Taylor and John

This past Sunday we proved that the perfect summer farm wedding in Alabama consists of a very happy and jolly couple, many people who will come to congratulate them on the big day, great food and cupcakes, non stop dancing and a mix of downpour and sunshine all in 15 minutes. Congratulations, Taylor and John, on…

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Krista and Zack

Rainy day, wedding day. “I do” heard them both say. Before family, friends and God, We all witnessed them tie the knot. Congratulations Krista and Zack, cheers, hugs and for many more from Vesko, Dani and Matt. Music – DJ Platinum Bridal Hair Stylist – Steve Price Hair Stylist – Yanet Duran Makeup Artist –…

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Megan and Chance tied the knot

Yesterday Megan and Chance said “I do” to one another in front of God, family and friends. Thank you, guys, for making me feel part of your wedding and allowing me to tag along and document your special day. Special thanks go to the most relaxed bridal party and parents I’ve ever seen and had the…

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Ciara and Korey

Eyes are blue, Hair is blond, For Ciara and Korey, Eternal is their bond. They got engaged, people, come and see for yourself. Lighting Assistant – Danielle Long

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Lindsay and Tony

Campus couple photoshoot, Lindsay and Tony nailed it right. Blue dress and polo shirt, They told me -it was love of first sight. Assistant – Danilelle Long  

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Lindsey and Wes

Love is in the air, Engagement season rages, Red is the hair, We had fun for the ages. Makeup by Allison Harvey – AP Pearson Salon Assistant – Danielle Long

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Keri and Shane said “I do”

Yesterday Keri and Shane said “I do” in front of God, family and friends, had some fun, shared some tears of joy and became the newest McDonald family. To Keri and shane – thank you for allowing me to capture your wedding day. All vendors did an amazing job and were able to create a…

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Second shooter, prime experience

This past weekend was an interesting experience to say the least. Tristan from Tristan Carins Wedding Photography called and long story short we photographed Lydia and Jay’s wedding together. Tristan has been in the area for quite a bit and his talent is indisputable, so I was really excited to second shoot for him and…

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Krista and Zac

Last week we photographed Krista and Zac’s engagement in Auburn and nearly froze to death. That being said, and despite nature’s best attempt to interrupt our photoshoot, we still managed to create some beautiful memories in the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Check out their sneak peek and share their excitement. We definitely cannot wait…

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Desiree and Andy

So today was an interesting day. One, because I was a second shooter for a wedding, something very uncharacteristic for me, and two, because we met some pretty amazing people – funny, chill, with insane amount enthusiasm and willing to do anything and everything for the good times. OK, here is the pre-story. Several days ago…

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Kelsey and Sam

So yes, it is Feb and is 73F outside… so what better to do than photograph your couple at the River Walk in downtown Columbus?! Kelsey and Sam came with game faces and ton of smiles and man did we have fun?! Here is a small sneak peek into our shoot and what came down…

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Megan and Charlie

Today was one of the few days this season that it actually felt like a winter. That being said, Megan and Charlie could not wait any more and hide their excitement to tie the knot in front of their very big families and close friends. The girls got ready in the well heated house while…

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Keri and Shane

Though bad for the environment, having drought in the area can prove very useful when trying to take photos at a dried creek bed. Kinda what we did today for Keri and Shane’s engagement when we went to Chewacla park. Also, are the colors outside beautiful or what?! After the park, we headed to The…

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Trey and Sam

Today we went to photograph Trey and Sam at Chewacla State park and couldn’t ask for better morning weather and Fall colors. Combine this with the fact how fun they were, and it turned into a really great mini-adventure in the park. Just like Dora the explorer, we went over the bridge, crossed the river (now…

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Brianna

Who would have thought that it will be 88F today during our photoshoot? Today? Three days before Halloween! On the other hand, the sun was so bright and low that the highlights on Brianna’s hair were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Don’t believe me? Check out the preview of her senior photos and envy away…

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Photographing the Tompkins’

Today we met Holly, Gerald and little precious Emilee and went downtown Auburn for some family photos. We of course took more than three, but those should be sufficient for now to satisfy the curiosity to see the rest. After lots of smiles, short walk and plenty of M&M’s, we were done and done. But enough…

