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Fall family fun at Lucky Ladd Farms

October 30, 2017 - Every fall we try to take the grandkids to a farm to enjoy the activities. This year we went to Lucky Ladd Farms just so...
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Power to spare for location portraits

June 11, 2017 - Until recently, I would have rated all "battery powered lights" by their watt second, (Ws) rating only. I admit it is a...
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Happy "Cancerversary" to me!

July 31, 2016 - EIGHT YEARS AGO TODAY: I was getting prepped to spend an afternoon in surgery with Dr. Kurt Garren. Kurt did an incredib...
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Sometimes at lunch

January 11, 2016 - One thing I enjoy about my Fuji X cameras is that they are small enough to have with me. When the lights just right comi...
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A rainy wedding day. Perfect in every way!

June 27, 2015 - I've photographed lots of weddings where rain was involved, but not many when it was an outdoor wedding. And in 40+ year...
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At the end of the day...

April 16, 2015 - Do you remember the feeling when you were young of swinging? There were several different stages, and all of them were f...
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Fuji 55-200 An incredible value lens!

December 31, 2014 - I know, I know, its a variable aperture. And...it's not very fast, so what. When I can do some quick grab shots of my ve...
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Fall is a season of life

November 06, 2014 - I just turned 58 years old, and I’m okay with that. I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way, and if we are honest we a...
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A great weekend!

October 08, 2014 - What an incredible time we had in Atlanta! Aaron and Cleo had put together a super enjoyable wedding. I'm a veteran of...
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The Wedding Ride

October 06, 2014 - We were invited to ride in the car that carried Cleo, her mom, maid of honor (Megan) and us to the wedding venue. You ma...
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The Doobie Brothers in Nashville

October 02, 2014 - This is exciting! As you probably know by now, Marlene and I are high school sweethearts. There are lots of advantages t...
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Date night with Mateo

October 01, 2014 - Tuesday night is kids night at Chik-fil-a, so usually we stay away on that night. But when your grandson is in town, tha...
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Longevity in marriage?

August 15, 2014 - DISCLAIMER: I'm the first to admit this isn't a very good shot to stick on the site of a professional photographer. But,...
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Moving again

July 24, 2014 - We lived in our home in Ohio for about 30 years. We raised our family, entertained tons of wonderful friends, laughed, c...
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Marietta, Georgia - Farmer's Market

March 30, 2014 - It was a busy and fun weekend. We left Friday afternoon to teach a lighting class at Peachtree Camera Repair. The McKeve...
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Christmas in Ohio - 2013

December 30, 2013 - I love Christmas for so many reasons. It's the one time of the entire year we all get together! Our kids have set aside...
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Happy Thanksgiving From Lookout Mountain

November 29, 2013 - We wanted to get with family for sure, but because I work retail a road trip of any distance was out of the question. Ou...
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More like family than friends

November 11, 2013 - I think the word milestone could be over used. So at the risk of being guilty, we just hit one of those in our lives. I...
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No friends like old friends!

October 20, 2013 - This was a great weekend. I didn’t have to work, so I actually had a two day weekend. What can make it better than that?...
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Sensous Steel at the Frist

September 16, 2013 - Sunday was the last day of this exhibit, and we were determined to make it downtown to the museum. Right after church we...
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Grandchildren are fun!

September 10, 2013 - I remember when our daughter gave birth to Jade, the first grandchild. it was indescribable! Jade was our daughter’s dau...
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Too busy to blog? It’s called, “grandchildren!”

August 28, 2013 - I’ve been lack on getting any blogs up this week. It’s not because I’m not shooting or have given up on this. I still re...
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Macro fun, It’s own “little world”

August 08, 2013 - Jade taking a look at the cool “bug” This little guy jumped up on my shoulder while I was sitting in the lawn chair....
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5 Year “Cancerversary Party” Columbus, Ohio

August 04, 2013 - Always a challenge using the self timer, but not too bad for this many folks! It was a beautiful Saturday in Columbus...
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“His Light Workshop” Nashville

August 01, 2013 - Last week was a lot of fun. It’s hard to say that when several days started at 6:00 am and ended after 10:00, but they w...
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5 Years cancer free!

July 30, 2013 - Last years “Relay For Life” FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY: July 30, 2008 I was getting prepped to spend a few hours in surgery...
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L’ Angelus It’s a family affair

July 05, 2013 - There is nothing like sibling vocal harmony! Every generation has enjoyed groups that achieved popularity because they w...
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Pictures within a picture (your mileage may vary)

June 19, 2013 - Timing is everything, well almost everything. Composition is a pretty big part of what we do as photographers too. I tho...
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A Close Shave

June 10, 2013 - What’s old is new again, tools of the trade I’ve been watching the light in the morning hit this cup and as Spring ha...
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Duck Dynasty at Lipscomb University

May 17, 2013 - It just occurred to me that I never blogged these images. I got them out on facebook, but not here. One of the keys t...
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Welcome Gianna Rose!

