This beautiful and delicious Cobb salad was prepared by my beautiful model friend and aspiring chef, Vanessa Cobb. I guess that makes this literally a real Cobb salad? 🙂 It was awesome! Thank you V!!! For those wondering, this salad was prepared with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bleu cheese crumbles, turkey bacon, boiled eggs, and honey mustard dressing.
My latest shoot with my model friend Lakita. It’s been about 4 years since our last outing and she’s just as beautiful as ever! I’m happy that I was able to reconnect with her and shoot her in this colorful maxi dress because, I love the way maxi dresses look on women. Makeup by the talented new mommy Nichele Hardge. Congratulations Nichele!
Spring Fling April 2015 has come and gone yet again. This time it lasted for 2 long weeks. My goal was to attend as many times as I could during both day and night so I could shoot multiple times to get many different looks. Since I didn’t find out until the last minute that the event was going to last that long, I wasn’t able to go back as often as I wanted to. These photos represent my first day there which happened to be my most successful day.
My family and I arrived early on day one before all of the crowds poured in. I thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to come back with all the people that usually attend but, I decided that at some point I would. Unfortunately at some point never came! I was very disappointed because there were plenty of photographic opportunities for me this year but I blew it. I am however very grateful for the shots that I was able to get this time. Editing these shots is an entirely different story… Working on the edits was very difficult this time. I wanted to try something different, a specific look I had in mind. It’s something that I’ve been longing to do for a while but never willing to actually sit down and do. I wanted each shot to have bold, bright colors so I edited every single shot in this gallery individually. This was not a batch edit. I NEVER edit this many photos individually! Whenever I post lots of pictures in a gallery I usually post them straight out of the camera with no adjustments. The reason why is because it’s far too time consuming and I feel like batch edits can’t possibly give each shot the special attention it deserves. This time each shot has it’s own signature color profile. It was very tiring but I’m happy I did it. Now I know I have the patience to actually sit down and do it and I feel that it will only help me later on during my post processing sessions.
You know, as photographers we all shoot for many different reasons. Most of us shoot for the love of it. We also shoot for ourselves first and foremost but, we hope that when we do release photos to our viewing audience they understand all the hard work we put into it. Sometimes our satisfaction comes from just knowing others “get it”. This was a hard one y’all! I hope someone out there “gets it”. As always I’d like to thank each and every person that stops by my blog and enjoys my work. Your views, messages, and support are greatly appreciated!!!
My current view. Have a great day everyone!
Happy Sunday everyone! It’s Spring Fling time once again and it’s a beautiful day out. One thing I love about the fair is all the wonderful colors everywhere. I’m trying to capture as much of them as I possibly can! I hope to have a full post from this event up soon. Enjoy your day!
The weather has started to warm up and I like most people have been out enjoying it. I spent last weekend with my family at the local marina meeting new people and watching all the families playing in the sun. One of the more fun moments of that outing was when the families, and more specifically the children were feeding the birds. For some it was their first time both feeding and being so close to all the different birds. The reactions were priceless! One particular moment stood out, and that’s what I’ve decided to shared today. A very friendly and energetic grandmother was teaching her equally excited granddaughter how to feed the ducks. It was a touching site to just watch the two of them interact with one another. As a photographer I live to capture these moments but, as a person I live to experience them as well.
It’s that time of the year again already! Fall means the county fair, and I love going! I try to take my kids every time it’s in town and this past weekend we were able to go once again. The weather was nice and we had a really good time. Below are a few of the many pictures I took while there.
Very cool fish I was fortunate enough to get a shot of last weekend while vacationing in Florida. I don’t know exactly what kind they are? But they are both colorful and beautiful.
The view from my hotel room window a couple of days ago as the sun started to set in downtown Phenix City, Alabama. I love all the wonderful shapes and colors that appear and change constantly as nature paints her masterpieces across the sky. As usual for me, no post processing was involved in any of these shots, they’re straight from my camera.
Here are just a few snaps of various flowers taken yesterday when I took my kids to visit the local botanical garden.