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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!

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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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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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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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Could this kid BE ANY CUTER???  Yesterday I went to take some pictures of my friend’s 6 month old boy Cade.  He was an absolute trooper through the entire session.  I’ve just started editing, but wanted to send you a sneak peek!  More to come soon!

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The OneLight workshop was incredible.  Zack Arias’s approachable down to earth attitude was really refreshing. The philosophy behind the workshop is simple.  Learn all you can do with just one light, the use of some different modifiers, and full manual settings and master it.  Zack goes through all of his modifiers, lighting equipment, and techniques in a very hands on manner with a small group (there were 12 people in our workshop) until all of your questions are answered…….seriously…….we were there until 3am.  This workshop was money well spent for me.  I would highly recommend his workshops to any intermediate level photographers out there, but you better sign up early…….all of his workshops are selling out.  Enjoy the pics!

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Pardon me for a moment and allow me to completely dork out…….I’m getting ready to go to Zack Arias’s mixer tonight in preparation for the One Light Workshop that starts tomorrow morning.  I have been bouncing around ALL WEEK in anticipation.  For those of you that are not aware of Zack’s work….shame on you.  Zack is an internationally known photographer based out of Atlanta that specializes it music photography and is a LIGHTING GURU.  In photography, lighting is…..well…..EVERYTHING.  This workshop is a hands on nuts and bolts type of workshop that in Zack’s words, “breaks lighting down into something we can understand and know how to use in practical day to day shooting.”  I can’t wait!

I’d like to make a send a special “shout out” to my friend Andy for allowing me to borrow his camera for tomorrow…..my Canon is getting a tune up and was not back in time to take to the workshop.  You can check out Andy’s work at his website here.  Seriously….words cannot even describe how thankful I am!

I’ll have plenty of pictures to post after the workshop, but for now I’ll just leave you with a picture of the cutest dog in the world…..in the middle of his afternoon nap….

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This kid is allllllll boy.  Meet sweet Bryce!  We had a visit to the Freedom Park here in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago and had a blast.  His mother brought all his toys, but the thing he loved the most was the work crew and trucks we saw in Freedom Park.  He was mesmerized! 

Bryce was so fun to shoot.  While I was sitting in the grass to shoot he would just run over to me and give me hugs (just make me want to melt)!  Shoot….hug…..shoot….hug…….not bad for a day’s work.  : )  Enjoy the pictures below of Bryce.

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I don’t have time to do a full post right now, but thought you might like a teaser……let me introduce Calu!

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