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    Our primary business concentrates on Team & Individual Youth Sports (T&I) photography for high school and younger athletes, Marching Bands, and other school age oriented organizations during the school season. We also provide Event Photography (with optional onsite printing) for occasions such as Daddy-Daughter Dances, Class and Family Reunions, Corporate parties and similar events. We offer Family Portrait and Wedding photography as well as high school Senior Portraits. With over 30 years experience in these fields, we can provide the products, service, and quality that you want.

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High School Football again…

The approaching end of summer means high school football is about to begin. We’ve started our “fall” shooting schedule down in DeKalb County with Chamblee Touchdown Club’s football players and cheerleaders. It’s plenty hot but the bright days make for some great photos. Here’s a couple of my favorites so far that show a variation on a theme… the classic “Heisman Trophy” pose. At this level, we like to let our subjects pick their own poses rather than use a “one pose fits all” approach, and we feel this produces some really nice shots for these footballers.

Rookie Golf again…

Has it been a year already since I last posted some Rookie Golf photos? Yep, and some of these kids are becoming veterans, coming back for a second year to Gainesville Parks & Recreation’s program at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. I’ll bet some of them will soon be ready to turn pro and win a Master’s tournament like Gainesville’s Tommy Aaron did.

Anyway, here’s this year’s group of Rookie Golfers ready to tee up again…

Kenzie’s Session…

Now that you’ve seen the teaser shot from Kenzie’s session, I thought you might like to see a four minute slideshow of selected images from it as well. This won’t be up for long, so enjoy it while you can. It’s a hi-def version so you may want to hit the pause button down on the left after you hit the start arrow to give it time to load the first time, then hit continue after the loading bar has run a bit. That way it won’t bug you by stopping every few seconds if you don’t have high speed downloads.

Class of 2012 Seniors…

The Senior photo season is here and I got started last week with Kenzie Bell from North Hall High. We took a ride up to Helen, GA on a rather dreary morning, expecting the skies to clear but taking advantage of the beautifully soft light you get on a rainy day. We found several spots along the river meandering through downtown Helen and then picked out some other sites as we made our way back to downtown Gainesville.

Here’s a teaser shot, actually, it’s the very last shot of the day that we took in a tree on the Square in Gainesville. Her Great Grandmother must’ve thought we were a little crazy, but she really did like the results as we gave them a quick once-over on my laptop in the coffee shop. Enjoy this one and look for some more as I get the post production done on a few other favorites. By the way, if you know some Seniors who would like some great location shots done, just let me know.

Family Reunion time…

Summertime seems to be the most popular time for family reunions in the South, and this one is no exception.

I have been fortunate enough to be called upon by the Waldrep Family for an updated group photo every few years (along with an occasional Gainesville High School reunion). This year the Waldrep Family got together at the Jaemor Farms Barn in northeastern Hall County on July 3rd. This has always been a special group for my wife and me because we’ve gone to school with and known many of the family members for much of our lives and always feel grateful to be included in their family gatherings. This year was special for many folks because of their kinship to Georgia’s First Lady, Sandra Deal and her husband, Governor Nathan Deal. It was great to see them amongst their relatives in a relaxed family atmosphere. At the end of the event, everyone left fully fed and happy to have been able to spend time with over a hundred of their closest kin.

Thanks again to the Waldrep Family for including Jane and me in your gathering for another year and we hope you like the photos we make for your family members. See below for the latest group photo of the Waldrep Family.

2011 Waldrep Family Reunion

Waldrep Family Reunion group 2011