Think your child can model?

Our studio frequently gets calls from parents who are told by family, friends – even strangers, that their child could model.   They ask ‘What should I do next?” Having worked in film, television and print* for many years, on both sides of the camera, there is much I am happy to share to make the process simpler and hopefully more satisfying for everyone involved.   […]

August 16th, 2016|

Navigating the social media image jungle

In today's business arena, navigating the social media image jungle can be a real challenge.  Having a clear, concise and modern visual message has never been more important. A dynamic image can make the difference in a clients first impression, directly affecting your bottom line.  (We hear from clients all the time about how much more business was realized simply by using professional photographs.) If you've been thinking about a re-design, or have questions about what to do and how to do it, you've come to the right place. All businesses work with budgets, and it's important to get as much mileage as possible out of those marketing dollars.  We can help you save.   After an initial consultation with ZoomWorks to learn more about your goals and target market, we get to work creating photographs that can be used across a broad variety of platforms.   Whether you have a blog or website, are active on social media sites like Linkedin and Instagram or participate in other virtual storefronts, like Etsy  your photographs speak volumes about who and what you are. ZoomWorks customizes an image package to meet your specific goals in stages or all at once, with no detail overlooked.   In this way, we're able to offer flexibility to businesses large and small, while providing the polished images they need to compete in today's visual world.  (See our note about the new Stock Image Gallery coming soon!) Bonus:  our in house styling services ensures you will always look your best. In addition to photography, we partner with video and web design experts to bring your vision full circle. COMING SOON!!! We are launching a gallery of stock images available as digital downloads for [...]

July 6th, 2016|

A lesson in the Arts

Explore the world of fashion & advertising in a fun, supportive environment with hands on experience! In this six-week course students will select a specialty from four categories – modeling, photography, hair & make-up or set design/wardrobe. Together they will come up with a concept for the ad or the fashion spread. They will have ‘hands on’ experience working with experts in each specialty from concept to creation of the final campaign. Classes will be held Wednesdays at the ZoomWorks Studio October 2 – November 6, 4-6pm Final production day Saturday, November 9th, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Athens wrap party date and unveiling of art TBA *Snacks will be provided at each class COST: $195 PER STUDENT Limited to 12 students (3 in each specialty) AGES: 11-14 *Balance due and payable prior to start date Open House Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 and Monday, Sept. 30 ZoomWorks Studio, Whitehall Mill Studios BLDG. 5 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 585 White Circle, Studio 502 Athens, Georgia 30605 Parents and participants are welcome to stop by anytime to meet us and chat about class. Waiver/release forms to be signed by parent or guardian. *Participants will receive a CD of ‘behind the scenes’ as well as the final product images. For more information call 706.227.3777 or email info@zoom-works.com Call today to reserve a spot ($50 CC deposit)! Paperwork and final balance are to be completed at Open House on Monday Sept. 23 or Sept. 30. Stop by anytime one of those days between 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

September 21st, 2013|

Hannah and David in Occasions Magazine!

We love what we do here at ZoomWorks, and we enjoy being part of a couple's special day. Last year in Columbus, we shot Hannah and David's wedding, and our photos from that day have been published by Occasions Magazine! We are so honored to be able to share our work, and we hope that you will check it out!

June 5th, 2013|

Atlanta Interior Design Maven

Diane's website will make you want to set a match to your house and start over.  She's a client of ours, and an amazing interior designer.  Her daughter Jamie is one of our favorite brides.  Beautiful wedding at Cuscowilla. Click here to see more of Jaime and John's wedding. Modern, chic and very funny, she is a blast to work with.  We highly recommend you consider her for any personal or commercial design or renovation.  You don't have to take our word for it.  Check it out yourself: Geyer Interiors, LLC 

March 25th, 2013|

ZW Shoots the Flagpole’s Favorites 2013 Issue Cover

ZoomWorks had an awesome time shooting the cover of Flagpole’s Favorites 2013 issue. It was a crazy day in the studio as Rhuben Williams showed off his muscular talents by lifting ‘model,’ Sean Wessling over his head effortlessly! Both of these men had just the right look to create Flagpole’s theme of a retro, old-fashioned Strongman cover. Each year, Flagpole readers cast votes for their favorite places around Athens ranging from restaurants and bars, to salons and massage therapists. The list goes on and on! We were so honored and excited to receive Athens’ Favorite Photography Studio award for the second year in a row! Take a look herehttp://bit.ly/YzYD8P  to see the list of winners!

