Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fall Family Portraits

One of the cool things about being a photographer is when you've been doing it long enough you get to see families grow. The Williams family has new addition to their family portrait this year. Fall is the best time for outdoor portraits and Kirk Pullen Photography can meet you anywhere to capture memorable images. Be sure to book your photo session before all of the beautiful fall colors disappear.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Photographing Children Being Active

I have been working with the North Carolina Division of Transportation for the last few months, photographing students who are participating in the Active Routes to School program. It is an inspiring program that shows students the importance of staying physically active throughout their whole life. I went to several schools in Sampson County to document the children walking to school. A safe route was planned out and then parent volunteers, teachers, principals and law enforcement worked together to supervise the students as they walked to school. It really makes you feel good to see a whole community involved in trying to teach children about the importance of staying physical fit.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Model Railroad Magazine

If you happen to be reading Model Railroader Magazine this month be sure to check out the 4 page article with images by Kirk Pullen Photography! Charles Klein takes model railroading to an extreme with a setup that spans an entire master bedroom and highlights Pennsylvania, Hudson & Potomac. He asked me to take the photos of his railroad layout to accompany his recent article in the magazine.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Acting Portfolio

This weekend I had the opportunity to photograph actor Ted "Thor" Larson. He was in need of a new portfolio so we covered all the types of shots agents are looking for: head shots, three quarter and full body photos. Ted is really easy to talk to and during the photo session he joked about how much he resembles former Vice President Dick Chaney. He told me that he has been an extra in the several big name movies such as Meet Joe Black and Mermaids. Ted currently is a resident of Clinton, NC and will be attempting to land an acting role in Wilmington, NC

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mountain Vacation

I was on vacation in the mountains near Boone, North Carolina this week and my family stopped at a scenic spot for dinner. We opened our pizza box and pull out a few slices when a caterpillar drops on the box. Instead of going for extra toppings, I of course grabbed my camera.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Quinceanera Portraits

This weekend I had a fun photo session with Rocio in Kenansville, NC at The Country Squire Restaurant and Inn. Their property has a really nice courtyard in a wooded setting. We also took advantage of the amazing southern setting they have right next to the inn. There are many rows of grape vines with an ornate gazebo placed in the center of it.

A Bug's Life

One thing I love to do in the summer with my free time is take macro photos of bugs. I spend most of my summer with my family in Buxton, NC on the wonderful Outer Banks! I enjoy getting into the tiny world of crawling things and see whats happening. There are a lot of things going on in the bug world and many times humans don't really pay attention until they become a nuisance. Anyway, the colored fly was about the size of a pea and was constantly landing on a Gardenia bush. I used an Alien Bee 1600 and shot from a tripod to capture this photo. The second photo is of a baby locust again about the size of a pea. The last photo is of a common house fly on my dirty GMC Acadia. You know you need to wash your car when a macro photo of a fly looks like the milky way.