Katelynn-16|Portrait Session| In-Studio

Clients, Ellijay Georgia, Photography, Portraits, Sessions

A Little Crazy, A Little Country…

And a lot of fun!
This past weekend I had Katelynn in the studio for back-to-school portraits. She wore her hair pulled back in a loose ponytail, and had on black and white tank button-up over spaghetti strap black tank, and jean shorts. With subtle and fresh makeup and natural style, this girl was worried about nada when it came to looking good for the camera.

We turned on some music, and got to work. A brick  backdrop was used for this session, along with a light wood plyboard for the floordrop; the two worked well together for a slightly urban feel, which juxtaposed nicely to Katelynn’s fresher and softer appearance, and lent well to her personality.

Floor Sessions –

Sitting Poses

To create a slightly different and unique session, we kept this photo-shoot localized low to the floor; all of the poses were sitting or crouching with slight variances and angles leading in to new poses, to create many different looks. We were able to capture over 80 shots this way, narrowed down to about 35 final images. It also helped in keeping lighting consistent, and in allowing for comfort. Not only that, but it forces creativity, as you must think outside the box of typical standing and sitting poses when you limit yourself to use only the floor. In this case, it turned out beautifully, with some amazing and cute captures.

A little About the Model

Name: Katelynn
Age: 16
A Favorite Song: Wagon Wheel
A Favorite Color: Pink
A Favorite Movie: Twilight
A Favorite Quote: “You worry ’bout you and I worry ’bout me.”

This is one southern girl with a bit of an edge! Thanks for coming in, Katelynn! I hope you have a great school year. Stay true to you!

THESE IMAGES WERE CAPTURED AND EDITED BY LESLIE BYRD PHOTOGRAPHY (THAT’S ME!), AND CAPTURED IN STUDIO WITH A NIKON D3100 DSLR CAMERA (SEMI-PROFESSIONAL GRADE BUT STILL KINDA FANCY!).

©2016 Leslie Byrd Photography

They are the sole property of Leslie Byrd, Leslie Byrd Creative, & Leslie Byrd Photography (so no stealing!),
& may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography (otherwise you’re ripping off my work, or you might not get good quality prints!).
They may only be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography (PLEASE stop cropping out my watermark! I worked hard and would like people to know I took these pictures!).

Enjoy my images! I love my job!
Thank you!

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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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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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