Monday, January 16, 2012

New Site, New Blog

Just a short while ago I launched the new and improved website. Along with that, a new blog. I will no longer be writing blog posts here through Blogger. It was time for me to move on and consolidate sites. I've transferred over 100 posts from this site over to the new site. I was unable to transfer over the comments.

I feel the new site overall is a huge improvement, not only for my portfolio, but for the blog and the entire user experience. I hope you continue to follow my posts over on the new site. If you have me booked marked, please update your link to Thanks.

If you're looking for a portrait photographer in the Atlanta area, visit my portfolio.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

On Assignment: Atlanta Track Club - Haunted Hustle 5k

Here are some photos from the Haunted Hustle, a cross country 5k put on by the Atlanta Track Club. A 5k is so short that I wasn't able to move along the course like I normally do. It was also a 2 loop course, so at least I got to shoot everyone twice.

Monday, December 12, 2011

On Assignment: Atlanta Track Club Grand Finale

There's been a lull in my blogging as of late and for that I apologize. I will be catching up in the next couple of weeks as I've got big news. I'll hold off the major one until later, but for now, I'll let you know that I'm planning on redesigning and relaunching my website and will move off Blogger onto my own blog right off my site. That's going to take a while, but it'll all makes sense in a couple weeks when I make the announcement and start off on a new adventure. You'll understand when you find out about the adventure.

Okay, back to the topic at hand. The Atlanta Track Club Grand Finale is one of my favorite events. Not only do they have a nice spread of food at the end, but there's an award ceremony. This was also a new course that took runners around Chastain Park. I've done training runs around here and there are some nice hills in the area.

Monday, November 14, 2011

On Assignment : Athletic Photo Shoot Part 2

Took longer than I expected to get back to blogging. I finished up my marathon training and completed my first marathon and then took some time to support and photograph my teammates down in Panama City Beach at Ironman Florida. I've had a couple shoots sprinkled in between and I'll get to those posts in the future.

In the meantime, Part 2 with Krista Klumpp. We finished our shoot inside the studio and moved outdoors for an environmental setup.  The purpose of these shots were to show off her physique. She wants to be a fitness model and we needed full body shots, but we wanted shots that you'd see in a health and fitness magazine.

Monday, October 24, 2011

On Assignment : Athletic Photo Shoot Part 1

I'm really excited about sharing images from this shoot for several reasons. This is the first time I was contacted by a celebrity for a photo shoot. Not a big time celebrity, but a celebrity none the less. She was on Survivor for several weeks last season. Krista Klumpp was the head cheerleader for Auburn University before appearing on Survivor. I had watched the show that season, but missed several shows early on. I did a Google search and found plenty of sites with her photo, most of them had the same photo used on the Survivor website and a couple from her cheerleading days.
I was excited because she searched for an Atlanta fitness photographer on Google and came across my portfolio. Based on my work she contacted me. She liked my style of photography and wanted some fitness photos of herself that she could use to pursue a modeling career. I'm flattered and honored to have been selected out of many other photographers.

Monday, September 26, 2011

On Assignment: The Kurt Thomas Band CD Release Concert

This was a fun assignment and not my typical shoot. It was a pleasure to shoot for several reasons. First of all, I know Kurt through his wife Sabrina. I used to be Sabrina's boss when I worked in TV as an Art Director. I must have been an okay boss, because we remain friends and I photographed her sons' birthday party earlier in the year.

Sabrina contacted me about photographing Kurt's show where he would be releasing his new album. Kurt got his start in music in high school, just north of Atlanta in Dahlonega, GA. He's also opened up for some of the biggest nanes in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Sugarland and Zac Brown Band. Check out his site and give his music a listen.

I was told that along with Kurt and his band, that there would be some special guests & friends performing as well. I knew that one of Kurt's friends and fellow musician from Dahlonaga is Zac Brown. Yes, of the Zac Brown Band that won a Grammy for "Best New Artist" in 2010. I wasn't sure if Zac would be there or not. It was going to be a great show anyway. You'll have to continue reading to find out if he made the show.

Monday, September 19, 2011

On Assignment: RE Magazine

I recently had two assignments for RE Magazine and it reminded me that I never blogged about this assignment when it got published. This assignment was the cover story, so naturally I got the cover shot, although that's not always the case.
This shoot was challenging for a couple reasons. First of all we needed to reschedule because she had fractured her foot while running. Which led to the next challenge, I needed to shoot around her foot brace.