July 27, 2018

It’s Gladys. Gladys Knight, y’all. Performing at Augusta’s Bell Auditorium. Seven Grammys. 38 Albums. An American icon.


May 25, 2018

First Arena stop on Sugarland's 'Still the Same' tour with guests Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen.  I can't decide which artist I'm happiest to see!  I can sing every song to every Sugarland song.  I look forward to Kristian Bush's inspirational messages on Instagram.  I've watched Clare as Scarlett on Nashville for the last few years.  Brandy Clark rocks my runs in the mornings.  See what I mean?  These are my people.  


April 19, 2018

Thomas Rhett is bringing his 'Life Changes' tour with Brett Young & Carly Pearce to the James Brown Arena.  There isn't a bad song on this album! 


April 2018 (Masters Week)

It's Masters Week in Augusta Georgia!  My days will be filled with golf starting with the Drive, Chip, Putt event and Practice Rounds at the Augusta National.  My evenings will be filled with beautiful country music to include Ray Fulcher, Cody Webb and Matt Chase at the Country Club on Monday night. 


Tuesday brings the 14th annual Rock Fore! Dough concert with DJ Rock, Shaun Piazza, Jordan Davis, Scotty McCreery and Devin Dawson.  For the first time ever, Rock Fore! Dough will end the night with a “Jacket Jam”, which will feature an all-star band of some of the Nashville's greatest musicians! Headed up by Jeff Marino (bandleader/drummer for Darius Rucker) the Rock Fore! Dough band is slated to include players from Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan’s bands.  Scheduled to serenade the crowd during the Jacket Jam are Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum and another Augusta native), Devin Dawson, Kevn Kinney & Tim Nielsen (Drivn N Cryin), Frankie Ballard, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) and Patrick Davis. 


Thursday night, Keith Urban will perform at the inaugural Grand Ole Rager concert.  Ray Fulcher will open followed by Russell Dickerson.  Ray is local to our area and is not only an amazing performer but a gifted songwriter, too.  He co-wrote 8 songs on Luke Combs’ Platinum - selling debut record, “This One’s For You”. 


MARCH 24, 2018

All in for Miller Benefit Concert at the Lady A Amphitheater in Evans, Georgia.   Caroline Jones will be opening for Kellie Pickler!  All profits from the show will go to the Lachlan McIntosh Tannery Foundation which supports families who have children going through cancer treatments. The concert will be in memory of Miller Grover, a local boy who lost his hard fought battle with cancer last year.  On a personal note, I'm beyond excited!  The last time I shot Kellie, Jason Aldean was her opening act!  Looking for your meet and greet photos?  Click this link: MEET AND GREET PHOTOS


MARCH 23, 2018

WinterJam 2018:   Skillet, Kari Jobe, Building 429, John Crist, KB, New Song, Jordan Feliz, Hollyn, Dan Bremnes, Mallary Hope, Westover and Nick Hall all under one roof.  Did I mention Skillet?  That's right.....I'm invincible.


MARCH 13, 2018

Sinclair opened like a breath of fresh air and Daughtry simply rocked the house.  I can't wait to get my hands on his new music.


MARCH 11 - 15

Photoworks Georgia - Helen Georgia.  Georgia Professional Photographers Association hosts a week of classes with some of the top educators in our industry.  I was fortunate to spend a week with Eddie Tapp expanding my piloting skills with my Phantom 4 Pro drone.  


FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Josh Phillips, Aaron Lewis, Brantley Gilbert.  Aaron was quite the entertainer and his vocals blew me away when he belted some of my favorite Staind tunes.  It's been a while....  


FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Walker Hayes and Kelsea Ballerini.  I won't lie, I sang every word to "You broke up with me" and "Miss  me more" while rocking the Nikon as if I were on stage.  


JANUARY 26 & 27, 2018

I'll be shooting some footage for Traxxas Motor Truck Tour for their "Beyond the Track" event recap.


JANUARY 12, 2018

Grand Ole Opry -  Ricky Skaggs, Crystal Gayle, Parmalee, Bill Anderson, Riders in the Sky.  I died and went to Nashville.


JANUARY 11-16, 2018

Imaging USA - Nashville TN.  A week of continuing education and perfecting my craft with the best of the best in the photography industry.  Did you know roughly the top 5% photographers in the US are PPA certified photographers?  Make sure you photographer is.  It's the mark of excellence.


DECEMBER 06, 2018

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx.  Meet and Greets followed by an acoustic set with some of the funniest stories from these two.


DECEMBER 02, 2017 

Jingle Jam 10K benefiting Safe Homes of Augusta.  