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Andrea and Bryan got hitched

Yesterday we celebrated the wedding day of the newest Parrot family, between Andrea and Bryan. Family and friends joined them at the Farm at Rocky Top and shook the forest with tons of music and dancing, tears and laughs, drinks and food and of course plenty of photos to show that. It is vare rarely that I…

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Reagan and Travis

Despite the summer heat that is still in full swing, I can safely say we had a huge success in today’s photoshoot. We met Reagan and Travis at Callaway Gardens and did a small walk around the most picturesque areas and took super hot photos of the couple.

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Bryan and Katie

Speaking of an elaborate plan to make the perfect proposal. Bryan did it! And Bryan did good! To the point where Katie, THE ONE, did not suspect anything. She did not even know Bryan was in town! So what was her surprise to see their dog running towards her with a sign on the neck…

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Frankie and Braden

Today Frankie and Braden said “I DO” to one another in front of close family and friends. Then we all went to Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts and celebrated the union with a ton of music, crazy dancing and delicious food. But don’t get my word for it, just check out the sneak peek…

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Stephanie and Eddie

Stephanie and Eddie’s wedding was incredibly peaceful and humbling event. It is too often that we put too much emphasis on the celebrations, the looks, presents and the material  and somehow forget that the whole purpose and final outcome of the day is to bring two people together in front of family, friends and God… and be…

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The Farm at Rocky Top

Today The Farm at Rocky Top had an open house and it officially became a wedding venue as it is about to host it’s first wedding tomorrow. To say the barn is phenomenal is an understatement – very spacious with an open layout and it can sit approximately 300 people. There are numerous barn doors…

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Ashley and Daniel

Ashley and Daniel tied the Knot in Nashville last week. After a great relaxed day of preparations everything went smoothly and they were able to celebrate their big day with closest friends and family. There are few things to mention here, and one of them is the crazy bunch that the wedding party was. I’ve…

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A portrait session

So today we had a quick portrait session with a few recent high school graduates and after the traditional cap and gown shots, we took some against the gray wall. Though not too many, the ones we captured definitely speak for themselves. Fun times with fun gals.

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Congrats Nell

Nell graduated from the Vet School at Tuskegee and we went for her graduation photos to Town Creek in Auburn, accompanied by with her two Great Danes princesses. Lots of treats, fun and pictures later we can definitely say we knocked this out of the park. Here is a little sneak peek to our shoot with pink…

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Graduation, engagement and for many more

So what do graduation, engagement and friendship have all in common? Kyle and Jess, that is what. Those love birds have been friends of mine for 3 and together as a couple for 5 years and are one of the very few couples that I know who were able to go through college in a…

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Nolan and Amy

I love it when the whole family comes to town for the graduation ceremony and then BAM! Engagement happens and all of a sudden everyone forgets what they are here for hahaha and Nolan did exactly that. With the limited people involved in the actual preparation for the proposal, there were several very surprised family…

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Andrea and Bryan

Today we photographed Andrea ad Bryan’s engagement in Opelika. We went to the First United Methodist Church where we took Andrea’s “bridal” photos. The reason “bridal” is in quotes, is because we kind of ditched the tradition and took the photos in her mom’s and her grand mom’s wedding dresses. I have to say, I absolutely loved her look…

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Amanda’s Graduation

What a fun photoshoot we had today with Amanda!!! Despite my fears and warnings, she managed to hop on couple of fences in high heel shoes and still kept the smile like a champion! A School of Nursing graduate, enlisted in the Navy and a mom to be. Congratulations Amanda and Josh, cheers and for many more.

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Graduation season is here

Today’s newest addition to AU’s Alumni association is Amanda. I’ve known this girl for several years and I am so proud of her achievement. Congratulations, girl, you did it!

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GRADUATION SEASON IS HERE!

Graduation season is here and the madness begun today. I went out and photographed those two goofballs who did not stop cracking jokes the whole time. Needless to say, the photoshoot went through without even realizing it and here is a small sneak peek to their fun time at Samford Lawn.

