Happy Holidays: Marshall Family

With the new addition to the Marshall family Mom was ready for some updated portraits and what a wonderful shoot it was.  If Mom and dad look a little familiar it might be because they were with me back in March doing their maternity shoot waiting the arrival of Devyn! This was a beautiful shoot and a great time to capture their family portraits!

Thank you so much Marshall family wishing you all a very Happy Holidays!

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Before and After’s

So I’ve been wanting to do some before and after’s for a while.  Mainly because I never show them, but I really wanted to let you all see the process.  So when I was asked to test out the sleeklens Photoshop actions ,  I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

Now, I’ve always been hesitant of using some of the Photoshop portrait actions that are out there, mainly because when I see the examples…they are usually not of African American’s.

If I use actions, it’s because it takes a lot of time off of my post processing and I can have a better turnaround for my clients.  I’m not looking to spend  45mins on one image because I have to make adjustments to a Photoshop action.

But with all that being said, I picked five portraits and used the sleeklens Photoshop actions.  With these actions, it was pretty easy to use.  I like the Portrait Retouch and the Dodge and Burn(from a candy store)…A lot, These two actions made enhancing the eye color process very easy and fast and also softening the skin worked great also.  I also liked using the Color Corrections, you can reduce some of the over barring colors that are in the images which the greens and reds work perfect!

Over all, I would recommend using Sleeklens, it does take some time figuring out what works best for your workflow and your style, but that’s with any post processing method you choose.

With this portrait I chose to use the portrait fast retouch for the eyes, I also used the base from golden hours.

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The next four were a combination of Portrait smooth skin, Color correction and Base.

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Black Enterprise: Decorating Diva Sisters

I want to send a very big Congratulations to  Decorating Diva Sisters on the Amazing article in Black Enterprise.

This dynamic duo is just amazing, they are ranked #1 Decorators Worldwide.  I love following them on Instagram which showcases why they are ranked #1 Their work is amazing!

If you didn’t get a chance to read the write up I did on them last year, please click the link and check them out.  But more importantly check the article out in Black Enterprise and send them some love, they truly deserve it!

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I’m wishing them continued success and Gods blessings!

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Class of 2017: Jaiyda

What a joy it was to shoot this beauty.  Jaiyda was in the Atlanta area visiting the campus of  #ClarkAtlantaUniversity which will soon be her college home starting in the fall!

Jaiyda’s a very smart, hardworking and dedicated young lady, that is very determined to be successful.  Clark Atlanta was one of her top schools to attend, so I was truly excited when I found out she was accepted… plus I’ll be able to see her more often!!

I’m wishing her much success and happiness as she starts this new chapter in her life! Continue to reach for SUCCESS, you deserve it!

Being Grateful!

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share some exciting news and give you all the opportunity to learn more about me and why I became a Photographer.

I was recently given the opportunity to share my story with VoyageAtl.com as one of ATL’s most inspiring stories .  I am truly grateful that I can share this with you all. Some of you might even see a familiar face or two.

Please take some time to read the article at VoyageAtl.com if you have problems with the link you can also find it at http://www.voyageatl.com Inspiring Stories section at the top of the homepage as part of the Norcross collection.

Thank you for taking the time to read and share but most importantly, being apart of my journey…

 

Brooklynn at UGA

I met Brooklynn in 2013, while capturing her and her bestie for High School portraits.  Now this beauty is Graduating from #UGA with a degree in Education!!!  How very exciting this moment is for her and her wonderful family.

Being accepted to a University such as UGA straight out of High School and now graduating, are not a small Accomplishments.  As with every college graduate You deserve to be celebrated.  So, I celebrate your accomplishments and pray that the career path your on leads you to moments of pride, change, and self fulfillment.

Thank you for wanting to give back by educating the children that are our future!

I hope you all enjoying, especially the moment shared between Brooklynn and her mom with Dr. Seuss. I think the title is perfect for this moment!

 

Mommy and Me Shoot!

Since it’s #fbf and I never posted these images of the beautiful Ari.  I thought today would be a wonderful day to post them.

Ari is one of my maternity babies so I’m always excited to have the little ones come for their photoshoot!  She was so sweet and such a very happy little girl.

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Take a look at her lemonade theme birthday shoot!

 

 

 

 

 

The Ashley’s are Expecting

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged…But I’m back!

How excited I am to post about this amazing loving couple, Trey and Tiffany!  I’m sure some of you may be thinking, I’ve seen them before…that’s because you have, right here on my blog!

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The Ashley’s got married on April 1st 2016  and now their Expecting A Baby!!!

It’s always a joy for me to be apart of such an amazing moment like this one.  Trey and Tiffany are still loving each other and laughing together but more importantly, enjoying this new chapter in their lives.  I’m so excited for them and praying that God blesses the little bundle of joy they are soon to receive!

 

 

 

Holiday Mini: The Smith’s

As my holiday mini’s are starting to come to an end, I was very grateful to capture Genea and her family again this year! With two new faces this year…her Mom and Dad!  Genea informed me they hadn’t had their pictures taken in over 15yrs, so I was truly appreciative to capture this moment.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Holiday Mini: The Garcia Family

I’ve known this family for a while, so I’m really excited to share their holiday mini’s with you all.  Thank you guys for allowing me to capture this family moment for you all!

I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!

 

Mom and Dad moments!

The Garcia Children!