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Bring it on 2010!

Here’s hoping that everyone has a tremendous 2010.

Sweet baby boy….

I’m going to keep this post pretty simple.  I almost stole me a baby at the end of this session…..can you blame me???

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!

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.

You may remember Scott and Amber from a previous engagement session here on the blog a while back.  A photographer truly can’t be more blessed to have such a gorgeous couple as clients……. and they couldn’t BE more charming.  I know, I know…..good looks and good personality????

I met with Amber a few weeks ago during some of the last weeks of her first pregnancy and glowing is a complete understatement.  She was no less than a beam of light!  Just earlier today I was able to lay eyes on their precious pink little bundle for the first time….she is exactly one week old today.  Best of luck to the new family.  Here are a few photos from our maternity session:

The following shots were all Amber’s idea…..she wanted some pics of her with her favorite pregnancy cravings…..I love it!

Give that sweet little bundle a kiss for me guys!

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.

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


Athens Strobist Meeting

About a month or so ago I met fellow photographer Steven Skelton at a mixer at Zack Arias‘s studio.  Since meeting we have kept in touch, chatted on Facebook, followed each other’s work, and now have had the chance to shoot together!  Steven put together a strobist group in Athens, Georgia (Go Dawgs) and they had their first meeting at the Oneta Building on the outskirts of town.  Strobist style shooting just basically means shooting with off camera flash and can give you some really cool effects.  Most of these shots were done with my 580EXII flash and a 60 inch umbrella to soften the light.

Thanks so much to my dear friend Renee for joining us as a model……she was a total trooper.  She’s probably feeling like she has whiplash from a car crash after we made her flip her hair over about 15 times to get this shot…….

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Introducing the fabulous Leann…..

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And the crazy Clinton…..

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Thanks so much to everyone in Athens that extended such a warm welcome to your group.  It was a pleasure shooting with you and I hope to join you again next time! Ciao for now……

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 Man’s Got Skillz

Most recently he’s portrayed Buddy Holly and received rave reviews. Before that he was Hank Williams.  He’s a regular at the Theatrical Outfit, Theatre on the Square, The Back Alley.  Honestly, when he asked if I would take some headshots on photos for him I was petrified.  He is so ridiculously talented…..I didn’t want to screw this up.

We love Rob to death and hope he remembers the little people when he makes it big…..not if, but when.  We love you Rob!

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IMG_6861 guitar retouch only

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