Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wisdom from my dad

1. Want to be seen? Stand up.  
2. Want to be heard ? Speak up.  
3. Want to be remembered? Sit down 
4. Love is the happiness and joy of our life. 
5. Love is the pain and sorrow of our lives.  
6. If you don't stand for something, then you'll fall for anything.  
7. A little shot is a big shot that keeps on shooting.  
8. If you're not on your way you're in the way. 
9. Winning isn't everything, and losing isn't anything.  
10. If you must use a hammer; build something.  
11. Lord, I ain't what I ought to be'. I ain't what I want to be. I ain't what I'm gonna be. But thank God I ain't what I was.  
12. May you get everything you need, and need everything you get.  
13. Hope is the mother of all men.  
14. No body spends someone else money as carefully as he spends his own.  
15. Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see farther.  
16. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.  
17. Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a dream, but today is mine to live and enjoy.  
18. If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? 
19. Before borrowing money from a friend, decided which you need most.  
20. A man's mind plans his way, but the Lords directs his steps.  
21. If a task is ever begun, never stop until it's done.  
22. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  
23. Why not treat people all year long like we do on Christmas?  
24.For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 
25. Life is like a rose...the symbol of love. Just don't forget the stem has thorns on it.  
26.Our feelings are the results of our thoughts.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kerrionne Phillips [Wellness Blogger]

This is a brief portrait session with Atlanta, GA wellness blogger Kerrionne Phillips per invitation of my granddaughter (see the final photograph).  Kerrionne is a natural in front of the camera and it didn't take long to create the following images.  Check out Kerrionne's blog link below.

"Best Friends" 

Check out Kerrionne's blog here:  Cultivatingkerri

Camera:  Canon 5D
Lens:  Canon 24-105mm IS
Lighting:  Natural
Background:  Westcott Illuminator Background w/white drop cloth
Post:  Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Some of My Artist's Favorites #2

When you photograph people for a living eventually you will create an image during the session that becomes your favorite.  It's that moment when everything clicks between you and your subject and you've captured what you envisioned prior to the session.  I have taken thousands of images of people over the years and in this posting I felt like sharing a few of what I've classified as my "Artist's Favorites".  I hope that you like them too.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Logan & Gage Prom Portraits

Several months ago I had the privilege of photographing Gage's senior portraits along with his pickup truck named "Dixie".  So, it wasn't too much of a surprise when his mom asked me to create his senior prom portraits with his date by the name of Logan (what a beautiful young lady).  Upon getting the booking for the session I knew that I wanted to give the couple something that was most unique from all of their friends anticipated portrait themes.  In addition, I also wanted to avoid all of the previous local destinations for prom pictures.  

I wanted something classy.  Without hesitation the idea came to me to have a gorgeous woman (Logan), a handsome gent (Gage), and an expensive airplane in the background to top off the perfect idea of elegance.  Of course, we'd squeeze "Dixie" into a few shots just to ground the experience in favor of Gage and his love for his truck.  I'm willing to bet though that during prom night Logan stole Gage's heart because she looked absolutely stunning in her prom dress.  Overall it was a pleasure to photograph the two of them and they helped me to create some awesome prom portraits.



I want to give a special thanks to Becky Shealy (Airport Manager) of Daniel Field in Augusta for allowing me to use several of her planes as background.
1775 Highland Ave., Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 733-8970

Stills:  Canon 5D w/24-105mm IS Lens
Lighting:  Doug Box Softbox w/Canon 550EX Flash
Still Post:  Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3
Plugin:  Portraiture Professional