Engagement Photo Session!

Hey everyone! As promised, here’s the Goofy!photographer’s take on the engagement photos I took a few weeks ago of Vicky and Austin. It was absolutely the greatest day for shooting; an overcast 60 degree day in February. We started in the studio, headed out into Olde Town, and ended at Stone Mountain Park. Even better to have a fun and attractive couple who was willing to try anything. Vicky and Austin were such a pleasure to spend the day with! One of our Ezell’s Girls, McKenzie, also joined us to give a behind the scenes look on our social media accounts.

Since day one of my photography business, relationships with my customers have been my priority, and it has helped me grow my business immensely. My story with Vicky starts 10 years ago. Vicky was a Senior at RCHS, and her mom called me to take her senior pictures. They were so happy with them! After the photos, we lost touch for a few years when Vicky left GA to join the Army. About 3 years ago, we ran into each in Washington, DC. I had traveled to DC with some of Georgia’s WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans with a nationwide program called Honor Flight. This program takes veterans from all Honor Flight!over the country to Washington, DC so they can visit their respective war memorials, as well as Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fallen brothers and sisters. While I was traveling from Conyers with our Veterans, Vicky was waiting to greet us in DC. It was such a surprise to see her there! She was there representing the military and spent the day with us. So many hugs, smiles, and swapping of war stories from one generation to the other. We got to see each other a few more times through Honor Flight, each time making more memories with the Veterans.

Last year, Vicky met Austin and it was pretty much love at first sight. They were both serving in the Army in Baltimore, MD at the time.  When Vicky was in the studio helping with some social media stuff last December, she mentioned I might be getting a call to take some wedding pictures in the future! Well on December 30th Austin pulled out a ring and she said yes!

Our shoot a few weeks ago was so much fun. We used itGoofy!as a learning opportunity for McKenzie, who was Snapchatting and Instagramming the whole thing. That was a first for me, but Vicky and McKenzie knew exactly what they were doing. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to stay up to date on our studios events!

I absolutely love photographing people that want me and have confidence that I will get what they want. We are all looking forward to her bridal shoot and their wedding in October. I am so looking forward to capturing the memories at the biggest day in Vicky and Austin’s life. If you know me and would like me to photograph your wedding, I would be honored to help capture the memories at the most important day for you! Give the studio a call to set up an appointment!

–Gary

Exciting Updates in 2016!

Gary!

Hey guys! This is my first blog post of the year. I hope to be doing this a little more regularly; posting tips and tricks for theperfect photo, sneak peaks of portrait sessions, and updates of exciting things we have in store for all of you!

My 2016 has started off great! We moved our studio to Olde Town Conyers and what a great idea it was! It was a thought I’d had for a couple of years, but it never worked out. We kept our trust in God, and He got everything lined up just right, so we made the move in November. Olde Town has been such a pleasant place to work, and as a bonus, it came with some great outdoor props and photography backgrounds. Keep a look out for these new scenic backgrounds to be incorporated in our Senior photography packages!

Another big thing we did late last year was hire a website and social media manager, Vicky Johnson. Vicky has more knowledge about these important areas of business than I ever will. She established our business across all major social media networks. We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and LinkedIn…so be sure to follow us!

Some more exciting news is that we now have a DJI Phantom 3 Drone. What an unbelievable piece of equipment for a photographer! We will now be able to take aerial photos of events, landscapes, or anything you can image. The sky is, quite literally, the limit! We can’t wait to show you some of the incredible images and videos this quad will take.

Lastly, we will be hosting a photography class this Saturday, February 27 from 1-7PM. We will be teaching you all about ISO, shutter speed, histograms, white balance, and how to use different lenses and flashes to achieve the perfect picture. You will have some shoot time with a model, as well as outdoors in Olde Town. We still have some spots left! The class is $140. Call us at (770) 918-1198 to reserve your seat!

That’s all for now!

–Gary