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An afternoon of jazz with local Atlanta musician and director Marshall Smith along Krog Street Market and Tunnel

Brand, Photo Work, Portraits

September 19, 2018

Urban Jazz with Atlanta Musican/Director Marshall Smith

I’m often terrified when an engagement client asks to do a themed shoot. It’s either going to be amazing or not with no middle ground. The trick with themed photo shoots of any kind is that you have to NAIL IT for it to look anywhere close to good. After being told their idea, I nearly jumped out of my chair screaming, “YES! Let’s do it!”

Engagement Session, Photo Work

July 29, 2018

Laurel & James’s Up Themed Engagement Session

If you’re a creative who lives without structure or a schedule, you need to wake up and smell the dark roast, because to be successful, time management needs to be your best friend.

Brand, Business, Instruction, Thoughts

July 12, 2018

Time Management Tips and Tricks

One of the more challenging things when working on location is figuring out where my subjects should change their clothes. It’s a bit harrowing. So if there isn’t a dressing room handy, how can you change outfits without becoming a momentary exhibitionist?

Clothing, Photo Work, Planning, Thoughts

June 15, 2018

How to Change Clothes During a Photo Shoot

“We don’t really like posed photos; we really want a lot of candid shots.” – Every engaged or soon to be married couple – Ever. I agree that truly candid images are hands down, the best. But when looking at a wedding gallery, or any non-studio based session, how many of those candid shots are actually candid?

Photo Work, Style, Thoughts

May 29, 2018

Are Candid Photos Really Candid?

Brand portrait sessions are all about capturing my client’s personalities, which I find is best done through sharing stories. I always end up amazed by my clients. Sometimes there are quirks that make me do the confounded doggie head tilt, but usually, it’s, “DUDE! That’s awesome!” Other times it’s a moment to be snarky and […]

Brand, Business, Photo Work, Portraits

May 14, 2018

Branding Portraits with Palmer House Properties of Atlanta, GA

I’ve had to turn down a number of clients this year. For any number of reasons, I haven’t been able to take on some jobs: schedule, budget, personality sync, etc. That’s never stopped me from trying to be helpful though. Here are 4 tips I provide to every client who can’t book with me.

Thoughts

March 22, 2018

4 Questions to Ask Every Photographer

I’ve known Alyssa since middle school. When I heard that Blake had finally popped the question and Alyssa had finished filling me in on the story – I immediately offered to do their engagement session. When they asked for an artsy, urban look – I knew the perfect location.

Engagement Session, Photo Work, Portraits

February 21, 2018

Alyssa & Blake’s Engagement on the Atlanta Beltline

Talk about a can of worms…. Just like the number of colors in a Crayola Crayon Box, every photographer has their own unique way of editing and delivering digital images. To help clear things up, here’s how I do it. In General There are 3 stages of photo editing. Straight out of camera Global Edits […]

Photo Work, Post-Processing

January 22, 2018

Editing Images and Delivery; How I Do It

Shameless plug – it’s amazing when a client says, “I want you to be my wedding photographer. When are you available in October so I can book my venue accordingly?” No pressure to perform right?

Photo Work, Wedding

January 3, 2018

Candace & LeRand’s Wedding at Crystal Falls Lake

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