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About last week |atlanta portrait photographer

July 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

About a week ago or so, I met up with my fellow tribe members of the Queen Photographers of Georgia. I wrote about a previous meetup with them here, if you're interested. Well, this time we got together and instead of photographing each other, we photographed some models. They consisted of one of the cutest couples I have ever seen, a wonderful female model that was seriously giving us face and a handsome male model who was one of my fellow photogs' husband. Even though I specialize in babies and children, I still photograph couples. Usually the woman is pregnant but they are still couples. And since I've branched out into branding photography, I do individual adults as well. If you're interested in my branding photography, you can click here. I'm just trying to be helpful.

Anyway, one of the team leads of the Queen Photographers decided it was time for us to have another meetup to get together and shoot. Any time we can get out in new surroundings or familiar ones depending on the location is always a good thing. This time we met at the Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta. I had been there once for my ex-sister-in-law's wedding. It really is a beautiful place I arrived a little late because of a few issues that I had to deal with. I don't know about you but whenever I'm trying to leave my house some occupant of said house is always slowing me down. This time it happened to be my son. No worries. I got him squared away and off I went. After that the GPS had me go to an entrance that I couldn't enter. Luckily I found this really nice woman how was out with her daughter riding her bike. She was nice enough to give me proper directions to get me to where I needed to be. Let's just say I'm happy I made it safely and that when I parked I didn't slide down the steep ravine.

When I arrived all of my fellow photogs were in full swing. I basically jumped in the first group I saw. Since we had three models, we were split into three groups. The first person I photographed was Jason. I so want to call him David because he looks like a David to me but I don't think his wife Lauren or Jason would appreciate that. Jason is actually part of the photography husband and wife duo of Lillian Kirkland Photography. In a pinch, Jason makes for a great model. See for yourself.

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Next, I photographed the cutest couple. Joe and Dani. Sometimes when models are hired as a couple they don't really know each other. They are just there to play a part. Not Joe and Dani. When one of the photographers asked them to kiss for a shot. They kissed. No, I mean they KISSED! It was like watching a romantic movie. I was almost embarrassed because I felt like a voyeur. After that, I knew they were a genuine couple! During a break in the action, I asked them how long they had been together. Four months was the response. I was like, "Four months? That's all?" Evidently, there are people who just know they've found the one. What I thought was so cute was when we were walking from one location to the next and Joe was carrying Dani's heels. Maybe it's just me but I thought it was quite chivalrous. Here are a few of my favorite images from them.

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Lastly, I photographed Amina. I thought she was a professional model the way she was in front of the camera. She worked her angles and expressions like a real pro. She really didn't need much direction but when she was given some, she took it well. I just recently found out that she's in college. Perhaps she can make some coins on the side as a model because she was on it! Next, to children, I love photographing women. Why, you ask? Because women are fierce, beautiful, complicated. If you develop a rapport with them you can bring all of that out. Many times the women don't even realize what lies within them until they see it on the back of my camera. I just love that part. I distinctly remember a boudoir session I did some years ago. Yes, I photograph boudoir from time to time. She told me that I brought something out in her she didn't know she had and she was very grateful for that. In addition to being beautiful and confident, she was also very sweet and humble. It was a pleasure and a joy to photograph her. Here are just a few of my favorites. It was difficult deciding on which ones to share. I think I captured more images of her than the other models. 

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And last but not least, here are a few behind-the-scenes of the shoot. I should have captured all of the other photographers who were out there that evening.  Actually, after reviewing my images, I realized that I capture one of the photogs. She and her client were trying to make the client's child/ren laugh/smile.

The weather was perfect and the light was gorgeous, so I don't blame anyone for being out there. At times we had to wait for a location to free up before we could use it or they had to wait for us. It was almost like playing golf and waiting for the people ahead of us to finish the hole. We really had a great time and I so look forward to the next one. 

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