Atlanta photographer

My Truth ... My Success.....

Reflections of Success on my journey in Photography….

Elisha Akram - Brand Ambassador for the everyday person

Shiny Pretty Success Business 

Dreams of Success using the natural gifts that we possess and learning things along the way. 

I never looked at myself as successful. Although I've been running around with my camera for years and at one point I was capturing so many special events I was like ... I am the women I'm running this event scene in Atlanta 

I'm the go to event photographer and I'm working with so many event planners and what makes it even better is that I'm a Certified event planner too!

That makes my job even better. Not only do I capture great images to tell the story of the event, but I pay attention to details and I'm building everyone’s portfolio! 

Yay me!!! 

Well well.... it wasn't until I attended a photography workshop and I straight came out of my bubble.... I thought everyone in attendance were new to this game of photography , but when I start seeing all the photo gear and seeing photos taken by my fellow photographer I suddenly realize... Oh you are not who you think you are for sure. 

I became intimated and now I didn't want to show my work due to being called out by rookie errors and not knowing the proper way to balance light for the photos. 

Well I continued into my dream world of being the go to social event photographer and I was determine to polish up my skills 

So again I would look at all these magazine worthy photos and great shots with beautiful lighting with hopes that one day I will be that successful photographer

I had hopes to work with some of the finest vendors in Atlanta! 

Then one day after going through some images from an event I realize I worked along side of a vendors that is in the who's who of events around Atlanta and that wow... You really are successful.

uncertain of what that really meant for me in the beginning but through this journey I realize you have captured amazing images you work with amazing vendors and your images have been used in magazines, blogs book covers flyers and so much more. So success is all in what it is meant to you personally and goals that you set out to achieve... 

So re design success on what that means to you and you will be and Already Are successful!

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It's a great day to be alive.

Elisha ~ 

40 Years of Love... A Beautiful love Story ...

Way Back in 2016 (as though that was a lifetime ago :) we had the true pleasure to capture this beautiful love story of Mr. & Mrs. Palmer. 

So here goes the story... 

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A true Blessing indeed to be ab le to capture the lives of many everyday people who are doing wonderful things that can teach you lessons to carry on in your life. Today was a day I was blessed to capture a beautiful 40 year old love story and the off springs of that union 40 years ago . This date was filled with beautiful stories of the couple a skit of how they came to be and the beautiful offsprings from this union...

This beautiful event was created by Rebecca Palmer the eldest daughter of the Palmers - Infinite Affairs 

This beautiful event was created by Rebecca Palmer the eldest daughter of the Palmers - Infinite Affairs 

This stunning couple were waiting for the grand entrance .

This stunning couple were waiting for the grand entrance .

The Palmer's made their grand entrance and was greeted by family & friends 

The Palmer's made their grand entrance and was greeted by family & friends 

The children of the Palmer's entertained their parents and guest with playing tunes from the instruments they played in school. They children also acted a full skit for guest and parents giving the history of how they came to be. 

The children of the Palmer's entertained their parents and guest with playing tunes from the instruments they played in school. They children also acted a full skit for guest and parents giving the history of how they came to be. 

The Beautiful Family including parents and offsprings grandchildren and extended family members.  

The Beautiful Family including parents and offsprings grandchildren and extended family members.  

40th Anniversary Celebration Skit of the Palmer's 

Celebration Planned & Styled By Rebecca Palmer - Infinite Affairs

Rebecca Palmer  is an Atlanta Based Event Consultant with over 10 years of experience planning memorable occasions for her clients. 

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom! 

2007 On a mission to capture everything- My anniversary journal

It’s My 11th Anniversary in Photography Service, For the next eleven days, I will journey through my experience of beginning Kustom Kreation Photography…

2007-

After starting my journey fall of 2006 as 2007 approached I was clear on my way to shooting anywhere from Fashion and Glamour, Portrait Weddings and Special events. I begin to shoot my then seven year old son and t-ball team. Taking actions photos of the team as well as individual posed pictures. During this year I became pregnant with my second child. I was not going to allow my pregnancy to be a factor in my budding photography business. More then ever I was pursuing my passion. Capturing my own maternity pictures. Taking on many special events. For the 1st time I was recommended to do special event photography for a celebrity event.  I was scarred out of my wits seeing that I was a budding new artist. Nervous and scarred I took on this project and with the feedback I received from my client was one of the biggest lessons to date moving forward capturing special events. This was a real breakout year… I was shooting any and everything…

Portraits * Special Events* Maternity* Daycare Center

With my new baby and camera in tow we were on a mission to capture all that we see…. 

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Go Kustom! 

This blog is a reblogged originally written 2013! 

Written on our Wordpress Blog here!

