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Indie Craft Experience 2011 | Holiday

– Posted by Mark

This year’s Indie Craft Experience was the most successful yet – at least if you go by the number of groups that got into our Free Photobooth! Luckily – after three years of doing this – we have a little bit more knowledge on how to do this and make it run smoothly (it mostly involves me not touching anything, or interacting with the humans.)

It’s a good thing I brought along help in the form of Alumni Interns Andre, Jo, & Raven.

Still – Thanksgiving is in a few days, I still have lots of editing, a few new photoshoots/portrait session to do and packages to get in the mail! So here you go – Photobooth shots from this year’s Indie Craft Experience Holiday Extravaganza 2011! (Galleries at the bottom.)

How to Make a Photobooth | Onsite Printing | Gear | Build |

Hey look – U.S. Representative John Lewis stopped by.

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Day One Part 1 Gallery 

Day One Part 2 Gallery

Day Two Gallery


Snow Week Atlanta

This will be rambling.

Last weekend, while I was waiting with Theresa just before her wedding ceremony, there was a moment where she mentioned that she was nervous – rightfully so since she was about to walk down the aisle. I let her know that hey, I was nervous also…

I hold a lot in my head on wedding days. I know other photographers have everything under control, they’ve done it a million times, and they’re totally, totally cool the entire day. While it’s not nearly as bad for me as it was during my very first wedding with Haley & Chris – I still aim to find and accept that nervous energy. Getting rid of being nervous doesn’t work for me and probably won’t happen – so I can either freak out and shut down, or let that nervous energy scatter my brain and free things up – because it’s like a punch in the head and often that’s the only way I can stop thinking and let go of the shots I *should* get – and just start making photos.

I mentioned this in our newsletter; We will be taking applications for the February-March-April Internship term between January 17th through the 21st (alright, one of my main goals this year is to actually write that thing and get it out every other week.) We’ll be taking fewer interns this time around than we have in the past since we’re taking on a few new projects, while at the same time we’re going to shift gears and go in a few directions that are less obvious. Talk about being vague.

I mentioned somewhere about how over the past four months we contracted or referred almost 10k in paid work to our current and Alumni Interns. Let’s be clear – just because you’re an intern for someone, it doesn’t mean that you’re starting from scratch and you have no skills – many of our interns have actually attended and/or graduated from formal art and photography programs – and some of our interns are current, working professional photographers in their own right.

Having said that – now that we have a full year ahead of us, the goal this year is to refer/contract out roughly 30k to our current and Alumni Interns. Obviously and honestly, not all of them are ready to photograph every gig that comes their way – but that’s where it helps that at this point we’ve had nearly 30 photographers as our intern – which provides a considerable pool of people to pull from and work with.

We jokingly call them the Intern Army – and this is the Intern Experience. Every three months the family grows.

This coming Tuesday evening on January 18th we’ll be one of the speakers at the next CRAVE chat – Interns 101.

From the event website:

What better way to start a new year than with an extra set of hands to help you grow your business?  Learn how to find and attract the best and brightest young talent and develop a mutually beneficial relationship for you AND your intern in this intimate chat with those who know interns best – Hannah Huffines of Concentrics, Leah and Mark Tioxon of and Jennifer Shields of Posh Tot Events.  Urban Cannibals is providing snacks and drinks to sweeten the deal.

We think you should register and attend – Here!

Really – the core of our Internship is based on this:

This video is also shown during our Photography Business Marketing workshop that we hold every three months for our Interns.

More rambling.

I want all of our photos to be beautiful. Snapshots, professional gigs, pictures of friends… why wouldn’t you want the photos you take of your friends and family to be as beautiful as the ones you make for clients? Why should it be a switch that you turn on and off? Beautiful photos happen all the time, not just when we’re getting paid for them. Besides – you want to get away from thinking that you need a beautiful location, with beautiful people, doing interesting things in order to make photos that are blog worthy. Because you’re not always going to have all or any of those things – so you’d better know how to deliver no matter what.

It’s been snowing here in Atlanta since last Sunday evening – and we’re photo-shooting this afternoon with the Interns and a few models… we’ll see how that goes.

Hey. Have a great weekend.

Atlanta. Photographers. LeahAndMark. Snow. Day. Photos. Snowpocalypse. Internship. Interns. Photography.

