Welcome to my first blog! I have been in love with using photography to capture light that I see in my mind's eye since I was 14. I like to approach photography from a project or assignment aspect. I often think about a shoot for months if not years before it actually happens. I wish this process was quicker sometimes, but I have to make a living outside of photography, which can be a necessary distraction. This distraction, however, is really a blessing, since that is how I pay my bills. The time also adds to the creative process; it is the same way that I approach woodworking projects.
My young friend Chrissy, who is a ballerina, inspired my most recent project, Dancer in the Woods. I have wanted to do a portrait series in the lush green mountains of North Georgia for a long time, but the idea of the typical outdoor portraits or fashion / beauty shoot was not where I wanted to go. One morning I saw my friend's Facebook newsfeed with a new studio ballet dance picture. That was it, take her out of the studio and put her in the woods, in harmony with everything that God has created all around us.
After sharing my idea with her mother (since that is how I knew Chrissy) and her, everyone was excited about the project. After waiting several weeks for dance injury to heal, the first shoot day finally arrived and we were off to the mountains with my wife helping as my assistant and Chrissy's sister (another ballerina) helping as her coach. Check out a few of the images we created on our first day on my website under New Projects > Dancer in the Woods or by clicking here
Thanks for stopping by and please come back for day two, our shoot after a heavy rain in the woods.