Tyler + Aleigha (Venetian Room, Atlanta) Atlanta,Ga

I had the pleasure of photographing Aleigha and Tyler a month ago on April 8th of this year. I had never shot at the venue that they had chosen and it was a pleasure to photograph them through out their big day. They were such a sweet couple and you could tell that they love each other dearly as the day and night went on. I also must say, for anyone who does weddings, the bridal sweet at the Venetian Room, VERY nice. Check out some of my favorites from the day below!

Brittany + Chris (Carl House) Atlanta Weddings

Brittany and Chris's wedding was a nice, small and fun wedding surrounded by many of their friends and family. I met them at the end of last year when we did an engagement session down in Sarenbe, Ga  which is a very small but relatively upscale community literally hidden away. I think the thing that finally sealed the deal to me when it came to me wanting to work with them, is that there dog that they brought to the engagement session to have pictures done with, was named Roger. My dogs name. 

Check out some of my favorites from this big day of their's


Tim and Alice's Engagement Photos!

      So the last weekend in April, Bekah (our newest member of the collective) and I had the privilege to meet our next bride and groom up at Stone Mountain park early in the morning! Alice and Tim will be tying the knot in the middle of June! One of the first things that instantly drew me to this couple, I will not lie is that they love film photography and by film I mean actual film. One of the things we had discuss at the day of the consultation was photographing certain parts of the day in black and white film. I am so excited for that, we will also be adding a little bit of grain to the black and white digital photographs so that it gives a little bit of a film feel! Gah, just makes me giddy thinking about it with the fact that we can do that to the photographs! So excited, can you tell? HAHA!

But first, we must do engagement photographs! Of course! I love so many of the ones that we have taken, its hard to pick a favorite. But I won't lie, the teaser that I have posted below is definitely high up there on the list! Please check it out, and check back after june for an entry on their big day! 



That Emotion In A Photo.

              Have you ever thought back to when you really had no idea what you wanted to do in life? Thinking about how in the world you actually wanted to get started with the career that you chose to do? You can bet some of those stories to where you are now are not really the most straight forward, cookie-cutter path. And you know-you know, my beginning is honestly a funny story. One that you would not think a photographer would tell as his beginning in this very fun albeit stressful (only at times!) rofession.

            I think back when I was a kid, well before I hit my teenage years. I was always smiling in pictures. Never had an issue with getting my picture take. Mom or dad would come up. I’d put a big smile on my face and then just yell “CHEESE!”. I was never one to shy away from the camera.

            Come the teenage years.  You would think with the way that I was when I was a young kid, I would be “cheesing” in every single picture. Honestly, I don’t know what happen. I guess it was the whole-“I hate my life, school sucks, I want to be rebellious” stage of my life. Man don’t we all know how productive that can be. Throughout those years, I would never smile. We would do family pictures or just pictures In general when we had people or family over and I was try my hardest to get away from taking the picture! So bad I know

            It wasn’t until the past few years, I guess when I started doing photography as a hobby and then profession, which I began to see the emotion in the pictures that I took. Because of this I began to smile and be happy to take pictures. Being a photographer; whether it be weddings, portraits, or anything else that I have the opportunity to photograph; has made me realize that those pictures are memories. These memories are ones that will last forever. Whether the emotion is good or bad, they will always be there to look back on and remember

            Grant and I's mission with the Photo Collective is to hopefully bring those memories  that you create to life every time you look at one of the images that we capture. We ant our craft and passion to bring a smile or evoke some type of emotion in you. Photographing you, your big day and your special moment, will be our honor.



In The Beginning

Back in the late part of Spring, Grant and I decided that we should bring our Idea's together on how we do wedding and engagement photography and create a Cooperative. In this cooperative, we would bring the best of both our companies, both Wheeltracks Photography and Norwood Photography. About 6 months of planning and figuring out what exactly we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it. We decided on the name, the way we would present ourselves, and how we would go about covering each of the weddings and or the engagement sessions that we are nothing going to do with each other.   

Well it all came together on September 28th We decided to launch. Using a small backyard and outdoor wedding we shot together and gained many beautiful pictures and clips of video. You will see a slideshow/video that was put together for this wedding below. I ask you all keep a look out for all the amazing coverage we will continue to cover for sometime.