FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR OUR TOWN
As a child photographer, my job encompasses far more than getting children to smile and look at the camera. It is about documenting the moments of bliss, curiosity and discovery that define youth; moments that are pure magic. At every session, I strive to capture these magical moments in the glow of soft natural light, creating treasures that parents will cherish as their children grow.
I am the mother of two adorable boys. In so many ways, being a mother has informed my approach to child photography. It is all about knowing how to communicate with children, and not being afraid to act like a child yourself. Children respond to a kindred spirit, so I strive to create a lighthearted atmosphere by acting silly, playing, giving high fives and singing songs. I’ve done it all!
Before taking a leap of faith by leaving my job and starting my photography business in 2008, I was a practicing attorney. Having lived the attorney lifestyle (long days at a desk and lots of suits!), I am thankful that my job now affords me the opportunity to create and play, but most of all, to make people happy.
In 2015, I was honored to be named one of Red Tricycle’s “10 Photographers that Really Rock” in the Atlanta Area.
My photography has been featured in publications such as Atlanta Weddings Magazine, Occasions and Jezebel, and on blogs such as Red Tricycle, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty Georgia, Wedding Chicks and Asian Cajuns, to name a few.
Shanon Bell and Jamila Lisbon
Shanon Bell and Jamila Lisbon are the owners of Clicks of Love Photography. They are working, professional models, each with over 20 years of experience. Their work in front of the camera influences their style of photography behind the camera. They love capturing kids just being kids…laughing, interacting, having fun and showing their personalities. Shanon and Jamila feel that families will cherish these types of photos for years to come.
Mary Ann Davidson
Maryann Davidson Photography specializes in photos for your business.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are your photos saying? Do they match the level of quality you provide? In today’s competitive world having professional images for your business brand is a priority since 80% of people will meet you for the first time in print or online. 80%!
Make that 1st impression count and stand out from your competition with professional photographs by Maryann Davidson Photography.
Jane Cox, Three Strand Photography
Jane Scott was born and raised in Marietta. Her love of photography began at 10 when she received her first Polaroid camera. She attended the University of Georgia where she worked as an event pho¬tographer and met her husband, David. After college, her photography took a back seat to raising her family. David and Jane have 3 children: Samantha, Emma and Will. In 2010 she began working as an architectural photographer but after a year she knew that her passion was to photograph people. She opened Three Strand Photography where she specializes in photographing newborns, children, high school seniors and families. Jane also works in real-estate photography. Her work has been featured with Glory Haus and Hobby Lobby. She is also the featured photographer for the Atlanta Mom’s Blog. She is so blessed to be doing what she loves. www.threestrandphotography.com
Karen Roberts, Karen Roberts Photo
Karen Roberts has been a professional photographer since she opened her studio in 1996. She attended Kennesaw State University to pursue a degree in Studio Arts. Photography has always been Karen’s passion as she mixes her flair for styling and fashion into her work. Her studio is composed of two levels, a natural light studio and a gallery where photos can view their photos and see her work. She photographs newborns, children, families, and high school seniors. She has been nationally and internationally published and has been featured on Good Morning America. Karen currently resides in Smyrna, GA with her husband of 18 years and her two Maltese dogs who have become models themselves.
Michael Crute, Intent Photography
Michael Crute is the proud business owner of Intent Photography ATL, a custom portraiture and wedding boutique agency in the Smyrna/Vinings area. Michael specializes in fashion and editorial photography and brings a fashion flair style into every portrait and wedding shoot that he does to ensure that every family and client receives beautiful images that will last a lifetime and beyond. Michael began his agency in 2016 to change the conversation around “beauty” and set out to utilize his experience as a working industry professional to provide his clients, from stay-at-home mothers to career professionals, with portraits that could grace the cover of any magazine. His love for fashion and editorial photography is deeply rooted but when he isn’t shooting for boutiques or clothing brands, you might find him working with local small businesses using his background in digital marketing to help them increase their revenue or you’ll find him singing his heart out in a full-blown car performance of Bohemian Rhapsody at a red-light on East-West Connector.
For more information about Intent Photography ATL please visit www.intentphotographyatl.com or call directly at (404)-449-5043. You can also get in touch via Facebook & Instagram: @intentphotography
Roni Ryan is a natural light photographer specializing in family, child and senior portraits. She has always been a little picture crazy (sometimes to her friends’ dismay!) Capturing the fleeting moments of her own growing children became an obsession as she continued to strive to improve her own family photos. After studying photography, and taking many classes, and lots and lots of practice, her hobby became a business. In 2010, Roni Ryan Photography was born.
Roni’s style is very casual and relaxed. She loves to capture each family dynamic as it plays out. Photographing children and teens doing what they love to do naturally, is the best way to create photos that a family will treasure. Photos that show family giggles, the love between a parent and child, a serious mood, or even the pouty one, will be the ones that make a family smile in the years to come. REAL life, not just posed photos, is what Roni strives for.
