oh the fun of shooting children!

The funny thing about this industry is sometimes you can get a reputation without actually earning it. For instance, I am a mother of four beautiful girls. From the time that I found out I had my firstborn in my womb, I’ve owned a SLR and each of my wonderful children have been photographed more … Continue reading

what has been and what is to come

In September 2010, I received a Flickr email from a guy named Oscar Ferrer. He had just gotten this business started of renting equipment to photographers and he was asking to bring a few pieces down to one of my South Atlanta Flickr meetings. I took two days to respond as I wasn’t sure about … Continue reading

shooting boudoir

I’ve been shooting models since 2008 and typically they are a more confident personality.  They are aware of their flaws but can work around them. They know how to pose and know exactly what face looks great for the camera. I’ve worked with some of the best in Atlanta in my opinion. I started shooting … Continue reading

maternity posting tip (stiff vs relaxed)

I’ve taught a few maternity workshops now and at this last one I took a great example of before/after with relaxed posing vs stiff posing. I asked the model to “cradle” her tummy, she posed as you see on the left. You can see the obvious differences. She was a little stiff in the fingers … Continue reading

jhp workshops, something for everyone

At the beginning of 2011 I began providing some simple workshops or workshoots as some call them, in lieu of doing private lessons. Teaching a small group at a time allows me to make the workshops more affordable for most, compared to more expensive one-on-one sessions. In this short amount of time, I’ve hosted workshops … Continue reading

welcome home

welcome home. I was asked to come out a year ago and take photos of a sweet deployment ceremony in Auburn, AL and I was delighted that I was able to make it back for the welcome home ceremony. Much happier tears! 🙂

behind the scenes, giving away the secrets

Do you have a problem with behind the scenes photos being taken of you? Is it because you are afraid of ideas being stolen or secrets revealed?