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Atlanta Midtown Help Portrait Final Stats:

46 killer volunteers

52 families

139 portraits

It’s a wrap Atlanta.  Everyone’s generosity, time, committment, and love produced a heartwarming event which brought smiles to the faces of many that really needed something to smile about this time of year.  There were some GORGEOUS families that were DECKED OUT in their best holiday outfits yesterday.  You made us feel really special and honored to have the chance to take YOUR portraits.

Thanks so much to the volunteers that made yesterday run so smoothly.  You processed pictures, lugged your photography gear through the freezing rain, and shook the hell outta some stuffed animals to make a LOT of  babies smile.  This would not have been possible without each and every one of you.  Check out a link of said stuffed animal shaking here (courtesy of Julie Harnage Photography)…..

Also- Thanks to Families First for partnering with us, scheduling the families for their portraits, and allowing us to use their Midtown offices to host the very first Help Portrait in midtown Atlanta.  Their dedicated staff made this so easy to plan and coordinate.

Be sure to check out tonight’s CBS evening news and CNNs stories (airing at 6pm EST) tonight about some of the other Help Portrait events around the country.

P.S.  If you want to check out some of the behind the scenes pictures you can check them out here.

P.S.S.  I will not be posting pictures of any of the families from yesterday to protect their privacy.  Just know they looked fabulous.  Thanks for understanding.  : )

P.S.S.S.  I will, however, include a funny shot of some of our volunteers!

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Atlanta-Help Portrait Update

Hey there everyone. I just wanted to send you a quick teaser for the upcoming Help Portrait event on Dec. 12th. In Nashville, TN on October 9th, they had a “dry run” of how they wanted their Help Portrait event to run and here’s the video detailing their experience. It really has me excited for our event here in Atlanta on Dec. 12th.

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These photos were taken during his performance at the Fabulous Fox Theatre here in Atlanta, GA on November 1, 2009.  He was incredible.  You can read a little about his performance HERE in Hidden Track.

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Hello blog land!  Just wanted to invite all of you to join me at the Southern Fried Exhibit opening on Friday, October 2nd in Castleberry Hill.  See below for more details on the exhibit and on the Atlanta Photography Exhibit (APE) gang.  The mission of APE is to promote the photographic arts through exhibitions and education.  They provide a launching pad for photographers in establishing a presence in the Atlanta art community through non-juried exhibitions and education.  APE often incorporates programs that give back to the community.  You can learn more about APE by clicking here.

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APE is proud to announce our Fall 2009 Southern Fried Photographers exhibit. This year, our expanded exhibit will be open on back-to-back Fridays – October 2nd and October 9th. The first Friday, October 2, coincides with Le Flash and the kick off of Atlanta Celebrates Photography  (ACP). The second Friday, October 9, follows up with the ever popular Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. The exhibit will also be open on the Saturdays following the Friday night crowds.

The exhibits will be at both the Granite Room and its sister gallery Big House Studio in Castleberry Hill.

The Info

Who: 50+ Emerging Artists

What: APE Presents Southern Fried Photographers

Where: 211 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30313 (in Castleberry Hill)  Google Map

When:

  • October 2 7-10pm Exhibit Open for ACP Kickoff and LeFlash
  • October 3 12-5pm Exhibit Open
  • October 9 7-10pm Exhibit Open for Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
  • October 10 12-5pm Exhibit Open


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More to come from tonight’s South Atlanta Flickr shoot at Season’s Bistro in McDonough, GA…..

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And one last pic of friends Julie Harnage (on right) and Melissa Holcomb (on left)!

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The concept is simple. Help others. Commit a selfless act. Get involved in your community. Give back.  This world wide movement was started by the ridiculously talented Jeremy Cowart and has spread like WILDFIRE!  Apparently, there are a LOT of you that want to give back to your community by participating.  Groups all over the world are organizing to provide free portraits at their community centers, parks, school, etc. on December 12th, 2009 to families that are less fortunate.

I’m a member of the Atlanta based planning committee and site leader for the Midtown Atlanta location.  We have partnered with Families First and already have 3 different locations in metro Atlanta, so we have lots of volunteer opportunities!  If you are a photographer (beginner or professional) in the Atlanta Metro area and would like to be involved in this project locally you can sign up here.  If you are not based in Atlanta, but would like to find out more information go to the main Help Portrait website here or follow the action on Twitter here.

Take a peek at the video below that got this all started!

