Atlanta Clickin Walk 2017, Atlanta Documentary Photographer


Exploring Atlanta with some of my favorite photographers

street photography image of skyline park at dusk from atlanta clickin walk 2017

I had been antsy to get out and start taking pictures again of something other than my living room and the people in it. Roland was three weeks old, and I was feeling pretty good, so we decided to join several other Atlanta photographers on the Clickin Walk. I had never been on a photo walk before, and while it was out of my comfort zone, I can assure you that I will definitely be going again. I don't think I will ever tire of photographing kids; however, it was really refreshing to observe the world around me without worrying about kids running off or climbing on everything. With my lens not focused on my own kids or a client's family, I was free to look up and around and pay more attention to light, colors, and composition as subjects. Instead of focusing on capturing children playing, I was able to play around with my camera settings, try out new things, and actually converse with grown ups. We met up at City Winery at Ponce City Market, and then we walked the Beltline for a little bit before heading to Skyline Park on the roof of Ponce City Market. I really want to start a practice of going on photo walks and challenging myself to make pictures that don't include children. If anyone would like to join me or give me an excuse to make it happen, let me know! 

For this month's blog circle, I'm linking up with Anna Rasmussen who specializes in Family Portraits in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Follow the circle all the way around to Minnesota and Alabama.


image of ponce city market from clickin walk atlanta 2017
street photography image of atlanta beltline from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of construction at ponce city market from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of bicycle and runner's feet from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of billboards and building from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of art on a building from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of runner on beltline from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of art on the beltline mike wsol's sculpture laborer from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of building graffiti and child running with bike in foreground from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of walkers on atlanta beltline from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of top floor of ponce city market from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of skyline park from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of a spill and legs from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of flag and slide at skyline park from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of attractions at skyline park from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of riders on ride at skyline park from atlanta clickin walk 2017
street photography image of skyline park and city skyline from atlanta clickin walk 2017
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street photography image of skyline park at night from atlanta clickin walk 2017
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Roland's First Days at Home with his Family


Welcome to the world, Roland.


Roland James Poulos, born in the wee hours of the morning on the twelfth of April, 2017.

We've spent lots of time on the couch this week, lots of hours past noon in our jammies with messy hair, lots of time just being. The girls are both smitten with their new baby brother, and he's pretty much a real life baby doll to Charlotte. She wants to hold him and carry him around always. She can't help but move him around and sing to him and touch him. She loves to put her finger in his mouth and gets the biggest kick out of how it feels when he sucks on it. Winnie has a more subtle affection for Roland. Her favorite thing to do is to come up and give him kisses, so many kisses. She also likes to point out his eyes, ears, mouth, and nose, poking them as she tells me each part. She loves to put his pacifier in her mouth and always makes it a point to show me she has it by pointing at it and smiling. They both speak to him in a voice an octave higher than their normal speaking voices. Charlotte always says, "Hi, little guy, " and Winnie just says all these sounds that are too soft and sweet and high pitched to understand. They were both pretty grossed out by his dried out umbilical cord, even though Charlotte cut his cord after he was born, and they keep their distance during diaper changes. Roland is sweet and sleepy and oh so cute, and he's pretty lucky to have these two big sisters. We're beyond excited to have him as part of our family.

I've really enjoyed participating in monthly blog circles as a way to connect with other photographers around the country. This month, I am linking to some Lifestyle Photography in Tulare, CA. Go check out the work of Megan Boggs and follow the blog circle back here.


Happy Spring!


Mini Mischief's Spring/Summer Collection


It's Spring, which means a new collection of clothing at Mini Mischief. We braved taking all the kids out in public for this photo shoot, and not only was it fun for the kids, but it was also wildly entertaining to anyone who happened to see us. I absolutely love photographing these kids, and I fully stand behind Mini Mischief's quality clothes meant for kids who like to play hard and have a good time. Check out all the new pieces here, and if you are local, you can see them temporarily at Coco + Mischa in Decatur, GA, where you can also check out a curated vintage section as well as a thoughtful collection of goods from local artisans.

Also, I’m taking part in a blog circle this month with some photographer friends of mine. We’re linking to each other’s posts, so you can check out what they’re up to. I've included more information about the blog circle at the bottom of the post.


Boy and girl goofing off

For this month's blog circle, I’m linking to Emily Hamson of Lavender Lime Photography who’s sharing a super informative online Photoshop tutorial on how to add sun flare in Photoshop. While you're at her site, check out her Creative Photography Challenge too and make sure to link around to all the other photographers in the circle.