Wow! Just WOW! These sessions in Atlanta Ga for Senior Portraits are Amazing! The Goat Farm is an iconic location in Atlanta and while you might think there are goats there, there are not!! The goat farm is a complex of 19th century industrial buildings and is now a visual and preforming arts center with over 300 artists studio's.
The Goat farms history is as interesting as the space itself. Tucked away in West Midtown, this 10 acre historic property boasts an artist community, theatrical performance locations, a fantastic coffee house and loads and loads of beautiful venue's for photography! (Permit required as it is only open to members / artists). While there are no longer goats at this location, you can still see chickens, roosters and even some baby chick's! It was built during the 1880s, opened in 1889, and expanded in various phases through the early 1930s. By 1898, the site specialized in cotton-related machinery. During World War II, the complex produced ammunition and mortars. Since it's inception, the goat farm has housed many different groups, artists and even an antique mall! In 2010, it was used for filming in the episode "Vatos" of The Walking Dead. In 2012, it was use d for The Hunger
Games: Catching Fire filming.
I had the privilege of shooting all four of these girls at the Goat Farm this summer. We had a blast and discovered this great venue together. If you are ready for senior portraits at an iconic location, this is it. In October, they are going to be shutting the Goat Farm down and redeveloping it. It breaks my heart and while I can understand the need for expensive real estate to be developed and utilized, we are losing an iconic piece of Atlanta's history and creative bedrock to industrialism and commercialism. My goal before it gets torn down is to utilize it as much as I can and create amazing photos of amazing seniors in this location. So, if you are interested, let me know asap so we can work together and create your own magic in a place that will no longer exist after October 2019.
Want to read more about the Goat Farm and the new development that will be in this location? It sounds amazing and exciting in addition to being sad in a way. I am not sure how you capture the essence of the Goat Farm and transform it to a new and "updated" facility. I am crossing my fingers and I will be watching and will continue to rent space at the Goat Farm when everything is complete. In the meantime, let's watch the development ad capture the magic while we still have it.
Interested in some general photos of the Goat Farm Arts Center? Here they are!! These were some of my scouting photos... Before I shoot in a new location I always go and check it out first. See the layout, the direction of the sun, the texture... I then can map out a plan for shooting so that we use our time wisely and make the most of our time together.
Kristin Boyer specializes in school photography and newborn and family photography in North Atlanta, Georgia locations such as Midtown, Buckhead, North Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Roswell and Sandy Springs.
Kristin Boyer / K. Boyer Photography is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America and National Association of Professional Child Photographers.
K. Boyer Photography has been selected as a top Atlanta Newborn Portrait Photographer for four years in a row by Expertise.com. She has also been published on a national podcast for school portrait photography by The Bokeh Podcast and interviewed by various magazines and publications such as top 100 newborn blogs, Voyage ATL, and Mental Floss.