Sunshine & Sharon| Portrait Photography

Clients, Ellijay Georgia, Mini Sessions, Photography, Portraits, Sessions

A Beautiful Day Downtown

Sharon-7The sun was shining, wind softly blowing, sky just a bit overcast. We walked on stone pavers and dewy grass, around the building, across the lot, and over to the boardwalk – a fairly new wooden structure built in the alley way behind downtown Ellijay‘s shops and eateries. Being still early, the walk was vacant other than the two of us, making it a perfect spot for an “on location” session. Empty chairs and flowers everywhere quickly drew my attention, and wood beams contrasted nicely with brick buildings. The setting felt relaxed and easy – a mix of small town country with just a hint of urban city. I casually directed my client, Sharon in a few easy poses as we strolled along and made our way around the square.

Sharon Helton

Spring in the Air

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Spring is one of my favorite seasons to photograph in (truthfully, I can find something great in every season – beauty is everywhere!), and this day was no different. I just love the fragrant aroma of new blooms drifting through the air, even if they do make my nose itch! And today they were everywhere, planted in hanging pots and in wooden troughs, ivy climbing up brick; I used them to my advantage, composing them skillfully around my subject within each frame. The lighting was perfect most of the day as well- the cloudy sky and early morning light prevented too much sun from shining and casting shadows.

A Sneak Peek

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This is Sharon’s Mini Session Sneak Peek. Her images will  soon be uploaded to her own Private Password-Protected Gallery, and she will also be receiving her Presentation Package. It was great working with you, Sharon; I had a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy this preview, and all of your images!

~Leslie Byrd Photography 📷❤️

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These images were captured and edited  by Leslie Byrd Photography,
taken with a Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera.
©2016 Leslie Byrd Photography

They are the  sole property of Leslie Byrd, Leslie Byrd Creative, & Leslie Byrd Photography, & may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography. They may only be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography. Thank you!

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Precious Moments, Special Memories| Wedding Photography

Clients, Ellijay Georgia, Love, Photography, Portraits, Sessions, Special, Weddings

Will & Robin (18)

Pinks, Yellows, Blues…
Love, Roses, & Spring-Time Hues…
That’s what this beautiful wedding was made of…

A Theme of Precious Moments & Spring, set in the beautiful Water Tower Conference Center venue in Coosawattee River Resort in Ellijay, GA, family and friends came together to provide a wonderful experience, and to create a light & airy backdrop for the anxious couple to take their vows and say, “I do.”

The table was set in a soft yellow cover, and elegantly highlighted in pastel flowers and lace. The cake was white with strawberry filling, and swirled white chocolate cream cheese frosting, decorated lightly with handmade gum-paste roses and fondant “ribbon” border. Of course it was topped with a Precious Moments Bride & Groom Topper.

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Everywhere were flowers, bright colors, butterflies…
Tables had glasses turned over to hold tealight candles on top, and various flowers within. My second-shooter and I went carefully over every detail to capture each little piece of the bride’s special day, each portion and parcel making up this beautiful occasion. From the floral arrangements to the ring set, the venue, the wedding party, and more… We are set on assisting every couple to retain the unique memories of their exceptional occasion.

We had so much fun with this couple and the whole wedding party, as we have a special closeness to many involved. I particularly know the Bride and Groom as a part of my extended family, and I was so happy to be able to be with them on this day, to assist them in so many ways, with capturing their wedding, and in many other ways.

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Congratulations!

I am so happy that these two have found their happiness together, and that I was able to be a part of it for this one day. I truly love documenting these moments, and witnessing the joy others get in seeing and reliving the best parts of their lives. It is a gift to be able to help others in going back to these occasions over and over again, when they see and share their images online with their private galleries or their personalized flash-drives.

I want to extend the warmest wishes and blessings upon this wonderful couple for a long, joyful, beautiful, and prosperous marriage. May life only bring you the very best. I hope to work with you both again soon. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day.