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Jordan and Mariya

Just a quick post about this couple of love birds. We went to downtown Auburn and then tried to beat the storm by going to the Chewacla State Park near Auburn. Then?! Then to their most favorite Asian bazaar and restaurant on Opelika Rd, where the costumers and the staff were looking at us as…

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Amanda – Graduation Shoot at the Arboretum

Amanda is a Tuskegee University graduate from their DVM program class 2016. Because of the beautiful weather, scenery and dog-friendliness, we went on a short photo walk at the AU Arboretum to celebrate and commemorate her graduation with a small photoshoot. It definitely required some whistling, treats and hands’ clapping in order to attract the puppies’ attention, but…

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Alex and Rachel

So that Fri storm huh?!? There is one thing that makes photos go bright and colorful like nothing else and that is spring storms! I mean the day after them of course. Anyhow, Alex and Rachel got engaged this Sat and the colors at the Arboretum were phenomenal. Put a beautiful couple in love in…

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Kristina’s bridal photoshoot

It’s been couple of weeks since I photographed Kristina’s bridal session at the Fountainview Mansion in Auburn, AL, and I have to say that the wait to post the images has been a very nerve-racking experience to me. During that day we had this typical spring rain, which was almost perfect for the shots we wanted and…

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Brittany – a new kind of senior portrait session

It is not every day when I get asked to take senior portraits, and for the most part I do not mind. Definitely not what I specialize in, however in this case I couldn’t say NO and I am kind of glad I did that. Here is a sneak peek to Brittany’s in-studio photo session. It was such…

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Derek and Jessica

It’s Spring. It’s a Spring-y day. Its a gorgeous Spring-y day. Just perfect for Derek to propose to Jessica on campus in front of their closest friends. As they were walking towards the stadium for this year’s spring game, they all stopped at Samford Lawn where he officially popped the question. Jessica was genuinely surprised…

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Brittany at the Arboretum

Today’s beautiful day was simply perfect to go to the Arboretum and take the “outdoor” part of Brittney’s senior portraits. There were so many places where we could take photos that it was kind of distracting. Nevertheless, we were still able to capture several very beautiful portraits and have to say, Brittany’s smile made the photoshoot so…

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Sarah and Matthew

What a wonderful wedding it was yesterday, when Sarah and Matthew said “I DO” to one another in front of their families and friends. Preparations and fun started early early, but the real magic occurred at the emotional reveal the newlyweds created at the amphitheater close by. After some tears and hugs and smiles we went to the…

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Ashley and Daniel part 2

What happens when you have a recently engaged couple that loves taking pictures and wonderful weather but have already shot their engagement session? Well, just like with yummy cake, you go for a seconds! We could have not asked for better sunset, so last night we went to downtown Auburn and captured some beautiful and intimate…

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Ashley and Daniel

So what happens when the forecast for a “photoshoot under the stars” changes to clouds and rain? You change the date and still have fun! Tonight we did exactly that with Ashley and Daniel. We went under the starry skies over Auburn and brought the photography expression “stills” to a whole new level in the world of Engagement…

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Smiles and laughs for Christmas cards

This Fall is exceptionally warm and it has brought to Auburn colors that are usually associated with the Midwest – warm red, yellow, orange, green, brown and everything in between. So what a better setting for Christmas cards than this could anyone ask for? The only missing element for such a photoshoot would be abundance of cuteness……

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Hilary and Chase

It is very hard to describe how much fun we had with Chase and Hilary today on their engagement photoshoot, but if “one photo speaks a thousand words” is true, then it’s very clear that we had a blast. Went to couple of fields, walked around, met some very friendly cows and had some really good laughter….

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Kaylee and Larry

What a beautiful day! Fall with beautiful colors, cold mornings and warm evenings. The perfect weather for engagement photos. Kaylee and Larry came out today and we went for a short walk near Chewacla park and took some beautiful photos in this amazing AL weather.