2010 by Leah

Wow. This year has been – amazing. Crazy. Full of travel, photography, fun…and a LOT of hard work. And now we’re reaching the end of 2010.

For me, life is a series of moments. And there were definitely some incredible moments from this past year.

  • There was the day I met my birthmom for the first (ok, technically the second) time. And the day I met my sister. And the day I saw my newest little brother graduate.
  • There was the day Nancy and Sean got married – a wedding planned in two weeks but packed with a lifetime of love. And then there was Megan and Josh. And Kelsey and Adam. And Heather and Glynn. And Shona and Michael. And Rachel and Mike! And Emily and Scot!! And Jamie and Max!!! Each wedding unique. Each one made me cry. And dance. And smile. Tissues now have their own place in my camera bag.
  • There were the family portrait sessions, the maternity and newborn sessions, the photobooths and nonprofit events.
  • There was the day I finished my MSW program and celebrated with classmates who had become dear friends and world-changing colleagues.
  • There was the day I was offered my awesome job and the chance to put those social work skills to use.
  • There was the day Mark quit his not-so-awesome job to do what he loved (that’s photography, in case you were wondering…).
  • There was the day we met Mark Hubbard and joined renew social ventures. Helloooo awesome studio space!
  • Then there were the days the interns started – nervous and not totally confident in their skills. And the days the interns graduated – celebrating their accomplishments and imparting learned-the-hard-way advice to the newest group of interns.
  • There were the days we went to Nepal. And returned to celebrate holidays with our many loved ones. An awesome end to a year of living life to the fullest.

2010 was a great year. 2011 will be even better. Happy New Year!

High Museum | College Night

Last Saturday evening – we had our photobooth outside of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta – for College Night of the Salvador Dali exhibit. In case you can’t tell – it was a lot of fun. I mean – what’s not fun about having a photobooth OUTSIDE – with hundreds of people walking all around and gawking at your cool setup.

Check out the video below to see us at work.

All photos were taken by our Interns – ChrisL & Kristen.

Chris actually drives an hour and half into town from Carrollton, GA for every photoshoot, meeting, and workshop with us – and Kristen actually moved up here from Florida for the 3 months of the internship. I cannot thank them enough for all of their hardwork.

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High. Museum. Salvador. Dali. College. Night. Photobooth. Photos. Photographers.

Anime Weekend Atlanta | Part One

Last weekend me and the Intern Army spent Friday & Saturday photographing Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA). Our general goal was to make different ‘con photos. Other than that – I didn’t really say how it needed to be done, I just didn’t want to see shots resembling these. Natural light isn’t bad. On-camera flash is bad (generally). Other than that – the Interns were free to run around with their staff badges and make awesome photos.

I also told them that we were competing. All of us.

I asked them to take shots in the hallways – not just using a blank wall or empty space. That’s too easy. And while I’m sure the Interns were often frustrated with all of the people walking into their shots – the halfway spoken idea was to incorporate those people into their compositions. I know. It’s difficult. But if they could nail this down – just think how much easier everything else will be. Wax on, Wax off.

After shooting about a hundred photos this way – even I got bored. So I went with natural light. And I aimed for headshots.

I was hoping that some of the Interns would go back and forth between natural light and off-camera flash, especially since we were all competing for different looks. While I did tell them to use the flashes and go for that first setup – since they were all going to end up with shots like those, it should have been a natural thing to go the opposite direction and aim for really great natural light looks. Fulfill the requirements and then go outside of the box.

I took a step further and went only for headshot-type photos. Because I need practice.

Because one day I’m going to be presented with an awesome photographic opportunity – and one of my worst fears is that I’ll waste it; that I won’t be ready skills-wise. So everything, and I basically mean everything these days is practice for some unknown shot in the future.

So I asked people to look right here, right into my lens. In a public setting – many starting photographers tend to shy away from interacting with their subjects, preferring to shoot from the outside, across the room, stealing looks and shots. If you can’t stare people right in the eyes then you’re always going to miss connecting with your subjects. I’m not saying stare them down – but you need to connect with them on a level without the camera between the two of you.

So I practiced. Over and over again.

More photos from Anime Weekend Atlanta later this week.

