Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young (right) and his wife Carolyn are introduced during the 31st annual United Negro College Fund Mayor's Masked Ball at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

31st Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

Saturday, December 20, 2014 Saturday evening was star studded for the 31st annual United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball. Celebrities with Atlanta ties...
Dr. Hagar Badawy uses a syringe to extract medicine from a drip bag inside the pharmacy at the Atlanta Center for Medical Research on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Atlanta Center for Medical Research

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 I really thought I was in the wrong place. I had driven through neighborhoods full of old houses to get...
Ileana Zeissner (left), Briana Neal and Saaleha Medlock sit in a hallway as they study for final exams at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta on Friday, December 19, 2014.

Paws and Breathe

Friday, December 19, 2014 What better way to relieve stress and anxiety than to play with a four legged friend? Students at Holy Innocent’s...
Emily Wert places a baseboard for a gingerbread house as she works on a replica of Laketown from "The Hobbit" movies at her home in Atlanta on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Gingerbread Atlanta

Friday, December 12, 2014 Emily Wert and her husband Jim are big movie buffs. They love The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the...
The grand opening of the new Alpharetta city hall on Monday, December 15, 2014.

Grand Opening of Alpharetta City Hall

Monday, December 15, 2014 For over a decade, the past three mayors of Alpharetta have been trying to build a new city hall. That...
Tiffany Gillis (right) and Angi Brittain wait for the start of the 4th annual Battle of the Beards at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

4th annual Battle of the Beards

Saturday, December 13, 2014 December means a lot of things. Christmas, Chanukah, lights, family, friends, maybe even snow. It also means that rugged people...
Haidee Quechol (left) her mother Beatrice and sister Kayla walk inside before the start of the first annual Brookhaven Police Shop with a Badge event at the Target off of North Druid Hills in Atlanta on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

Brookhaven Shop with a Badge

Saturday, December 13, 2014 I woke up before the sunrise this past Saturday to witness acts of kindness. The Brookhaven Police Department teamed up...
The menu board at the Chick-fil-A off of Camp Creek Parkway in East Point features calorie information due to a new FDA regulation on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Fast Food Calorie Counting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 I spent a little while this past Wednesday at the Chick-fil-A off of Camp Creek Parkway in East Point capturing...
Anna Payton Weaver (left) and her mother Sharon drop off shoe boxes full of toys, school supplies and essentials that will be shipped to countries all over the world at the Samaritan's Purse packaging center in Suwanee for their Operation Christmas Child campaign on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Operation Christmas Child

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 So I walked into this unassuming warehouse in Suwanee on Tuesday thinking that I would take some images of a...
Workers work on a video display inside the Norfolk Southern building in Atlanta on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Waiting for the Parade

Saturday, December 6, 2014 So while I was waiting for the start of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s annual Christmas parade in downtown I...