Roni feels blessed to be able do what she loves and to document precious memories for many families! Your children are constantly changing; start capturing your memories now. You can find Roni on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roniryanphotography.
Benjamin Lewis, FLM Photography
A Forever Lasting Memory by Benjamin Lewis is an innovative company specializing in Georgia Portrait Photography and dedicated to producing beautiful, high quality photos for any occasion. Based in Marietta, FLM provides a variety of professional photography services designed to capture the events of your special occasion.
Passionate about details, FLM is committed to ensuring that every special moment of your portrait session is a Forever Lasting Memory. With high-fashion sensibilities and a modern touch to photography, they create artistic portraits that tell a story about you, the client. The Marietta portrait photography studio is devoted to providing images that will tell your personal story, so it can be shared and enjoyed for years to come.
Forever Lasting Memories is located at 12 Powder Springs St, Ste 265 in the Marietta Square. www.flmphotography.com 770-789-0211 Benflmphotgraphy@gmail.com
Vicki Cox was born and raised in the picturesque San Francisco Bay Area, where some of her earliest memories involved traveling and taking snapshots on a simple point-and-shoot camera. In 2009 Vicki moved to Georgia where she began to hone her photography skills and turn her hobby into a more serious venture. She has now been shooting professionally for six years and specializes in family, children, and pet portraiture. Vicki’s style includes relaxed posing, but her favorite shots of a session are always the special candid moments revealing her subject’s emotions, frozen in time by her skilled hand – even if her subject is a furry family member! Vicki’s pet photography has been featured most recently in Atlanta Pet LifeMagazine and several past covers of Pawprints Gwinnett.
Vicki now lives in the Cartersville area north of Atlanta with her amazing husband, Donovan, and two wonderful young sons Cash (5) and Maddox (8 months). They also share their household with two lazy dogs, two fluffy kitties, and a bearded dragon lizard named Ty. She has been enjoying getting to know the Cobb and Bartow Counties and surrounding areas to find new parks and places to explore. Nature is her first love and continues to be the most inspiring backdrop for her photography so she is always scouting for her next family session location.
For more information and to see her portfolio, please visit www.victoriacoxphoto.com or call 678-347-0145. You can also find her on Facebook at Victoria Cox Photography!
Monica Kirkland, Marietta Photographer
Monica was originally born in Seoul, South Korea, but spent her childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. When it was time for college, she moved down to Atlanta so her Mama could open up her own hair salon. Years later, Monica married her long time best friend who later made her a Mama to 2 wonderful fur babies.
“Working with newborns, families, couples, and photographing weddings, I still love nothing more than looking through my lens and documenting the moments that make human relationships so rich. When I see the way you laugh, the way you look at each other, your eyes sparkle- I see your life as a work of art. I’m an observer and on the lookout for intimate and artistic images, catching the magical light while “moments” are happening.”
When Monica isn’t looking through her camera lens, she is teaching at Pure Barre Woodstock, or traveling with her husband. www.mariettaphotographer.com
Allison Mauer, Allison Suzanne Photography
Photography. Photography has been a passion of Allison’s for over a decade. Combining this with her love for teaching, she competed a Master’s degree in Art Education emphasizing in photography at Columbia University Allison Maurer is the creative eye behind Allison Suzanne. She has always had a particular interest in portraiture focused on newborns, children and families recognizing that a whole story can be told through a smile, giggle or glance. Through her work as a professional photographer Allison is always in pursuit of what she calls that “special real un-posed moment.”
Always open to a new adventure, the native Detroiter relocated to Atlanta to teach Art in Cobb County. She quickly made herself at home and met the love of her life, Jeff, an Atlanta boy through and through.
Allison and Jeff married and after seven years teaching to full classrooms Allison’s days are now spent teaching to a smaller crowd. Allison’s two stepdaughters and 2-year-old twins are keeping her busy as a full time mom. In between preschool, gymnastics, naptimes and play dates, she can be found traveling, organizing neighborhood get-togethers, sipping Starbucks or exploring the world through her camera’s lens.
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Sherri Noftsinger, Sherri’s Portraits
Sherri Noftsinger of Sherri’s Portraits has been a Professional Portrait Artist for over 30 years. She is a Past President of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA) and is an Award Winning Photographer on the State, Regional and National levels. Her work has appeared on numerous covers of Our Town Monthly West Cobb since their very first edition in 2005.
Sherri is known in the area for her custom portraits of Families, Tweens/Children, Executives, and Sherri’s Portraits is considered “THE PLACE” to go for the most unique High School Senior portraits around!
Her most recent project focuses on Women in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and older. “As women, we tend to take care of everyone else’s needs first. The very last person we do anything special for is OURSELVES. I want to show women just how beautiful they truly are and to have confidence in themselves during this time in their lives…and have fun at the same time!”
If you would like more information on Sherri’s Portraits visit www.SherrisPortraits.com or call 770-529-1410.
You can also find her on FB at Sherri’s Portraits Photography Studio
and on Instagram at Sherri Noftsinger