The Town of Spectre (part 1)

One of my favorite movies, Big Fish, was made mostly in Alabama. Part of the set still remains on Jackson Lake Island where a few remaining buildings from the The Town of Spectre. Our whole family woke up one morning to catch the sunrise and was rewarded with this amazing view.

This is a 19 shot panorama with the Fujifilm Cameras XT1 and the 16mm.

I'm working on a series of images that I shot of the remaining buildings left on the island and will blog those once I'm finished making the final tweaks.  

Davidson-Arabia Mountain

I love Arabia Mountain in Conyers, GA and I think its a super underrated spot in Georgia. It's a 20m drive from where I live, so Cleo and I visit often. Last week we packed up our bikes, because there are some great trails, and our cameras and headed out. After a quick ride, we went and scouted our spot to watch and capture the sunset. Here are a few of my favorite images. 

2014-15 Client Recap

A year ago this month, I quit my full time job to pursue what has become my full time passion. And just like anyone who has left a secure paycheck to pursue their dreams, there was a bit of mystery and uncertainty that followed. As a man of faith, there were a few times that I had to lean heavily on God, trusting that He would provide my next job. In fact, I didn't have a single paid photography job in January or February (and I'm not the type to sit back and wait for something to come through, I was searching online, asking around and everything I knew how to do). 

That was very scary. 

But I made it through that rough season and I want say that we have a God who cares about our needs, and nothing slips past Him. I'm thankful for the busy seasons of this last year, and the months of learning more trust. 

I wanted to share a few of my favorite shots from this year. I had the privilege of working with many different types of clients, which works out great for me, because I LOVE variety. I learned so much this year and welcomed uncomfortable situations. It's in those moments of freak out that we learn life-long lessons. My hope is that this little recap shows my diversity as a photographer. I truly believe once you learn what your camera can do, it opens up a whole new way to see the world.

I hope you enjoy my client recap. I'll be posting some of my favorite nature shots and portraits from the last year pretty soon. Thanks for checking my blog out and I'd appreciate you sending anyone my way that may need some professional photography. Peace. 

Had a couple photo sessions with the talented Alexander John Design.

The always inspiring Bitter Southerner hired me to shoot a story written by Charles McNair about some of the history of Stone Mountain and how it has changed over the years.

EarthShare had a silent auction for Earth Day and I covered the event.

I was really excited to get my images published for the first time in a great magazine called Majestic Disorder. It was a pleasure shooting Vanessa of Project Tribe and looking forward shooting again with her and her partner this weekend!

Volunteer day for The Nature Conservancy.

These were a couple of commissioned shots for a company in Buckhead, GA.

Piedmont Periodontics hired me to rebrand their website with photography, including portraits of the staff. 

I love Creative Mornings and love being able to photograph their events...Halloween was especially special. 

On a Whim

We had a pretty thick fog come through Atlanta this morning and it stuck around for quite a while. After sitting at the computer for a little bit trying to do some work, I just felt like I needed to go shoot for a little bit. So my wife and I got ready in about 10m and hopped in the car to an unknown destination.

Lesson #1: Always have your cameras ready, your batteries charged, and your memory cards formatted and clean. 

We made it about 50 yards and pulled into a park across the street from where we live that we haven't spent much time at. I knew there was a lake though and thought the fog might make for some prettiness. Here's a couple shots that are the result of going with my gut on a whim.  

Lesson #2: Listen to your gut sometimes.