Atlanta wedding photographer specializing in fine art photojournalism.

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August 11, 2011

Back in June I was so fortunate to collaborate with some awesome vendors in the Atlanta area to put together this bridal photo shoot inspired by summers in the South.

My friend and talented designer Misty Smith created the rustic chic tablescape, with garden inspired accessories that gave the setting an airy, charming vibe.

This photo shoot was published by the fabulous ladies at Sparkle and Hay bridal blog, one of my favorite publications for rustic chic wedding inspiration. Enjoy!

Designer:  Misty Smith

Gowns and Accessories:  Etain Bridal Boutique

Hair and Make-up:  ST Hair, Sharon Tranter and Rachel Busbee

Cake:  Martha Arango

Violin: Music & Arts, Peachtree City

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July 12, 2011

With this couple and me it may have been love at first sight, we clicked from the very beginning and there just isn’t much I haven’t already said about them.

Maybe except that Kristy is one of the funniest people I know. Yes, she is beautiful, and she is just as beautiful on the inside, not for one moment taking herself too seriously, or demanding to be the center of attention, but naturally radiating that genuine happiness that draws everyone to her.

That draws Chris to her.

He lead, managed, took care of details behind the scenes on his wedding day, making sure everything was perfect, not to impress, but for her. So that his bride would have her perfect day. He has this innate ability to give and put others first.

Kristy, Chris, it was such an honor to be part of your day. Here are my favorites from your beautiful wedding:

To view Kristy and Chris’ wedding slideshow click here.

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July 8, 2011

I love it when one of my sweet¬†nice couples refer to me their equally nice friends. Brittany, Justin and I hadn’t officially met in person before their engagement session today, and I was so glad to find that we hit it off immediately and had an absolute blast.

The chemistry between these two is off the charts! As I uploaded their images from our time together and worked them, I couldn’t help but feel the sparks flying between them.

Brittany and Justin: Thank you so much for allowing me to orchestrate and document this celebration of your commitment to each other, and be witness to your bond. Keep holding on to one another tight!

We started at the field where Justin coaches football. After a lot of persuasion, he has finally turned his better half into a Missouri fan…

Brittany you looked so cute in your Missouri¬†University tee it’s not even funny.¬†:)

I believe the following set is my favorite:

Then they glammed it up several notches for some shots out on the town.

There is more! View the complete slideshow of Brittany and Justin here.

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June 12, 2011

Georgia has grown on me in the past four years, or is it five? When I first moved to this small town from a big, bustling city, I felt so out of place. Rather than being soothed, envigorated by its expansiveness I felt smothered.

As the months went by and I drove through the quiet country roads to our new home in Newnan, its peace started growing on me. The pastures, the cows, the intense green and painted white houses surrounding my neighborhood became nurturing, familiar. I still get my fill of the city life when I go visit my parents several times a year, but inevitably, as I drive back to my southern house in Georgia, it feels like home.

I am moving this weekend; just¬†fifteen minutes away from my current home. This is a new, exciting chapter of our family’s life and I am so excited to be at this stage. But as I hustled to get last minute details squared away for moving, I had to pause and photograph some spots that I have become attached to. Spots I drive by every day and have become part of that comforting, homey scenery that helped me fall in love with Georgia.

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May 19, 2011

When I was working in Miami last month I photographed this beauty and her session just never made it into my blog.

I had so much fun working with Marla. She is seventeen and one of the most happy, genuine people I know. Us cubans do this huge celebration when a girl turns fifteen; it represents a coming of age, and entering society as a lady. A huge part of this tradition is a photo shoot in a formal, princess-like gown and other fashionable outfits. How fun is that?!

Life got in the way for Marla around her fifteenth birthday. So here we are, two years later, catching up with tradition and having a blast while doing it. The plus side is less pressure to perform. At seventeen Marla has an amazing outlook in life and a real knack for letting go and having the time of her life, even if her heels are killing her.

My favorites:

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April 12, 2011

I was working in Miami last week, and my first session there was very unusual for me, because it was a family of adults.

Jennifer, the oldest daughter contacted me a while back about photographing them. This foursome is very close-knit despite the kids being fully grown. Jennifer is very passionate about her parents and very protective of her little sister, and she reminded me in a way, of myself. I love that I was able to capture this phase of their lives.

Here are my favorites:

View more of the Garcia family photo session here.

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March 16, 2011

I have an announcement I am super-excited about! We are now offering custom framing for our clients!

We truly believe that special art should be showcased in style, so we have partenered with a local moulding company to offer a superior quality product that is unique, durable, and simply gorgeous. I picked up the first few this week and I am just thrilled with the quality of workmanship.

Moulding samples will be available at your in-home personalized ordering appointment in which I am pleased to offer design consultations. Your wall prints will be delivered matted, framed, and ready to hang.

Here are some of the ones I picked up this week!

February 4, 2011

My husband and I have an amazing marriage; yesterday we celebrated our 10th anniversary.

When I say amazing I don’t mean perfect. We have had our laughs, silly races around the house, pulled pranks on each other, and are like glue, always stuck together. We have also had problems and fights; but somehow we have grown better and stronger rather than apart.

We are completely different people than who we were ten years ago, yet I love him more today than I ever have. He thinks I am the smartest person in the world, he brags about me, and supports my dreams. He makes me a better person.

This is the first picture of us, ever. :)

I was 20 and he was 24. He had a motorcycle that I hated and never got on, so eventually he sold it. I was a salsa dancer and he was an all-american marine.

And these we took today… two kids, one dog, and three houses later.

So Happy Anniversary to my dear husband and I. This amazing adventure is only the beginning, and I know the best is yet to come :)

January 15, 2011

Today I went on a little expedition with one of my 2011 brides to visit her venue: Meadowlark Gardens in Griffin, GA. The place is beautiful! Even with all the naked trees and ice covering the walkways I can just see how gorgeous this¬†venue will be in the spring and I can’t wait!

This is an awesome group of girls. Ever since I booked this wedding last year Meagan and her family have been so welcoming and sweet, I feel like I’m part¬†of the family. I’m thrilled that I will be shooting this wedding and can’t wait to share!

From today:

October 6, 2010

I met with this gorgeous couple this afternoon for a shoot to document their love. They have been together since high school and going strong. The friendship they share is evident; they can’t stop grinning and laughing with each other. We had a great time together. Thank you guys for choosing me as your photographer. Enjoy your glimpse of our session.

A sweet moment…

Jennifer, you are GORGEOUS! :)

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Much love,

Odalys