Jan 24, 2015

When Family Comes Together | Alpharetta GA Extended Family Portrait Photographer

Every year, I reserve the weekend of Thanksgiving for sessions because often, it's the only time an extended family will be together--and the only time a family can have portraits taken.

This family was a delight to photograph. They were comfortable in front of the camera and easy-going -- my kind of people!

As a family photographer, I have a passion for creating something families will treasure, especially when multiple generations are being photographed. So, if you have family coming to town for a birthday, holiday, or other special occasion, contact me. Portraits are memories you can keep!


Check out the Facebook album for a few more from this session/

Jan 14, 2015

Families Rock! | WindScene Magazine Photographer

Alpharetta Photographer Marchet Butler Joins WindScene as Content Coordinator and Photographer

If you are a Windward resident, then you've probably seen these images in your mailbox in the January issue of WindScene, a local magazine by Best Version Media. Fortunately, it's a job I can do in addition to my regular photography work, plus it gets me doing some writing as well. (That's right. That English degree comes in handy too!) I'm thrilled to showcase my photography plus I get to meet some pretty awesome people.

This family is headed by a mom and dad who are both school teachers. They describe their family as a "party in a box" and the weren't kidding. We had a super time goofing around, posing, and getting pictures of their big family -- even though it was a cold day in December.

So, if you or someone you know is a Windward resident with an interesting story, contact me. I'm always looking for my next "cover models."

Jan 1, 2015

Photo Restoration | Professional Retouching

Alpharetta GA Photographer Offers Photo Restoration

Besides portrait photography, I often get asked to retouch and restore a old photograph. I had a very special commission to for a wonderful Christmas present for this couple. Here are the results of my photo restoration work.

You can see that the original was badly damaged. After I had finished removing the spots and the lines , I also had to fix some of the photographic errors of the image as well -- namely the overexposure on the bride's face and dress and the underexposure of the groom's face. Then, because I'm a fan of the hand-colored photographs of that time, I also made a colored version of the black and white.

We ended up with a gorgeous 11x14 archival print in a 16x20 mat. (And I think the original was only 2x3!) The couple was thrilled!

If you have a photo that needs to be restored, contact me. I'd be happy to get you an estimate.