One thing that I try to do every year is personal projects to help keep from becoming burned out on photography. This particular shoot was a lot of fun in that I was able to step outside of normal style and subject. The whole process has been rewarding and pushed me to try new things. When Randi posted that she was looking to work with a photographer for a gothic themed shoot, I jumped at the chance. When talked over what she was wanting from the shoot and set up a date. Like most days in the summer days in Georgia the rain looked like it was going to ruin our shoot but held out just long enough to get what we needed. I decided to keep lighting simple since I knew I would be doing most of my work in photoshop. Below are my favorites from the shoot.
Last week I had the pleasure of working with Meghan and Carson the dynamic duo. This photo shoot was special for Meghan since Carson just turned 4 a few days earlier. Originally we had a shoot planned to involve a lot of sports and actions shots since Carson is a big Atlanta Braves fan. With out fail Georgia's weather decided to help out and rain the night before, so we changed plans up and ventured to a different location. One thing about Carson is that he is full of personality which makes working with him so much fun. We did a few different set ups before the heat finally kicked in and we decided to call it a day. Look forward to working with these two again soon.
Recently I got the opportunity to work with Wyatt a local senior that attends my old high school. I first met Wyatt when I photographed his mothers wedding a few years ago. It's not often that I get a male senior that is easy to work with and up for any idea I throw at them.
Alanah is a soon to be mother only a few short weeks away from welcoming her first child into the world. This was a special session for her since it was her birthday and also exactly one month away from her due date. After discussing what she wanted from this photo shoot we decided that Lake Acworth would be a great location.
I got introduce to the Messer family through a past client and after talking a little they set up a family session. After talking about what they wanted from their session we decided on the Historic Roswell Mill. This has been one of my favorite locations due to the vast amount of locations tucked inside the park. One of the things I enjoy doing during family sessions is learning more about them. I found out that they are a navy family and have finally found their forever home here in Georgia. Enjoy the photos after the jump.
I've had the honor of work with Chris and Anna in the past and this time Chris wanted to surprise Anna when she came in town for the holidays. We met up at Roswell Square just in time for some amazing afternoon light and a nice warm breeze. Working with these two is always a pleasure since they take direction well and always up to try anything.
Have had the honor of working with this amazing mother-son duo for few years. It's always an honor when someone allows me to document a part of their life such as a milestone events or special occasions. For this photo shoot we were documenting Carson's three year photos.
Taylor is an up and coming director based in Atlanta, Ga and is also the owner of Fierce Films. I originally planned on doing the shoot using the decor of downtown Woodstock but weather made us make a last minute change. We found a small park called Rope Mill Park near by and took advantage of the gazebo at the entrance. Taylor wanted something a little different from a standard headshot session, so we decided to go for something that had a film noir feel to it. Be on the look out for more shoots with Taylor and some of his films.
Star is a talented local actress and model. We've know each other for years after meeting through mutual friends in high school. After high school we lost contact with each of other for a few years. But with the power of social media we were able to reconnect and set up a photo shoot. I reached out to Star about being a model for some new work to go into my portfolio. It took a couple of try's to get our schedules to line up but we finally made it happen. We found a nice little coffee shop to meet up and start the shoot at.
Working with seniors is an amazing experience. For a brief window in time they are letting their guard down and really show who they are. You get to know their goals and hopes for what lies ahead of them after graduation. When contacted about possibly doing Aaron's senior photos we knew we wanted to do something with an urban feel. After going back and forth on locations we decided on Marietta Square. Over the course of the shoot we talked about what he wanted to go to school for and how he planned on using the degree to build a career.