend this studio enough.  I was out there last weekend for a shoot and had a great experience. I love having a studio that you can shoot in and then walk outside to some other interesting locations!  Enjoy the movie!  

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Ahhh……the wide open spaces of South Atlanta Flickr.  The talented Jason Morrison and Julie Harnage were nice enough to put together a fabulous afternoon for their photography friends and models.  With the use of three different studio setups and a little walk around the square in Locust Grove we were able get a great variety of shots.  This was a great experience (even though I was exhausted from yard work all morning) and  look forward to the next shoot (without the morning of yard work before the shoot).  : )

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Over the last several months I’ve been seeing incredible pictures from Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama.  I really wanted to find a good excuse to get there and capture some of my own images.  In 1881 and 1882, North Alabama planter and investor James Withers Sloss built the furnaces which became known as the “City Furnaces.” Extensively rebuilt and modernized in the late 1920s, the current steel-jacketed furnaces employed an estimated 500 workers and produced 400 tons of pig iron daily. Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company and U. S. Pipe operated these furnaces, maintaining their position as a leading foundry iron producer until 1971.  In the early 1980’s Sloss was established as a national historic landmark.  It truly is one of the most amazing places I’ve been to recently. 

Two things that I feel can connect people from entirely different walks of like is music and photography.  There is nothing like looking over a crowd at a live show and seeing all ages, types, shapes, sizes, and color of people…. and seeing a beaming smile on everyone’s faces as they dance to their favorite tunes sung by their favorite band.  One of our favorite groups played at Sloss Furnace this past weekend.  They are a rapidly rising bluegrass/punk (?) bank out of Concord, NC and are sure to be in everyone’s iPod soon…..Here are a few pics from the show and Sloss Furnace!

**UPDATE** Yeah!  Someone from The Hampton Inn has contacted me wanting to use some of these photos in their signage for a new hotel opening soon in Birmingham, AL!  I’ll keep you posted…..

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I wonder which brother is better

Which one our parents love the most

I sure did get in lots of trouble

They seemed to let the other go

 

Make sure my sister knows I loved her

My sure my parents know the same

Always remember there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name

-The Avett Brothers                                                                                                                                

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I’ve been wanting now for several months to get to the “Prison Farm” in East Atlanta.  After several email exchanges with Flickr friends we got a group organized to go and were blocked by city employees at the entrance.  However, we found a great alternative.  This is an old abandoned bank in the same part of town.  Enjoy the pictures of Reggie, Aglae, and my Flickr friends.  The first picture was taken with my camera, so I had to improvise to look like a photographer (that’s me in the bottom right corner)!
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More pics to come…..stay tuned!

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I ventured out this past weekend to Nash Farm just 30 miles south of Atlanta.  This is the first time I have met the South Atlanta Flickr Organization.  What a fantastic location and an incredible group of people.  Nash Farm is quiet, beautiful, and filled with endless photographic possibilities.  I’m very proud of this last set of photos.  Here are the first few edited pieces with our lovely model Rachel.

 

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