Sports Photography {Thomasville Family Photographer}

Until recently I had not considered the possibility of taking any sports related photos. My children's interests, though varied and wide, have not included organized sports.  When my friend Jessica approached me about taking some candid shots of her oldest son playing baseball, I had no idea what I was getting into! Real action photography is very different from the portrait work I've been doing. As soon as I got home and saw the images blown up, I knew that I wasn't happy with the image quality, resolution or detail. Lucky for me I *love* research. :) I began reading all the information I could find about sports and action photography. I invested in a new lens and went back to work. It was nearing the end of the season and TCCHS only had one remaining home game so my window of opportunity was closing, and fast! The day of the game arrived on a warm, breezy golden afternoon in south Georgia.  I couldn't have asked for better lighting as game time fell right into that magical golden hour of sunlight. Even with the weather and light, I was a bundle of nerves. I desperately wanted to provide Jessica with images worthy of the trust she'd placed in me by asking me to be her photographer but I wasn't sure that my research and investment would be enough. As I began to snap shot after shot, my nerves faded away and I began to remember the countless afternoons I spent at fields much like that one as I watched my baby brother play every sport that involved a ball of some sort. Each frame reassured me because I could tell, even on the camera viewing screen that these images were great. It didn't hurt one bit that her son is a mini heart-throb! Her younger son is absolutely dreamy too, but you'll have to wait to for their family photo session before you see him on the blog! :)

Karen Kelly

Hi, And Thanks For Stopping By! I’m Karen Kelly Callander. I Love A Lot Of Things. I love to laugh. I love good coffee. I love most carbs. I love being a photographer. I love quirky. I love my kids. I love lots of color. My favorites are pink and red. I love dogs. I love a good mojito. I love a good story. I love good sheets. I LOVE the beach, especially Hwy 30A on the Gulf Coast. I am seriously in love with the South – I love being from the South and I love being in the South. Most of all, I love planning out and shooting great photo sessions. SO, why choose me to be your photographer? I will work with you to create a crazy awesome photo session experience. The truth is, when you're having a crazy awesome photo session, then so am i! I love seeing my clients happy and engaged because that is when the magic happens. That's why my sessions (except mini sessions) include a sit down pre-session consultation, professional hair and makeup and a personal viewing session. Knowing that I understand what you want, that everything is taken care of and that you look your absolute best allows you to relax and enjoy the session. Then I can get down to the best job on Earth, making gorgeous photos. Go ahead, book your session today! I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you will come back often to check out new galleries and read my ramblings on the blog. Contact me here, send me an email or even easier, just leave a comment! Xo, Karen