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  • Thank you for stopping by! I believe photography captures the essence of love: an emotion, a memory, a moment in time that might easily be forgotten-- but isn't. The way I capture a photo isn't necessarily conventional... but that's what makes me- me! I'd love to meet, chat, have some chai and sit in an old coffee shop. If that sounds like you, check out some of the images and lets get together!

Britney: class of 2011

I was so excited to meet Britney and do her senior pictures! She came to me after senior school pictures went terribly wrong.

Though I don’t know how any photographer could manage to mess up this beautiful girl! 😉

We had a lot of fun talking about her future(because every senior must know what they are going to do for the rest of their lives. ha ha), and she even brought her boyfriend along, which gave us some great laughs!

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Little Leah

Leah is such a doll!

I got to photograph her mommy and daddy’s wedding, maternity and now her!

I love being part of each sweet step!

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Disaster Relief for Griffin

I think I may be running on 18 hours of sleep since last Wednesday, but I’m thanking God I have a bed to sleep in.

The moment the sun came out on April 28, I was in my car with my camera trying to see what was damaged in my home town.

My plan was to take some pictures, post a blog and get more volunteers…. Happy to say it’s been working!

…. and Facebook!!! It has recruited dozens of volunteers who’ve seen our posts and jumped in their cars to come help with clean up!

The first day of volunteering gave me two tornado surviving- roomies, Leah & Emily. We were so tired after the first day, Leah slipped up and told someone we were Relief Disasters, instead of Disaster Relief.:)We lovingly refer to ourselves as RD’s now.

One thing I was really surprised about after day 2 is the absence of any medical care at these disaster areas. Salvation Army and Red Cross have been there to supply the basic life-sustaining needs such as food and water, but first aid has not been available.

Every day since the tornado hit, we have had different volunteers who’ve stepped on nails. Every day. Not everyone has the steel boots and many come to help in tennis shoes. We survived on one first aid kit from a channel two news crew, but are again in need of more supplies.

Clean up is dangerous. Below are pictures from the past few days of cleanup in the hardest hit areas of Griffin: West Ellis, Sidney, Quail, Moon Road, West McIntosh and Highway 92.

If you would like to help or donate, please contact me! We’ve organized more than 40 volunteers every day to help out on these roads and will be partnering with the American Red Cross over the next few days.

Below: Lauren Powell’s hands are cut from trees and shards of glass. She was wearing gloves.

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Below: Christy Mandin moves a tree that fell on the fence.

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Below: Agustin Orozco-Tello and Lauren Powell take a break to pour water on their wounds since first aid kits are not available.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

Below: Emily Higgins works hard to clear debris from this home on West McIntosh.

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Below: Wade White sharpens his chainsaw after days of hard work on various properties.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

Above: She sweeps the floor that used to be her home.

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Needs:

  • Packing boxes
  • First Aid Kits
  • People with chainsaws willing to visit various properties
  • Medical Personnel on each site
  • Gloves for Volunteers
  • Toiletries
  • Childcare on site for families
  • People willing to prepare food
  • Storage Units
  • Heavy Duty trash bags
  • Businesses willing to donate usage of construction equipment
  • Clean up crews
Erin Driskell - May 3, 2011 - 4:46 pm

I am willing to supply tolietries for anything u need. i am also an lpn. i work from 8 to 5 most days so i am not available until after 5 but i would be available this sunday if needed….just let me know…..

Elizabeth Rojas - May 5, 2011 - 1:17 pm

I am a Girl Scout leader in Conyers, GA. Our brownie troop has been touched by the disaster that has affected our neighbors and want to do something. We plan to do a Disaster Relief Drive in our community on May 14th and need to be able to bring donations to people who can use them. I am looking for contacts in GRIFFIN. Can you please contact me if you can help?

Otis C Jone - May 13, 2011 - 2:46 pm

I represent a church and would like to get information how we can volunteer for any for of assistance at this time. I can be reached at 404-346-0485 or 678-296-6548.

Otis C Jones - May 13, 2011 - 2:51 pm

I represent a church group and would like to know if volunteers are still needed. If so, where and when? Can be reached at 404-346-0485 and 678-296-6548.

