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: 

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 :)

atlanta commercial photographer: Atlanta History Center Candlelight Nights

Each year Atlanta History Center puts together a fun holiday event to get into the Christmas spirit while also learning about how people would celebrate the holidays in years past.  We were there to photograph the event for the AHC and had so much fun with our family that we want everyone to know about it so they can go too!  There were people caroling, a candlelit house from the 1860's complete with characters to tell you about what their life was like living back then, marshmallow roasting, signature holiday cocktails, and Santa was there! The final event for this year is Friday, December 16th starting at 5:30pm.  Check out the Atlanta History Center website for more event info.

atlanta editorial photographer: Bitter Southerner with Patterson Hood

For several years now we have been following the stories of the Bitter Southerner.  They tell the tales of the interesting people and places of the deep south and pair them with beautiful photos.  A few months ago we were honored to be selected to photograph a story for them.  This is Patterson Hood.  You might recognize him as the front man for the southern rock group Drive By Truckers.  We shot the first part of the day at the iconic Atlanta Star Community Bar and wrapped up the day as Patterson played an acoustic show at Eddie's Attic.  We were also able to shoot some video of Hood playing his latest single, Ever South and one of his favorite throw back tunes from the earlier days.

Patterson Hood performs The Living Bubba for The Bitter Southerner - Produced by Jason Hales - Directed by Nathan Bach

Patterson Hood performs acoustic version of Ever South for The Bitter Southerner - Produced by Jason Hales - Directed by Nathan Bach

atlanta advertising photography: Point University

Point University recently went through a rebrand and wanted some new photos to match their new look.  We traveled to West Point and spent a day and a half working with their staff and students to create compelling images for their online presence as well as printed marketing collateral.  We focused on a few of their main programs which include sports, worship leading, and post graduate degrees as well as student life and the classroom.

Don't be surprised if you see some of these faces on a billboard while driving through downtown Atlanta!

atlanta editorial photography: ambient plus studios

We recently produced an editorial photography shoot at Ambient Plus Studios, located in Atlanta.  We worked with models from KStarr Management, while Chelsea, from Beauty Asylum, styled hair and makeup. Special thanks to Brent Clouse for shooting video of the shoot and getting amazing behind the scenes footage. We will share Brent’s film on the blog very soon! Look forward to many more editorial photography shoots on the blog this summer.

atlanta advertising photography: Prism

For this shoot, we worked with a creative director to photograph a few pieces for a new advertising campaign. Prism sells laminated products like the desktop shown below and envisioned a designer at their desk looking through samples. Sometimes it’s challenging to shoot on location, and for this particular shoot we were in a dark confined space yet the images needed to look like sunlight. It’s always an exciting shoot when you're collaborating with other creatives to bring their vision to fruition, and seeing their excitement in the final product is so rewarding.