NOVEMBER 14, 2017

Kicks 99 Guitar Pull #19 - Darius Rucker, Big & Rich, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Lee Brice and Randy Houser.


NOVEMBER 11, 2017

Canalfest 5k on the beautiful Augusta Canal.


NOVEMBER 03, 2017

Border Bash, the ultimate UGA vs USC tailgate party, held this year in North Augusta, South Carolina.  My heart belongs to Clemson, but on this occasion I throw on some burgundy and pull for my home state of South Carolina.  Musical guests are Ashley McBryde and Eve 6.


NOVEMBER 01, 2017

Chicago at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia.  Chicago's music has stood the test of time.


OCTOBER 12, 2017

Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, and Walker Hayes at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.  The Home Team Tour 2017 did not disappoint!


OCTOBER 7, 2017

Praise Beneath the Stars hosted at Senator Jackson's Wyldmont Farm in Appling, Georgia.  Sarah Reeves is the headliner for this fabulous fundraiser for iCare.  iCare is an organization that helps victims rescued from human sex trafficking find their way back to a normal and healthy life.  


OCTOBER 5, 2017

Brandon Lay opens for Old Dominion at the Bell Auditorium.  These guys love what they do and it shows in their performances.


SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Country Under the Stars, a concert to help fund the new charter school GSIC in Hephzibah fund their athletic program with help from Ray Fulcher, Daniel Johnson, Justin Dukes and Luke Combs.


AUGUST 21, 2017
Total Solar Eclipse


JUNE 3, 2017

Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival in the Augusta Common featuring Cody Webb, Trent Tomlinson and LOCASH on the stage! 


​​APRIL 2-9,  2017 
Masters Week in Augusta!  Sunday is the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at The Augusta National.  Monday and Tuesday's agenda is to photograph both practice rounds.  Unfortunately, rain is in the forecast for Monday.  Tuesday night I'll be covering the RockFore!Dough concert with Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, and Kip Moore at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion benefiting the First Tee of Augusta. Charles Kelley never misses an opportunity to rock his home town.  Darius Rucker gives his very best to the First Tee year after year.  Spring time in Augusta, Georgia is the BEST!  


APRIL 2017

The April issue of Speedboat magazine has an article about Mr. Tommy Thompson of Tommy Thompson Motor Sports.  Tommy is both an owner, driver and a true ambassador to dragboat racing.  You'll find a picture of Mr. Thompson's boat, Untouchable, driven by Steve Streeter on page 68 taken by me.  


MARCH 2017 
The March issue of Speedboat magazine has a photo of dragboat race pilot Tyler Speer in his Pro Mod dragboat, Climax,  taken by me on page 69.  Tyler races dirt track,  ARCA, and two dragboats! Tyler went on to win the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Mod World Championship title.

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

VIP tickets to Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights Tour at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.  A small private acoustic set first with Luke at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center followed by a full blown concert back at the Arena with Brett Young and Brett Eldredge.

 

FEBRUARY 17, 2017 
Vince Gill at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia.  Amazing vocals!


NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
The Guitar Pull at James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia.  On the stage Chris Jansen, Kane Brown, Trace Adkins, Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell and Josh Turner.

NOVEMBER 5, 2016 
Coriander Blue performs for their fans in Appling, Georgia.  This new and talented band already has music on Itunes and is winning awards!  I was fortune enough to shoot them a few months back for their social media accounts and the cover of their CD.  Check out their music here: https://soundcloud.com/coriander-blue.  They make me want to Drive....


NOVEMBER 4, 2016 
Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister at the Lady Antebellum Amphitheater in Evans, Georgia.  Saddle up!


OCTOBER 2016 
An adventure to Peru to capture the Macchu Pichu in all of it's glory complete with 7 earthquakes in 7 days.  Nazca lines, flamingos, and riding through the sand dunes are all things I'll never forget. 


October 7, 2016 
An Intimate Evening at the historic Imperial Theatre in beautiful downtown Augusta with Jake Owen in honor of Laurie Parkhurst, and benefiting T-GEN, a non-profit cancer research center.  In honor of "Real Life", dinner will be at the Waffle House.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 
How does one become the greatest Aunt in the whole world?  By covering Luke Bryan in Gaston, SC! Unfortunately Luke Bryan's Farm Tour cancelled due to hurricane Matthew wreaking havoc on our fine state.  Thanks hurricane Matthew for messing up my state and my status.


SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 
Carrie Underwood is bringing the Story Teller Tour to Columbia, South Carolina with special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.  


