The snowball is on the roll…. seniors if you are thinking about booking for sometime this summer or fall… do it now because usually by the time you’re reading this… Im booking up quick… anyway… meet Samantha. We had a really good session at Hurricane Shoals Park. Got several great looks and some really good clouds in the pics at the end…. check out her session ::
I met a talented photographer via Facebook sometime ago from Gainesville GA… Chris Jones… not only is a good photographer BUT he is a great photoshop compositer as you will see ;)…. Anyway Chris, me and another good photographer that helps me out a lot on shoots Lee Chestnut all congregated one rainy day and did a few promo pics…. I set up the lighting and did a majority of the shooting and we got some pretty cool rock star shots…. i mean everybody likes to look cool every now and again right 😉
and meet Me… how you doing…lol
Alright so this next sequence… let me set it up…. I was testing the lighting of the off camera flash and as I was walking in Chris or Lee… one of them was snapping off a few shots and well i got to looking at them… this one caught my eye and I said to Chris… “man I need some bombs and s#@! behind me blowing up making me look cool…” and of course he came thru… i loved what he composited and ultimately made a self promo out of it…. check them out =)
If any of you know me or even th eones who follow my work a good bit know that I rarely shoot anything but Weddings and Seniors, but every year I take on some different sessions… a few families, kids and maternity sessions or anything else that I may can fit into the crazy schedule…. Well meet Hollye… we go way back… me and her older sister graduated together and her mom taught me in my elementary school days…. so when Hollye contacted me to do her maternity shots, I will admit the I hesitated a little, because this is typically out of my “box” but I’m glad she was so persistent because we had a great shoot and the images turned out well…. =). Check these out, we shot them at the infamous Jackson County park Hurricane Shoals Park. ::
Collaboration portfolio shoots are shoots that I tend to do from time to time in the down time of my crazy year… This was one of those types of sessions. I like idea of shooting fitness and weight lifting types of shots… except I like to put my own little SGP twist on it. My goal is to give a unique shot with dynamic lighting but yet at the same time try and steer clear of the “industry standard” shots that everybody see’s in glamor fitness types of magazines.
Meet the Whitney… she was the one that I did the collaborating with for the shoot, her and her husband have quite the success story of pretty much just eating clean and working out… for some true inspiration checkout her sites WhitneyCarlson.com and He & She Eat Clean…. very motivational and they seem to have a huge following as well… go check it out and get inspired. Whitney added two of her friends in with th eshoot as well and asked if i could take a few of their kind of shots and then I could get the ones that I needed… so all in all I think it worked out for the all parties.
Check out some of the shots… in the gym and in the junkyard… YEAP JUNKYARD… you know how i like put pretty things in ugly places… makes such a dynamic contrast…
Meet The Cast :: Whitney, Anna and Paige
and this was pretty much how the day went…. Anna was our ice breaker or was it the tequila? …lol
I started a group on Facebook called “JPG Joing Photographers in Georgia” and well a series of fitness shoots were and had been going on and around the group for sometime now. Most of them were studio styled sessions… staged props… no doubt the shots looked great and were beneficial to those involved… I however have never done the fitness/workout type of shots or session before, but if you know me I am always up for a challenge. I wanted to take a slightly different approach… okay a lot different approach… ALSO if you know me I am usually against the grain anyway…! My inspiration for what I wanted to do was more along the lines of a Nike Ad or something like a Gatorade Ad, you know the ones, hard directional lighting, very dark and contrasty and slightly desaturated… YEAH sounds amazing eh? Well I design ads for a national advertising company as my 9-5 job and we have a client (Bodyplex in Athens) that I deal with on a fairly regular basis… The owner is great and very down to earth so I just asked him one day what I was thinking in terms of my shoot and wanted someone fit, strong, ripped… he knew what I was getting at and introduced me to his manager… well she was a joy to shoot and probably soar afterwards as she lifted weights probably more for the shots than she might have done in her normal workouts… so a BIG Thanks to Chris, Candice and Bodyplex of Athens for letting me shoot. Check out some of my shots ::
Second senior of the season… it’s fixing to to get crazy, I like crazy though when it come to senior photography! (if you haven’t booked, do so now while slots are still available)… anyway meet Ashley, a Jefferson Senior! We got some great shots despite a few plans that fell through involving a few of our locations, but we took what was offered and ROCKED it! Would like to give a special thanks for quick thinking on Mr. Habeck’s part for offering up the inside of his church, to Coach DuBose for letting us borrow half of his court for a few minutes during his summer practice and to little brother for being an excellent flash holder! =)…. check out some the great shots that we got ::
About a year or so I entered a photography package into our local high school booster club charity event… it was auctioned off for a good cause and well this family won the bid… well we have been in contact back and fourth ever since her youngest son was born about a year ago… We finally got to plan a date and shot the session this afternoon and I was looking forward to it. Her boys are so sweet and like any other 1 and 4 year old, mom and dad had bribed them with some ice cream afterwards… yummy! Anyway, dad’s face may seem just a little familiar to a few of you Dawg fans out there… he’s probably one of the greatest QB’s that the NCAA has ever seen and I was a bit star-struck at first, but what a down to earth guy… enjoyed the evening shooting him and his family… Maybe, just maybe I become his go to receiver… i mean photographer =). Check out some of the shots from this afternoon.. ::