May 04, 2013 - We were all here to welcome Gianna home from the hospital today! The kids were especially glad to meet their new sister...
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My camera is like a “Golden Ticket”

April 27, 2013 - I was talking with my friend co-worker Terry Wyatt recently and he brought up this thought. It’s something I’ve said bef...
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Georgia Road Trip for SEPPA

April 16, 2013 - My Saturday started by being at the store for an 8:30 load time. We had a 6 hour drive PLUS we lost an hour. In other wo...
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A Beautiful Mistake (my exposure *faux pas)

April 11, 2013 - I’ve shown this before, but I was reviewing some images and realized I made a very amateur mistake on this photo. Before...
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Men who helped me become the man I am today

April 07, 2013 - Thanks. It’s a simple word that we may not say often enough. If we don’t, one day it could be too late for us to say tha...
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Seeing Again – Mail Pouch Barn

April 04, 2013 - I’ve driven past this barn dozens, maybe even hundreds of times through the years. But the other day while I was in Ohio...
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Easter Weekend in Ohio

March 30, 2013 - I love spending time with our kids and grandkids. But the cold, hard fact is, it takes 5 1/2-6 hours to get here. So on...
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An overdue “Thank You” to His Light Workshop

March 28, 2013 - Above photo by Bill Fortney As many of you know, I’ve been taking photos for more years than I like to claim. I photogr...
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Looking into “The Future”

March 04, 2013 - Aaron’s Toyota van affectionately named, “The Future.” March 24, 2010 I went on a several day road trip with my son....
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Groundhog Day at Marathon Village, Nashville

February 02, 2013 - The window light was incredible for this portrait of Aaron We were pleasantly surprised by a visit from our son! Out...
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Under The Sea

January 31, 2013 - Calming and beautiful I don’t know about you, but I love water. It doesn’t matter if it’s the relaxing sounds of the...
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The Lord’s mercies are new every morning!

January 18, 2013 - Lamentation 3:22-23 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new...
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Everything in one place: Think Tank Security V2.0

December 31, 2012 - I’ve owned one of these Think Tank bags for over two years. But before I changed camera systems, it was referred to as,...
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Snowing in Nashville!

December 26, 2012 - It doesn’t happen that often in Nashville, thankfully. But for the sake of our visiting family from California, I was gl...
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Fuji X Pro 1 vs Nikon D700 Initial Test

November 26, 2012 - I’ve been wanting to do a head to head comparison of these cameras for several weeks. I was hired to do some portraits o...
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Graduation day for my father-in-law, see you on the other side!

November 10, 2012 - My favorite portrait of George. Shot on a little Fuji FinePix camera a few years ago. As many of you know, George was...
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Halloween Party Photography

October 28, 2012 - This is what it takes to work outside on a super windy, not many clouds in the sky day. Our great friends Mike and Lauri...
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A Great Day Off

October 22, 2012 - 82 Degrees in late October…we used to call that “a gift” when we lived in Ohio! It was a day meant to go out and enjoy y...
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Fall Fun with the Family

October 15, 2012 - Vinnie and his family came down for a visit. We had planned a trip to Honeysuckle Farms so the kids could see the animal...
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Centennial Park and The Parthenon

September 22, 2012 - One thing I’ve come to love about Nashville is the fact that there is always something going on. Not just concerts, but...
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Happy Birthday, Vinny!

September 02, 2012 - 9 Months old! Today we were able to take the Vin Dog’s 9 month old portrait. This couch is the same place they have b...
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A Good Morning Smile

August 08, 2012 - Sometimes you just need a little help to get your day started off on the right foot. For me, this shot of Vinny helps ma...
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The Lucas Family in Nashville – Nikon S4100 Coolpix

July 30, 2012 - My sister and her family visited us in Nashville last week. I carried Marlene’s little Nikon Coolpix S4100 for this trip...
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A brand new day

July 27, 2012 - Do you remember the movie Sister Act? I love how Whoopi tells the students it is going to be a brand new day, a fresh st...
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Miss Jade and the Daylilies

June 18, 2012 - It was Father’s Day and I had just settled into my recliner for a little rest. My phone rings and Marlene asks me to gra...
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Visit to Atlanta to see Aaron

June 12, 2012 - This past weekend we traveled to Cleveland, TN where I spoke to a group of 25 photographers about lighting for their und...
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Lighting and Posing Class at Dury’s Classroom

May 31, 2012 - We just finished up another great class at Dury’s! We tried a totally new class idea, posing AND lighting with a 20 stud...
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Cancer Relay for Life – Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet

May 12, 2012 - This was our first time to the Charlie Daniels park here in Mt. Juliet. We’ve only lived here for a few months and haven...
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Washington, DC Road Trip

April 08, 2012 - There are so many “symbols” we readily recognize as being located in Washington. For me this monument has always been on...
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Fun With Uncle Aaron

February 28, 2012 - Aaron was able to come home last weekend to visit with the Yuppa’s. It was great having them all here! It goes without s...
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Imaging USA – New Orleans

February 09, 2012 - The last time I was in New Orleans was right before the city was ravaged by the flood in 2005. Where does the time go to...
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God’s Most Beautiful Light!

