Awkward Smoking Wednesday!! (New Pics)

Thanks to my friend, Kelly for making this photo-op a reality. And as always, all Awkward Smoking Pictures were taken by the one- the only, Emily Dean Photography

Let me know you want more Awkward Smoking Pictures by sharing them with your friends. Click HERE to see them on Pinterest, or HERE on Tumblr.

Awkward Smoking Stationery: For When You Care Enough to Send Anything That Will Do

I’ve had many suggestions on ways to get Awkward Smoking Pictures into your hot little hands and several of you requested that I make trading cards. While that’s not a bad idea, I think that stationery and posters might be a good place to start. 

As of today there will be a link in the menu of my website entitled, “Store.” By clicking there you will be rerouted to the Loripalooza store hosted by 

Once there you’ll find gems such as these.

This “Get well soon” card is perfect for when a loved one is sick,
 but not really sick enough to be whining so badly.
This card will definitely give your loved one some perspective.
*Highly appropriate for dealing with man colds.*

Think you have to give up mediocrity to achieve greatness?
Think again.
Thumb your nose at overachievers with this
inspirational poster of a smoker winning a race.

Your loved ones will always know that you’re thinking of
them when they receive this unforgettable reminder.

Inspire others with this motivational poster.
Appropriate for every locker room in America.

This Mother’s Day make sure to thank your Mom for
all the sacrifices she’s made with this one of a kind card.

These are just a few of the items that you’ll find in the store. Click here and have a looky-loo. Happy hunting.

Emily Dean Photography Comes to Nashville!!

Photographer, Emma Nathews
When the idea to shoot Awkward Smoking Pictures  was born, there were two goals in mind. The first, was to create hilarious photos of awkward situations. The second, was to ensure that we used a photographer that would make us look good in the process. Meet Emma Nathews, of Emily Dean Photography.   
Emma is a photographer that I’ve known for many years. So many years, in fact, that we have quite a bit of dirt on each other. However, due to the threat of mutual destruction, I’ll be keeping my mouth shut unless the right price comes along.
I knew Emma was famous for her breathtaking photos and her ability to capture the essence of a child in a single, still photograph. I also knew that asking her to be the Awkward Smoking Pictures photographer was slightly beneath her. Maybe it was her great sense of humor, maybe it was the pity in my voice, or just maybe it was due to some of the aforementioned dirt, but she agreed to come on board and I was ecstatic. 
I am so excited to tell you that Emma will be coming to Nashville next week to shoot more Awkward Smoking Pictures!!  Without giving too much away, I’ll say that we have some exciting locations set up thanks to some good friends in the community. 
In between ASP photo shoots, Emma will be available for forty-minute photo sessions to you, the public. The cost is $175 and would include digital copies of all of the images, along with a signed release. If you’re interested in booking a session while she’s here on April 3rd and 4th, please let me know as soon as possible. You can email me at Bookings will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Here is a sampling of some of her work. As you can see, from traditional family portraits to playful and casual candids, Emma effortlessly captures the uniqueness of every subject. Trust me when I say, she will make you look good.

Still need more proof that she’s a camera magician? Ok, fine. Below is a photo taken of me with my own camera, followed by one taken by Emily Dean Photography.

No comparison. The photos speak for themselves.
(Ok, Emma Nathews will kill me if I don’t mention somewhere that the last two photos were not taken by her. However, they do show real promise in my ability to touch-up photos found on the internet. I wonder if she’s hiring.)
But on the serious, if you want a professional, yet affordable photo shoot by an acclaimed photographer with pictures your family will treasure forever, then book a session now! You won’t regret it. 

Why Awkward Smoking Pictures?

In recent years the Food and Drug Administration and the Surgeon General have spoken out vehemently of the dangers of smoking. Because of this, a major shift has taken place in our society. Locales that once welcomed smokers are no longer so agreeable. This has left renegade smokers to seek out a smoking refuge in shame. Due to the harsh conditions forced upon smokers it won’t be long before the habit dies out completely, leaving our future ancestors nothing but fossilized cigarette butts and ash trays to hint that there had ever been a habit. Please join us as we pay homage to what may one day be the lost art of smoking.


All  of the Awkward Smoking Pictures were taken by the super talented Emma Nathews of Emily Dean Photography. I’m excited to announce that she will soon be making a stop in Nashville. Details to come.