Anime. Weekend. Atlanta. 2010. Photos. Cosplay. Leah. And. Mark. Steampunk.

Dragon*Con Preview Post

One of our main goals this year at DragonCon was simply to make different photos than everyone else. We’re not interested in capturing ‘everything’. In fact, our team only went for a few hours on Sunday afternoon. We were there to photograph the Alternate History Fashion Show (SteamPunk!) and also get basic coverage of the outfits.

Like most photographers – we really like shooting SteamPunk! Stuff (see here).

I’ve worked with the main organizer and designer (Megan Maude) a few times before – and she was kind enough to pretty much give us free rein to manage things however we wanted. That’s exactly how you want all clients to be right? So after every model was finished with hair, make-up and wardrobe they came over to our side of the balcony where we photographed them in two sessions.

First Intern Debra shot them against a white backdrop – getting all of the basic coverage – and then we had them come out into the hallway and take our levitation photos.

Of course I hadn’t actually tried any levitation photos before, so the results are kind of mixed. For example – the few photos I snapped where there are people walking around in the background – those are better. The ones where it’s just the model floating in the air? Not as good. Partly because I didn’t get the shadows down right when taking the photo, not in photoshop. There isn’t a shadow below them and it looks funny – but that’s because there really wasn’t a shadow below them because there isn’t a light source coming from up above, and the one behind them isn’t casting one on the floor at their height. Also – their feet aren’t exactly right and they all look like they could’ve just been placed there like it was a green screen background.

Anyways – we’ll know better in a few weeks when we shoot Anime Weekend Atlanta – and do hallway cosplay pics this way – except with varied backgrounds, and lots of people milling about. It should be a good challenge for our team.

While I was out in the hall making relatively boring levitation photos – Intern Debra was inside taking the shots with the white backdrop. I think that if anything – our Interns will at the very least know how to shoot a subject against a white/black/grey backdrop and wash everything out and make a clean photo.

Kind of like a wedding – you have 3 hours of hair/makeup/wardrobe – all for 20 minutes of showtime. That’s how fashion shows generally are – and if your settings aren’t right, you’d better learn how to make adjustments – FAST. It’s one of the reasons we still shoot events and why we don’t do ‘bridal shoots’ for practice or our portfolio. You want to practice making quick adjustments, creative shots, and moving targets? Don’t go to a ‘group Bridal Shoot’ – shoot a fashion show – and try making shots that no one else can get.

Besides – it’s better to fail in this situation than an actual wedding right?

This last shot was a quick session a few minutes after the show. They asked me for a group portrait – except we had already broken down most of our gear. So I grabbed two flashes that still had receivers on them and placed them on the floor at left and right, crossing lighting them. The ballroom down below was completely lit and you can still see the stacked chairs down there.

Originally they started posing in front of a hotel wall – and I kind of nixed that idea for this one – mostly because I’m generally against photographing people standing in front of any wall – especially hotel conference rooms. So I moved them over to the balcony and two frames later – we have this one. Not on camera flash, we have some detail from the chandelier, and the composition is even decent. Too bad I didn’t notice that chair on the right side until afterwards.

Have a great week.

DragonCon. SteamPunk. Fashion. Show. Alternate. History. 2010. Photos. Atlanta.

Surreal Soiree | Salvador Dali @ The High Museum

While Leah and I were in Indiana this past weekend – our Interns handled the Portrait Booth at the High Museum for the grand opening of the Salvador Dali exhibit. Aside from the fact that hey – it’s the High Museum of Art! – it was also really cool that we could count on our Interns to not only do an okay job – but to do a GREAT JOB. Alumni Intern Paralee was head photographer and brought along Alumni Intern Vania, and then also New Interns Christy and Robby.

We talk a lot about how we really want our interns to get a lot of experience shooting a variety of subject matter, and generally just being better photographers all around – so honestly, it was really nice to be able to count on Paralee to do a good job for us. Especially considering the fact that our Portrait booths aren’t exactly simple.

You can tell that we use a white backdrop, but we wash it out as much as we can so that it’s mostly just a clean white background – and you don’t see the ‘fabric’ as much, but then we also use four (4) speedlights strategically placed for shadows and some dynamic lighting to make things more interesting. We don’t want flat light. We want shadows. We want depth. We want cool photos that you won’t get from anyone with a portrait booth setup. And we know you won’t get photos like these from anyone else, because honestly no one else works as hard as we do at Light. You’ve seen other photobooth photos and they might have one, maybe two light sources at best – and they’re always just throwing flat light at the subjects.