2006 When It all began- My anniversary journal

It’s My 11th Anniversary in Photography Service, For the next eleven days, I will journey through my experience of beginning Kustom Kreation Photography…

2006 is when my journey officially begin after history of creating picture art and always toting my camera around capturing many amazing events in my journey in life. After encouragement for others I finally decided to invest in my 1st DSLR camera (Nikon D50) thanks to my personal photographer friend Willie Ross of Ross Photography that advised me of what camera to get started with. Once I was able to purchase  my camera I was eager to capture any and everything. I was now a professional photographer and it was time for friends and family to get on board and hire me for all their photography needs. My initial goal was to be like the 20 minute mall photographer where you go right in take pictures and prints done in less then an hour. I would have my new clients come to my in home studio take pictures and print them off from my inkjet computer and viola! I had a studio & printing facility right in the comforts of home. Over time ideas information and processes change. Grateful for all opportunities that came my way in the very 1st beginning. Every dream has to start somewhere and here’s to my evolution in my photography journey! 

2006 My beginning in Photography

Go Kustom! 

This blog is a reblogged originally written 2013! 

Written on our Wordpress Blog here!

Two Creative

When you come across and accidentally captured moment and you immediately have to process and post.... To see Two of my creative friends assisting a fellow planner in Portfolio & Perspective Workshop! They both operate on the same level of creativity... Out of the box ... Unique.... How did you think of that level... this moment is Priceless!!!! 

Helena Paschal - Correlations LLC - http://www.correlationsllc.com/  Anthony James-  Head Caterer   Aj's Catering Atlanta  - 678.773.3458

Helena Paschal - Correlations LLC - http://www.correlationsllc.com/

Anthony James-  Head Caterer  Aj's Catering Atlanta - 678.773.3458

Remembering Yesterday- America's Top Model 12th Birthday Pool party

The year is 2010! My niece was turning 12! So what better way to celebrate you then a themed pool party. During this time America's top Model was one of the top rated shows and we thought it would be great to incorporate this concept in a party collection. 

For this intimate party of a few friends and family we created a mini candy bar and small beverage station and baked some cupcakes. Hot pink and Zebra was the exciting new trend for parties and we incorporated that color palette in our tablescape and centerpiece. 

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Custom Box of Questions favors were given to her friends... 

America's Top Model Birthday Party

After Birthday wishes and a toast to the birthday girl guest enjoyed swimming for their entertainment. 

America's Next Top Model- Pool Party

Party Design Setup and Decorations - The Kustom Shop

Love Peace & Pose - Photo Booth Sign Collection

Love Peace & Pose... Grab a Prop & Strike a Pose... We were excited to create this custom photo booth sign collection for an up and coming Soul Train Theme milestone party!!! 

It's always allot of fun to grab a prop and smile in the photo booth ...

1...2..3... Love Peace & Pose! 

Soul Train Party Supplies
Soul Train Party Supplies

Love Peace & Pose Photo Booth Sign Collection avaliable now in The Kustom Shop! 

www.thekustomshop4u.com 

Tis the Season to Be Fabulous - Prom Slay 2017!

Royal Blue & Gold fit for a Queen !

We were totally excited when 1st lady (Monique (DonniNicole.com) called us to capture her daughter's Adreiana Prom Slay Pre Prom Celebration . This event brought out all friends and family to eat fellowship & watch as Adreiana and her handsome Kendal date roll out to prom 

Slay 1 Preparation

1st there was the preparation... We love this part..as it tells the story of the day.. We captured moments as she was getting her  makeup was done by her mom... 

Preparation- Getting makeup done

Slay 2 Details

It's all in the details lots of effort and time is put into this part. Adreiana's dress was  custom mad especially for her.. and beautiful sparkling shoes and accessories 

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Slay 3 The Date

... meanwhile while Adreiana was finishing up with her makeup Her date Kendal arrived and we headed out to capture moments of him by himself until it was time for her grand entrance. 

Atlanta Prom Couple - 2017

Slay 4 The Reveal 

It was now time for the reveal . Once Adreiana walked in the room all the oohs and ahhs... A vision of loveliness as everyone admire how beautiful she looked all dressed and ready.  We all then headed outside to capture more portraits of  family and friends. 

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The Couple posed for several portraits together... 

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and then there was Dree.... 

Atlanta Prom 2017

We can't forget images with friends.... ! 

Atlanta Prom Couple 2017

and now it's time.... to head on to prom.... 

Atlanta Prom Couple 2017

Remembering Yesterday- Life is a Gift Baby Shower

The year was 2011 and we were on fire... creating and designing custom party collections!

When we were contacting by Andineka and her God mother with the idea to create party decoration for a "Life is a Gift" baby shower using the soft baby colors green and yellow. 

We jumped at the chance of creating these supplies and also assisting with the setup of the celebration. 

We began with custom invitations (a invitation always sets the tone for an event) 

Guest were welcomed as they walked through the door with a custom Life is a Gift Banner

Welcome table was right inside to sign guest book and pick up a game sheet. 

Life is a Gift Party Decor

Classic baby shower games were played including unscramble the words, word find and ice ice baby! 

Life is a Gift Baby Shower Game

Aj's Catering set up a beautiful food displayed in which guest enjoyed the delicious delights followed by your choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcakes for desserts. 

Life is a Gift - Aj's Catering Food Display

Venue- Private Home 

Catering - Aj's Catering Atlanta 678.773.3453

Photography- Kustom Kreation Photography

Custom Party Collections- The Kustom Shop- www.thekustomshop4u.com 

 

Remembering Yesterday-Nasim's 12th Birthday Celebration All Day Party!

