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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Live United Ad Campaign Photos for United Way of Rutherford County

I spent the last two days hanging out with the fabulous staff, volunteers, board members and agency representatives of the United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties. I am thrilled to share these images that will be used in the kickoff of their brand new "Live United" branding campaign. The next several blog posts will be my favorite shots from our two day commercial shoot. We had a blast!

I love the concept of these images - very "Gap ad," as described by my friend Amanda. Check out the slideshow below, or click HERE to view it full screen.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

The Secret Workshop

Well, last weekend Steph and I boarded a plane for Greensboro, North Carolina to attend the Secret Workshop. It was so hard to leave little Norah at home with her Daddy, Grammy & Granddaddy from Friday morning to Monday afternoon, but I had invested a lot of money into my plane tickets, the workshop fee and hotel room a long time before I knew Norah would be here, so I felt I really needed to go.

Once we got away from home, I was really excited to head out. I have not yet attended any educational workshops about children's photography. I love working with children and one of the things about this workshop that intrigued me the most was learning about shooting kids in more commercial environments - like child models, catalogs, magazines, etc. These are things I would love to do eventually with my work.

We got the opportunity on Saturday to work with some child models. They were SO fun to work with - some of them were still aspiring models, and they were a little more challenging than the ones with experience - but that was part of the learning process.

I came out the door for my shooting time and the first little guy I saw was Trenton! Oh my gosh - that hair, that smile - I want to keep him.

This is probably my favorite picture of the whole day. This kid stole my heart!

This is Cruise. He was a handful. But very cute.

We were a little surprised when Will popped out of the crowd in three very stylish and cool outfits. I had to ask him how old he was before I was willing to photograph his bare chest! He's 25. But he was a trooper in the name of looking cool - that was a wool trench coat in 100 degree heat.

Mmm mmm mmm

Y'all can also tell I am into sun flare these days.

I don't remember her name but her eyes are so sparkly.

Ethan in awesome camo shorts

I don't remember this handsome guy's name was a long day!

Sweet Lacey

Twins Abby and Ali and their sister Lucy. These girls are Lacey's sisters, and they are all internationally adopted. Yay!

Here's Lucy again.

Did I mention I would like to keep this child? Don't you think he would be a good big brother for Norah?

He is a RIOT.

So, I am sure you already could tell that Trenton was our buddy by the end of the day. This was an attempt at a self portrait with Steph, Trenton and me, but Steph got cut out and the other shots were really bad...sorry Steph!

I have a few snapshots to add from my point & shoot camera later, but I wanted to share those photographs of the child models and throw it out there that I am interested in these types of sessions if you are looking for a photographer!

There will be some major changes to my childrens photography division in 2008 and all I can say is if you already know you want a session, you would be wise to book it for this Fall. :)

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Woodfin's Funeral Chapel, built by Dow Smith Contracting Company

My friends at Dow Smith Contracting Company needed a couple shots of Woodfin's Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro, so I stopped by last week to grab a few. It was a pretty day and there wasn't much going on at the Chapel, so I was able to get these shots.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

FBC Smyrna Staff Photos

Here are a few new shots for the FBC Smyrna Staff photo page of the website.

I shot the rest of the photos for the page (and several of the photos throughout the site) earlier last year. I love how they are casual and represent real activities and real people at our church.

Melanie is transitioning to a new position in our Student Ministry, focusing on ministries to Girls. Allen is our new Children's Minister. Tim is going to be our Global Initiatives Minister. I might have their exact titles incorrect, but you get the idea. They are not all brand new to our church, but welcome to your new roles!

As things are a little slower for me this winter season, it is a great time to work on special projects like this.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for promotional photos of your church, school or business that can be used on the web or in print materials. Great photos will communicate your message clearly. Let me know how I can help you!

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