Monday, March 22, 2010

NY State of Mind

I am in Love with NY. There I said it. There is something about that concrete jungle that makes me feel alive. I think it might be the combination of the beautiful spring air with the wanderlust appeal of gallivanting through a mysteriously familiar city. Either way, my heart is at ease in the Big Apple....

Baby Louis III

I have a new cousin! Baby Louis III on his christening day. Thanks goes to my aunt and uncle for bringing such a sweet baby boy into our family:)

Wedding Season

To say I've been busy working and traveling lately would be an understatement.

As most journalist can tell you, there is a certain rush that comes from traveling to new places where there are stories to be discovered and people to meet. I am extremely grateful to jet set often. Along my travels I tend to encounter some crazy comparisons. For example. I just returned form NYC this week, and while eating lunch at the Shake Shack with friends, my food looked eerily familiar. So I snapped a picture. It wasn't until halfway through my meal that it hit me. I had eaten almost that exact meal a week ago on the opposite side of the country.

So here you have it.. Shake Shack.. the In N Out of the east coast;)


While working in Jacksonville beach, I took and extra day to head to St. Augustine to spend some time with an old college friend. Rachel and her husband Brad were the first couple who's wedding I had ever photographed. You can see some photos from it here.

Now almost three and a half years later, they are mommy and daddy to one beautiful little girl and have a baby boy on the way. I got to have a girls day with Rachel and meet their lovely daughter Bri for the first time a few weeks ago. I think it's fair to say we became best buddies immediately:)

Berry Wedding

When I first talked with Jodie and Mike about photographing their wedding, Jodie mentioned that she wanted to take photos on the beach. Knowing Mike and Jodie from college, I knew they would have some trick up there sleeve to make their weekend and photos extra fun. About a week before the wedding, Jodie called me to tell me that the bridal party would be ridding around town in electric GEM cars and that she had gotten beach balls and fun sunglasses to take photos with on the beach. It was right then that I knew we were going to have some fun:)


One of my favorite parts about being a photographer is that I get to travel often. At the end of February I headed out to L.A. for a week. It is always refreshing to see the vibrant colors of that glamorous city. While I was in lalaland, I turned a year older. For my birthday I took the day off and enjoyed my time on Santa Monica beach. There is something about starting a new year near the water that makes me feel like the world is at my fingertips.

A special thanks goes out to my West Hollywood Boys who put me up for my time in Tinsel Town.. Got to love impromptu roommate dance parties

Ichetucknee Springs

To take full advantage of the beautiful Florida weekend, on the way back to Atlanta I stopped at the Ichetucknee Springs. O how I miss swimming in Florida sunshine...

No matter how cold or hot the air is outside, you can always count on the Springs being 72 degrees.

Ulrich Wedding

In February I had the opportunity to travel south to Gaiensville, Fl. to shoot the wedding of Grant and Jacque Ulrich. It was such a beautiful ceremony and the bridal party was a blast. Grant and Jacque are such a fun couple who are so deeply in love, and the photos from that day directly represent that. It was so nice to shoot in Florida light again. The weather was perfect, and the sky so blue. It was a great weekend for an outdoor Florida wedding.


I had the opportunity a couple weeks back to shoot on location with Zack Arias and the Used Film Crew during a Goya Challenge. Zack blogs about the experience and our approach toward the images here on his blog.

For this GOYA shoot we choose the word "FEAR" and each set out to capture our own interpretation of it. That week we had been working in an abandoned mansion,so to us the concept of fear came rather natural. It was a fun learning experience to see how people who were removed from the situation reacted to our interpretations. I elaborate on that statement further on Zack's Blog.. check it out!

Here' the image I made. While talking with my model I asked what him what he was afraid of, and he said Death. So with that in mind I let my creativity wonder and this is where it took me. The image is shot with all natural light.

This last one's for fun. While we were shooting for fear, I found this awesome patch of light in the solarium and couldn't pass it up. So I made a few frames with intent to capture the shadow.... Enjoy