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Katie and Taylor

It is very hard to select a few images that tell the big story of a wedding when the party was so big that it almost went for “three days and three nights”! This Sat Katie and Tayolr said yes to one another in front of family, friends and my cameras and they did it…

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Frankie and Braden

Sometimes hot days are just perfect for picnic or photoshoot outings. Frankie and Braden and I went out at the Iron Bank Coffee Co. in downtown Columbus and had a wonderful day. They had a date, I took photos and it all kinda smoothly converged into this amazing engagement photoshoot. Great couple having great coffee; beautiful weather with breeze and fall…

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Nasrin and Vahid

Yesterday I was at one of the loudest, happiest and full of dancing and fun weddings in a long time. Nasrin and Vahid said yes, got hitched and then danced the night away. Here is a sneak peek of the jolly wedding that took place at the Greystone Mansion of Auburn AL.

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Mehvish

Today we had the beautiful Mehvish in our studio with some ethnic wardrobe from Pakistan. Speaking of a beauty from Scheherazade’s tales! After spending some time with her, I am now convinced that beauty truly comes from modesty. We had a lot of fun, took an amazing array of photos (more to come) and enjoyed some ethnic…

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Becca and Britten got hitched

Today Becca and Britten said “I do” to one another and promised to love and care for each other for the rest of their lives. The corky couple celebrated their love at the Lazenby Farm near Auburn, AL with very close family and friends. And even though some of them could not make it, they were…

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Julie and Ross said “YES”

Today Julie and Ross said “YES” to one another, in front of family, friends and God. We all witnessed the care, love and respect the two share with one another. Words cannot describe the colorful celebration which took place at Kiesel Park in Auburn, AL. They were more than ready to admit their love in…

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Becca and Britten

Becca and Britten are definitely not your average couple – avid comic book fans, Comic Con attendees and video gamers with a corky personality and non-stereotypical sense of humor… what I am trying to say, is that we went out in downtown Opelika and had a wonderful time photographing their engagement. The idea was to start from the…

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Katrina and Ryan

Today was Katrina and Ryan’s wedding day at the beautiful Fox and the Pheasant house in Montevallo, AL. With every wedding I photograph, I re-discover how much fun and satisfying this job is. While photographing the joyous day of Katrina and Ryan, I met tons of new cool guys, met another amazing caterer (more on Bryon…

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Eoghan and Rosie

Congratulation to Eoghan and Rosie. Today we photographed their beautiful wedding at the Water Oak Manor. First we started with makeup and hair at the Dimensions Studio with Katie Hill. We then moved to the scenic venue where we all had a tone of food, drinks and pure Irish jokes. But what a fun couple Eoghan…

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Katie and Taylor

So this past weekend Katie and Taylor “accidentally” bumped into their wedding photographer, Vesko, and his assistant, Cody, and an engagement-photoshoot-miracle happened hahaha couple of hours, six beers and almost 400 images later, we had an excellent set of photos. The Overall Co. in downtown Opleika was probably the best place to bump into each…

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Stacey and John

Today we went out and shot the engagement of  Stacey and John. Congratulations, guys. We drove to a beautiful farm in Harpersville AL and had a ton a fun. Where because they are engaged and excited about their future, where because I love chasing those kind of people with a camera, but we all totally…

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Clouds on a sunny day

The summer is officially over and the weather sure feels like it’s fall. As it cooled off and the storms dissipated in the past, we decided to go outside and create our own clouds. And we did it beautifully collectively – Amanda, Cody, Terrence and I. Amanda did great staying still under the liquid nitrogen, thrown by Cody and Terrence and I…

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Product photography

Couple of days ago we did a product photography project for one of the local companies in Opelika AL, which manufactures dialysis filters. They are about to expand twice in size and needed some product photography done for future presentations and poster/flyer/handout materials. Here is a small preview of our strobist setup: 1. Blue background…

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Advertisement Solo-Shoot

        I know I usually do not post commercial advertisement photos, but these really turned out great. In general, commercial advertisement photoshoots are very organized, well planned, well subsidized and carried out by a big crew with members responsible for the location’s availability, equipment setup, people/models organization etc. Those three images however,…

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Natasha and Stephen

Yesterday we photographed the wedding of Natasha and Stephen in Pensacola FL. The weather was perfect and everybody was having a great time. The sunset was one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen and there were dolphins swimming and feeding right in front of us at the restaurant. One couldn’t ask for a better wedding day….