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Thought you might enjoy a behind the scenes video from our August 20th South Atlanta Flickr shoot at Studio 42. Thanks much to Jason Morrison for putting this together!

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I have so much fun shooting with this group.  For those of you in the Atlanta area it is well worth the drive to shoot with the South Atlanta Flickr group.  Props to Julie Harnage and Jason Morrison for always organizing professional models and fantastic make up artists to make the shoot extra special.

This is the second time I’ve had the opportunity to work with Reggie Carson (aka the Stylistocrat).   Stylistocrat by R&R is a lifestyle men’s clothing brand that specializes in showing Gentlemen the proper ways to dress. Reggie, and business partner Robert, have years of experience in men’s fashion… look for the next chapter and future in Style from these two Stylistocrats. And prepare to read and know the Who, What and Wear!  You can check out their blog here.

Below is the contact information for the make up artists and the models.

MUA:

Melodie of Beyond Beauty Studios 678.432.2507, MM # 1298142
www.beyondbeautystudio.com

Toi of InSideOutBeauty Consulting 770.276.1220 MM# 1249882
www.wix.com/themakeupdesigner/insideoutbeauty

Models:

Reggie Carson –
www.modelmayhem.com/623256
www.flickr.com/photos/stylistocrat

Danielle Korman –
www.modelmayhem.com/1289240

Nakry Peeler-

Currently waiting on model mayhem account verification

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Aaannnd….one more just for fun.  Meet Matt Miller and Jason Morrison’s hands……

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For those of you that have been reading for a while you know of my deep respect for Zack Arias….not just as a photographer, but as a person.  He really gets it.  He and his wife Meghan create a team that is a force to be reckoned with.  Family comes first.  Helping others is paramount.  Inspiring us to believe in ourselves when we have lost faith.  I just love this guy and all he stands for regardless of where his camera may be. The video clip below is from Zack’s most recent blog post which can be found here.

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I am a music freak…..always have been….always will be.  My husband (Rob), however, takes being a music freak to new heights.  If he won the lottery I think he would travel the world to see all of his favorite musicians across the continents.  One of our favorite places to browse for tunes is Criminal Records in Little Five Points just up the street from us.  They send out an email newsletter that Rob reads religiously.  He’s always entering contests to win tickets from Criminal Records….and he wins them….A LOT!  A few months ago, I swear, there was like an 8 week stretch that our friend Lillian at Criminal Records was calling every Friday to tell Rob he had won yet another pair of tickets for a show.

Last Friday we got another call from Lillian and had won tickets to Eddie’s Attic.  Now, if you are a music fan, and have not been to Eddie’s then….well….you really aren’t a music fan.  Eddie’s has launched the careers of countless musicians….John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Sugarland, etc.  The likes of  Indigo Girls, John Gorka, Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, The Black Crowes, Al Stewart, David Wilcox, Bill Mallonee, Kevn Kenny, Edwin McCain, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Francine Reed, Patty Larkin, Malcomb Holcombe, Larry Jon Wilson, Eric Taylor, Glen Phillips, Dana Cooper, Billy Joe Shaver, Pierce Pettis, Kate Campbell, Cheryl Wheeler, Cliff Eberhardt, Vance Gilbert, Lowen & Navarro, India.Arie, Brian Vander Ark and Don Conoscenti have all played in Eddie’s quaint “listening room”.  Eddie’s is designed around the concept of actually coming to a concert to listen to the music……you will be publicly humiliated and scorned (well, not really) if you talk loudly or your cell phone rings during a live show here.  At Eddie’s you live by the mantra “Live Music Matters”.  I couldn’t agree more.

Anyhoo- So I’m at this concert last Friday night at Eddie’s enjoying my second glass of wine when my friend Andy walks in with the headliner, Sarah Peacock.  Sarah was notably bummed that the photograher that was supposed to be there to document their show at Eddie’s had not yet shown up.  Andy happened to hear her talking with someone outside about the situation and offered up my photographic services.  Seriously, I don’t know why I ever leave home without my camera.  I always find myself missing it when it’s not with me.  Sarah came in to explain the situation and a few minutes later my good buddy Renee was driving me home to pick up my camera and voila…..the images below were taken!  Sarah is on tour now, so be sure to check out her schedule here.  She has a stellar voice and a great raw earthy sound.

I’d also like to give a little shout out to The Duke and The King that opened for Sarah.  I don’t have any pics of them from the show, but they were incredible.  Can you say beautiful harmony?  Rob bought their CD and hasn’t stopped listening to it all week!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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