portraits


Proposal on Sunset Rock

Man proposes to girlfriend atop Lookout Mountain Being at the right place at the right time sometimes results in the unexpected. That’s exactly what happened Nov. 7, 2017, when my wife and I were waiting to photograph the sunset at Lookout Mountains’ Sunset Rock while returning home from a West Virginia photo adventure. I was […]


Portrait collages now offered

Senior, sports photos make great collages It’s often extremely difficult to decide what images to order after a portrait session, so I’ve added collages to my print offerings. Each custom-designed collage features several images combined to capture the essence of the entire session in a single piece of art. This process works particularly well for […]


Neighborhood boys provide ‘tough’ portrait shoot

Late last week, I was talking with two young brothers in my neighborhood and mentioned that I could take pictures of them one day. They were ready right then, and my home studio was available. So I sent them home to get permission from their mother. Once they returned, we headed into the studio to set […]


Tintype photos make wonderful retro prints

Create unique memories with tintype prints I just love those old tintype photos found in junk shops. So I decided to create tintypes using portraits taken in the past — and they came out wonderfully. Flip through this short slideshow to see examples. The process can be used with any photo, and no two prints will […]


A very special assignment

Couple announces pregnancy with fishing-themed photo When I saw the name on the caller ID, I figured Caleb Sumrall was calling to talk fishing. And I was right — sort of. “OK, so you’re the only one we’ve told,” the B.A.S.S. Nation angler from New Iberia, La., told me. “Jacie and I are having another […]


Birthday photo shoot turns into a blast

Child’s 1-year-old birthday studio session results in magical images I’ve been fortunate enough to become the personal photographer for the Sherman family. We’ve been friends for years, and as their family has grown I’ve been recruited to document their journey through life. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when Lauren texted me to ask that […]