“Before you get the fancy shot and cool lighting, value people above all else. There’s something about having a character in the story that carries such a desire and passion in their heart that allows the audience to connect with their journey. On your next shoot or creative endeavor, seek to understand that character’s desire. Seek to understand their why.“Read More
Will + Jordynn are creative geniuses. They also happen to be my friends! It’s an honor to know these two amazing humans. They love God love people, and love creating! How can you not love them? Jordynn approached me with this skater-grunge-vibe and I was already sold on the idea. This also just so happen to fall on the week of their 1 year anniversary. So. I know this is long awaited but I hope you enjoy! If you have an idea or a story your looking to tell shoot me a quick message here and I’ll be sure to get back to you!
WOW! An incredible night to say the least! My good friend, Greg Cox, is a producer and musical artist. He just released his latest album, ETC. (GO LISTEN TO THIS AFTER YOU VIEW THE PICTURES). The entire night was one for the books. HUGE shouts to Creative Loafing as our work got published in their magazine! w00t w00t! Super proud moment for everyone. Enjoy - SA
Dwayne - an amazing artist and an incredble friend! He's a creative in Charlotte, NC working to grow his passions and craft. God is stirring some incredible things in him. Check out our dope session below! - SA
Do you remember back in like 5th grade when you had to present your project to the classroom? Remember the feelings of nervousness, the crackling in your voice, the heaviness of your feet... This was Thomas as he began to explain to me how he was going to propose to the love of his life, Blaire. Imagine that 10x on the day it happened in Boone.
The setting was perfect. At a park under a Gazebo with a beautiful lakefront. The weather was perfect on top of that mountain. Thomas and I planned out everything (well he planned it and I agreed).
So the story went like this: I'm just a random guy reading a book at the park who just so happen to have a really nice camera. Thomas and Blaire walks up to enjoy the scenery. Thomas comes up to me and ask if I can take their picture with his phone. Well I have a camera so I offered to use mine and send them the pictures via wifi (this is so good. Thomas was so nervous he made me nervous however both of our acting was on par). Blaire had no clue. As soon as I snapped one picture he looked at me and I gave him the eye for confirmation. As soon as he dropped on one knee, Blaire lost it. I came in like a paparrazzi. It was amazing to say the least.
Thinking about doing this with your lovely lady? Let's link! (Enjoy the pictures below everyone!)
We were not sure if we were going to make it. It was suppose to be thunderstorms every. single. day. However we went for it! SO glad we did. It rained for a few minutes but not as bad as the news predicted.
THESE TWO THOUGH. Incredible and powerful couple with hearts ready to serve. Jomaira and Andrew are two amazing people and your life will be changed by knowing them. They both are from up north (so you know they very outgoing people) and their stories of discovering one another is one for the books. During the session they had so much freedom to simply be themselves. You could tell that they were in love with one another. There was an intimacy and transparency they had with one another that was pretty evident. Can't wait to be shooting their wedding next year! Congratulations Jomaira and Andrew!
Alexis is a new friend of mine and she has a passion for arts and modeling! She's super dope and made the day so fun and easy! She showed me North Camp and I instantly was all in. This was my first time going to North Camp End and I fell in love. YO this place is so dope! We even climbed up the ladder and got an amazing view of the cityscape. (SICK!) If your looking to take some portraits with the urban vibe make sure to contact me.
I shot this on my favorite lens (thus far) Sigma Art 24mm f1.4 + my canon 80d.
Check out some highlight pictures from our session below!
@ahmad.soul every Sunday Shakeel hosts a #soulsunday where he effortlessly rhymes over a selected track - new or old.
Check out the session below + a short video I put together.
He is a poet, musician, artist. Follow his journey below:
“We all have seasons where we question God's goodness. Thankfully it never ends there. This track is an expression of that. Check it out on soundcloud for the full read by Dwayne. “Read More
"Jen is a great friend of mine who wanted some creative portraits done. She's an incredible hair stylist and wanted to start on working on her personal brand. If you are interested in building up your brand and you want some portrait headshots check out this session below and feel free to contact me here!"Read More
"Make sure to check out his line "DRABE Apparel". Stay tuned to new music as well. We hope you enjoy this short promo above for his music and apparel line below."Read More
The scripture I had in mind during this shoot was Psalms 22. As a Christ follower it never is about how perfect I am but all about how perfect the Creator is. There are seasons and times that we all go through that make us question his perfection (and the process of perfection in us as His creation). For anyone gong through a rough time hearing the Lord - meditate on this verse and wait on the Lord.Read More
Arthur is a believer, psalmist, and artist. He has such a passion for Jesus and his craft and it shows in all that he does. One thing that I love about Arthur is his sense of honor for his brothers and sisters in Christ - in anything that they do for God he is the first to celebrate them in it.Read More
It forced me to actually be present and thoughtful about how I was going to take the picture. I mean, I had to think about the timing. I had to think "is this moment right here the right time? Does this capture what I feel?"Read More
We linked up early that morning so I really wanted to capture that play of light and shadow. The ending result turned out completely different than how I initially expected. I could listen to Lofi Hip Hop all day. Probably one of my favorite/most listened to genres. I played that and just begin to flow in this creative vibe and this was the result. You get that NYC Vibe you know?Read More