Around here, we love rain days and we know the best puddle spots.
kids & family
I could go on and on about how awesome this family was to photograph, but thanks to this first image, there's no need for me to do that.
Enjoying the jet trails at sunset. It's sort of our rural version of people watching.
I don't remember what his shirt says he's king of. I don't think it's beers. Because who would own that shirt? Oh, wait...
He spent the evening planting Cheerios. Can't wait for those Cheerio trees to show up.
I can't wait to see all of his ideas and dreams takeoff.
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.
This year, these two overcame some big challenges and experienced some terrific triumphs. They make every day joyful.
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.
I have many favorites from this session, and this is definitely one of them...
This tire swing also made an appearance in a recent anniversary session I did with Damien's Aunt and Uncle...
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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.
What family adventures would you like to savor? Let's talk about capturing those moments together.
My wife and I love our two boys, but occasionally, just occasionally, a photo session will make me wish we had a little girl too. This was one of those times.
Fall is my favorite season in Covington, and it's an especially great time of year for family photo sessions. Terri, Jason and Jack were so much fun, and those suspenders? The little guy has big style.
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.
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.
Yep, this dude right here. Sure, he looks cute, but he was ready to throw a serious squirrel-style -beat-down.
I love natural light, but I always keep a speed light and umbrella in the car for night skies like this one...
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.
Sometimes our family's recreational activities are meticulously planned in advance and scheduled on a magnetic calendar on our refrigerator. By "sometimes" I mean that happened once. Most times, we drive aimlessly around in the car until someone comes up with an idea, like "Let's buy stuff that makes bubbles." I think it works out better that way.
Lindsay and Justin made me feel more like an invited guest at their home than a hired photographer. Here are a few favorites from my session with this beautiful family. (By the way, the temperature during those outdoor shots? An hour before sunset? Nine-tee-five. Hotlanta y'all).
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.
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...
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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!