Headshots by Eikonik Images

About Kai Smith
My journey as a professional photographer began in May 2020, after the swim coaching business I had run for more than 10 years was shut down by the COVID quarantine. Up to that point I had been studying photography in preparation for the book that I’m writing on competitive swimming.

Fast forward, as the Lead Imaging Specialist at Eikonik Images, my priority is your story. The story is a combination of stunning imagery that is both beautiful and meaningful put in a sequence to convey a holistic view of the moment. The story has to capture the essence of why the moment occurred. This is what I do as an Imaging Specialist.

My passion for creativity and my insatiable curiosity for all things learned continues to drive my art, that is photography, film making and writing.

Finally, it is my ultimate goal to create a work that will touch the world and change lives. For this reason my signature quote is simply, “Some moments only come once. As one of Atlanta’s top imaging specialists, it is my privilege to capture yours.”

This is my story, abbreviated.

Basic Portrait. Includes one look with basic color grading and blemish correction. A value starting at $275. GWM 2023 Retreat Attendees and AWC Members price $75.00.

Premium Portrait. Includes one look with advanced color grading and blemish correction. A value starting at $500. GWM 2023 Retreat Attendees and AWC Members price $125.00.

Amanda Vining photo

Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.