Category: Portrait
A Photographer’s Break

My apologies to my regular readers for being MIA lately. It’s not that I haven’t had work, I actually have lots of pretty pictures to show you. I just took a break to find myself. You see, this business thing has gotten the best of me. I let dollar signs and lack of interest dictate my love and passion for my photography. I had to sit back an evaluate what it is that I want to do with Poetic Edge.

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What’s in a photographers kit?

I have photographed for over 8 years. My first camera was a Canon Powershot and I took that thing everywhere. Eventually I save enough money to purchase a Rebel XTi and my passion for photography grew. Now I have a Canon 7d with the hopes of one day owning a full frame camera with tack sharp focus. But for now, my 7D has taught me a lot. Lately I have leaned on that camera, a 50 mm lens (1.4), and natural light. The first photo in this session was made with that basic set up.

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Product Photography session with Headbands of Hope

Giving isn’t just for the holidays. For those who know me, I am a giver. It is the core of my being. At one time in my life, I attended a bible school so I could travel to places such as Haiti and Africa to do humanitarian aid. I spent a good part of my 20s traveling to the mountains of Virginia to help the less fortunate, Atlanta to clothe the youth, and volunteered after school feeding the homeless in Charlotte. I even made it to Haiti where I shed a good portion of my personal belongings right there in an orphanage. Every fiber of my being hates to see people suffering.

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Boho session with Elisabeth | Charlotte NC

This session was for Headbands of Hope back in the summer. I had another idea for this session but was running out of daylight hours. I was lucky to find this little field. My model was a trooper. She got all up in the unfamiliar grass and ended up getting her ankle chewed up by a random bug. She never once complained. I love this girl and wish her all the best. 🙂

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