Posted on Jul 04, 2015

I got together with one of my amazing young clients Bailey Tignor for a fun Americana photoshoot in downtown Rock Hill, SC. Bailey is a lovely young lady who I’ve had the pleasure of photographing on multiple occasions. She and her mother are family friends and loyal clients and I have a ball every time Bailey and I get together for a shoot.

 

The theme was Americana to celebrate the coming Independence Day holiday. We steered clear of the classic flag hugging poses and opted to just celebrate the American Flag colors. For this shoot young Bailey actually scoped out all of the locations while she was driving around downtown Rock Hill. She found some amazing locations around the downtown area while driving around and quickly shot me photos from her phone for me to review.

The shoot was amazing and fun even with overcast skies. We squeezed every bit of sunlight we could out of the late afternoon day and ended up with dozens of beautiful images.

 

Enjoy your Independence Day and enjoy these beautiful images.

 

This first location is an old train perched in an abandoned parking lot right as you enter downtown Rock Hill.

 

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

This next location was a beautiful mural wall along one of the main downtown roads.  We attracted quite a bit of attention at this location as people stopped to compliment Bailey and ask for my business card!

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

 

With the sun fading fast we made it to our final location – A beautiful park with a fountain dancing in the background.

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Teen Americana Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill

Posted on Apr 09, 2015
Posted in Creative

I had the pleasure of doing another dance photoshoot with the beautiful and talented staff of New Attitude Performing Arts Center in Rock Hill, SC. My two daughters have attended the dance school for two years and I’ve developed a great working relationship with the owner Erika Hogan and we’ve collaborated on some great creative photo shoots.

Erika and her staff were in need of some updated headshots for the website and of course I was happy to put together a creative shoot to capture the ladies in motion. Check out the NAPAC staff below and see some of the creative shots we captured during the shoot.

Owner: Erika Hogan

Rock Hill SC Dance Photo Shoot with Erika Hogan

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Dana Generette

Rock Hill SC Dance Photo Shoot with Dana Generette

 

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Chay Raines

Rock Hill SC Dance Photo Shoot with Chay Raines

 

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Margarette Kochergo

Rock Hill SC Dance Photo Shoot with Margarette Kochergo

 

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Kimberly Cook

Rock Hill SC Dance Photo Shoot with Kimberly Cook

 

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These ladies are beyond talented and work great as a team, not only teaching children to become great dancers, but also taking amazing photos!

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I’ve developed my own fantasy capture with dancers called, “What If Everyone Had the Force?” I’m a Star Wars fan for life and I love seeing the Force being used on the big screen.  During our last shoot we tried some creative captures of “Force Lifts” and they turned out great! Here are a couple from this shoot and I love these as well.

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Posted on May 21, 2014
Posted in Creative

My two beautiful daughters have been taking jazz and hip hop dance classes at the New Attitude Performing Arts Center in Rock Hill, SC for almost a year. It was our first time putting them in formal dance training program and we asked around to our friends for recommendations. Our friend Robin Tignor recommended NAPAC as her daughter Bailey was a past student of the dance studio. read more

Posted on Mar 05, 2014
Posted in Family

I had the pleasure of creating some amazing images of the lovely young Alaya Hamilton during a tween portrait session. Her mother Nekia graciously agreed to let me photograph her for a marketing campaign I’m preparing for.

 

We met on one of the warmer weekend afternoons this winter at Glencairn Gardens in Rock Hill, SC. I’ve utilized this beautiful park for portrait sessions in the past, but it’s been a few years and I was pleasantly surprised at the changes it’s undergone. read more