Alex Neely, Photographer: Blog en-us (C) Alex Neely, Photographer (Alex Neely, Photographer) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:38:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:38:00 GMT Alex Neely, Photographer: Blog 120 80 2019 Holiday Portrait Schedule 20171111-_DSC121420171111-_DSC1214

Well, it's that time of year again and, as last year, I have four Holiday Pet Photo events scheduled (see below) AND, new this year, a Family Holiday Portraits event.

The Family Holiday Portrait Event

On Saturday, November 23, I will do a special Family Holiday Portrait event in the Orchid Room at the Smyrna Community Center - 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080 • 770-431-2842 - from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Click this link for more information: and to secure your spot.

The Pet Schedule

Dog City Bakery - With Santa

4369 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062  ●  (770) 971-5200


Benefiting: Atlanta Boxer Rescue
November 3 (Sinday) Noon AM to 4:00 PM

Santa will be there but the event will be outside so keep your fingers crossed for good weather.  First come first serve (no appointments...there WILL be a line).

Chastain Animal Clinic
2787 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080  ●  (770) 884-7482

Benefiting: Wanda's Kitty Haven
November 6 (Wednesday)  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
November 7 (Thursday)  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
November 8 (Friday)  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
November 9 (Saturday) 8:00 AM to Noon

Call (770) 435-7067  to make an appointment.

Dog School 101 - With Santa
2171 Kingston Court Suite I Marietta, GA 30067  ●  (770) 850-8383

Benefiting: Luckie Street Project
November 16 (Saturday)  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

* New scenes this year *

Call (770) 850-8383  to make an appointment.

Pet Supplies Plus

3240 S Cobb Dr SE #750, Smyrna, GA 30080  ●  (770) 431-0029
December 8 (Sunday) 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Santa will be there - first come first serve - there WILL be a long line.

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2018 Holiday Pet Photos

It's Holiday Pet Portrait time again!


The schedule so far is:

20171111-_DSC150520171111-_DSC1505 Nov. 3 - Dog City Bakery in Marietta  •  4369 Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA 30062  •  770-971-5200.  Atlanta Boxer Rescue's Boxers with Santa (

20171118-_DSC5018-Edit20171118-_DSC5018-Edit Nov. 9 & 10 - Dog School 101    2171 Kingston Ct. Suite I Marietta, GA 30067  •  770-850-8383 - benefiting Basset Hound Rescue of GA (  Santa will be there on Saturday only.

20171115-_DSC325420171115-_DSC3254 Nov. 14, 15, 16 - Chastain Animal Clinic  •  2787 South Cobb Dr, Smyrna, GA 30080    770-884-7482 - benefiting Wanda's Kitty Haven. Santa will not be there.

Events at Dog School 101 and Chastain Animal Clinic will require an appointment - call the businesses to reserve your time slot. The ABR Boxers with Santa event will be first come first serve.




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Holiday Cards There's still plenty of time to schedule an appointment for photos for your Holiday cards.  The image below is from the Santa Paws photo shoot at Dog City Bakery in Marietta, Georgia on November 11 for the benefit of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. 20171111-_DSC1248Santa's little buddy. Prior to the event,  I was a bit concerned as it was to take place outside and the weather forecast was calling for 11 mph winds with gusts up to 20.  I also knew that dealing with the ever changing ambient light was going to be a challenge. 

I set up under the roof of the covered sidewalk in front of the store so the set wasn't completely exposed. I had added grommets to the sides of the backdrop the night before so I was able anchor it to the support stands to help keep it from flopping the the breeze.  A couple of 15 pound sandbags strategically placed kept the whole backdrop system from blowing over.

Power outlets were not handy so my Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 lights were powered by Buff's Vagabond Mini Lithium battery packs.  I was surprised how fast the lights recycled on battery power and though they were running very low by the end of the event,  the batteries lasted for well over 800 shots!

All in all, things went very smoothly and folks were very generous with their donations to help Atlanta Boxer Rescue with their mission for rescuing, vetting and finding loving homes the Boxer breed.