March 1st, 2013|


Lydia of The Party Wagon fame throws the most amazing parties with details galore so when she called us to cover a 'Little House on the Prairie' party for her daughter Camille, we couldn't wait to see what she would do!  The party was staged on private property in an open pasture (or should we say prairie?) surrounded by woods.  The 'settlement' was approached by walking down a path through those woods to the main event, complete with a chuck wagon, tee pee and live fiddler.   Party guests couldn't wait to done their custom-made aprons and bonnets, and admire their hand monogrammed pillows that marked their place at the party table, set with linens and fresh flowers.  The chuck wagon was filled to the brim with yummy cookies, cake pops and suckers in bright colors.  Camille's birthday cake was a study in gingham - and tasty too! Fresh ice-cold lemonade and precious little bags of popcorn kept the girls busy while they played games appropriate to the time period and loved the little pony!  Fun was had by all.  For more information about how to take your party to the next level, check out Lydia's blog, The Party Wagon, athttp://party-wagon.com/. Thanks, Lydia and Camille, for sharing your special day with us.  We wish you many more to come.

September 4th, 2012|


We were asked to scout locations for an upcoming event of one of our commercial clients in Texas, so we decided to add a few days for fun and relaxation for ourselves. Even thought the state is still suffering from very little rain, we were amazed at the beauty of its rivers and hidden spring fed 'watering holes'.  All the limestone sediment renders the water a gorgeous teal blue.  Quite unexpected! Cowboys old and  young were everywhere, as is amazing epicurean delights.  Austin is right up there with 'best meals ever'.  And the Hill Country is claiming it's place in the wine business with row after row of vineyards with glamorous tasting rooms and private wine club accommodations.  Rivals any we've seen in Sonoma, California. Big sky, great food, interesting shops and people - and plenty of time to sleep in.  Mission accomplished.  We'll be back!

August 31st, 2012|

The ZoomWorks Senior Experience

      Senior portraits are one of our new favorite sessions. We went out on a limb with the first few, taking the approach that we could bring to the table our fashion and editorial background and make it work. Under the expert hands of our hair and makeup artists, pared with our ability to direct and pose, the students confidence expands hour by hour.   Full of excitement about the world and the future ahead of them, they are absolutely unique, and our job is to showcase that in a way that they and their families can appreciate and cherish as a reminder of this important stage of their lives. The initial consultation is effective in explaining the process, answering questions and designing an approach that will meet the needs of both the student and their parents. After the session, we regroup for the design consult to help them create art or stunning social media icons. If your interest is piqued, give us a call. We’d love to talk with you about how we would spotlight your Senior. Session and Art Collection packages available upon request. All senior sessions were done in and around the ZoomWorks studio. Hair & Make-Up done by ZoomWorks.      

August 23rd, 2012|

Spring Trends Alert!!

Do you know the fashion trends of this Spring? Well, we have kept our eyes open and found them out. There is a style trend for everyone out there--from sporty chic to flower power. We're seeing a lot of sporty attire: windbreakers, nylon, and plenty of breathable fabrics. It's all about looking ready for a run, but being chic enough to rip the runway. In contrast, there's the trend of beach colors. Becoming one with the white sand or the blue waters through color shows everyone you can be on the beach everywhere. For the more daring, jewels and spiked, or studded, pieces are booming. They're electric and are guaranteed to make you stand out as a fashion guru. Not the Evel Knievel type when it comes to fashion? Show your fashion prowess with earthy fabrics and colorful prints. Wear a bright spring  dress and show you know how to wear bright pieces the right way. There are other trends out there, too. Floral print is great with this new Spring weather. And don't be afraid to go into mom's closet, or even grandma's, because the 50's suburban style is making its way back. They always say trends cycle back around.

