Dr. Harper is my dermatologist and I adore her! I’ve photographed her office staff and her family over the years, so we’ve gone beyond the doctor/patient relationship and become friends. I love getting to capture her beautiful face with my camera. In fact, she’s beautiful inside and out! Here are some of the images from our recent shoot…
Last month I was hired by Finn Partners to photograph the Knerr Family for Hyundai’s program called Hope on Wheels. This amazing organization tells stories of families who have been touched by pediatric cancer, with the goal of bringing awareness to childhood cancer, and fund research to end this disease that takes too many lives far too young. Here are some of my favorite images of remarkable cancer survivor, Emily Knerr, and her family. You can hear more of the Knerr family’s amazing story in the short video here.
Lilly Pulitzer opened its first Birmingham store location last August at The Summit and there was such a buzz about it. So, when the national Lilly store merchandiser contacted me to photograph the store the day before it opened, I jumped at the chance to capture all of the bright and cheery details this clothing and accessories brand is so known for. When I walked through the doors I felt like I had stepped into Palm Beach. You can’t be anything but happy in there!
I’m a little giddy! I’ve always loved that Jones Soda Co. features photos of real people doing fun things…real life. So, about a year ago I entered a photo of my own kids water sliding in the front yard. It’s one of my very favorite images. Just a month ago I received a phone call and an email from Jones saying they had chosen my photo to use for a project.
Jones Soda Co. promotes photos on its website for potential use on “rare” bottles that see regular distribution. According to a Jones Soda customer service representatives, “hundreds of thousands photos get submitted each year and only 1 percent of photos actually make it to a label.” The company also states that up to three different images per “label run” may appear on individual flavors, and “the placement of the labels is very, very random.” Jones Soda is distributed nationally and internationally and the labels can go on anywhere of 1,000 to 10,000 bottles of the same flavor. You never know where your label will turn up.
So, THE HUNT IS ON to find the bottles with my kids’ photo on them! I’m so curious which flavor (I hope it’s the turquoise one)! The first person to find the bottles with my kids picture and brings one to me gets a free mini session!
In addition to the Jones Soda photo contest, you can also submit your photos for your own custom labels and order cases of Jones Soda. What a great idea for wedding receptions and summer parties!!
In addition to a feature story in the November issue of Birmingham Magazine, I just found out today that one of my images was chosen as the “One Shot, City Through The Lens” image in the November issue of B-Metro Magazine. I’m thrilled and incredibly grateful to have published work in my hometown’s two major magazines in the same month. Somebody pinch me! But, much more important than this photo being published, is the story behind it. Children’s of Alabama is a very special place and does amazing things for sick kids in Alabama and beyond. I’d like to say thank you to the people who believe in my work and allow me to capture theirs. It’s really a dream come true. I love Birmingham.