And when you consider that Paralee and the team ran through roughly 160 ‘sessions’ in about 4 hours – that’s a lot of variation in compositions, and light, and well – it just takes a lot of energy to shoot at that pace over that length of time. Setting up your lights for the most flexibility is crucial. We make our interns learn how to shoot on full manual – so knowing how to adjust for various conditions is pretty important – on top of just directing that volume of people to keep the line flowing, while also getting great photos.

We can’t express how proud we are of Paralee for leading this job.

And although we want our internship to always be a free training course – we don’t expect anyone to take on a job like this just because they’re our intern, or as a free favor. Since we know what it takes to shoot something like this, at that pace, for that long – Paralee was compensated the full amount for the job, directly from the High Museum. Have you noticed how our photography internship isn’t like any other internship out there?

For us, being able to teach someone who didn’t go to photography school on how to handle a job a like this after a short 3 month internship – I think that’s something we can be proud of – especially since we’re teaching our interns to not be button pushers, but quality photographers who know what they’re doing, whether it’s natural light or off-camera flash.

Obviously these photos aren’t all technically ‘perfect’ – but hey, two minutes per group remember? Just think what the photos would look like if they had a whopping five minutes to spend per group! ha.

In case you’re new to us here at – we recently took on a new batch of 15 interns. This week we’re holding our Lighting 101 class and then next month we’ll have our Photography Business/Marketing class. We teach the photography marketing class because we think that most photography schools don’t do a good job of teaching their students how to get business, and survive as working photographers. How many art school graduates do you know that aren’t using their art/photography degrees to do what they want? And instead they’re working at office day jobs, or whatever job they can get?

We want our photography interns to succeed at whatever level they feel comfortable, and teaching them how to market themselves as photographers is part of that.

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And check out Paralee’s Photography Website Here.

Thank you. | High Museum | Surreal Soiree | Salvador Dali | Photos

BlackTie BBQ | Secret Supper

Check out the Photo Gallery Here.

Last Wednesday I was hired to photograph Black Tie BBQ’s Cinco de Mayo Secret Supper. Secret Location, Secret Menu, and Secret Guest List – basically you purchase a ticket and then you receive an email 24-48 hours before the event with all of the information. I’ve worked with Black Tie BBQ before on two previous occasions and they’ve never disappointed – in fact, as you’ll see from the photos, they do an excellent job of hosting a party, AND providing some really great food.

As with all of our event photography – no matter what – we try to get more than the basic ‘get together and smile’ shots of the attendees. Of course I’ll get those required shots just to make sure I get enough ‘coverage’ – but one of the things that I’m trying to get across to our interns is that they should focus on capturing the atmosphere. Not just the people. Sure they play a central role, but you don’t get atmosphere by photographing people squeezing together, trying to pose for a photo. You get it by photographing people doing things. You get it by putting yourself in a position to get the best shot – not just a good one.

Hey Look – Intern Jenna came along with me to work the event.

One of the noticeable qualities of our photographs has always been the light – or rather, how we handle light. Honestly, part of this is understanding our cameras and a little bit about editing – but the most important part of how we handle light is simply – we’re not afraid to take it on. Granted – this was initially due to the fact that I just didn’t know enough to realize that I shouldn’t be shooting a certain way in certain conditions. So I ended up trying a lot of things and eventually I learned how much leeway I had when it came to certain light conditions.

Speaking about the photo below – it took about 2 exposures and some chimping (looking at the display screen on the back of your camera) before I got to this one – and the subject did her part by looking cool for me. It’s probably one of my favorite among many from that day – because of the light.

Now. We have 9 interns – but obviously they’re more than that to us. Leah and I have really made ourselves accountable and taken on a fair amount of responsibility to teach them a few things. Along with all of the technical stuff ( ha, like using off camera flashes that have two settings – on and off), I especially like bringing them with me on photo shoots. Even better are the shoots where there isn’t much space. Because restrictions force you to be creative, and for us – the more restrictions, the easier it is to be creative – because you have to make up cool stuff OR ELSE. At least that’s how it is in my head.