Katia Singletary - April 13, 2012 - 2:43 pm

“Beautiful” photos, beautiful website!

admin - September 9, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Thank you Katie :) Yours is beautiful too!

Tornado hits Griffin

Griffin Georgia Tornado

Above: PIRKLE CAMPGROUND on Highway 92

 

Griffin Georgia Tornado 1

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Above:  The Roger’s Home on West Ellis

 

 

Below: A miracle child. Sucked from her house by the tornado, she flew on her mattress to the front yard. Her mother rescued her. She stands in front of what used to be her room.

Griffin Georgia Tornado 2Below: At David and Joanne Allen’s house on West McIntosh stands a U.S. Army medal, untouched, after their roof was torn off.

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Below: Sunnyside RVs

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Below: Moon Road, mother and daughter clean whats left of their neighboring homes. Roof, walls and furniture missing, while china and clothes left in tact!

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Above & Below: Students from Georgia School of Leadership and Ministry work to clean up the Allen’s home.

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vivian grant - April 29, 2011 - 1:41 am

This is devastating. Praying for the families.Their whole world has been turned upside down. My heart breaks for them.

Christy Meeks - April 29, 2011 - 5:45 am

Amazing photos, Danielle!

Linda Alexander - April 30, 2011 - 10:31 am

I am praying for all those effected by the devastating storms.

Brenda Toler - April 30, 2011 - 10:42 am

Thank you so much for keeping the Florida crew updated on what is happening. Please tell JoAnn that we are praying for them.

Celena Pierce - April 30, 2011 - 11:57 am

How devestating. My prayers go out to these families. Great Photography Danielle.

Joy Thomas - May 1, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Wow unbelieveable. The RV building use to be a car lot which was our family business for years. We closed last year. My prayers go out to all families

Shirley Eisenhower - May 3, 2011 - 11:59 am

These pictures show so much anquish. The Lord is still in control. Hoping everyone is doing okay. We are praying for all of you! May God Bless you all.

math games - May 3, 2011 - 12:17 pm

hi

CJ Dishman - May 4, 2011 - 6:53 am

We would be honored to help in any way possible. Please let me know what our family can do to aid your relief efforts for the people of Griffin and surrounding areas.

June Parker - May 6, 2011 - 10:58 am

Wow, what amazing photos. Please let the group from First Assembly know how grateful the Allen’s are for all the help that they recieved, Praying blessings on them for coming to the rescue! AWESOME GROUP!!

Thanks so much!

June Parker (Jo Anne Allen’s sister)

PAT TURNER - May 7, 2011 - 7:37 am

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God’s AWESOME POWER. One of his ways of getting people’s attention, to getting closer to him, WHATEVER IT TAKES. Sometimes, even through TORNADOES. My heart goes out to all those people affected by these tornadoes. I’m praying for all of you.

Kevin - May 12, 2011 - 7:50 pm

Thanks for the photo of my mom and grandmother. I was in school when this happen and got the phone call 1 am in the morning about my house was gone.

Margaret + Aaron

I adore this family.

Margaret and Aaron Penton are releasing a new CD called, A New Song and t oday I had the honor of taking their promotional pictures.

We had so much fun!

While Margaret and Aaron went to change clothes, the kids and I had fun on the tracks mimicking what mommy and daddy just did!

Margaret and Aaron’s music is AMAZING — full of soul…. I can’t wait to hear their new single!

Congratulations you guys! I’m so proud!

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Art in the Garden

Today I had the privilege of being an “artist” in the garden… (a.k.a. Nursery in Griffin)

I have to admit… I wasn’t at my booth as much as I should have been:)hehe… I was too busy checking out the craftiness of all the artists there!

WOW! I was impressed… from lace-made pottery to hand crafted jewelry, today certainly stretched my imagination!

Here are so of my favorite things I saw….

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Sheldon

Today was so surreal. I remember babysitting Sheldon, and here he is a senior in high school and I’m taking his pictures.

Time flies!

… but luckily Sheldon is just as adventurous now as he was then!

I’ve wanted to do the whole “rugged cowboy” look for a while and he was such a good sport… don’t worry we got some pictures before he got dirty! ha ha

 

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