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Automotive Media Is Dead.

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

So many take advantage of photographer’s rights anymore on social media sites. Very good read!

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If this image represents the template that you use every day on your respective Instagram account(s), congratulations for being the lowest common denominator. You have done nothing but continue to use the hard work of others for personal gain and attempt to peddle unoriginal goods to unsuspecting automotive enthusiasts. There are people who have a real passion to create content for the world and who pay for their own camera equipment, travel using their own expenses, and spend hours after to publish their work. You do not have that passion. You are thieves and leeches who think that taking advantage of people for personal gain is okay. And those of you who support these accounts are just as bad as the ones who created them. Print is dying at a rapid rate because you do not support the creators. Just as fast as print is dying is the inspiration of…

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For the past few years, I’ve traveled all over the Tri-State area going to various car shows. Everything from nationally known shows like Layd Out At The Park to smaller charity shows benefiting local animal shelters and food banks. I’ve had the privilege of hanging out with some amazing people and so many clubs that I’ve lost count. My favorite shows always hit close to home and I will do whatever it takes to make it to them. Billy Wheeler hosts some of the most laid back shows that have been my favorites since the first time I made it out to Monster Bass in 2012. There’s never a dull moment at the shows. Everything from 4-way tug-o-war to toilet paper relays to sunburn contests keep everyone entertained. As fun as the shows are, the reason I keep going back is the host, himself. Billy and his wife support the local businesses any chance they can. It’s always a family event no matter who you are, what you drive, or what club you’re in. Recently, Tint Plus held a benefit show for their long time friend, Danny Seymour, who is battling throat cancer. Words cannot express how moving it was when everything was tallied for the final amount raised. This past week, they lost a member of their car family and have gone into protect mode to take care of the final costs for the family. A funeral fund was set up at a local bank and they have set the goal at $3000. in just a few days, they’ve managed to make it halfway to their goal. The way that Billy Wheeler and his Tint Plus family have stepped up to help those around them in their time of need makes such a huge impact on the car world. Faith that there is someone looking out for you and the ones you love is a comforting thing and there’s no one better than Billy and his “family”. 

For information on how you can help with the Tint Plus Funeral Fund, you can contact the Palmetto Bank of Anderson, South Carolina or go by Tint Plus in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. They are having a car wash to raise donations for the funeral fund today (June 3rd) so if you are in the Anderson area, make sure and swing by to get your car washed or make a donation!

October 12th was your typical fall day. A chilly, foggy morning gave way to a beautiful day for a car show. The First Christian Church held their first annual Car and Bike Show in Mountain City, Georgia. There was great turn out from all makes and models ranging from classic cars to minitrucks to imports. Activities were held throughout the day starting with a cake walk and ending with an auction for some really good prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds benefited local charities including Richard’s Kids. Richard’s Kids helps underprivileged children within the county with clothing and other necessities they may be lacking in. For more information about Richard’s Kids, please contact them through 706-212-7956. Be sure to keep an eye out for more shows and events hosted by this great group of people. Until next time….

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For more photos, follow the link below!

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I realize it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted, my apologies. I have had my hands in so many projects, I haven’t been able to think straight. But this past Saturday I managed to slow down at least for a little bit to attend the first hosting of the Macon County Shop With A Cop car show. There were tons of beautiful cars that came out to support this amazing charity. Husband and wife teams, Hot Franklin Imports had their crew out, and the NC Stangs had quite a few of their stars out as well. A Dyno was brought out to see just how many horses these cars could rein in. It was an amazing day to say the least. Follow the link below to see pictures from the event, as well as the next link to the Shop with a Cop facebook page to see how you can help out these great people. Until next time!

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Touching Base (no puns)

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

I have been so busy here lately, I can barely keep my head straight. Have several things lined up for this year already, and I’m sure more will wiggle their way into my schedule. I’m going to be extending my event photography into children’s beauty pageants on April 13th. Closely following that with the 18th Southeastern Mini Truck Nationals April 27th and 28th. I’m hoping to be able to continue my Spotlight Series sometime soon. Thank you for sticking with me!
Until next time!

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Posted: January 24, 2013 in January 2013, Uncategorized

I think a nerve was struck today when the topic of money was brought up in regards to the bass music life I as well as most of my friends lead. When you sit down and figure up how much goes into what we do, it seems like a lot. There’s people out there who spend up towards $50 grand just in stereo equipment in their cars. No one ever said that the hobby was easy or cheap. But to have that finished project where onlookers can’t help but drop jaws at the work you’ve put in makes it all worth while. There’s a saying in the car world we live in that goes “Built, not bought”. I realize it’s mainly for the show car crowd but it also applies to those into audio competitions. If you put the time, blood, sweat, and tears into your own system instead of going out and having someone install the latest pre-fab design into your car, the end result will always be better. Because of the fact that it is YOUR work you’re proud of. I am extremely proud of all of the work my friends put into their vehicles. It shows that they aren’t above a little hard work to get where they want to be. Whether they be audiophiles, or mini-truckers struggling to make things work the best way they know how. With everyone making some sort of upgrade to their cars, it’s looking to be a great show season this year. That’s it for now, just keep doing what you do and in no time, you’ll be where you want to be. (and there’s my philosophy for the night)
~Jess~

I had the great opportunity to photograph a wonderful mom and her son a few weeks back. Henderson Falls Park in Toccoa, Georgia has some of the best backdrops a photographer could ask for. It wasn’t too warm during the shoot. All in all I think it went fantastic and Mom loved the way the photos turned out.

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