Tag: charlotte

Fall is family time for photography

I am a photographer here in Charlotte. Everyday I think about photography. As I drive around Charlotte & Rock Hill, I see locations where I wish I could just insert a family, and create a great looking portrait out of what looks like nothing to the naked eye. I guess that’s where the magic of… Read more »

Basking in her golden glow – Charlotte portrait photographer

Welcome back to another edition of my Urban Runway Monday blog.  I am writing this story while sitting in the airport in Charlotte.  This week I will be in Las Vegas for the WPPI convention. (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International). There is nothing like spending a few days with 8,000 other creative photographers from all… Read more »

Standing above the crowds – Charlotte photographer

Fifi steps into the spotlight on this Urban Runway Monday. As I stated previously, anywhere you are can be your stage or your runway to show off or show out – thus the Urban Runway. I was told to arrive at the shoot at 1pm. When I got there, the models had changed out of… Read more »

Squeezing out “haute” images in the cold – Charlotte Photographer

This Urban Runway Monday, we bring you Kaylan of Mae Vee models. We shot these on location here in Charlotte at a former military missile plant. The frigid temperatures inside the plant were evenly matched by the outdoor climate. Although we pushed through and shortened our session by a few minutes, we managed to squeeze… Read more »

Making a winter photoshoot look hot – Charlotte portrait photography

This Urban Runway Monday, we bring you Nadia of Mae Vee models. This lady was a trooper. She made this cold weather shoot look like it was summer hot! Being a New York native, I thought that I would be more immune to the cold weather; but even my trigger finger started getting cold. Although… Read more »

School is in session, and It’s time to schedule your session

It’s that time of year folks!  Time for your little one’s, or not so little ones, to be captured while the weather is great.  Daddy daughter sessions, Mommy and me sessions, family sessions; or just a time to celebrate being together. Time for you mom’s to get out from behind the camera, put away the… Read more »

Celebrating the “Big house” – A different perspective

As black history month is coming to an end, I am discovering some of the places here in the Charlotte area, that “seem” to memorialize what some slaves called the “big house”.  Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation located in the north west part of Mecklenburg county. Set aside as a public park,… Read more »

Before there was a Wal-Mart…

Out of necessity, country stores, or general stores, got their start during the colonial period for the many pioneers who lived outside urban markets. Many owners of these mercantiles began as roving peddlers and once they had accumulated enough capital and inventory, they often established permanent locations in settlements where there was a need and… Read more »

A Rant – Giving to the needy

For this #343project post I won’t have a photo.  I just want to rant today about what happened to me earlier today.  I am certainly not a rich man, but I will at times go out of my way to help someone less fortunate than me. There are times where circumstances happen in our lives… Read more »

Not all heroes wear a cape

We can all agree that one needs a certain level of grit to be a firefighter and put oneself in the path of flaming danger on a daily basis.  Here is another example of people who may work a job that we don’t give full recognition to until a life is on the line. As… Read more »

The overlooked sentry

#343project got sidetracked for a few days, as I am discovering very quickly how difficult this challenge is. One of the benefits I have found is looking at things with a third eye. Looking at things that are overlooked, an after thought, the dull and mundane. I present to you a story…  Standing less than… Read more »