December 30, 2011 - There is nothing like window light! A great softbox is a good start, but even the best ones are no match to His light. S...
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Fun with Uncle Aaron

December 26, 2011 - Uncle Aaron was playing with Mateo and was able to experience him throwing with his left hand. This may not seem like a...
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Time Flies – A Tribute to my Dad

December 19, 2011 - My dad had a great smile! He enjoyed being a dad, a grandpa and a great grandpa. Here is one I took of he and Jade a lon...
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Meet the newest Yuppa

November 27, 2011 - I’d like to introduce you to Vince “Vinnie” Yuppa, born with the very cool birth date of 11/22/11. This little guy is go...
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Happy anniversary to us!

October 13, 2011 - I have to be one of the most blessed guys on the planet. I married my high school sweetheart, and Saturday we will celeb...
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Tennesee Baptist Children’s Home

October 03, 2011 - It was a very cool morning when we started out on Saturday October 1st. My guess is the upper 40′s, but we didn’t care a...
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An Amazing Weekend with FAITH Riders

September 22, 2011 - Our day started fairly early Thursday morning September 15. It was cool and rainy, that’s why we are all bundled up for...
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No Light of It’s Own

September 11, 2011 - Last weekend was awesome! All of our children were home and we had such an enjoyable time. One of the things we try to d...
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First pictures with the grandkids

September 02, 2011 - For lots of our friends, seeing their grand kids isn’t a big deal. Most of them live in the same town, and may even help...
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Christmas in August?

August 28, 2011 - Tomorrow our youngest daughter is coming here from San Diego. To say that we are excited would be a terrible understatem...
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“Normal” lens selection

July 07, 2011 - There are so many lens options when you buy a new camera. It can be a bit overwhelming at first look. But, if you take s...
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Sigma 85mm 1.4 lens test, wow!

June 29, 2011 - This is the 85mm lens shot at 2.8! The only reason I did not shoot it wide open was to keep all of Sadie in focus. But l...
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Sadie and “Dolly Dodge”

June 24, 2011 - Why do we name some of our possessions like our cars? I know we’ve nicknamed our GPS, and it is not a flattering name at...
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Homeless – An Art Project in Black and White

May 20, 2011 - Recently I was invited to be a part of a challenging photographic project. Challenging from a few different areas. First...
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Simple Two Light Set Up

May 02, 2011 - Better late than never. Over the holidays we were blessed to have all the kids home. Sara and Hugo wanted to do some “be...
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Ohio visit = more snow!

May 02, 2011 - I spent Thursday flying back home from Vegas. Uneventful and fast trip, only 3 hours. I was able to go into work and get...
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The Pearman Family Portrait

May 02, 2011 - If you are a fan of NFL football and the Tennessee Titans, you may remember Alvin. He played pro ball for a few years un...
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Mateo’s Baby and Family Portraits

May 02, 2011 - We had so much fun yesterday taking Mateo’s pictures! It was an entire family affair: he was both adorable and cooperati...
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Incredible Hosts in San Diego

May 02, 2011 - These are two of the kindest, most hospitable people I’ve ever met. For the last month they’ve opened their home and the...
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Meet Mateo!

March 30, 2011 - Well, this is what he does right now. He is only about 10 days old so he eats, sleeps and gets diaper changes. I was abl...
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Super Swimmer

May 21, 2010 - JB Stahl is one of the nicest young men you will ever meet. He comes from a great family and is a gifted athlete. It was...
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A Gentle Giant

May 17, 2010 - Joel has been my web designer almost forever. More than that, he is my friend. He is a big man, with the largest fingers...
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Florida with a new look

March 26, 2010 - I love the way the setting sun lit up this jellyfish from the edge and made it appear to have a glow about it. I love t...
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Jade 4 Months

March 17, 2010 - She adores her daddy! We got to do Jade’s 4 month portraits last weekend and it was a blast. She’s so much fun...
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Snow Time

February 09, 2010 - Wow, have we been hammered here in Ohio! But Marlene was able to get me outside to do a “snow portrait” and I’m glad she...
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