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Professional Headshots In Acworth, GA - Darryl Smith At Century 21

Typically, people want their headshots to be: professional current well-lit in-focus That's the top layer of what is necessary. If we peel that away, the next layer needs to reveal ...
Typically, people want their headshots to be:

professional

current

well-lit

in-focus

That's the top layer of what is necessary. If we peel that away, the next layer needs to reveal a person who is approachable and confident. If you look more surly than approachable in your image, then you likely won't garner new clients and it may foster poor impressions.

And then there's another layer underneath that for how your headshot will be used. Will it be only on your company website? Will it be used on LinkedIn?

Does it need to match existing headshots of your coworkers? Do you need negative space on the side to allow for copy and marketing endeavors?

Whether it's a studio backdrop or a more relaxed environmental headshot downtown, Pear Tree Photography Atlanta can help you update your headshot. Professionally. Easily. And pleasantly.

If it's time to update your headshot or you have a new marketing plan, contact Kelley at Pear Tree Photography Atlanta now to start a conversation.

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Post Wedding Couples Photography Session In Tampa, FL - Katy + Nick

Some time after Katy + Nick hired me to document their wedding day at Mountain Park in Roswell and before they got married, they moved to Tampa. And since I absolutely love seeing my couples reactions...
Some time after Katy + Nick hired me to document their wedding day at Mountain Park in Roswell and before they got married, they moved to Tampa. And since I absolutely love seeing my couples reactions to their wedding day photographs...a trip to Tampa was 100% necessary. I can’t not see how my couples react to all of the images after putting dozens of hours of time into choosing the best ones and editing them and anticipating how much they will love every photograph.
Young married couple dancing in front of Tampa theatre

I love Tampa. The architecture. The city scapes. The proximity to the beach and hearing the waves. Driving down from Atlanta to return a wedding day seemed like an awesome job perk!
Husband kissing his wife on a parking garage outpost.

When I reached out to Katy + Nick to let them know I was ready to put their wedding day back in their hands and would be coming to Tampa to do so, I asked if we could make a few photographs around town. Visit the city block around Tampa Theatre. Hit the Riverwalk. Maybe drive out to Clearwater Beach. They said, “Yes!” Squeeee! I love when people say, “Yes!”
Couple dancing in crosswalk in front of Tampa building mural

My people. They’re addicting. I always want more time with them. Especially after wedding days. When I’ve been there through some of the most intimate moments. Documenting tears sliding down cheeks. Including Princess Bride quotes about mawwiage to kick off a wedding ceremony. Wedding day portraits complete with dum dum lollipops. Wide open arms while singing at the top of your lungs, dancing, and celebrating the start of a new marriage when grandparents either joining in the dancing or quietly watching from the side. Hugs and laughter and relief that all the planning was good. And more relief that even with a few hiccups (proceeding with an outdoor ceremony in spite of a torrential downpour during the set up of the day), it all worked out. Happiness abounded. And two high school sweethearts became married people.
Wife resting her chin on her husband's shoulder at beach boardwalk

Similar to wedding days when things don’t always go as planned, so did our evening together. We got a later start than anticipated. But there were wedding photographs to look through! The Riverwalk got nixed. Traffic out to Clearwater Beach was insane, so we pivoted and chose a different beach that appeared to have less traffic on the way. Parking at that beach was insane and included circling the parking lot for awhile. Yet we made it. We found different backdrops and had fun. And the day ended with the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico and warm water hitting our feet on a sandy beach.
Wife leaning on husband and laughing

After the wedding is over, working together is the same. Yet different. It's more relaxed. The hard parts are done. The stress is gone. It's just having fun. Dancing in crosswalks. And melting into each other at sunset.
Couple in silhouette standing on Gulf of Mexico shore at sunset.

Katy + Nick. You are old souls in young bodies who have made what I do even more enjoyable because of who you are. I can't help but look for you when walking through Kroger since I've happened to bump into you there before. I'm wishing you all the best as married people!


If you missed Katy + Nick's Mountain Park wedding in Roswell, click over to see it.

And if you're interested in a couples photography session, whether in Atlanta or Tampa, contact me!