Of course – sometimes you just need to stop thinking and start shooting. Other times, you need to talk to people so that they feel more comfortable with you and the big camera you’re sticking their face. Other times, you just need to hold your ground and get your shot, even when other people are about to yell at you. Yeah. All of those things.

In the end though – all of this event photography we do is really just practice for the weddings we photograph. It helps to keep our shots fresh from wedding to wedding. Photographers should be photographing – and we photograph everything. Because we’re trying to discover new things with our photos and our own skills – and you don’t discover things by photographing just weddings, or just family portraits, or just models.

Check Out The Photo Gallery HERE.

TEA Walk



I definitely learned a few things over the weekend while we shot the TEA Walk (Together Empowering Asian Americans) organized by the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS). This was the first time I was determined to get a specific ‘shot’ – and didn’t get it. The photo up above is a cropped one of the one below – both are my consolation prizes for not getting the shot I was working towards.

I have excuses, the main one being that I simply didn’t have the experience I needed in order to overcome the problem I was having – basically, a more experienced photographer would have known how to get the shot. Even the small amount of creativity in my head wasn’t enough.

And I know I’m being vague here – but that’s because I’m still competing against all of the other photographers who also didn’t get the shot. Still. Maybe next year if we’re still in Atlanta.

I learned a lot about shooting ‘walks’. Aside from that one shot that I didn’t get, the ones that I did get also taught me a great deal. See, the problem with shooting ‘walks’ or runs of this sort is that it’s just a parade of people  and it’s very easy for your composition to freeze and you can end up with 3,000 photos of the SAME EXACT SHOT. Great as far as coverage – bad as far as making it any kind of interesting.

I work hard when I’m shooting an event. Since I’m probably never going to have the most advanced (expensive) gear, the only edge I have on other photographers is a bit of creativity and working harder than they do for the shot.

Info: The TEA Walk runs about 1.5 miles up and down Buford Highway – most of it is uphill. Since I’m always trying to get the shot that the other photographers aren’t getting, I decided that I needed to be elevated – so I brought a ladder. Although Leah was my assistant on this shoot – I wasn’t about to have her running with a ladder up and down Buford Highway – that’s my job.

So I’m running ahead of the pack, carrying my camera, bag, and ladder. Then I set up, shoot, repeat. It was tiring to say the least – but I knew my shots weren’t going to look anything like anyone else’s. I saw one photog with what must’ve been TWO Canon 5Ds and one with a huge zoom lens that by itself cost more than all of my equipment. How can I compete against that?

By running a mile uphill with a ladder apparently.


(Photo by our friend Helen Kim of CPACS) – Obviously that’s me up there but if you look to my right, you’ll see Leah holding a flash and aiming it at different points. That was another thing I was trying to use while getting ‘different’ photos – off camera flash. Sure it was pretty bright and sunny (at times – since you can also see how overcast and cloudy it was) – but I figured hey why not try to throw a flash in there – the other guys aren’t using anything but on camera flash. Yeah – Every. Single. Edge. I. Can. Get.


After I had accepted the fact that I just wasn’t going to get ‘that shot’ – I finally started getting some GREAT photos. That’s another thing – I was so preoccupied with that one photo that I was missing everything and had gotten out of my own crazy workflow – where I usually live when I’m shooting. I came very close to not getting any really good shots at the costs of that one shot I never got.


This was the most successful TEA Walk so far and there were many more ‘Asian’ groups than most people here in the US generally think about when they think of ‘Asian’. There were a considerable number of groups from Nepal/India/Bangladesh and the western side of Asia. Not only was there a very diverse range of ‘Asians’ – but Leah commented on how this was probably one of the most efficiently run ‘walks/events’ she had ever seen.

They had an army of volunteers – who ACTUALLY WORKED THE WHOLE TIME – and they had proper volunteer leaders that took care of everything – Leah even joked that they should hire themselves out as Event Consultants – that’s how well this event was run.


Still. I wish I had gotten that One Photo. Maybe Next Year.



Lolita Fashion Show


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(Note: These are not all of the photos – but they give you an idea of how the shoot went.)

