Could you figure out what it was? Well, it’s actually an abstract shot of my children hugging. Taken about 2 years ago to test my new camera and lens, this was the very first shot with my new gear. I was so impressed with the amount of detail in the file I decided to keep it. Later I grew to appreciate the emotional value of the image. Although my children very rarely get into any type of fight or disagreement, I thought it was a particularly genuine moment where they shared a very sweet embrace with one another. It’s kind of hard to decipher because there’s so much hair in the shot but, that’s exactly why I love it! It just goes to show that sometimes the photos we dislike or maybe think very little of at first can eventually turn out to be some of our most cherished. I’m so happy I decided to keep it! ❤
Although I love black and white images, and I’ve been shooting them more and more lately, I’ve always been known for images full of bright, bold colors. Here are just a few shots of various color patterns from my most recents travels.
Model Taelor Moore’s recent session.
Merry Christmas to you all! I had a wonderful day today! I spent the day in unseansonably warm weather shooting with my aunt Robin. We were able to navigate the city in peace and quiet since most people were inside eating and celebrating with their families. Even more important than the pictures we were able to capture today was the experience of being out together as family enjoying each others company, and doing something we both love. Doing what you love is great but, doing it with someone you love makes it even better! Below is just a sample of some of the shots that I captured. I hope you enjoy them. Please be safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!
Happy Saturday everyone! The morning dew has now turned to frost. Temperatures have finally dropped. The plants, leaves, and grass are all frozen. I don’t mind at all…
I noticed this very tiny shell in my driveway while walking back from my mailbox. I took out my phone to shoot it but, the shell was so tiny I had to lay on the ground to get close enough. I thought that it was interesting because, despite only being about as big as a grain of sand, from it’s position on the ground the light from the setting sun hit it just right to expose the many fine details. I love discovering things that would typically go completely unnoticed.
Since this year is almost over I’d like to start sharing some of my favorite images of this year. First up, one of my absolute favorite people to work with Ms. Nadia Jenkins. Taken on a very hot summer day, the shoot was almost ruined by rain but, I told Nay she’d bring the sunshine out with her smile, and well…here’s just one of the resulting shots. Photographers always have their own reasons as to why they like a particular image, it doesn’t have to be technically correct it just needs to trigger an emotion of some kind or please their eyes. This image makes me happy. For that reason I’d to thank you Nay! 🙂
I love fall! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s my favorite time of the year! I’m thankful we’ve actually had a fall season here in Georgia this year because, usually everything dies too soon and I don’t get a chance to enjoy the wonderful fall colors along with the moderate temperatures. Despite being sick for the past week and a half I’ve tried to capture as much of the fall colors as possible whenever I go out. I need more before their all gone!!!
Happy Veterans Day to everyone! Thank you to all former and active members of the United States military for all of your bravery, commitment and sacrifice. You are greatly appreciated!
Today I’d like to share another image that I was fortunate enough to capture while back home in July of this year. While out revisiting and introducing my son to the old fishing hole my father took me to as I child I was able to capture this shot of the 2 of them taking a break. My son was so happy that he decided to show his love for his grandfather without saying a single word. It was a very touching and special moment. A moment that I’m very happy to have had my camera for because, these are the times that you wish you could freeze, look back on and smile. Luckily we all can now. Tell someone you care about you love them today!
I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my beautiful and talented model friend Vanessa “Veyonce” Cobb! I hope you enjoy it sweetheart!
Happy Halloween and good Throwback Thursday evening everyone! Next up is a series of photos taken of my model friend Roxanne way back in 2008 after I moved from Illinois to Georgia. This was also one of the first shoot collaborations between myself and makeup artist Shon Sanks. I love doing series because they allow viewers to see different perspectives all in one pic, much like the app picstitch. Although not done intentionally, after I finished working on these photos I decided to call the series In Living Color because it reminded me a lot of one of the sequences from the popular 90’s sketch comedy intro. Bright paint and lots of colors! The use of bold colors was always a trademark of mine and helped define my former style. I’ve been thinking of recreating this series with a group of new people so be on the look out for that. That’s it for now, I’ll post something new soon.
Happy Birthday to my Queen! Without you I wouldn’t be where I am today! I can never thank you enough or repay for all that you’ve given me! I hope that I can help make today a happy and enjoyable one for you! I LOVE YOU!!!!!
I know I’m a day late, but I wanted to share this throwback of one my favorite people, Tiona Chantel. This is from our very first session and working with her gave me a deeper appreciation for her natural beauty. Aside from her beautiful face and great skin she has a very interesting personality, and when we shoot we playfully go back and forth giving each other a hard time, but we have a lot of fun! She’s so tiny and adorable (I’m sure she’ll love that description) but don’t be fooled, she’s a big on beauty as well as talent! Aside from modeling she’s also an accomplished makeup artist and fellow photog. She is a true triple threat and I can’t wait until I can get her back in front of my camera! Have a happy friday and enjoy your weekend!
Here’s a remixed version of a headshot from my very first shoot with the lovely Taelor Moore.
This is a shot that I captured in December 2010. I love how the water reflections gives this image the look of a beautiful oil painting.
Model Taelor Moore.
Confidence, not cockiness
A shot of Taelor Moore inspired by the colors of Cuba.
Inspired by Rihanna
My Baby Is Quiet And Sweet But Still Fierce!!! Shout Out To Terri White & Shon Sanks For Helping Make My Daughter Look Beautiful.
I Support Safiyyah “Miss Columbus Peach” Jones To Be The Next MISS GEORGIA TEEN USA!!!
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I’m proud to announce that my daughter Safiyyah “Ms. Columbus Peach” Jones was chosen as an Official State Finalist to compete in the Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant!!! Business sponsorships and individual contributions are greatly appreciated to help support her with this amazing opportunity! To become a sponsor email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-274-4844 for more info. To donate online through PayPal send to (Email: email@example.com)
As promised more from Ms. Whitney Davis’s comeback shoot. The more I look at these the more I love them!
I was searching through my old hard-drive and realized I had this wonderful shoot from a few years back with the beautifully unique Ginny Sparks that I had never released, so I decided to play around with a few of the files. Here’s the first one. I decided to dirty it up a bit and slap the “FANTASIZE” right across the front to make it look more like an edgy ad or something. There are so many more from this set I can’t wait to play around with later. I’ll post more as I edit them. Enjoy!