September 17, 2016 
I had the privilege to work once again with iCare shooting Natalie Grant at Georgia's Senator Jackson's beautiful Wyldmont Farms in Appling, Georgia.  Praise Beneath the Stars was a concert to benefit a local organization, iCare, similar to Natalie Grant's foundation, Abolition International.  iCare is an organization that serves women and children who are victimized by sexual exploitation as well as those who are at risk of being victimized.  It will blow your mind to know how many women and children are victims of sex trafficking just in our city.  For more information or to donate, please visit: www.icareforthevoiceless.org or www.hopeforjustice.org.


SEPTEMBER, 2016 
Speedboat magazine has one of my photos on the cover (inset cover) and more on pages 76-80 of the Augusta Southern Nationals. 


AUGUST 2016 
My next project up is a little social media work for hard rock guitarist Keri Kelli of Night Ranger. He's played with Alice Cooper, John Waite, Vince Neil, Ratt, Warrant, Skid Row and many more.  Going to a concert with a photo pass is my all time favorite adrenaline high.  I was fortunate to cover a few concerts in a couple of states as Night Ranger finished their tour with The Romantics and Rick Springfield.  To cover a band I've loved since my teens was a dream come true.  To be a guest of a member of that same band was an experience I won't soon forget.  I'm pretty sure I told Jack Blades I was cool with Jesus coming back after the show.  On your next trip to Vegas, make sure you stop by one of Keri's restaurants/bars, Aces and Ales.


AUGUST 2016 
Recently shot the new and up coming country band, Coriander Blue's new CD cover (now available on Itunes), and various shots for their social media accounts and website.  This band is full of talented artists and is already winning awards!  They make me want to drive....


AUGUST 2016 
Top Fuel Hydro pilot Scott Lumbert has many injuries, but the worst is his traumatic brain injury.  He is currently receiving treatment in Texas and his wife, Lynn is by his side.  The expenses are piling up and the dragboat racing community has rallied to create many fundraisers to assist them.  I'm honored that one of the fundraisers is a t-shirt being made with a picture I took of Scott at The Augusta Southern Nationals. To purchase a t-shirt to help the Lumberts with the growing expenses, please call 918-543-7245 or visit www.martylogan.com.  

AUGUST 2016 
Please join the dragboat racing community in praying for Scott Lumbert, Top Fuel Hydro driver of the Spirit of Texas.  He was severely injured August 15th at Marble Falls, Texas during a race when he crashed at full speed (around 262 mph) at the finish line.  He was airlifted to Austin and his injuries are unknown at this time.

JULY 2016 
The Savannah River is transforming to the liquid quarter mile track for the 30th annual Southern Nationals (dragboat race).  In between my volunteer duties on the Finance Committee, I'll be shooting for Speedboat magazine's September edition.


June 30, 2016 
Cole Swindell is putting on a free show at Ft. Gordon to thank our troops for their service.  I love his American spirit in action!  


MAY 2016 
Party in the Park 2016 at Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans, Georgia.  This acoustic concert featuring country music's rising stars Drew Baldridge, Jacob Bryant, Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Faren Rachels and Cole Taylor.  Ray Fulcher is one of our best local artists and his passion for music always comes through in his performances.

MAY 2016 
John Michael Montgomery and local favorite/Nashville recording artist McKenna Hydrick are putting on a concert to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the historic Enterprise Mill Event Center in Augusta, Georgia.

APRIL 2016 
Jana Kramer & Rascal Flatts at The James Brown Arena.  Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long....

March 2016
The tradition of Steeplechasing continues at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase in Aiken, South Carolina.  Speed, precision jumping and time honored traditions are the focus of this race.

 

APRIL 2016 
Masters Week in Augusta, Georgia! The Masters golf tournament and the annual RockFore!Dough concert!  Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley (our home town superstar), Brothers Osborne, Patrick Davis and John Krueger will line the stage.  Masters week is worth the extra traffic to see these guys!

MARCH 2016 
Wine Country and Craig Morgan at the James Brown Arena followed by Travis Tritt at the Imperial Theatre in Augusta, Georgia.  Two of my favorite country artists on the same night! 

FEBRUARY 2016 
Headed to the Caribbean to celebrate a very special little girl's 9th birthday and take in some beautiful sunsets.

JANUARY 2016 
Packing the gear to explore Jackson Hole, Wyoming, while doing a little skiing, followed by a three day snowmobile adventure through Yellow Stone and into Montana.  Hopefully I'll catch some amazing wildlife photos, too.

NOVEMBER 2015 
Closing the year out with Trans Siberian Orchestra in Columbia, South Carolina.  The Ghost of Christmas Eve is guaranteed to put the Christmas spirit in your heart.  

