I love this sweet family session so much! Amanda, her husband, Seth, and their daughter, Atlas, are about to welcome a baby boy into their family. Amanda wanted some mother-daughter photographs while Atlas was still the baby of the family. Atlas was one of the most spunky and interesting little girls I have ever met! We had to let her tire herself out a bit on the trampoline, where I also got to show off some of my old gymnastic skills. She also had a rope in her room and trapeze bars in the yard! I always feel that photographs of children are so much brighter when they are doing what they want to do, and not being posed into something unnatural. Thanks Amanda, Seth, & Atlas for letting me document your sweet family. ~K
a few weeks ago I got to shoot two of the coolest families in athens, ga. the idea came from shayna hobbs, who wanted to do a shoot to celebrate her family's friendship and closeness with the french family. shayna and husband matt own sons of sawdust, a badass woodworking business that specializes in building furniture from reclaimed wood. paige french is an amazing professional photographer who's marraige to musician john french looks to be out of a fairy tale.
Last month I made the trip out to central Illinois with my mother and grandparents to attend a small family reunion. I had only met most of these people one other time in my life, so the whole experience was a bit bizarre, but pleasant. Central Illinois, specifically the towns of Shelbyville and Assumption, make up the fabric of small town America that one doesn't witness everyday. Not the cute & quant small town America, but the other one where every storefront is empty and whole towns revolve around a chemical plant or grain silo. However, most of the people I met were born and raised in these towns, and chose to stay because of family. Everyone knows everyone and cares about everyone.
This was my first wedding shooting by myself, and I am so happy that it was with these two. Their small courthouse nuptials were so romantic and intimate, plus low stress. Turns out you can't take photos in the courthouse besides in the little marriage room, so we got creative.
i was lucky to photograph my beautiful friend rachel to celebrate her graduation from the university of georgia. this girl knows how to work a camera.
i hit off to savannah, georgia this weekend to get out of town and have a weekend to myself. i stayed in a gorgeous ca.1888 home (pictured below) that was close enough to all the action but distant enough to wear I felt I was in a real neighborhood. i started off with a short bike ride to forsyth park for a stroll and coffee at the sentient bean. later on, after much walking and riding, i had a delicious dinner at the florence where i got a little tipsy, so i called it a night.
madeline’s graduation photographs. december 2015
we wanted to take a more artful approach to this subject, but of course had to take the classic uga arch photo. november 2015.
my dad's property on mule creek. thanksgiving 2015
wanderwild at the caledonia lounge. november 17th in athens, ga.
Jade and her three gorgeous girls. November 2015
Neat Pieces Antiques in Carlton, GA. November 2015
part nudes, part halloween. early fall by the river with evan.
“for the last five years, arrow has hosted an annual apple festival, celebrating apple harvest time, and the fall season, for our community…
this year’s festival was this past saturday and we had a beautiful fall day and saw lots of friends!
each year, arrow sells mountain apples from ellijay, georgia as a fundraiser, as well as fresh cider. there is also an apple pie contest where many restaurants and friends bake pies…yum! Also annually, amanda kapousouz serenades us with her fiddle tunes and our friend bird smith (age 9) cuts an apple themed block for us to print from…!
it is such a fun day… !”
words by rinne allen, photos by me
i shot the adorable jenna johnson and her pottery last thursday. she is such a joy to be around!
i had the most wonderful time last weekend at wildwood revival! so many talented, creative, and sweet people. this festival was a photographer’s dream come true. august 2015.
all photographs by kristin karch