Ostara: A Spring Portrait Session

There’s still a chill in the air, but spring has been edging her way into the scene for some time now.

A bloom here, tender green leaves just beginning to unfurl there, quiet explosions of color and birdsong where winter left bare branches not so long ago.

The cycle of birth and rebirth moves on, and untamed Ostara breathes new life into even the most barren of surroundings once again.

Model: Tiffany Mayfield

A distorted image of Ostara standing in a barren, rocky landscape in a black gown.
A slightly distorted image of Ostara dancing in a barren and rocky place.
Slightly distorted image of Ostara dancing in a barren and rocky place.
The wind whips at Ostara’s black gown as she walks through a barren, rocky landscape under a cloudless blue sky.
Ostara crouches among dead trees, surrounded by bare branches.
Woman in a black gown sits on a rocky surface, red blooms appearing beneath her outstretched hand.
Tiny red and white blooms.
A green-eyed woman in a black gown rests her head on a million tiny white flowers.
Woman in a black dress standing in a field of tall golden grass under a cloudless blue sky.
Portrait of a woman lying on moss.
What was once rocky and barren is now covered in lush moss and yellow flowers as Ostara dances her way through the landscape.
Ostara basks in the warmth, turning her face to the sun, a sprig of yellow flowers tucked behind her ear.

Cassidy + Garrett: An Atlanta Anniversary Session

It’s always flattering to know that your work is appreciated.

Years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Cassidy when she was a bridesmaid at one of the very first weddings I ever shot. Over the years, as my skills and style developed and grew, Cassidy followed my progress on Facebook and always had something positive to say. Imagine, then, how great it felt when Cassidy reacted to the news that I’d be moving back to Atlanta by immediately requesting a quote for a portrait session with her husband! We wasted no time in getting her on the calendar for an anniversary session celebrating one year of marriage.

As Cassidy and Garrett’s Piedmont Park anniversary session photographer, I was thrilled to finally see the sunshine in Atlanta after so many consecutive days of cold and rain.

And what better place to commemorate an Atlanta love story than Piedmont Park, arguably THE quintessential Atlanta landmark with great views of the city skyline and proximity to the beautiful murals on the Beltline?

If anyone wants to know the key to a successful marriage, I think that Cassidy and Garrett may have at least part of answer. Simply put, couples that have fun together, stay together. Throughout their anniversary session, these two joked and laughed, and their easy chemistry shines through in each photograph. Their enthusiasm and total willingness to go with the flow made them a joy to photograph, and I hope they look back on these anniversary photos for years to come.


Atlanta Portrait Session

"And the rest is rust and stardust."
-Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

There's something romantic about old things.  It's like the rust and dust hold echoes of the past, and I almost feel like I'm stepping through time. 

Unsurprisingly, I leapt at the chance to shoot a portrait session in an old railway museum. Most of the trains are in remarkably good condition, and they made an absolutely perfect backdrop