]]> (Alex Neely, Photographer) Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:16:28 GMT
2017 Holiday Pet Photos  

 2017 Holiday Pet Portraits 

It's that time of year again

I can't believe they make us do this EVERY...STINKIN'...YEAR!

The Schedule


Dog City Bakery  (
4369 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062 - (770) 971-5200

Benefiting: Atlanta Boxer Rescue (
November 11 (Saturday) 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Santa will be there but the event will be outside so keep your fingers crossed for good weather.


Chastain Animal Clinic (
2787 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080

Benefiting: Rotts 'n Pups Rescue, Inc. of Douglasville

November 13 (Monday)  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
November 14 (Tuesday)  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
November 15 (Wednesday)  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Call (770) 435-7067  to make an appointment.


Dog School 101 (
2171 Kingston Court Suite 1 Marietta, GA 30067

Benefiting: PAWSitive Supporters

November 18 (Saturday)  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
November 19 (Sunday)  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Call (770) 850-8383  to make an appointment.


100% of the sitting fee goes to the pet rescue listed for each event.  We ask for a minimum donation of $10 per sitting period.

As usual, proofs will be uploaded to my website within seven days of the last day of the event for you to view and order prints and other products.


Sample print prices (depending upon paper choice)

4x6 - 10.95 & 11.95
5x7 - 12.95 & 13.95
8x10 - 15.95 & 16.95
11x14 - 28.95 & 32.95
Multiple print packages start at 15.95
Print and digital packages start at 19.95

In addition to the Holiday Pet Photo events, I am also available to meet your photographic needs in the following areas:
  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Real Estate
  • Event (including Holiday parties)
  • Portraits and Headshots

Contact me if you have a photographic project you'd like to discuss and I hope to see you and your pet at one of the Holiday Pet Photo events.

Alex Neely, Photographer

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Independence Day minus 1, 2016 I'm a bit past due for a blog entry so here we go.

Sandy Springs, Georgia held their Independence Day celebration on July 3rd instead of the 4th this year - probably so as to NOT compete with the big one at Lenox Mall on the 4th.  Rain delayed the start of the music for 30 or 40 minutes but once the rain stopped, the band Shiloh put on a fine show and the fireworks display was excellent.


I left my tripod at home so I had an opportunity to practice my hand-held long exposure techniques.

I used a Sony NEX-7 with the standard 18-55mm kit lens using various ISO and exposure settings.


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Tiny Prints Sale If you are planning to order greeting cards for this holiday season, Tiny Prints is offering 30% off with free shipping (40% on orders of $149+) site wide through 11/26. Click the link below.

Celebrate the holidays with customized Christmas cards from Tiny Prints!]]> (Alex Neely, Photographer) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:07:33 GMT
Mr. T Poses for the Autumn Shoots Whenever I need a promo shot for a pet portrait event, Mr. T gets stuck being the model.  He has posed with Santa, The Easter Bunny, with his backpack, swimming, basking in the sunshine, running in snow etc.  When he sees my camera, I can see the thought bubbles..... "Great, what does he want me to do now?  He'd better not be out of treats."

This shot was taken on my Autumn set at Dog School 101 in Marietta, Georgia. Exposure info: Sony a99 with Tamron 70-300mm @130mm, f5.6 1/200 with two Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 flashes set at about a 100° angle and approximately a 1:2 light ratio.

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2015 Holiday Pet Portrait Schedule
Pet Photo Schedule with Alex Neely, Photographer
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2015 Pet Portrait Schedule

After a summer that included hiking, backpacking and mountain bikes, it's that time again. This year, I'll be at Boxerstock, Dog School 101 and Top Dogs Pet Boutique - and I'm considering adding a special Holiday themed family portrait event at Aunt Fanny's Cabin in Smyrna. Contact me if your are interested in that event.

For Pet Portrait events, 100% of the sitting fee goes to the pet rescue listed for each event. We ask for a minimum of $10 per sitting period (usually 15 minutes). NOTE: Multiple pets generally require more than one period to obtain quality images. Images are uploaded to my website for you to view and place orders for prints and other products. This year, you may select one 800 pixel image to download, at no charge, for personal use on social media, personal galleries or to email to friends.

