June 8th, 2014
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Conversion and Launch of Fine Art


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Since retiring from the wedding business, Jerome has been working almost 24/7 toward converting the website and launching his digital fine art images. You will see just a few of them in this blog. Half of the website is devoted to traditional fine art images, and the other half is his real passion: military fine art, and especially, World War II fine art images. The site is still under construction, so have patience as we convert!

We have retained some sentimental blogs from our wedding photography days if you care to browse through them as well.

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Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

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Cinque Terra, Itally

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New Fine Art Prints

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2007 GPPA Awards

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Megan and Daniel - The Wedding

Out of Office for a Very Speci...

Our 4th of July

Corporal Richey Quill - USMC




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June 25th, 2011
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Glorioso Wedding in Sarasota - April 2011


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Erin & Edward's wedding in Sarasota at The Ringling Museum included special scenes at the banyan tree.

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The Ca' d'Zan Mansion on the Ringling property

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Beautifully tiled walkway is a photographer's delight...

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The loggia's surrounding the courtyard of the Museum were a spectacular backdrop.

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A perfect day at the Ca' d'Zan Mansion for pics.

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Entrance to the Ringling property

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A beautiful couple at a spectacular location with a "David" statute in the background of the Museum's courtyard.

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August 19th, 2010
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Jerome Spivey wins Kodak Gallery & 1st Place awards


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"I Do" won 1st Place in Fine Art Portraiture in the 2010 GPPA competition. This image was shot at the Payne-Corley House in Duluth, Georgia.

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"The Final Take-Off" won the 1st Place Kodak Gallery Award for Jerome in the Illustrative category in GPPA 2010 competition. This fine art piece was created in honor/memory of Jerome's Uncle Harry Spivey, shot down over Japan in WWII and executed. This is a re-creation of his plane and what the final takeoff may have looked like.

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"Aria", photographed at Chateau Elan, won the 1st Place Kodak Gallery Award for Jerome in the Portraits of a Woman category in the GPPA Competition 2010.


 

May 6th, 2010
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Erin & Edward Romance pics


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Erin & Edward - engaged Feb. 20, 2010, and the photo session was done on May 5, 2010 in downtown Atlanta. Erin had very creative ideas for their photo shoot!

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March 18th, 2010
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Erin is engaged!


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On 2/20/10, right after the party ended for her little sister's wedding, Edward proposed to Erin on the beach in Destin, Florida!

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Congratulations!

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Thanks to great friends of the family, the Deans and the Kuchlers, an engagement party happened with our rental house decorated, the beach decorated, food prepared and a cake ordered - all done while we were at the wedding!

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Edward on the phone with his parents giving them the news!

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The happy couple - Edward Glorioso and Erin Spivey!


 

March 2nd, 2010
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Georgian Terrace Commercial Shoot


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Married only one week, Kristen modeled for King and Spivey at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, and did a fabulous job for our commercial shoot showcasing the facility for weddings. Thanks, Kristen!

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February 24th, 2010
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Cory & Kippy Rossi - Destin, FL


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KIPPY! As cute as her name, so glamorous and a great model and bride!

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This wedding was at the fabulous Emerald Grande in Destin, Florida.

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Beautiful staircases and architectural features made this location spectacular.

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The married couple exited to dance music and set the party tone for the rest of the evening!

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More of the wonderful architecture at the Emerald Grande

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Located right at the Harbor Walk, the wedding party was ferried over to an island for photos.

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January 16th, 2010
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Fine art photo of the week


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Pelicans - Cabo San Lucas at The Arch at Lands End.

On the way out to photograph the Arch and saw this incredible scene while we were in the boat!


 

January 5th, 2009
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Jerome Spivey wins Best of 2008


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"Midnight Theatrics" won top honors for Jerome taking the Grand Prize in national competition in Best of Images 2008 sponsored by EventPix, and featured in "After Capture" magazine for December 2008. This image also won a perfect score of 100 in GPPA competition earning Jerome a Kodak Gallery Award. This image was created in Photoshop from multiple images photographed by Jerome in Venice, Italy.

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"Burnt Sienna" also won in Best of Images 2008 taking 1st Place in the Weddings category. This image was created in Photoshop from multiple images photographed in Sienna, Florence and Lucca, Italy, with the subjects (Daniel & Megan Dean) from an Atlanta, GA wedding.


 

September 22nd, 2008
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New Fine Art Prints


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A re-enactment at Chicamauga. To obtain pricing for reprints, email jerome@kingandspivey.com.

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April 8th, 2008
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Portrait Shoot - Erin


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We are offering a new service, everyone! This is a new fashion-inspired portrait session, so call us soon to get yours scheduled!

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October 19th, 2007
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Fine Art Print of the Week #3


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This week's Fine Art print is in honor of our photo trip we are going on next week. Next Friday, we leave for a week and a half for Paris, Tuscany and Venice!

This week's print was taken in Venice exactly a year ago, Sunday. Ciao!


 

October 8th, 2007
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Fine Art Print of the Week #2


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This week's Fine Art image was taken in Werfen, Austria which is just outside of Salzburg. Jerome took this while on a Lifestlye shoot with our Austrian clients.


 

October 1st, 2007
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Fine Art Print of the Week


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We are starting a new Fine Art line and thought that we would share a new print every Monday. So be sure to log on each week to see the newest print. They will be available for purchase soon!