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Blakely and Andrew

Today we photographed the happy event of Blakely and Andrew’s wedding. We had a lot of fun photographing it and here we offer a small preview of the photos to come. Congratulations and “For many more” to these two young engineers who are about to build their future… judging by the success they’ve had in…

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Tia and Wayne

Congratulations to Tia and Wayne on their beautiful wedding day. We had an amazing time, for which we thank you. One can obviously see how much fun WE ALL had by simply looking at the sneak peak posted here. Also, great thanks to the owners of Water Oak Manor for all the accommodations and making us…

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Angela and John

Yesterday we had the pleasure to photograph Angela and John’s wedding at the Auburn Hotel. We had a lot of fun, laughs and created many memories. I dare to say we even created several friendships. To the newlyweds – CONGRATULATIONS, to the boys – BE SAFE. To everybody – we framed many many beautiful images,…

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Tia and Wayne

As the weather finally calmed down a little, we were able to go out and photograph the engagement of Tia and Wayne, who are getting married in a couple of weeks. We went to shoot at the Marriott Grand National Hotel and conference center in Opelika, AL. As we parked to the side of the hotel we…

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Kyle and Kelleigh’s wedding

Today we had the pleasure to shoot Kyle and Kelleigh’s wedding at the Columbus Botanical Gardens. Despite the downpour, the whole wedding party, and guests, had a ton of fun. We did too! Here is a little sneak peek from their wedding.

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Julie and Ross

Today we went to Kiesel Park and had a ton of fun wile we were shooting the engagement of Julie and Ross. We walked, climbed, laid around and snapped like a thousand shots. Here is a small sneak peek into the collection of pictures we took today.

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Portrait photoshoot at Talon Hall

Today we did a small shoot at Talon Hall in The Village. Several friends showed up and we had a blast. This is a small sneak peak for the upcoming album. We shot this one of Ryan with a Nikon D800, Sigma 70-200 and a DIY beauty dish equipped with a Nikon SB-600 at 1/4…

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Flowers, allergies and photography

Last week we did a small photoshoot for one of the local floral companies that supplies several states with seasonal plants. CreateTWO studio turned into a small garden as we were shooting the gentle plants that made us sneeze every once in a while… in about every 15 minutes! Anyhow, the pictures turned out great…

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Back to the film days

Couple of days ago we received the processed film images from our photoshoot in downtown Auburn. While shooting, numerous times after taking the shot I would look at the back of the camera and, SURPRISE, I would keep seeing the plastic back of the Mamiya RB67 or the trusty Nikon N90s only! No digital preview, no…

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On location portrait photoshoot

Today we went and shot Lauren’s portraits for her website portfolio at the Overall Company, in downtown Opelika, and we had a blast. What a wonderful atmosphere this building has! It is an incredible place to see, taste and explore the art and goodies of some of the local artists, brewers and food masters. The whole…

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Angela and John

We shot the engagement of Angela and John tonight. What an evening! We met at the river-walk in Columbus GA and spend couple of hours at the beautiful bank of the Chattahoochee River. The weather was perfect, the couple amazing and the mood… let’s just say that they cannot wait to get married and we…

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Portrait photosession

Today we did a small photoshoot with Cody Robinson, a stuntman and a double, who is currently working for the Hunger Games. Lots of fun! For this portrait, we used two Vivitars 285 HV at 1/4 power on camera left through a 48″ shoot through umbrella, one Nikon-SB600 behind Cody to lighten the background (i.e….

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Happy Spring Day

Happy Spring Day 🙂  The days are getting longer, the grass is getting greener and my hands are getting restless to grab the cameras!!! Call me and lets go out on a photoshoot.

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The Advantage of HDR

Several weeks ago we did a small photoshoot for a local business, a grooming salon. The place was really charming, with a very cozy setup, lots of entertainment and things to do while waiting for service. As we started photographing, we realized that using flashes and strobes will only kill the mood in this place….

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