Kim

I was asked by the Creative Director at Selmarq , a marketing agency, to photograph Kim Zegil for her new website. Kim is an experienced yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer, and Registered Nurse. She recently graduated from NC Massage School with a concentration in Neuromuscular Medical Massage. She is currently developing workshops, trainings and healing work, and accepts private clients.

I enjoyed working with Kim! She’s so easygoing and is a natural in front of the camera. Once I suggested and coached a pose, she comfortably “worked it”.  We went to two of my favorite locations, and the light at both was excellent. It was a sunny day, but I knew there would be shade near the buildings at the time of day I chose for the shoot. Temperature was a bit warm at 86 degrees. Not a problem though. We had water and air conditioned cars nearby.

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I had a flash with me, but there was no need to use it. The bright day lit up Kim’s face and the reflection of the sky created a catch light in the eyes. I worked in aperture priority using f/2.8-f/3.2 and didn’t need to adjust the exposure compensation. ISO was set at 100 and the shutter speed varied between 1/200 and 1/500 sec. I always use center-weighted average metering mode for portraits. My 100mm macro lens is quite sharp and was a good choice for this assignment.

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Kim has a favorite hat that she wears often. So why not wear it for a few portraits?

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I look forward to seeing Kim’s website and wish her success in all she sets out to accomplish. This girl has a terrific attitude and I can tell she’s a strong woman!

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#goinggroves

Matt Groves married Katie Rogers this past weekend. Fun wedding! So glad to be part of the celebration!

I brought along my Olympus M10. It’s lightweight and easy to grab & go. I also didn’t want to look like the professional wedding photographer, so I used a smaller camera. Drawbacks, however, are that the Olympus doesn’t produce the quality images of my Canon 6D, and it doesn’t do an excellent job at high ISOs in low light conditions. I did my best with the camera I had with me, and used Nik Define to clean up some of the noise.

The Groves family are long time friends we met in GA when we all lived in the same neighborhood. I have fond memories of our time together. Matt Groves is one of my son’s best friends. His other best friend is Matt’s identical twin brother, Nate. The three met when my son, Trevor, was 6-years-old and they were as thick as thieves during our 7-year-stay in GA.

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From left to right: Matt, Trevor, Nate

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Matt was in Trevor’s wedding 3 1/2 years ago. Trevor was honored to be in Matt’s wedding.

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From left to right: Nate, Trevor, Matt

The ceremony took place at the city’s old courthouse. It was scheduled to be outdoors, but inclement weather brought it inside.

After the ceremony, guests gathered on the first floor for appetizers and beverages. It was great mingling with the extended Groves family and my immediate family.

There were a few laughs……actually, many laughs.

We enjoyed dinner, more drinks and dessert. I caught Katie as she was moving from table to table after dinner.

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Mrs. Katie Groves

 

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N8 is on the left, M@ is on the right

You can’t beat fun in a photo booth – What a hoot!

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Toby, Deb, Otto, Cathy & Bill

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Ed joined the group

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Trevor & Cooper

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TREVOR & cooper

More silliness…..

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Jack & I

Hurry, grab different props! The automatic camera is about to take another photo!

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The one with the turkey on his head is Jack, the other one is me.

Congratulations Katie & Matt! #gonegroves