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!!!
Here are just a few selections from this past weekend at the Christmas Parade in downtown Columbus. Enjoy!
Halloween in downtown Columbus, 2014. Lots of kids, people, costumes, candy, fun, food, a 5k race, and good music!
You are just as beautiful today as you were the day we met! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I LOVE YOU!!!!!
A trip to the spring carnival, just me and my son.
Here’s another image taken from my March post on bike riding, plus a group of men riding bikes similar to the big wheels toys we use to ride as children, and how much fun it can be.
I love to go to the river and capture interesting photos of the rafters and surfers. I love photographing water even though I’m terribly afraid of it! It just looks so beautiful and refreshing! The water sport participants always seem to have so much fun. I wish I could be brave enough to do it one day….maybe one day?
There’s something about a bike that makes you feel carefree, like a kid again. These gentlemen all experienced this sense of nostalgia as they rode bikes up and down the city’s dark streets. I was fortunate enough to be present with my camera to capture a few fun moments.
I hope everyone is enjoying their new year so far? I had the honor of attending my little friend’s birthday party last night. I really enjoyed seeing her and her family. She had fun, and she even let me get a few shots. Here are just a few pics from the festivities.
Another black and white shot from my daughter’s first shoot.
It’s amazing how quickly things you’re doing now become things you’ve already done yesterday…enjoy every moment of it! Happy Throwback Thursday everyone!
Happy Birthday to Jessica Murphy aka Ms. J Rabbit ❤
Hello all! Today I’d like to share a few pics I shot at the grand opening of our local whitewater rafting event here in downtown Columbus, GA. I’ve watched as the process of opening this water park quickly develop from an announcement, to construction, to the grand opening. I still can’t believe just how fast it all happened! My family and I really enjoy going to the water-park and watching the rafters, surfers, kayakers and swimming students learn and splash around. I take my camera every time I go because I know there’s always something exciting going on. Don’t worry, I have thousands of shots to share with you over time, and I’ll be sure to add more from my ever going water-park adventures later. Until then, please enjoy.
My Baby Is Quiet And Sweet But Still Fierce!!! Shout Out To Terri White & Shon Sanks For Helping Make My Daughter Look Beautiful.
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Happy Birthday to my first born, Princess Safiyyah!!!! My love for you cannot be measured!!!!!
It’s amazing how big she’s getting! It seems like just yesterday she was in diapers, not being able to talk or even crawl, and now look at her! Today we celebrated her very first graduation and I couldn’t be more happy and proud! I didn’t shoot a lot of pics because I was too caught up in the moment but, I will post more of what I did catch later. Great job little mama!!! You’re becoming such a big girl! 🙂
One of my favorite iPhone 5 pics so far. Taken in downtown Columbus at the river-walk.
Happy birthday to another very special little lady who’s party I had the pleasure of shooting over the weekend, Ms. O’Niyah Harmon!!!
Happy birthday to a very special little lady, the little lady that helped launch my blog, Ms. Adayah Amielle Chambers!