21 December 2009

Jingle Jam 2009

Star 94 brought out some great performers for the sold out crowd at the Gwinnett Arena this year. The night included Owl City, Cobra Starship, American Idol winner Jordan Sparks, X Factor winner Liona Lewis, teen sensation Justin Bieber and The Fray.

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17 December 2009

Not a doctor, but I play one on camera...

I recently had the opportunity to assist Jenni Girtman with Atlanta Event Photography on an assignment at a hospital/ hospice/ nursing home. She was shooting while I set up the lighting and posed as a stand in to check the lighting. The images will be used for the hospitals marketing purposes. It was a great assignment and I look forward to working with Jenni and Atlanta Event Photography more in the future.

05 December 2009

The Whigs rock The Variety Playhouse...

The Whigs blew the roof off the Variety Playhouse this month. It wasn’t the first time that these guys have rocked this venue, about six months ago they played to a sold out crowd when they played with the Kooks. The trio was formed in Athens, Georgia while Parker and Julian were attending the University of Georgia. One thing can be said about a Whigs show, you have to come ready for a full energy show because you will get nothing less. These guys truly feel their music and their passion can be felt throughout the entire venue no matter how big or small.

The Whigs are getting ready to release their third album on March 2, 2010 and after the last two, I can’t wait to see what else these guys are going to throw at us!

More photos at MetroMix!

24 November 2009

Imogen Heap...

If you haven’t taken the time to hear what this artist is kicking out you need to. She began writing songs at the age of thirteen after her parents separated. She was classically trained in several instruments including cello and clarinet, however she taught herself a lot of what she knows in sequencing, music engineering, sampling and production. Her music contains manipulated sounds of all kinds to create something very unique and moving for her audience. I have heard some say she is the next Tori Amos and I can see the resemblance. The sold out show at the Variety Playhouse was full of energy. I was especially impressed with how mush she spoke to the audience and carried on conversations with them, but when the time came for her to start playing the audience was so respectful of the talent, otherwise they would find themselves getting looped into the song and Imogen would call them out for it. She had a great attitude and presence on stage. This show is one you don’t want to miss, but you may find it hard to get a ticket. Imogen is currently has eighteen shows left on her tour and eleven of those shows are sold out. The New York show was moved to a bigger venue and sold out again. This one is HOT and I have a feeling she has a lot more steam to push out there for us.

More Images to see HERE and at MetroMix!

17 November 2009

Sheveport, LA...

While in Shreveport visiting my husband I ran out and grabbed a few shots of the surrounding area around his RV Park. It was a different world there compared to the hustle and bustle of Atlanta.

10 November 2009

CatMax Published...

CatMax Photography was published in The Atlantan for the first time this month. The event was the High Museum Wine Action Kick-Off Party that I shot a couple months back. To see the previous blog on this event CLICK HERE.

09 November 2009

Chomp and Stomp...

It was such an awesome day for an outdoor festival and everyone knew it, because it was packed. Some people were enjoying all the different chili that different groups had made. Some were enjoying the different bluegrass bands playing while some people checked out the art tents. Children played on the swings and in the playground area. The Humane Society was there with some sweet puppies that were looking for homes. I can’t wait till next year, what a great event! More photo CLICK HERE!

06 November 2009

Bamboo Adventure...

I went out exploring with a fried to the near by bamboo forest. It was nice to get out and shoot something a little different. I hope to do more of this in the future. This place was crazy, one minute your hiking in the woods and the next minute your surrounded by nothing but bamboo. Bamboo a very interesting plant, being the largest in the grass family and growing up to twenty four inches in one day! Stay tuned for more adventures by CatMax.

05 November 2009

Lenny Kravitz...

A few of my favorites from the Lenny Kravitz show at the Tabernacle. To see more click here.

03 November 2009

Atlanta Pride Launch Party...

The Georgia Aquarium hosted the official kickoff party for the 39th annual Atlanta Pride Festival this year. The place was a great pick for the event. Guests enjoys touring the facility and all the beautiful aquariums while others enjoyed dancing to DJ Martin Fry’s beats. The Pride festival took place all weekend around the city and included a parade in Piedmont Park on Sunday. To see more click here and here.

99x's Brouhahahahaha...

99x’s Brouhaha was a big hit this year. The night included fortunetellers, DJ’s, a Photo Booth, and a costume contest. Pat O’Brian was kickin’ out mad beats with Dutch downstairs and kept the dance floor rockin’ all night! Upstairs different cover bands kept the night going with a break in between for the costume contest at Midnight. There were so many good costumes, but as you can see cookie monster was out of control with the cookies. My personal favorite was Gumby, but unfortunately he arrived late and didn’t make it into the contest, so a guy dressed up as “Quail” from the “Doug” cartoon on Nickelodeon took the $1000 prize.

29 October 2009

Music Go Round...

Music Go Round is a local used music store located approximately thirty minutes from the city that buys and sells used music gear of all kinds. I was in there store recently shooting for their website and the place was packed and stacked with some great gear at awesome prices! Also, while I was there I spoke with Robb Kuhlman who teaches guitar lessons in the store. He has been teaching and playing guitar for 20 plus years. He truly enjoys what he does and it shows. They also have instructors in percussion, brass instruments and keyboard. If you haven’t been by to see these guys be sure you stop by, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! For more on Music Go Round click here.

27 October 2009

A visit to the Chamber of Horrors....

The Chamber of Horrors is an experience! I have been to a lot haunted houses and Chamber of Horrors was at the top with Trails of Terrors this year. Although, I do miss the Silo X days, this haunted house had a little different spin on it that I couldn’t quit get past in my mind. If you haven’t had a chance to drop by and check it out be sure to put it on your list!

See more photos here.

Chili Pepper Festival...

Chili Pepper Festival took place for the first time in the Highlands this year with some great cover bands and great food! I enjoyed some sushi from the Mali booth that was amazing!More photos to be seen at MetroMix!

Ryan Seacrest & the Ronald McDonald House...

Ryan Seacrest stopped in to make an appearance for the Hands and Hearts Gala at the Coca Cola Museum. Hands and Hearts is an event to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. While there Ryan was there to bring together the Coca Cola bear and Ronald McDonald for the first time. It was a really nice event that included a performance by Melinda Doolittle, an American Idol season six finalist.

Check out all the photos at MetroMix!

12 October 2009

Candler Fall Festival...

It was a great day for the Candler Park Fall Festival although there was a seventy percent chance of rain. There was so many great artist, music and food. The kids had fun finding halloween costumes and playing in the kids play area.

One of the artist I was glad to see there was H.C. Warner from The Alcove contemporary art gallery. I walked up as he was working on a piece and caught him in action. If you haven't been the The Alcove, you need too!!

For more info on The Alcove CLICK HERE!

More Photos at MetroMix!

05 October 2009


Hotoberfest was packed with people this year. Everyone came out to enjoy great music, great art and great weather!

People were having a great time acting silly in front of my camera and I was lovin' every minute of it! You can see all the FUN pictures at MetroMix.

Ted's Bison Stampede...

It was an amazing morning for all the runners that came out for the Ted's Bison Stampede, this 5k run/walk is put on every year by Ted's Montana Grill. The race kicked off at the corner of Luckie Street and Spring Street. The race included kids of all ages and Captain Planet. After the race the runners had fun with all kinds of activities including a pie eating contest and live music.
More photos at MetroMix!

More on the Stampede, click here.