with Javon Longieliere

Friday, September 29 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

I know that for many of us, we don’t get the opportunity to photograph real trash the dress sessions.  Take this great opportunity to create awesome images for yourself as you direct and pose your own trash the dress session with Javon.  Make lots of images and make the most of this unique chance to add beautiful and creative images to your portfolio.  Then after posting all over social media and your website, showing off how cool this type of session is, go book your own trash the dress sessions!


Javon Longieliere

Javon Longieliere


Javon and Dawn are international wedding and lifestyle photographers with offices in Atlanta and Valdosta Georgia.  He and Dawn started Javon Longieliere Photography in 2001.  For the past 15 years, they have been traveling all over the world shooting weddings and portraits!  Destinations have included Paris, France, chateaux in the Loire Valley, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Spain and the Bahamas.  Inside the U.S., they have been to Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. They are now one of the most recognized and sought after photographers in the country.

The body of work that Javon and Dawn have produced has caught the attention of publishers both nationwide and in local areas.  Their images have appeared in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The Knot, Get Married, the Atlantan Brides, La Bella Bride, Atlanta Weddings, Central Florida Bride and “I Do” for Brides.  As well as capturing the attention of commercial markets, they have also captured the attention of their fellow photographers.  Their images have been published in 2 of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Albums, which feature the best work that year for 2004 and again in 2005.  They were also featured in the professional monthly periodical for WPPI as a “Member of the Month” in September of 2006.  They interviewed by the New York Institute of Photography in 2005.  In April 2006, they were interviewed by The WB television network for a special on weddings.  Their  work has also garnered over 20 international awards given by 3 of the most prestigious organizations in the industry, PPA, WPPI and WPJA. In 2009, they were ranked #16 in the world by the Wedding Photojournalists Association and #1 in Georgia.  In 2011, they began offering photography workshops for both professionals and amateurs.


with Frank Zayas

Saturday, September 30 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

This will be an opportunity to get out on the island for fellowship and photography! Bring your cameras and tripods ( a neutral density filter might be a good idea as well) as we explore opportunities for landscape and nature photography. Everything from wide-angle beach scenes to interesting macro subjects will be in play. Let your creativity run wild and shoot, shoot, shoot! Check back for specifics on where we will meet up.


Frank Zayas

Frank Zayas


Frank Zayas is a Certified Professional Photographer based in Sugar Hill, GA.  He has been a full-time professional for 27 years, the last seven of which he has operated his own business heavily focused on weddings and commercial head shots.  Some of his commercial clients include the Georgia Aquarium, New York Life, Resurgens Orthopaedics and Emory University.  He has a B.S. degree in Communications from Appalachian State University and obtained his Photography Diploma from North Georgia Technical College where he also spent the last year as a teaching assistant.


with Gray Armstrong  ( and Javon Longieliere)

Monday, October 2 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join Gray Armstrong for a fun hands-on session with a bride and groom as he takes you around Jekyll Island.  Take this opportunity to have a chance at working with the couple directing and photographing and increasing your portfolio. This will also give you a chance to listen to Gray’s ideas about posing and working with a couple that have helped him become an award winning photographer!



Gray Armstrong

Gray Armstrong


After 20 years and counting in the beauty industry, Gray Armstrong learned a little something about himself:  he wanted to be behind the camera.  It wasn’t long before he fulfilled the dream of becoming a professional photographer, specializing in Beauty, Fashion, High School Seniors, and Wedding Photography.  Gray is an award winning photographer, which includes Best of Show,  Best Portrait of a Woman, and many more!

Photographing for a leading hair color company, you can find his work in American Salon Magazine, Modern Salon Magazine, and has also been featured in Child Model Magazine!  Gray holds a position on the board of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association as the Southwest Georgia Area Director.

With an energetic personality and a skill for capturing gorgeous, intriguing images, his creativity and attention to detail thrive!