NOVEMBER 2015 
The Kicks 99 Guitar Pull is next up on the agenda.  Thomas Rhett, Craig Morgan, Sam Hunt, Jerrod Niemann, Jan Kramer, and Maddie & Tae will be on the stage at the James Brown Arena.

NOVEMBER 2015 
Mercy Me in Aiken, South Carolina!  Guess who is holding two Meet & Greet tickets?  I can only imagine.....

NOVEMBER 2015 
Sammy Hagar will soon be at my service!  The Red Rocker is bringing the circle with him - Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson.  My year would only be complete now if Whitesnake was touring in the Southeast.

NOVEMBER  2015 
Luke Bryan's Farm Tour is coming to Columbia, SC.  The show has been rained out twice due to the freakish flooding and devastation to our great state of South Carolina.  Chris Jansen and the Peach Pickers are coming our way to hopefully part the clouds!  

OCTOBER 2015 
Pour some sugar on me!  I'm going to rock with Def Leppard, Night Ranger and Foreigner in Columbia, South Carolina. VIP/ Meet & Greet Tickets for Def Leppard? Somewhere in side of me is a 13 year old screaming her head off.   Any bets on whether I can remember my name in the presence of my all time favorite band?  I'm breaking out the black converse for this special occasion.  And probably a name tag.

SEPTEMBER 2015 
Combining two fun activities - ATV Riding and daily concerts hosted by Polaris at Brimstone Recreation in Huntsville, Tennessee.   Camp RZR's line up: Jake Owen, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi and David Fanning.  

AUGUST 2015 

VIVA LAS VEGAS!  I'm feeling lucky as I prepare to head to Las Vegas to attend a workshop with Alan Hess and Scott Diussa, two of the best Nikon Concert photographers!  This is one action packed week to include a couple of private Rebel Soul concerts followed by Britney Spears and Rod Stewart! Looking forward to spending a week with the industry's top photographers and Photoshop gurus at Photoshop World 2015.  


JULY 2015 UPDATE
It's time for more racing on the river!  I will be covering the Augusta Southern Nationals Dragboat Race July 17-19, 2015.  The ASN is the worlds richest dragboat race and is always action packed!  

MAY 2015
I'll be racing to Concord, NC to cover an up and coming Nascar Camping World Series Truck driver, Wendell Chavous at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The following day's itinerary includes Little Big Town in concert and the Nascar Sprint All-Star Race.

APRIL 2015
The 2nd Annual Drive, Chip & Putt will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course on Sunday, April 5th.  Monday starts the official Masters Practice Rounds followed by Rock Fore! Dough at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans, Georgia.


MARCH 28, 2015
I'm off to Columbia, South Carolina to see Chase Rice, Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney.  No shoes, no shirt, no problem.

MARCH 21, 2015 
I will be attending the prestigious 49th Running Aiken Spring Steeplechase in Aiken, South Carolina.

FEBRUARY 2015
Heart at the Bell Auditorium!  It's a dream come true for this 80's kid!  

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 
Oh my goodness!  I will be taking Montgomery Gentry's meet and greet concert photos at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans, Georgia.  The fun doesn't stop there as I will be working for a local promoter taking action shots throughout the concert for their website as well!.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 
This Clemson fan will be attending the Georgia - South Carolina (Gamecock) Border Bash in Augusta, Georgia.  After all of the pre-game football rivalry traditions end, the stage will turn from football to music.  Local favorites will open for Kristen Bush (songwriter and 1/2 of the duo Sugarland).

​​JULY 2014 
Exciting news, everyone! Speedboat magazine will have one of my photos of the Augusta Southern Nationals on their cover and two on page 10 of the July/August 2014 edition.

JULY 17-20, 2014 
I will be covering the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals Dragboat races!  Be still my heart - drag racing on the Savannah River.  My photos will be used for the ASN website and Facebook account.  Festivities start Thursday night with the Patron Party and run through Elimination Day on Sunday.

JUNE 6, 2014 
Chris Lane, Nelly and  Florida - Georgia Line at Lake Olmstead Stadium.  It's going to be one hot night in Georgia!

MAY 27, 2014 
David Nail in concert with local favorites to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Enterprise Mill.

APRIL 29, 2014 
Lady Antebellum will be performing a home town show at the James Brown Arena.  This is going to be one great show!  You'll never see a Lady A show quite as good as when Charles comes home to Augusta.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 
Craig Morgan will be rocking the Lady Antebellum Pavilion.  Craig always brings a lot of energy to his show!


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