Feb 13, 2014

Snow Day! | Alpharetta GA Children's Photographer

We've lived in Georgia almost 7 years, and this winter has been insane! A couple weeks ago, I was one of those Atlantans that was stuck on the road for hours. This week has been different, thank goodness. 

We know the snow will be gone in a couple days, but my little guy is enjoying it while it lasts. He got his Christmas wish!

Background Stand Review | Behind the scenes

One of the first things I did after getting serious about photography was buy a background stand, and a big one.  After all, I specialize in family portraits here in Roswell and Alpharetta, so I needed a lot of background space. And I bought a big, fancy, expensive one.

And it worked really well. And still does, but here’s the problem – a lot of my work is on location and the big background stand is very cumbersome to bring with me – especially when I am only photographing one or two people. I don't need a big, fancy expensive background stand for those shoots.

Enter http://www.yescomusa.com/. They offered to send me a smaller, more compact background stand in exchange for posting a review. This is the stand I chose: the 10'x 8-1/5' Adjustable Photography Background Support

Here’s what I like about the stand:
  • Sturdy enough for photographic backgrounds – muslin, seamless paper, etc. (I used a 53” roll of seamless below.)
  • Easy to set up and break down
  • Comes with a great carrying case
  • Convenient size
  • Great price (a big expensive one isn't really necessary.)

The background stand has become my new favorite tool. I’ve used it for several headshot sessions, a newborn session, and two photo booth sessions--including one with 23 first graders!

Here is a behind the scenes shot from a recent shoot. In this instance, I used only 2 or the 4 poles to expand it out to 5 feet. With all 4 poles, it expands to 10 feet.

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