It's seems like yesterday.. that we were gearing up for my son's 12th birthday celebration. This celebration was what we called an All day celebration with a friend and cousin

Custom party decor Lenox mall Atlanta

Here is the celebration line up:

Simple Budget Friendly using basic ideas to create Big Fun for the attendees

activities include a mall scavenger hunt. Each person was given 50 cent per item found. Encouraging guest to think outside the box to complete there list.

Zaxby's for lunch /dinner

Stars & Strikes for bowling and arcade fun!

Teen Party Lenox Mall Scavenger Hunt

It's always cool to pose in front of cool green cars!

Teen Party Scavenger Hunt - Lenox Mall

Zaxby's and Stars & Strike

Teen party Lenox Mall Scavenger Hunt

Remembering Yesterday-Everybody's Birthday Party

The year was 2010

It is always thrilling to see a smile on a child's face. 

At my son's daycare.. (the one he has attended since he was 12 weeks old) We hosted a special celebration for all the children entitled Everybody's Birthday! 

Once we were given the go from daycare owner Kim Foster- she allowed us to come in for a day of fun and games with the children. 

  We had a colorful setup, special treats and best of all we had a visit from Sprinkles the Clown. 

She dropped in and played games, did magic trick painted faces and even created fun shaped balloons. 

We customized the party  with colorful Everybody's Birthday theme decorations & brightly colored balloons. 

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The Kustom Shop Custom party decorations
The Kustom Shop Custom party decorations

Sprinkles entertained the children with a few magic tricks and some other delightful fun! 

The Kustom Shop Custom party decorations
The Kustom Shop Custom party decorations

Who doesn't love a fun shaped balloon... 

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Cool painted Faces! 

The Kustom Shop Custom party decorations

Delicious treats were enjoyed by all the children! Cupcakes Yum Yum!!! 

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After all the fun and games the children posed for pictures with Sprinkles! 

This day was a special one and the children talked about it for weeks long after!

What a thrill it was to provide such a fun day on just a regular day to celebrate Everybody!!! 

Entertain Provided By: 

Sprinkles the Clown
All That Jazz/Clowning 4 You!
www.clowning4you.com
770-366-0597

In Home Child Care- Conyers, GA

Kimyotta North- 770.602.3029

Decorations By - The Kustom Shop

Photos By - Kustom Kreation Photography

Delicious treats were enjoyed by all the children! Cupcakes Yum Yum!!! 

Your Ultimate Events - Launch/Grand Opening

What wonderful thing was happening just a few Sunday afternoons ago.. It was the launch /grand opening celebration of Your Ultimate Events. This afternoon was filled with music entertainment vending / networking and production style introductions of created events by Your Ultimate Event - Owner Beatrice McGuire hosted a fabulous gathering to showcase the style of her Event planning firm and giving a visual entertaining presentation of what it would be like to plan your next event! We were so excited to go around the room and meet and greet the variety of companies that were present and introducing their services! If your looking for creative ways to host your next event Ultimate Events provides an array of services Contact them today! 

Your Ultimate Event Launch  Celebration
Your Ultimate Event Launch  Celebration
Your Ultimate Event Launch  Celebration
Your Ultimate Event Launch  Celebration
Your Ultimate Event Launch  Celebration

See more images here! 

Beatrice McGuire

www.yourultimateeventatlanta.com 

770.235.7118

Remembering Yesterday -Khali's 1st Birthday

#TBT 2014

What fun it is to turn one with a colorful fit for a little girl party! For my great niece Khali's 1st birthday we decide to just use a girlie color palette with a few customize decorations as well as a fun photo booth to celebrate her 1st birthday! This party awesome including entertainment from Sprinkles the Clown who provides fun games for the kids that include music, face painting balloons and to celebrate the birthday child she gets to walk the red carpet for a crowning ceremony  with everyone singing happy birthday! Oh what fun to turn one!

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Entertain Provided By: 

Sprinkles the Clown
All That Jazz/Clowning 4 You!
www.clowning4you.com
770-366-0597

Kustom Kreation Photography 

www.thekustomkreations4u.com

Custom Party Supplies/Photo Booth 

www.thekustomshop4u.com 

770-272-2420

Valentine Memories from the Past

Valentine's Myself and Family Photo Session - Blast from the Past Session  Year 2008

So in honor of Valentine's Day we thought we would share our experience of creating memorable photos of my sons. As most parents we like to create memorable experiences for our children and for me being a photographer and a special holiday of sorts comes up why not set up a backdrop grab the kids and create memories... It's sounds like a good idea and it looks like everything will be success, but with a two month old babies.. Images can be so unpredictable. Looking back on this Family Self portrait it makes me laugh seeing that things were not perfect, but it did create a memory and put a smile on my face.

Valentine's Family Portrait Session
Valentine Self Portraits

So to all you families, couple's , singles and kids.. Make it a memorable day and do something that will put a smile on your face.

Enjoy your Special day of Love!