CLICK for the RUNWAY Photos – Part One

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I had a really great time yesterday at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2009/ The Lolita Fashion Show. For those who don’t know, this is derived from Japanese Lolita fashion and not anything generally associated with the term ‘Lolita’ – a more generic and acceptable term would be Modern Victorian – and even then that’s not completely accurate.

One of the designers, Megan Maude had invited me to come shoot the fashion show – and then I asked if I could also set up and do a photo session with some of the models – since I can control the lighting a lot more that way. Out of the photographers that she had lined up for the show – I was the only one to show up. I’m really fortunate that the other photogs didn’t show – because then I was able to have a photo session with ALL of the models.

Since I’m apparently generally over Anime Conventions and found the hall Cosplay a little boring – I didn’t take photos of anyone else there. And there were some pretty great costumes – along with people cosplaying things that were cosplayed 10 years ago… not just from old shows – but characters that were overdone 6 years ago.

Something I’ve been working into my photo shoots lately is putting the models on a different level – usually up – and then of course sometimes I’ll get up on a ladder or chair. Once I entered the long hallway conference room where the models were getting hair, makeup, and wardrobe together – I saw the lit ceiling, and it’s two big chandeliers. Okay Look – when I arrived at the convention there were photographers everywhere – and a gabillion point and shoots. Some even had their backdrops and softboxes out. I also saw several Canon 5Ds and Pocket Wizards and some near $200 beauty dishes. There was a lot of serious gear there and the only thing I can do right now is look at my $80 ebay light kit, $30 flash triggers, my Nikon D40, and think to myself I would light that shot differently (the shots that I saw other people taking – not mine).

So at that point my main goal was to get some shots that were VERY DIFFERENT from anything anyone else was getting.


Once I saw the long lit ceiling with the chandeliers – I knew I had something. But I needed to get the models up higher so that I could have everything in the shot and at a good angle. Fortunately – the back of the room led right into the service hallway where they also housed all of their tables and chairs. I grabbed two tables and set them side by side as you can see in the photo above. Instant runway platform. Awesome. Now all I had to do was get the right settings to darken out the backgrounds and the rest of the room. If you look at the photos you can see the people in the back getting their hair and makeup done, and just standing around waiting. It wasn’t a perfect photo shoot setup – but it more than worked – and I could always fix it in post if I really wanted. The most important thing was that I was getting shots that no one else would have from the convention. Anyone can throw up an ugly muslin backdrop and start taking decent photos – but in my head I’m aiming for the shot that they’re not getting – just always trying to be different. Always.

I’m not going for anything revolutionary – just something that the other photogs at the same event, won’t have.

Now that I was getting really nice full body shots that captured the whole outfit – I went all out and decided to do headshot type stuff so I could capture the hair and makeup. Without a backdrop or a clean white wall – I had to use the convention room walls – which are foldable and usually an odd fabric texture. Whatever – it’s what I had to work with so we don’t run, we FLY with it.






This photo here was one of the first that I shot – after I got this one my pre-shoot nerves were immediately calmed down. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get any detail out of their HIGHLY detailed outfits. The black kind of blends too much in the middle of the dress here – but the bonnet and face and hair and white are all there – I have others where the dress is exposed more correctly. But you know – after I get those first few shots that ‘work’ – all of a sudden something in my head clicks and aw, It’s On Like Donkey Kong. Because anyone can shoot with enough flat light so you can see the detail in the dress – but can they light it in away that actually makes it look good or even interesting?

Something else I did was move the lighting for EVERY model. Sure they’re all in the same ball  park – but the light moves from side to side and changes height. I’m not Olan Mills and this isn’t your year book photo.


The back of this dress is… well just look at it!

Right now until my order for more radio triggers arrives – I’m just working with two off camera flashes. Although I think I would light this shot slightly differently now – what I have set up is my 285hv with a shoot-through umbrella – and then I have my even older Quantaray flash on a light stand aimed right at her face. I told her to close her eyes. But it’s kind of cool? Ha. Well – at least I got the back of the dress really well.

The last shot here is Megan Maude herself. She’s a designer based here in Atlanta and you can find her and her beautiful clothes at – she’s super nice and really easy to work with – I am very fortunate to have been given the chance to work with her and all of the other people that worked on this fashion show. Below are the links for the other designers.


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CLICK for the RUNWAY Photos – Part One

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