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Blairsville Family And Senior Photographs - The Websters

This was likely the last summer with their boys home. Cale graduated from high school last year and has been attending KSU. Soon, he'll be leaving for international studies program in Europe. Camd...
This was likely the last summer with their boys home. Cale graduated from high school last year and has been attending KSU. Soon, he'll be leaving for international studies program in Europe. Camden will graduate from Woodstock High School this coming spring and then be off to college. Anita and Brent wanted family photographs that were overdue, as well as photographs of their boys at this time in their lives. The image above is likely the most realistic of these two, although they were good and kept phones put away throughout the entire session.
 
High school and college brothers grinning in park with arms around each others' backs.
 
High school senior boy sitting on bridge and smiling
 
College freshman boy looking away from camera
 
Two parents and two teenage sons standing together in woods next to a creek.
 
High school senior boy standing in the middle of a creek
 
Two parents standing with their teenage boys in front of a bridge and creek.

Although making photographs is typically low on the list for boys and men of fun things to do, it always makes Moms happy. Always. Moms want photographs of their boys and men. It makes them beyond happy to see their images around the house. When getting into the car and driving away, Anita's boys told her that it was better than they were expecting and they might have had a little fun. That sounds like a high compliment to me, coming from teenage boys.

If time is drawing to a close where your children will soon be flying the nest and you want photographs to cherish of who they are now, contact Kelley at Pear Tree Photography Atlanta now and start a conversation!


 

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Walker's Third Birthday Party

There's so much excitement around a birthday. If you're turning three, you're starting to get a handle on what exactly this means. Presents. Cake. Friends. And grandparents. And in W...
There's so much excitement around a birthday. If you're turning three, you're starting to get a handle on what exactly this means.

Presents. Cake. Friends. And grandparents.

And in Walker's case, it meant the gift of a baby brother. Yes, his brother arrived a few days early and his mom was still in the hospital on the day of his birthday party. But how can you not still have the birthday party when it's all been planned and people have driven in from out of state?

There were three year olds galore and the squealing to go with it. Even though Jen was in the hospital, Billy kept her on facetime throughout much of the party so she could see what was happening and how incredibly excited Walker was over every aspect of his party.

You would think that the most heard phrase at a birthday party is the birthday person being told, "Happy Birthday!" But what I heard the most, after Walker squealing with excitement over people and cake and presents and people again, was Billy quietly saying to himself, "That's one grateful kid right there." And then he'd chuckle.
Three year old boy in play set
 
Three year old boy hanging on slide while grandmother watches
 
Three year old boy running around slide and squealing
 
Three year old swinging and reaching for phone
Billy was facetiming with Jen and showed Walker his mom on the phone. He was so happy to see his Momma!
 
Black dog looking around deck.
 
Glimpse of a child through a playset ladder
 
Three year old boy climbing up playset ladder
 
Three year old boy climbing up playset ladder and smiling
 
Three year old boy coming out of slide and smiling
 
Five year old boy climbing up playset ladder
 
Three year old boy disappearing down slide
 
Three year old running through playset and laughing
 
Backyard birthday party lined by tall pine trees
 
Three year old coming down slide and caught by her dad while her hair flies
 
Three year old birthday boy sitting in chair and drinking a capri sun
 
Three year old boy drinking a juice pack
 
Three year old boy dunking a basket ball
 
Three year old boy smiling at his silly grandpa
 
Children swinging on a playset
 
Three year old's birthday cake
 
Three year old birthday boy with cake surrounded by family and friends
 
Three year old boy blowing out candles on birthday cake
 
Three year old boy opening birthday present
 
Three year old birthday boy squealing over shirt
 
Three year old boy squealing over birthday present
 
Three year old birthday boy squealing over Lightning McQueen car
 
Three year old birthday boy giving Dad high five

Billy + Jen. You are fabulous people and amazing parents. I love that in the middle of expanding your family, you stayed the course and hosted a joyous celebration for your three year old that he will always remember!

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Favorite Wedding Day Moments - Relief

When it's all said and done, what will you remember from your wedding day? Will you remember the weeks and months of planning? Or will you remember what it felt like to hold your best friend...
When it's all said and done, what will you remember from your wedding day?

Will you remember the weeks and months of planning?

Or will you remember what it felt like to hold your best friend in your arms after you've walked back down the aisle?

Will you remember that sense of relief that everything is going to be fine now, no matter what happens?

Because now you're married. You did it. You said, "I do!" And you're wearing the rings to prove it.

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