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First Glance of Drew & Jennifer!!!

Well I finally had a chance to import the images from this awesome wedding. This one caught my eye first. I hope this will hold you over until I get a chance later in the week to go through the rest of the images. Meet Drew and Jennifer on their fun wedding day. You guys rocked. More pics to come don’t worry.


Stephanie TracyJune 9, 2009 - 6:28 pm

This is a gorgeous shot…nice work!

A little post of my kidos before the weddings begin

Well the long awaited weddings are upon me.  I am nervous and excited all at the same time.  I had a meeting today with another bride and groom and am very excited about the next month of my photography career.  If you are a praying person please keep my nerves in your prayers over the next month. I may have a nervous breakdown if you don’t pray. Before the madness starts here are a couple of pics of my kidos .  I love them!!!  These 2 images are going in my new office as gallery wraps.  So excited to see these as 24 x 36 canvas’. Me and My wife just loved these 2 natural images of our kids.

Christine (Artemis Clover Photo)June 3, 2009 - 12:43 am

they are beautiful! so lucky to have you as their father! :)

Camille EliseJune 11, 2009 - 9:33 pm

I looooooooooooooovvvvvvveeeeee these shots! Between their eyes and the dreamy Bokeh, they are to die for.

EnzoJuly 6, 2009 - 9:27 pm

Nice! How did you blur the background on these? Interesting effect (natural looking)… :)

DanielJuly 6, 2009 - 10:41 pm

Hey Enzo this is not an effect in photoshop it is simply achieved in camera by shooting wide open which means I shot these photos with an f-stop setting of 1.4. The low f stop creates the blurred “bokeh” background effect.

Georgia National Cemetery- Remember the ones who served!

Every year I like to make a trip just north of my house to the Georgia National Cemetery.  This year I wanted to take a little extra time and capture some of the stories that are represented there.   As I walked around I was struck by stories that each marker represents.  I found myself weeping for the lives who served our country so selflessly.  

Take time on this memorial day to say a special thank you for the ones who gave the ultimate price for our freedom!!!  Below are a few pics of some of the powerful stories.  I also put together a little slideshow for you to reflect upon.  Have a wonderful memorial day and remember today is more than just a day off of work!

Now take a moment and reflect on the lives that served our wonderful country!

BrandyJune 10, 2009 - 1:57 am

What a great tribute. I love the images in B&W.

My Run in with a Bomber!!!

I was on my way home on I-75 North bound on Wednesday evening I looked up and saw this bad boy!!!! I instantly jumped over 4 lanes of traffic to exit the interstate. I went over to a local air base and captured a couple of shots standing in the middle of 41 highway. After some great advice from my good photog friend David Johnson I keep my good camera with me at all times. This ranks up there as the coolest 15 seconds of my photog life. Awesome piece of machinery/technology. Here are a couple of my favorites!

David JohnsonMay 21, 2009 - 3:59 am

That is just too freaking cool! AND you had your camera within reach!!

BrianMay 21, 2009 - 4:35 am

Nice! Truly Amazing Machine!

Christine (Artemis Clover Photo)May 21, 2009 - 9:05 pm

the silhouettes look cool! hard to get a pic of something moving so fast–nice work!

Jeremy Gragg (JSG Photography)May 22, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Dude, that is so great! Now you know why I want to take you to see the Blue Angels with me. It could be a duel…my Nikon vs. your Canon. Seeing a B-2 stealth bomber in person is rare. Seeing one in Marietta, GA during rush hour is priceless.

Janie Hammock & Friends * Prom

Ok I want everyone to meet my sister-in-law Janie!  She asked me probably 6 months ago to go ahead and reserve April 30th for her prom.  Well I was honored to capture a small memory for her.  I had a blast and one of the best parts of the day other than shooting some pretty peeps was that my wife picked up my back up camera and did some shooting with me.  A couple of her shots are at the end of this post.  

Anyways meet Janie.  Also check out the slideshow link at the bottom of this post.

She was getting in the car to drive to the school and I snapped this from the mirror.

I captured this just before one of the girls snapped a pick:)

OK this shot is way cool!!!!!!!

My rockstar wife:)

Here are 2 of her shots!!! You go Jess


Now check out the 


cobraMay 4, 2009 - 1:43 pm

These are great. Janie is so pretty!

Kellie KeyMay 4, 2009 - 11:09 pm

that slideshow was soo good! i felt like i should have been crying! wonderful

Daryl McKenzieMay 7, 2009 - 2:24 am

all the pictures are great!!!

GailMay 15, 2009 - 4:18 pm

Beautiful images.

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Christine (Artemis Clover Photo)May 15, 2009 - 11:14 pm

awwwwwww i wish i had this when i went to prom!! she is VERY lucky!! the photos are sooo nice. takes me back to the day..

Happy Birthday April * A must Read *

Well I want everyone to meet my sister’s only child!  April turned ONE today on April 30th.  What makes April really extra special is the fact that she was born last year on this day that my wonderful Grandmother passed away!  April 30th 2008 was a tough day for our family last year as we lost a dear woman who was the backbone of our family for many years.  It is always tough to say goodbye to someone you really love.

Last year I wrote this in a journal and I want to share it with you now:

“Have you ever had a moment where you just step away from a situation and realize that only God could work out an outcome like this? Well personally I have had many of those moments in my life. As I get older I am more and more aware of the little things in life that make me stand in awe of a God who loves us so dearly. One of those moments happened for the Summey Family Photoshoot. I received this message from Donna after the shoot –“I’m still so excited about our pictures. I can hardly stand it. I can’t wait to see the rest that you post on Monday. U know,,, I was just thinking of something and thought I’d share. God is so awesome and always works things out.. which you know that. But, we had nothing whatsoever to do with the location of these photos, right? Right! But, the pictures included EVERYTHING that Olivia enjoys doing outside… running, leaves, playing with daddy, finding rocks (which she refers to as treasures), and swinging on a tire (she has those at church and LOVES them).” If you are a parent you just have to step away from a moment like that and say “WOW GOD IS AWESOME”. Well let me tell you that one of these little God moments happened back in September when we were looking to purchase a dog for our family. To fully grasp the context of this story we were looking into possibly getting a Goldendoodle or a miniature schnauzer. I found a breeder in south Georgia that had both so I decided to buy a miniature schnauzer for my kids and buy a Goldendoodle and give it to my Grandfather. Now why give a dog to Grandaddy?  Well on April 30th my Grandmother (Betty Seabolt) went home to be with Jesus. If you have lost someone close to you then you understand the pain and loneliness that comes with the loss.  Well the small details are important. You see April the Dog was born on APRIL the 30th the same day my grandmother passed away!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!

I know some of you are thinking God is not concerned with the minor details of our lives. Well, actually He is.  Over the first few months of April’s life she helped my Grandfather cope with the lonely aspects of loosing a loved one. Know this God DOES care for you.  No matter what pain or discomfort you may be going through reach out to Him and know that He is reaching out to you.  Don’t run any longer from a God who is pursuing you with an everlasting love.  He just wants you to know that He is concerned with every aspect of your life. 

My grandfather’s health has not been that great lately so my sister and her husband adopted April. They are excellent dog parents!!!  

So without further ramblings by me here is April today on her birthday!!!

I think I may add some smoke to this one. It looks like a cigarette:)

DanielMay 1, 2009 - 4:57 am

OMG… that was beautiful. I can personally relate to the ‘therapy’ of having a dog… they are precious and wonderful!

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