 

September 27th, 2007
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2007 GPPA Awards


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On Tuesday night, Jerome, Josalyn and I went to the Awards Banquet for the GPPA held in Augusta. We were very pleasantly surprised to win seven awards.

We won a Distinguished Award for this image of Meaghan and Sebastian. It started as three seperate imags, one of the trees, one of the couple, and one of the lifeguard stand. We built it into one image and then painted it using Corel Painter and it has turned into one of our favorites from a Romance Session.

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This image, titled Midnight Theatrics, did better than we ever dreamed at the awards this year. We were informed after the judging that it received a perfect score and we are so grateful to everyone who truly appreciated this image.

It won first place in the Commercial/Illustrative category, Best of Show in the Commercial category, and the Kodak Gallery Award.

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Here are Josalyn, Jerome and I with the GPPA President Dan Simkin.

And if that weren't enough, we also got a Distinguished Award for our wedding album "Stephanie Reed", the Elliot's First Timer Award and the Best First Time Album Award.

We would like to thank Melissa Fortenberry for encouraging us to enter the competition!


 

September 24th, 2007
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A Little About Artography...


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This post is to show our clients what artography means. It can range from minor touch ups as in this image to some seriously intense photoshopping. In this example we smoothed the skin, bumped the color in the eyes and the overall image and added a vignette.

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In this image, we cropped, changed the color tone, added a vignette, and used selective burning and dodging.

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Here we cropped, enhanced the color, and used selective burning and dodging.

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Here we cropped, changed the color tone, added a motion blur and vignetted.

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This is a more extreme example of artography. We loved the energy and expression in this image but weren't thrilled with the flat sky. We took the sky from another image at their wedding and put it in this one. We then enhanced the colors and lightened certain areas.


 

September 7th, 2007
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Megan and Daniel - The Wedding


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Well, it took a little longer to blog about this than it should have but better late than never! This is going to be a MONSTER blog post!

Megan and Daniel are very special here at K&S HQ because, Megan is Jerome's daughter, my sister! We had some amazing vendors for her wedding, including:

Dress: Allure Bridals purchased at Bride Beautiful

Ceremony and Reception site: Payne-Corley House

Flowers: Awesome Blossom

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff at Bridesmaids Bow-tique

Cake: Publix

DJ: Chuck Weirich - Classifed Events

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Wow, Monique at Awesome Blossom really outdid herself with these flowers!

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This is one of the rare occasions that Jerome actually gets to be in a photo!

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Megan and Daniel decided to meet before the wedding to get the pictures out of the way. How cute are the parents spying on them???

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Their exit from the ceremony was fantastic! They surprised everyone by walking, make that dancing, down the aisle to "I Feel Good". Everyone loved it!

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We now have a new member of the family!

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July 10th, 2007
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Out of Office for a Very Special Wedding


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This Saturday, Jerome's daughter and my younger sister is getting married to a wonderful man! Because of this our office will be closed from Wednesday July 11th to Monday the 16th. We will not be in the office during this time so if you leave a voicemail or email us we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible next week.

Below are images of the weekend of their engagement in December. Stay tuned because you can be sure that we will have a monster post from her wedding!

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July 6th, 2007
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Our 4th of July


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We had a fairly relaxed 4th of July around here. Most of it was spent in the yard, fixing it up for our guests who are coming in town next week for Megan's wedding. We grilled out, went to the neighborhood block party and did sparklers and fireworks in the cul-de-sac. It was nice to have a day off to relax before our two weddings on 07-07-07!

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May 28th, 2007
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Corporal Richey Quill - USMC


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This Memorial Day has hit home for us more than any other in the past. On February 1, 2007 Corporal Richey Quill of the United States Marine Corps died in Al Asad, Iraq. Richey and his family are like family to me and mine. I grew up with the Quills since I was 5 years old. We went skiing together, went to the beach together and generally, our familes hung out every week.

This Memorial Day, let us take time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, there is no greater sacrifice.

Richey was honored at today's "Roswell Remembers" Memorial Day service. His father Rick (or otherwise known as Ricker), his step-mother Mary, his brother Caleb, his sister Krissa, his step-sister Merrill, and his Aunt RussAnn put a wreath by his picture at the "Faces of War" memorial as part of the service. To Ricker, I must say that you truly did an excellent job raising Richey as he was ever humble, courageous, and strong. I have honestly never met anyone who more readily represented all the qualities of a hero every day of his life. His legacy will go on in the hearts of those whose lives he touched and I know that he will never be forgotten.

Thank you for everything that you did for us Richey, we love you!

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Richey's sister Krissa and one of her best friends, Regan.

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Richey's brother Caleb and stepmom Mary.

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Megan, Erin, Kippy, and Josalyn.

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The Faces of War Memorial

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A little girl put a hand-drawn Thank You card under Richey's portrait. It was a very touching scene.

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Richey's father Rick as a veteran greets him.

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Richey's family as they put a wreath by his portrait during the ceremony.

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Krissa, Mary, Ricker and Caleb

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From left: Richey's aunt RussAnn, Krissa, Mary, Ricker, Caleb, Josalyn, Regan, Erin, Mrs. Russert, Megan, Kippy, Kira, Jerome.