Featured on Halloween, this short film was produced in collaboration with The Bitter Southerner. The Bitter Southerner came to us with a story idea that was too good to pass up. It's about our friend Kyle Brooks (aka Black Cat Tips) and his wife Maria. They moved to an old farmhouse near Arabia Mountain and have been seeing some mysterious things ever since. Watch the film to get the full story.
Bearings Bike Shop started out with just a couple moving in to a neighborhood and realizing a need for the community. They have recently added their second location and have helped so many children living in the city of Atlanta earn bikes of their very own. Next time you're on the beltline eastside trail swing in to say hi and see what great things they are doing!
Westside Works is a program for residents of the west side of Atlanta to learn job related skills and help them gain employment upon graduation of their class. We were honored to photograph some of the graduates and interview them to learn their stories. Everyone here went through the program and graduated with a job working at the Mercedes Benz Stadium construction project. We shot them on the job site to showoff the skills they learned through the program. Together with Westside works we helped produce a book of these images plus many more.
Shot for Carrier Corporation.
Portraits of people on the job in their assembly plant in Athens, Georgia.
We love spending time in other countries learning about their culture and history. Taiwan has no shortage of either of those things! Here are just a few images from our trip there earlier this year. Walking to see the sights and capturing people in their element are some of our favorite things.
Shot for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Aflac Cancer Center
Shot for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cape Day Promotion
The folks over at Do Good Clothing Company put together an awesome behind the scenes video from our shoot with them a little while back. You can view and purchase the pieces you see in the video here.
Seth and Hope of Do Good Clothing Company are launching their web site soon and were in need of some images to show off their clothing line. We shot at an East Atlanta property that had a treehouse, alpacas roaming the grounds, and a bamboo forest.
Hair and Makeup: Hope Ferguson of Do Good / Models: Anastasia, Brayden, and Dee from Factor, Ursula Wiedmann and Salt / Location: AirBnB / Styling: Natalie Hales and Hope Ferguson / lighting assist: Atalie Bland
We recently teamed up with Steve West of Silver Piston to shoot some images for his site and social media. We use the motorcycle shop that is attached to his studio for our backdrop and pulled together a team of rad creatives to make this magic. Much more to come from this shoot!
We teamed up with Surcheros, a fun tex-mex inspired quick serve restaurant, to help create some images for their fresh new web site. Surcheros recently underwent a rebrand and we were excited to play a part in their new look online! You can check out their site here.
Inspired by the Swan House at The Atlanta History Center, we bring you a 1920's tea in the garden editorial.
Photography: Jason Hales | Production: Natalie Hales | Hair and Makeup: Jessica Kendall of Beauty Asylum | Wardrobe and styling: Heather Haberkern | Assistance: Atalie Bland, Jessica Vass | Video: Paul of Wages Films | Models: Salt Rachel and Noah | Location: Swan House at Atlanta History Center
April is Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta asked us to shoot some of their star students in the Marcus Autism program. These families have made some big progress during their time at Marcus and these photos help tell their stories.
The concept for this shoot was dreamed up by Esther Kathe who was our creative director and stylist. She had an idea for a before and after alien abduction. Before our character is naively walking through the woods without a care in the world. Then, she gets abducted and finally she ends up in another world where she has transformed into a different being.
Creative Direction/Wardrobe: Esther Kathe | Hair and Makeup: Molly Todd Model: Rachel Walters, Factor Chosen | Production: Natalie Hales
Atlanta comedian and playwright Mark Kendall shot for Atlanta Magazine's March 2017 issue.
The art direction from the magazine was to do a shot where Mark looked like he was standing in the spotlight. We took the title of Mark's play and took it a step further. That's where the rabbits came in. Check out the article here to read more about Mark and his show at the Alliance Theater.
We recently worked with creative director Tim Lampe on a highly stylized theme shoot centered around brunch. Tim has plans to pair the photos with think pieces he has written on the joys of brunching. Below check out the Raining Eggs piece followed by Brunch Race and finally Waffle Bath.
Creative Direction: Tim Lampe | HaMu: Hope Ferguson | Models: Samantha Sumner and Lexia Hairston for Factor Chosen also modeling Brandon Hayden | Assisting: Atalie Bland | Production: Natalie Hales
This is Chris. He's an industrial designer based out of Atlanta. Chris's designs range from lighting to interior spaces, and he is probably best know for his furniture designs. From high end one-off commercial furniture applications to everyday pieces that have a mid century modern vibe for your home or office Chris's designs are timeless. If you need some of his furniture today you can pick some up a Design Within Reach (my favorite furniture store). check out more of his work here: http://www.chrishardydesign.com/
It's official! We're hosting a workshop February 18th. If you would like to spend a half day learning and creating community with other photographers, now is your chance. We will spend a little bit of time talking about how we do what we do then we will take our cameras out for a spin. We will have two sets with models and off camera lighting for you to learn and play with. Click the link on the left of the screen that says "for photogs" to learn more!
We wanted to do something big for our holiday card this year so we decided to go all out and turn our kid in to Cindy Lou Who. We created a set, sewed a costume, and DIYed an oversized tree ornament to pull the whole thing together.
Here's the inspiration image we found online:
Here is our photograph version. We know we're biased but we think this Cindy Lou is the cuter one.
p.s. the "Grinch" in our shot is Jason :)
Ever wonder what goes on behind the camera at a photo shoot? We had Erin Sintos on set with us during the Manhattan Look Book shoot to capture everyone in action. Check out the video to see all the people it takes to make a shoot like this happen.