atlanta commercial photography: Westside Works and Mercedes Benz Stadium

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.

atlanta editorial photography: Travel to Taiwan

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.

atlanta advertising photography: Do Good Clothing Co.

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 

atlanta advertising photography: Silver Piston

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!

location: Fuller Moto / Styling: Olivia / Accessories: Silver Piston / Production: Jess Vass and Natalie Hales / Models: Olivia, Trig, Ash, and Mark / Assisting: Atalie Bland

atlanta editorial photography: concept shoot

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 editorial photography: Mark Kendall for Atlanta Magazine

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. 

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atlanta editorial photography: concept shoot

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

atlanta commercial photography: chris hardy designs

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/ 

for photographers atlanta: photography workshop

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!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Hales Family

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 :)