Giving Back: Georgia Center for Non-Profits

One of the many things I love about being self-employed is that I can choose to provide my photographic services (free or significantly discounted) to organizations that I believe to be doing good in the world.

One such organization is the Georgia Center for Non-Profits, which provides support for non-profits throughout Georgia. 

Education is a cornerstone of the support GNC provides to organizations helping others, so most of the events I photograph for GNC involve educating those who lead and work for non-profits. Here are photographs from an event at The Jewish Federation of Great Atlanta, where issues related to the 2018 federal and state budgets were discussed.

If you know a deserving non-profit that would benefit from discounted photography services, have them give me a call at 404 298 6263.

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Engagement Session Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

We were delighted when Irene and Travis chose us to take their engagement portraits. They were hell bent on having the photo taken at the Botanical Gardens, and we were hell bent on making that happen for them.

Their first date was at the gardens. Following their visit to the gardens they ate at the restaurant on the grounds. They had to wait two hours, because they hadn't made reservations in advance. Waiting for the table just gave them the chance to get to know each other better.

You can see in these photos that spending a little extra time together paid off well for both of them.

 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
It's always fun to see a photo of the photographer taking the photo. At least if you're a photographer, it is. Photo by Sharon McMahon.

It's always fun to see a photo of the photographer taking the photo. At least if you're a photographer, it is. Photo by Sharon McMahon.

 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 Irene and Travis at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Wedding Album Design: Dekalb History Center Wedding

If you've read my blog for a while, then you know that I love designing albums. The story of a wedding comes to life in a well-designed album.

After a wedding is over, we edit and tone all the best photos, usually about 500 or so, and then we design an album using the best of the best.

We create the first draft of the album and show it off in a Premier Party. We bring wine and cheese or ice cream or some other fun munchie, to the couple's home, along with our computer. Then we set things up so we can show off the album design on TV.

After we show off the first draft at the Premier Party, we upload it to Album Exposure, a web site designed to make it easy to share comments about the album design. At that point, couples have a chance to let us know what, if any, changes they would like to make.

Here are a few favorite spreads from Melanie and Jeremy's wedding album design.

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Here's a link to the full album design on Album Exposure.

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Wedding venue: Dekalb History Center

Corporate Head Shots for Meredith

The more head shots I take, the more I realize just how much goes into a good head shot.

Here are three favorites from a recent head shot session.

Meredith came to me looking for a professional head shot for her LinkedIn profile. She decided to go with the far right photo below. 

After reviewing the images from the session, she chose that as her favorite, writing to me: "That photo is really what I wanted in terms of a professional headshot for Linkedin, etc."

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Meredith decided she wanted two photos from the session, because her Mom LOVED the photo at left.

My favorite is in the middle. :)

Looking for a new head shot that captures your personality? We'd love to hear from you. Give us a call at 404 298 6263 to set up your session.

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Mardi Gras Portraits in Pine Lake

So here's yet another blogpost about how much I love Pine Lake.

 Mardi Gras Headshots

This morning, instead of the usual first Saturday pancake breakfast, Pine Lakers celebrated Mardi Gras with a brunch, complete with beignets, red beans and rice, and bread pudding with wine sauce.

Following the brunch, one adorable dog, children on bikes and children walking, dressed-up adults and a rainbow paraded around our lake. 

Before and after the parade, I took portraits of anyone willing to stand on a specific crack in the sidewalk. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots