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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.

I’m a professional wedding photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit my wedding photography portfolio here.

  • Ron says:

    Missouri University – Missouri State is in Springield!!!!! GO TIGERS!!!!!!! OH THE PICTURES ARE GREAT My favorites are the black and white’s

  • Odalys says:

    Thanks for the correction Ron! Goes to show you how much I know about college football ;)

  • Ron says:

    Oh I just viewed the slideshow favorite picture is the one where you are sitting down.

I feel like it’s Christmas morning every time I get a shipment of wedding albums. Maybe it’s the fact that I am an avid reader and books appeal to me. Seeing the story of a wedding told through a beautifully bound leather book makes the memories tangible and ever-lasting. I love the feeling of picking up a fat, heavy, luxurious volume and sitting down with a cup of tea to look through old memories.

I believe a great wedding album should be timeless, so I keep mine clean and simple. I want my brides to be just as proud of their investment twenty years from now as they were when they received it. This one was a gorgeous Italian gray leather with a modern square layout and lettering.

The inside design is as streamlined as the exterior. I avoid busy collages that take away from the main focus: beautiful images that tell the story of the day.

A companion album is a smaller, more portable version of the wedding book. It can easily be taken with you to work or get-togethers to share with wedding memories with your friends and family. They also make excellent thank-you gifts to parents. They are classic and chic covered in buttery leather and engraved with the bride and groom’s names or a special quote.

I am a wedding photographer in Atlanta, GA and other places too. Please visit our wedding photography portfolio for samples of our work.

Sometimes life throws curve balls. Like a prophecy that the world will end on your wedding day, or the DJ forgetting the song for your first dance, or the power going out during the reception toasts. Challenges like these can discourage even the most cheerful of brides. When it comes to our wedding day, we want everything to be perfect.

But life is not perfect, and it is sometimes among the chaos that the best opportunities arise; a chance to cling on to your husband for support, to know how blessed you are to have friends who will walk you through any crisis, a chance to value what really matters in life. A chance to cut your wedding cake to romantic candlelight, to the sound of laughter and celebration, rather than electrical lights and a random song blasted from the DJ’s speaker :)

Life doesn’t always happen the way we plan it. Brittany and Matt had an unconventional, whirlwind of a wedding to match their unconventional, unique love story. The crazier the circumstances, the more they hold on to each other, lift up each other. They have that kind of love.

Here are some of my favorite images from their special day…

Their first look :)

Everything about Brittany was pure class and elegance.

Click here to view more of Brittany & Matt’s wedding photos.

I am a wedding photographer based in Newnan Georgia, and serving all of Metro Atlanta and the U.S. Please visit us on our website to see more of our work.

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:

I am a lifestyle wedding photographer and lover of life based in South Atlanta, GA and serving the whole U.S. Visit our wedding website portfolio for more fabulous images.

It was colder than usual for a May afternoon yesterday, when Marie, Shane and I met for their engagement session. But the chilly weather was just the perfect excuse to snuggle up for these two lovebirds. Shane has this remarkable ability to make Marie laugh and I was delighted to see them interact and capture their undeniable chemistry.

This couple is extremely crafty and detail oriented. Every time we get together I get exponentially more excited about their wedding, that is going to be packed with thoughtful details and tokens of their relationship. I have a feeling it will also be a very emotional, special day and I can’t wait to document it.

Here is their very sweet sneak peek.

To view Marie and Shane’s engagement session slideshow, click here.

I am a wedding photographer serving Atlanta, Miami, and other places too. Please visit our wedding photography website for more fabulous wedding photos.

  • Marie says:

    It is true, Shane and I had a great time despite the weather. It was 60°F (or lower) in mid May which is very odd for Georgia. Odalys was easy going and relaxed making the experience wonderful. She not only encouraged me to post her slide show, she told me how to do it.

    We cannot wait to work with Odalys again!

  • Kevin Smith, DC says:

    Great photos! You both look great. Best wishes for a wonderful life together!

I adore this couple. They are one of the sweetest, kindest, most down to Earth people I have worked with. Kristy is a southern girl with a modern twist: polite, outgoing, and always with a positive attitude, but she is also extremely humble and compassionate. Chris is just laid back, go-with-the flow, and a complete gentleman. He’s told me on a few occasions how excited he is to marry his girl and I just love him for that.

I was shocked to see how nervous they were at their photo session. They are not crazy about being photographed and were happy that they were getting to practice before their wedding. The way these turned out I say you guys passed the test ;)

Did I mention I adore these two?

Chris and Kristy are both braniacs. She is is doing her doctorate in pharmaceutical science and he is a high school math teacher. So we started our session with a little scholastic fun!

and Chris is a baseball junkie and coaches little league, so we headed to the ball field for some more shots…

Chris, after seeing the following shot you shall no longer be nervous in front of the camera ;)

Kristy, you are simply breathtaking…

Lalala…love

Click here to view Kristy and Chris’ engagement slideshow.

Thank you so much guys for placing your trust in me at this amazing time in your lives. I can’t wait for the wedding!

I am a wedding photographer based in Newnan, Georgia, and serving Atlanta, Miami, and other places too. Check out our wedding photography portfolio for more images.

The small bridal cottage at Meadowlark Gardens was a whirlwind of garment bags, feminine laughter and floral perfume as I returned from photographing the groom and his family. “West is dying to see you” I told Meagan and her mega-watt smile beamed unabashedly, and nervously. The day was racing up to this moment when they would see each other in private for the first time. Trying to approach it calmly, delaying it almost an impossibility. Meagan and West are so drawn to each other, almost magnetically. This energy permeated through their first look, and their beautiful wedding this past weekend. Looking back through the photos I could feel it in every image. The way they look at each other just radiates love.

Here is a small peek into their day…

View Meagan & West wedding photo slideshow here.

We are wedding photographers serving Atlanta, including Newnan, Peachtree City, and surrounding areas. Please visit our website portfolio to view our wedding photography gallery.

Some couples just have an energy about them. They gravitate towards each other even when in a crowd, they laugh together incessantly, and they build each other up, fuel each other to become better and stronger.

I was touched to photograph one of these couples on their wedding day last weekend. He also happens to be my beloved cousin and you may remember their engagement session here. The wedding was, in one word, emotional. It’s hard not to be when you are witness to this kind of celebration, the type that reminds of you of what’s real and important in life.

Without further due:

Love Ana’s shoes!

Ana and Roldan opted to see each other before the ceremony which I love. It gave them a chance to connect and have a private moment before their guests arrived.

The wedding party…

FUN!

I didn’t know my little cousin had these moves :)

A very emotional father -daughter dance…

View more of Ana and Roldan’s wedding photos here.

I am a modern wedding and family photographer in Atlanta, Miami, and other places too. Please visit our wedding and engagement photography portfolio to find out about us.

  • Orlando says:

    Sra. Odalys Mendez : Las fotos tomadas por Usted en la boda de Ana y Roldan estan maravillosas, profesionalmente bien logradas y artisticamente concebidas. La felicito por su bella creacion.

I have so much respect and admiration for love that lasts a lifetime.

This past weekend I photographed my good friend’s parents who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary very soon. These images are pure beauty to me. They are so happy, and at peace, living a life surrounded by kids and grandkids who adore them. I wanted their session to reflect this stage in their lives. Here are my favorites…

Additional family and children’s photos are available on our website, or visit our wedding portfolio.

I will be working on an exciting project over the next week in conjunction with some amazing wedding vendors here in South Atlanta, and wanted to share some images from our first photo shoot.

The Coweta Club at Arbor Springs Plantation is one of Newnan’s best kept secret when it comes to fine dining. Previously only available to Arbor Springs residents, The Coweta Club now welcomes the public and is a gorgeous, elegant venue for your wedding, accomodating up to 350 guests. Award-winning Executive Chef Lance Jeffers has created a menu that puts sophistication and a modern touch on american cuisine. The staff truly goes out of their way to make a memorable experience for you with attention to detail and impeccable service.

The fabulous wedding gowns are courtesy of Etain Bridal Boutique, now relocated from Tyrone, Georgia to Ashley Park in Newnan. Etain has a gorgeous selection of gowns by top designers such as Jasmine, Allure, and Matthew Christopher. The staff at Etain makes finding and purchasing your wedding gown the joyful, one-of-a-kind experience that it should be, with five years of experience in the wedding gown industry, personalized service with knowledgeable, caring staff, and the best selection of bridal gowns in South Atlanta.

The bouquet was made by yours truly :)

One of my favorites…

The Coweta Club at Arbor Springs…

We are now booking weddings for 2011 in the Metro Atlanta area as well as out of state. To schedule a free consultation or to view our wedding and engagement portfolio, please click on this link.