The current Holiday Pet Portrait schedule is:

Boxerstock 2015
Benefiting: Atlanta Boxer Rescue
October 11 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta (2245 Callaway Rd, Marietta, GA 30008) from 12 noon to 6PM.

Boxerstock is an annual music event and is Atlanta Boxer Rescue's biggest fundraiser each year. The main stage music lineup this year is:

12:00 - Cumberland Blue
12:50 - theSAGAS
1:40 - Falling Through April
2:40 - Morgan's Road
3:40 - Matt Rogers
4:30 - Justin Dukes
5:20 - Laughlin

In addition to the main stage, there will be a separate music stage in the Kid's Village, over 75 vendor booths, food trucks, a mini-dog park, obedience and agility demonstrations, a silent auction and more plus KICKS 105.5FM will be broadcasting live. Oh yeah, and I'll be there with Santa doing Holiday AND Autumn themed portraits. Visit for more information.

Dog School 101
2171 Kingston Ct. Suite I, Marietta - 770-951-3647
Benefiting: Georgia Homeless Pets

Theme: Both Autumn and Christmas
Autumn Theme:
October 16 - 1:00PM to 7:00PM
October 17 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
October 18 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Christmas Theme:
October 23 - 1:00PM to 7:00 PM (without Santa)
October 24 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
October 25 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Top Dogs Pet Boutique
Benefiting: Southern Journey Transport and Rescue

Theme: Christmas WITH Santa
Roswell Store
900 Mansell Road Suite 13 - 770-641-8620
November 14 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
November 15 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Kennesaw Store
2615 George Busbee Parkway Suite 14 - 770-218-0602
November 21 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
November 22 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Dog School 101 and Top Dogs will handle reservations for the events at their locations. Email or call if you have questions: - 678-349-7450.

Sample print prices (depending upon paper choice):
4x6 - 10.95 & 11.95
5x7 - 12.95 & 13.95
8x10 - 15.95 & 16.95
11x14 - 28.95 & 32.95
Multiple print packages start at 15.95
Print and digital packages start at 19.95

I hope to see you at one of the events.

Alex Neely, Photographer
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]]> (Alex Neely, Photographer) Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:42:10 GMT
Boxerstock 2015

I'll be at Boxerstock again this year doing doggie portraits.  Santa will join me once again AND I'll also have a fall harvest set for autumn themed shots. 

As part of the promotion this year, I shot the cover for the September issue of East Cobber Magazine featuring Lynn Ferrara and her boxers Deke and Missy....  September Issue East Cobber Magazine

Boxerstock 2015 takes place on October 11 this year at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008

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A Special Portrait Sitting on August 29
Time for a new portrait?  Whether you need family or senior photos, a new corporate head shot, a picture of you and your pet or just a good portrait of yourself, don’t miss this opportunity for a special portrait sitting with photographer Alex Neely inside the once world famous Aunt Fanny’s Cabin.

On August 29, 2015, I will be doing a special shoot inside the historic Aunt Fanny’s Cabin in Smyrna, GA from 9:30AM until 4:30PM.

The cabin, located at 2875 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, has multiple rooms that provide a variety of settings, plus I'll have a plain background set up for head shots.

The sitting/print options are:

Sitting Time (minutes)


Min. # of Proofs

# of Prints Included

(up to 8x10)


(plus sales tax)





















The prices include sitting fee, initial image editing, uploading of proofs, final editing and printing of your selected images.  Prices listed do not include Georgia sales tax.  50% of the  price is due at the sitting, the balance and sales tax due upon print delivery.

In addition to the included prints, you'll receive an 800 pixel file of each selected image for posting to social media or use on your website.  Other products that may be ordered at an additional cost include coffee mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, greeting cards and more.

Sittings are by appointment.  Email or call 678-439-7450  to reserve your sitting time or for more information.

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12 Hour Zombie Apocaplypse Mountain Bike Race Yep, got drenched before the event started but it was an interesting event to cover.

12 Hour Zombie Apocalypse Mountain Bike Race

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