kids & family

Photographer Covington GA | Puddle Jumpers

We went to the park to fly their new remote control plane. Younger brother even wore a special shirt for the occasion. But, despite standing in a field big enough to land a commercial jet, "we" managed to fly it over a fence and crash it into the tallest tree in Georgia within the first 15 seconds of flight. And that’s when muddy puddles come in handy.  

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Photographer Covington GA | Damien

I photographed Damien last year, and was honored to be invited back again by his family. His spirit is as fiery as his hair and his internal batteries are super-charged. I typically like to shoot wearing Crocs, even in the winter, but on this day I made sure to lace up cross-trainers. 

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I have many favorites from this session, and this is definitely one of them...

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This tire swing also made an appearance in a recent anniversary session I did with Damien's Aunt and Uncle...

Looking to capture beautiful images of your kids or family at play? Send me a note and let's book your session for 2015. 

Covington GA Photographer | What a little adventurer taught me

Whenever I start taking things for granted, sweating the small stuff, or throwing myself a surprise pity party, a walk in the woods puts things back in perspective. But, bring along a curious 5-year old, and he'll quickly show you that it was your perspective that was wrong in the first place. I'm learning to savor the journey and worry a little less about the destination.  

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What family adventures would you like to savor? Let's talk about capturing those moments together.  

Atlanta Botanical Garden Engagement | Mike & Kelly

Mike and Kelly are long-time friends and I was honored to take their engagement photographs. These are truly two of the nicest people you could ever meet, and we had a fun afternoon capturing these images at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden. 

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If Mike and Kelly seem slightly hesitant to move forward in the image below, it's only because there was a killer squirrel making threatening sounds at them from the roof camera-right.

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Yep, this dude right here. Sure, he looks cute, but he was ready to throw a serious squirrel-style -beat-down. 

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I love natural light, but I always keep a speed light and umbrella in the car for night skies like this one... 

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Atlanta Family Photographer | Kristen, Max, Matthew & Gracie

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I loved photographing this family. They have such a connection, and despite the 95 degree heat and me leading them up and down some hilly terrain, they never once looked at me like I was a crazy person. 

Kristen is an author and owner of family operated Prayerworks Studio. You can check out her blog, published work and upcoming book authored by her and Max at A Bead 'n A Prayer.

Atlanta Family Photographer | Summer evening with the cousins

What lives 900 miles apart, has eight legs, hates to sit still for photos, but loves ice cream?

Dripping with vanilla, fueled with sugar, and primed for anything messy, these two couldn't wait to attack the sidewalk paint...

The sidewalk paint counter-attacked...

And some silly string because these boys know how to get silly...

The cousins only see each other a couple of times during the year, so capturing these moments is not only fun, it's important. If you're looking to capture some of your own family moments drop me a line

Atlanta Kids Photographer | The Pool Boys

During last week's family vacation to Guntersville, Alabama, the boys got to explore massive caves at Cathedral Caverns, see real spaceships at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, and eat more Dairy Queen Blizzards than any responsible parent should ever allow. But, I have a feeling, they would have given up all of those things for just 10 more minutes in the pool...

Atlanta Family Photographer | Father's Day Gift Special

Need a great Father's Day gift for dad or grandpa? Book them a photography session* with the kids! Now is a great time to capture some fun outdoor portraits. Maybe it's a trip to the playground, playing ball, biking or whatever dad and the kids like to do (see offer details below). Give a gift that will last forever (and is so much better than socks). 

Give dad a gift he'll enjoy year after year.

$75 offer includes:

  • 30 minute photography session
  • 10 high-resolution digital images from the session
  • 10 facebook ready images
  • Print release for making prints

*You must call to claim this offer by June 15th. The session itself can be booked for a later date. A $25 dollar deposit is due when you claim the offer.  

Covington Kids Photographer: Sophia's 1st Birthday

Narrowing down the select images from this shoot was nearly impossible. Sophia is ridiculously cute. Her parents, Corey and Greg, were super cool. For instance, when I chose the location in Conyers for our shoot, I saw terrific light, beautiful backgrounds and convenient access to the grounds. What I didn't see was the sign indicating it was the fourth hole of a disc golf course. An active one. Corey and Greg happily rolled with it. We had to let a  few groups "play through" before the cake smash, but other than that it worked out perfectly. Thanks guys!