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Monday Madness | Zombies + Photog Friends + Hunger Games Inspiration | Georgia Wedding + Boudoir Photographer


Whew. I have a busy busy week ahead of me. I’ll tell you my plans in a moment, but first, can we please talk about last night’s The Walking Dead finale?! Okay okay, I won’t give away any spoilers. But I will say this: If I’m ever caught in a zombie apocalypse, I hope there’s a Daryl Dixon around and not a Karl or Lori.

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Speaking of zombies, film makers seem to love Georgia as their backdrop in those movies. This does not bode well for someone (*cough*ME*cough*) living in Georgia. But don’t worry, I’m going to be prepared when (no ifs in my mind of an impending zombie apocalypse) the zombies arrive. The first thing I’d do is move in with these folks. No Hershel farm for me, noooo buddy.

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Random facts tying me to zombies:

  • My niece attends the school featured in a couple Walking Dead episodes. Most of this season was filmed not far from my brother’s house.
  • The theme park featured in Zombieland is one I’ve frequented since it was just a petting zoo. I recognized it while watching the film and had to immediately Google the film locations to be sure I wasn’t imagining things.
  • A bus shown in Zombieland is from UGA’s old fleet of buses of which I used to drive part time while I attended classes there!
Alright, last thing about zombies. I saw these awhile back but thought it would be worth sharing here. How awesome is this engagement session turned zombie attack?! I love when couples really get into their engagement sessions and plan out special props or ideas that express their personalities.
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Okay, enough with all the zombie talk before I scare myself. I promised to share my plans for my busy week! Well, tomorrow I’m excited to be eating lunch with several members of our south Georgia photographers’ group. I’m still being introduced to fellow ‘togs since I’m the newbie, but everyone seems incredibly nice and willing to help each other out. I’m so glad I stepped outside my comfort zone and contacted these amazing photographers to meet up. Now I look forward to forming bonds with them, learning from each other, and having each other’s backs in emergencies. In fact, one of them is helping me with a very special project later today (more in a minute on that). Here’s a photo of some of us Thomasville photographers from our December dinner at Paulie’s Pizza:

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And here’s a photo from last Thursday’s Art Off the Wall event with some of the girls:

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SO. Who else is so excited about the Hunger Games they could tinkle their pants? Yes, I just said I could pee my pants I’m so excited about this movie coming out on Friday. You better believe I pre-ordered tickets and set up a date night with friends to be sure I don’t miss it. And I’m positive I’ll go see it more than once.

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I read all 3 of the Hunger Games books in less than a week. Obsessed would be an understatement to describe how I feel about this fantastic book series.

When I returned from WPPI, I had all these newfound creative juices flowing. So I decided I needed to channel it into something and knew immediately what that something had to be. A styled shoot inspired by Hunger Games! It would be a chance for me to practice some new skills AND express my love for the books. I turned to Pinterest to help me visualize the ideas collecting in my head and created this Hunger Games board:

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After a couple weeks of planning, I can finally announce today is the big shoot day! I’ll be headed to Valdosta, GA soon to photograph my very own Peeta and Katniss! I’m so excited to see my interpretation of their engagement session come to life. And I’m equally excited to be working with a great group of my peers in the wedding industry.

Stay tuned for a few teasers from the shoot. If you’re not a fan of our Facebook page, now is the best time to “like” it!

Speaking of teasers, how about a couple from what’s to come this week (besides the Hunger Games styled shoot and Adrian’s maternity session I never got around to blogging last week)?

Russell + Shay | Wedding | Thomasville, GA

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Philip + Amanda | Engagement | Stone Mountain, GA

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