Laugh, Cry, Sing, Pray, Dance, Reflect....a shoot from the KNIGHT Files

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Do all these words/actions go together??? Of course they do. And not just in your car on the way to work or a Wednesday night midweek service!

Before Nakia came down to Atlanta for her photo shoot last week I told her to make sure that she came with an open mind. So she left North Carolina at 3 AM on Friday with her best friend in tow to meet up with this little known photographer guy in Atlanta. We had a pre-shoot meeting so I could get a better feel for exactly how this shoot would go and where we would shoot. She told me that laughing wasn't necessarily her thing and she doesn't have any good photos of herself (typical client response). Her best friend gazed at me with a bit of reservation like she was ready to give me the 3rd degree at any given moment.

I had to think quickly. Hmmmmm. How was I to reach these two and get them to open up a bit?

Armed with my iPhone, a reflector, one lens, and a step stool (that's a first) - I was ready to let 'em have it.

After a quick tour of historic Midtown - history lessons always help - I started the shoot. To her surprise I shoved my iPhone in her pocket, jumped on top of a five foot wall, and started badgering her with questions as if she was in a court room (which both the ladies have a bit of career experience controlling - to say the least).

Within an hour I had Nakia laughing, crying, singing, praying, dancing, and reflecting. We had a ball. Then I decided to get the two friends together for a sentimental moment turned hilarious. Check out the photos for a peek at the fun!

- rk







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13 comments:

Min.AJ said...

WOW!

B said...

beautiful shots RK

Anonymous said...

shamieka

This photo shoot was spiritually neccessary in so many words. I definitely can say that God has truly vested a wonderful gift in an angel of a photographer by the name of Ross Oscar Knight. Knight is an appropriate name for someone of such esteem and passion for a gift which sooo many need today. He is able to put onto the canvas of a photograph something that only someone who has a true connection with the spirit of God can truly excavate out of the deep bowels of the soul and memorialize it on film as something so vunerable and beautiful. I have never experienced anything like this before and may God continue to bless you in your ministry of photography and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Congratulations on your engagement.

Shamieka (The Best Friend on this Shoot, aka. "Shammie cakes")

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. Nakia has brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart! You are so beautiful..
LOL,
Mandy

Quiana Wright said...

Yes, Yes, Yes indeed! That was great!

Anonymous said...

My God!!!! I can not believe that this is me.....to everyone who sees this please know that Ross Oscar Knight truly has a gift from God and to be able to be touched by this gift was incredible. It was truly life changing. This is his ministry and trust me, you will never be the same after a session with him. He forgot to tell you all that after the shoot, he spent about an hour with us just speaking about walking into your destiny. He is spiritual and not religious....and there is a difference..... Ross Oscar Knight...I can not thank you enough for being obedient to your calling. God has sooooo many great things in store for you..... And if any of you out there are hesitant...please don't be ....it is an experience that you will keep in your heart for a life time!!! Again, thank you Ross so much for allowing "me to see the true me". Nakia C. Davis

Anonymous said...

My God!!!! I can not believe that this is me.....to everyone who sees this please know that Ross Oscar Knight truly has a gift from God and to be able to be touched by this gift was incredible. It was truly life changing. This is his ministry and trust me, you will never be the same after a session with him. He forgot to tell you all that after the shoot, he spent about an hour with us just speaking about walking into your destiny. He is spiritual and not religious....and there is a difference..... Ross Oscar Knight...I can not thank you enough for being obedient to your calling. God has sooooo many great things in store for you..... And if any of you out there are hesitant...please don't be ....it is an experience that you will keep in your heart for a life time!!! Again, thank you Ross so much for allowing "me to see the true me". Nakia C. Davis

Anonymous said...

My God!!!! I can not believe that this is me.....to everyone who sees this please know that Ross Oscar Knight truly has a gift from God and to be able to be touched by this gift was incredible. It was truly life changing. This is his ministry and trust me, you will never be the same after a session with him. He forgot to tell you all that after the shoot, he spent about an hour with us just speaking about walking into your destiny. He is spiritual and not religious....and there is a difference..... Ross Oscar Knight...I can not thank you enough for being obedient to your calling. God has sooooo many great things in store for you..... And if any of you out there are hesitant...please don't be ....it is an experience that you will keep in your heart for a life time!!! Again, thank you Ross so much for allowing "me to see the true me". Nakia C. Davis

Anonymous said...

These pictures are beautiful and only reinforce the beauty of you that we all see on a daily bases. I am sure, because I agree, that Mr. Knight is a great talent but when a flawless diamond(FL) is in front of the camera the task has to be that much easier.
Mr. Gentry

Ross Knight said...

Shamieka,

Thanks for being such a good sport and holding that reflector!

And why did your shoes come off only 5 minutes into the shoot??

KNIGHT

Lavada said...

OK. That's it. I'm booking you! Believe it or not, I don't have any "good" pictures of myself either!

Donna C Kornegay said...

Nakia, I have seen your beauty physically and also intrinsically, but when your essence is captured that is a different kind of beauty. You have surely captured your essence. Sometimes we are able to hold on to that thing that grounds us, allows us to accept ourselves where we are, and be comfortable with ourselves in the presence others no matter our power. There are other times we lose it, forget about it or do not nurture it in order to sustain it. I tell you that your essence has been captured in these photos. So marvel in your beauty and attend to those things that validate you as a powerful spiritual being. So be proud, bold, and humble, but most importantly be who God has purposed and destined you to be. Peace and joy are free gifts from the Lord, but it is amazing the cost that we pay in order to achieve it. It is free. Stand tall my sistah---you are a queen in the making.

Donna Kornegay

Anonymous said...

And God said it was Good....Know that you are truly created in the image of HIM. These photos are gorgeous and you took my breath away. Please continue to be the spiritual being that you are and thanks for sharing....



Letitia K. Melvin