~Leslie Byrd Photography 📷❤️

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These images were captured and edited in by Leslie Byrd Photography, taken with a Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera. ©2016 Leslie Byrd Photography
They are the  sole property of Leslie Byrd, Leslie Byrd Creative, & Leslie Byrd Photography, & may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography. They may only be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography. Thank you!

 

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A Photographer’s To-Do

Clients, Photography, Presentation Packages, Sessions

An Eventful Session

A weekend of cake making & decorating (not the norm), capturing wedding images for friends and clients (hopefully soon to be the norm), and spending time with family (every day, day in and day out).

After a whirlwind mix of working, laughing, relaxing, and working some more, the wonderful chaos continues. The mind of the creative is often never-ceasing, always turning with new ideas, things to try, and then of course, the absolute must-get-dones.

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The After Party…

The photograher’s work does not end after the session or event. No, for us the work has only just begun, as we go in to cull through each image, carefully editing and processing them, giving each special attention to provide you with the best possible finished product.

We often make light of this work, but consider that normal portrait sessions can turn out up to 300 images depending on session length and your photographer, of which you will only receive between 10 & 50. Beyond that, large events and weddings should produce 50-100 images per hour, while you will typically receive an album or disc of 200-500. That is a lot of time pouring into making sure each image is carefully cropped, exposure (lighting) is good, colors are nice, and any unwanted blemishes or distractions are edited out or toned down. And don’t forget going over the proofs with you, and ordering any prints, canvases, and photo books (if available and offered)! And then there is the presentation boxes that so many offer, all of the correspondence back & forth.

Dedication

Like most photographers and service providers, Leslie Byrd Photography works hard to go the extra mile and provide excellent service. At the top of my mental to-do list, something I never have to write down, is two things I try my best to run my new business by:

Having a photographer who believes you are beautiful, results in your having images that are beautiful.

And

Treat everyone how you would like to be treated by others.

I firmly believe we all have beauty in us, and that we all deserve to be treated with that same beauty. Whether it is  a special note or gift in your presentation package, or helping a bride to fasten on her pearls before a wedding, Leslie Byrd Photography is all about you.

What would you add to a Photographer’s To-Do List? Tell me below.

~Leslie Byrd Photography 📷❤️

 

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Love in Black & White| Engagement Photography

Clients, Ellijay Georgia, Love, Mini Sessions, Photography, Portraits, Sessions, Special

Jenny & Darin Engagement-55A bright, sunny day… Blue skies… No clouds to be seen…
Soft breezes blowing curled wisps of auburn strands…
Laughter, smiles…

And love in the air…

Such was the afternoon this past Sunday, when I met with young, engaged couple Jenny & Darin for their Engagement Photo Session.

 


Jenny
– smiling, energetic, talkative, a poet…Jenny & Darin Engagement-1
Darin– calm, reserved, with a quiet humor…

It’s a case of “opposites attract”…

You can see clear away that the two balance each other out though, bringing out the best in each other. There’s a comfort between them, and within the session, playfulness soon eased its way in, making for some light and fun captures.

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As the couple had not been to Ellijay before, we took a stroll along the new Boardwalk downtown, and around the storefronts of the square. Along the way we took opportunity where mood struck, capturing shots behind cafes, on fire escapes, posed on random benches and light posts, and finally ending at the steps of the beautiful court house.

Jenny WilkieIt was a pleasant afternoon, and one in which I learned a little of this couple- They have been engaged a year and are expecting. Jenny is from Savannah, and loves ivy. And that they have been through a lot but are supportive of each other, carrying a love and friendship that can get them through anything.

Congratulations on your engagement, Jenny & Darin. We wish you all the best as you begin this journey of a new life together.

~Leslie Byrd Photography ❤️

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These images were captured and edited in a mid- to high-contrast black & white, taken with a Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera. ©2016 Leslie Byrd Photography
They are the  sole property of Leslie Byrd & Leslie Byrd Photography, & may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography. They may be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography. Thank you!

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