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April 19, 2011

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.

April 3, 2011

“I am not really affectionate in public” was one of the first things Kelby said when I arrived at their brand new house yesterday. Hmmm, right. :) ¬†¬†For the entire duration of their engagement photo shoot yesterday, Kelby could not take his hands off his gorgeous fiancee. Looking through all the shots, I am amazed by how protective he is of his future wife and the bond these two share. They play and goof around like high school sweethearts and if there’s anything that their brand new home won’t be lacking, it is laughter and affection.

Heather and Kelby share a love for cooking and baking. We started their engagement photo shoot in their brand new house.

Gimme some sugar :)

Heather’s family has this huge property where the wedding wilk take place in September. Heather has an amazing, close-knit family. Her aunt had this swing made and¬†hung on the property in honor of Heather and Kelby the day before the shoot. Isn’t that the most thoughtful gesture ever?

I LOVE this shot!

Heather, you are breathtaking!

And this is Kelby doing his GQ special :)

These two are my favorites. You guys look incredible!

See the complete slideshow of Heather and Kelby’s engagement photo shoot here.

Thank you guys for letting me into your lives to document your love. your wedding is going to be a dream! Hugs :)

April 1, 2011

Wedding season starts tomorrow, and I am going to be busy for a while. So today I went out for the last time to document that breathtaking transformation that is spring; my favorite season (I think I mentioned that before).

My favorite season, my favorite tree. Beauty surrounds me everywhere I look and reminds me to be thankful for this amazing life that I’ve been given, in this colorful, spectacular planet called Earth.

We are not nature photographers, to check out our wedding photography gallery please feel free to visit our website :)

February 8, 2011

Whether you are a bride about to walk down the aisle, have an upcoming engagement photo shoot, or your are attending a wedding this year, many of us feel clueless when it comes to posing and looking our best in photographs. You do not have to be 5‚Äô9‚ÄĚ and 130 lbs to look fabulous in your wedding photos. As a professional photographer I can assure you that for every great photo of a model you see in a magazine, there were twenty or more not-so great images, and the ones that make the final cut went through extensive retouching and Photoshop maneuvering to eliminate blemishes, bulges, and enhance the model‚Äôs features. You can look absolutely ah-mazing on your photos by following a few simple tips and letting your photographer create magic :)

Face

  • The #1 piece of advice I can give all brides or anyone about to have a major photo shoot is to have your hair and make-up done by a professional. These people are trained specifically to know facial structure and color theory to compliment your natural beauty. Most reputable hair stylists and make-up artist can do a complimentary trial run so you can rehearse your look before the important date.

 

  • Do your hair in a way that looks elegant and polished, yet it is not a complete departure from your every day look. Remember you are supposed to feel confident and beautiful. Ditch super-rigid or slicked back do‚Äôs or tight, corkscrew curls in favor of soft, silky waves and more relaxed up do‚Äôs. Avoid an over-abundance of mousses and sprays that can weigh your hair down and make it look stiff and unnatural.

 

  • Use enough makeup to enhance your features, without overwhelming them.

 

  • Go for foundations that have a yellow or beige-tinted base rather than a pink base. We all have some yellow or beige in our skin and choosing foundations in this color gamut gives us a healthy glow, while pink foundations cast a dull, unhealthy look to our complexion.

 

  • Avoid overly-glittery shadows and lip glosses, especially if your event is in daylight, these can make you look garish and reflect light unfavorably. Go for soft shimmery or matte shadows and lipstick instead. Another reason to use lipstick rather than gloss, the latter seems to be a magnet for loose strands of hair at the most inopportune times, like while saying your vows. Stay away from lip liner that is darker than your lipstick and use a nude liner to keep color from bleeding into your skin instead.

 

  • Line and define your eyes with a soft liner or dark shadow; brown, plum or navy look best. Stay away from black as it can look too severe, unless you are going to a rock concert :)

 

  • Blend, blend, blend the contours.

 

  • If your wedding is outdoors, keep your makeup as natural as possible.

 

  • Avoid alcohol the night of and before your wedding, it can make you look flushed and make your skin and eyes look tired, and your body bloated. Instead, drink plenty of water during the two days prior to the big day and get rest. They call it beauty sleep for a reason ;)

Posing for the camera

  • Posture is crucial. Stand up straight; it takes pounds and years off your appearance. Wearing heels has a very positive effect on posture; they automatically straighten your back and help you look more streamlined and elegant.

 

  • Turn at about a 45 degree angle to the camera, with your weight on the front leg. Bend your front knee slightly in front of your other leg and relax into this stance. Give your arms something to do that bends them at the elbow, like holding your bouquet or placing your hand on the groom‚Äôs chest.

 

  • Tilt your head sideways ever-so-slightly while pushing your chin out and down SLIGHTLY. This eliminates double chins and gives your face a flattering angle.

 

  • Don‚Äôt smile ALL the time, you will end up with a frozen, artificial expression and your face will start shaking after about half an hour of doing this, trust me, it has happened to me. Some of the most beautiful, dramatic, and emotive photographs are of peaceful, relaxed brides. Part your lips very slightly or for a natural smile, think of your last romantic date with your beloved.

 

  • And the most important thing: RELAX, you are at your most beautiful and this is a fun experience! If you feel stressed or nervous, try this: close your eyes, and take a deep breath by inhaling while counting to three, and exhaling for six counts. I call this, smelling the roses, and blowing out the candles. Repeat for as long as necessary. It calms you nerves and leaves you feeling reenergized.

Practice these posing tips in front of the mirror several times. On your wedding day you may not remember this article, but standing and smiling for the camera will be more familiar if you have practiced. I offer lots of guidance and direction during a photo shoot, and I tailor and stylize the shots specifically for the couple I am working with, so no two images are the same, but knowing these basic tips will help you feel more confident while being photographed.  

Next week’s article will focus on different photography styles and how to choose a wedding photographer. I will also be having several featured guest bloggers about other aspects of planning your wedding. Stay tuned!

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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:

December 10, 2010

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.