April 2nd, 2012|

UGA Games Becoming a Fashion Scene

Georgia fans don't just know football, or how to woof with the team. We also know how to look good while doing it. It pays to be well-rounded. In fiery red and midnight black, Bulldawg nation is fashion forward and are hip to all the trends. We love seeing the creativity and the great style the fans have. We know what it looks like through our lens, but what is Bulldawg fashion to you? We would LOVE to see pics of your Game Day outfits, from jerseys to sweatshirts, from jeans to dresses. Send us your Game Day fashion best!

September 26th, 2011|

Corporate Headshots That Help Sell Company Brand

This past week we spent a few days in Atlanta bringing the ZoomWorks touch to the corporate world.  What is so lovely about having been in business for so many years is that clients come to us from all walks of life for our style, which keeps the subject matter diverse and our creativity at its peak. The IMG College folks were just awesome...some of whom now feel like old friends since we spent a week with them in Fort Worth, Texas earlier this year. Headshots are commonplace, but more than ever now, with social networking sites being what they are, it's REALLY the first impression made in the commercial world.  Subjects are coached about attitudes and posture (the power of confidence and connection), all subtle layers necessary to give the desired impact in one captured moment.  With previous experience in fashion, attention to detail is never casual....no shine or errant hairs go unnoticed.  We want everyone's best face forward (thanks to all of you that noticed and commented on that - it means a lot to us).  But it's what we do and what keeps clients coming back. Our 'door' is always open to any corporation that seeks modern, friendly and effective portraits of their staff.  Just give us a call.

August 11th, 2011|

Bright Colors and Fun Prints Make Summer Splash

Summer is your chance to get away from the drab winter monotone color palette and let your personality shine through in color! We all have a color that we look best in (you know, the one that when you wear it you always get compliments?).  But don't limit yourself to just one shade.  Summer is a great time to take risks and try something new.  Bright colors can stand up to summer's intense light, and if you're feeling the part (or just a tad bit daring) choose a tropical island print or an organic batik creation.  Please note:  the typical Hawaiian print shirt does NOT scream fashion conscious.  Dare to attract the right kind of attention at that next summer party...we'll toast to that!!

August 1st, 2011|

Nautical Elements Make Strong Showing in This Summer’s Fashion

Ahoy, mates. Blue and white show up frequently, from school colors to living room schemes.  It relaxes the body and soul.  When paring blue and white, stay classic.  Want to add a stripe?  Make sure that it's in the right direction for your body shape.  This look is at home on a yacht or brunching with friends.  Wear a nude colored lip balm, or a nice color if feeling the part, to stay looking fresh.  We like CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm.  Sold at drugstores, it's cheap, and also has sunscreen, really important since your lips have little natural melanin to protect them.

July 25th, 2011|

A White-Hot Summer Look

Of course a bride always looks good in white, but a lot of people shy away from all-white for an everyday look. Maybe you are one of those people who believes in the rule "No white after Labor Day or before Easter." (My mother is one of those people.) But it's summer, so it's the perfect time to give that All-White look a chance. Here's our simple guide to get your feet wet. Start with a piece that you love. It may be your favorite top that you wear frequently, or that new summer dress you can't wait to wear. Building from your focal item, make sure to pick pieces that not only accent your focus piece, but make you look amazing. Once you complete your outfit, you may decide to add accessories or keep it bare and simple. White takes the focus right to your face, so make sure to bring out your best features with a little make-up. It's also a great way to bring in a pop of color with either a dramatic eye or a bright lip. When it comes time to accessorize, (Hey! That sort of rhymed! Tee hee.) go for your choice of metal, whether it be silver, gold, bronze, or anything in between. If you can't stand to not wear any color, pick a color or a color palette to accessorize your all-white look for a more outgoing look.

July 7th, 2011|