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Shutterbugs Shoot Square to Capture Christmas Cheer

The group photo includes kneeling - Jason Williams, Michael foster, Chad Smith. First row - Jessica Love-Davis, Ashley Starr, Shonna Viner, Joe Williams, LaJuanda Williams, Crystal Ledford, Janice Bays, and Janet Schove. Back Row - Kelly Paris, Tammy Brown, Emily Goff, David Dunn, Billye Ruth Logan, and June Russell.
The Shutterbugs photography club, based out of Charleston, came to Oxford for their annual Christmas holiday shooting party. Pictured are, kneeling, Jason Williams, Michael Foster, Chad Smith. First row, standing, Jessica Love-Davis, Ashley Starr, Shonna Viner, Joe Williams, LaJuanda Williams, Crystal Ledford, Janice Bays and Janet Schove. Back Row, Kelly Paris, Tammy Brown, Emily Goff, David Dunn, Billye Ruth Logan and June Russell.

Photography is a growing hobby, and a small club of professional and amateur photographers who love capturing the perfect image has grown into a statewide group of more than 100 members from Horn Lake to far south of Jackson.
Photo by Jason Williams
Photo by Jason Williams

Jason Williams and June Russell founded the Shutterbug photography club in June of 2013 after she hounded him to start the group for more than a year.
Williams, a professional photographer, never thought there was enough interest in his small Delta town of Charleston, but the group has exploded in the last year and a half. Williams said there are a few other professionals in the mix, but many members are just incredibly talented amateurs who have studied the art of photography.
“Throughout the year, we get together once a month to discuss techniques and styles of photography, ranging from ‘shooting on manual’ to ‘creating wet plates’ to ‘posing and portraiture,’” Williams said. “We cover anything and everything.”
Last year, the Shutterbugs decided to have a Christmas party in Oxford after one member boasted how beautiful the Square was for the holidays. They decided to return last week, meeting for dinner at McAlister’s before wandering around downtown for hours, capturing the beauty of Christmas in Oxford.
“It’s also a great time to teach any new member about how to shoot holiday lights,” Williams said.
KellyParis
Photo by Kelly Paris

JasonWilliams
Photo by Jason Williams

JaniceBays
Photo by Janice Bays

Amelia Camurati is editor-in-chief of HottyToddy.com and can be reached at amelia.camurati@hottytoddy.com.

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