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I am a professional photographer specializing in modern wedding and kids photography in Metro Atlanta. Now booking 2011 weddings and sessions. For more information please contact me at info@odmphotography.com or (770) 906-3481. All content and images copyright 2010 Odalys Mendez Photography.

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December 17, 2010

I had an amazing photo session with these two lovebirds yesterday! Not only are they are drop-dead-gorgeous couple but also so sweet and FUN! I couldn’t help but include some of our funny outtakes amongst the pretty shots. It was extremely difficult to narrow it down to just a few because they were honestly all fabulous so forgive me for the length of this post :)

The setting is Hotel Palomar, one of my favorites in midtown Atlanta. Their modern yet inviting decor is breathtaking and the staff is top notch. This would be my choice of wedding venue if I were getting married in the city today; an intimate yet sophisticated retreat. The Hotel Palomar can accomodate up to 500 guests for cocktails and 370 for dinner. Catering is provided by their own Pacci Ristorante, which produces mouth-watering american and italian cuisine elegantly presented. For more information about having your wedding at this to-die-for venue please click on this link.

The exquisite gown is a Jasmine Haute Couture creation courtesy of Etain Bridal Boutique located in Ashley Park in Newnan. Etain offers a large and varied collection of designer bridal gowns in the South Atlanta area, but most important of all, they are NICE :) and down to earth. The ladies at Etain are committed to providing a personalized experience in finding and purchasing the most important gown you’ll ever wear. They also offer upscale mother of the bride, bridal party, and prom gowns.

Now on to my faves from yesterday:

Don’t quite remember what started this…

Soooo romantic…

This one makes me smile~

We are currently booking weddings for 2011 and 2012.  Give us a call to check availability and schedule your complimentary consultation. To view more bridal images please visit our wedding portfolio.

December 3, 2010

I love having daughters; playing dress-up and princess and having tea parties. I am blessed beyond belief with my two girls, but when I was younger, I always pictured myself as the mother of boys. So it’s no surprise that despite being very girly girls, my little princesses play wizards and knights, dream about their first car being a 1969 Mustang GT500 in grabber blue, and can throw a football better than I ever could, all with a fuschia boa wrapped around their neck.

Yet, when I get to photograph boys, a whole new world opens up to me. I love their mischief and spunk. Their constant wrestling and fearlessness in grabbing a frog or lizzard. Boys have an appeal and beauty of their own.

These two were a little shy and as sweet as can be. Here are my favorite shots of our session.

When I first got there, this little one wanted nothing to do with me.

But we soon became friends..

This boy has the creamiest skin I have ever seen, and look at those freckles!

I love being witness to this kind of bond between siblings. These two truly love each other.

This is their spirited dog Dasher, I think she wants to be a photographer when she grows up, she kept going for the camera ;-)

Thank you for letting me document your lives. Enjoy your sneak peek!

For a complete portfolio of children’s images or more information on booking a session, please click on this link.

November 23, 2010

I have received numerous requests for boudoir photography sessions, and I am excited to announce that I will be hosting my first “Boudoir Marathon” on January 22nd, 2011.

Although individual boudoir sessions are available all year, our Marathon in January includes a 45 minute session, professional make-up application, an art-book containing all images, and a FUN photo shoot that celebrates us as women, as well as complete privacy.

The sessions are done tastefully with the goal of making a woman feel gorgeous and sexy. The sessions themselves or the art-books are perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day, bridal gifts or anniversaries.

For more information, including pricing, please contact Odalys by email at info@odmphotography.com. A deposit is required to hold your spot. These won’t last long!

November 20, 2010

I spent some time this afternoon photographing this blue-eyed beauty. She is an aspiring actress and model with some impressive roles under her belt already. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from our session:

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November 14, 2010

I love kids. I remember being in such a rush to grow up and now I long for the freedom of being a child. We think we’ll be free when we reach adulthood but little do we know that childhood is true freedom. I wish I could get that message across to my kids: enjoy that feeling of complete adventure and spontaineity that you have right now, absorb every minute of your innocence, but I sound like an adult when I say those things.

It took about a millisecond to convince these kids to lay on the grass and roll down the slope of their backyard; their parents are probably going to remember me for a long time thanks to my little idea. :)  If I could postpone twilight and hadn’t had 20 lbs. of photographic equipment on me, I would have rolled down the hill with them (again, adult thinking). In retrospect, I wish I would have and then their parents would remember me for a long time as a complete lunatic.

These kids have the most amazing personalities; we hit it off right away and although I didn’t roll down the hill with them we did hold hands and skipped down the road together. Here are some of my favorites from our afternoon.

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November 7, 2010

Whenever I have a little bit of down time in my schedule inevitably the camera turns to my own children. Especially at the age of two just a couple of months make a huge difference in the way they look and express themselves. So this weekend me and my favorite toddler enjoyed the change in weather in our own backyard, and while she discovered leaves, acorns, and pointed out squirrels, I snapped and soaked it all in.

November 1, 2010

As a photographer, I am always behind the camera and seldom in front of the lens. So, determined to get some family photos this past weekend, I took the DIY route and captured some fun and cute moments of my troup. Here are my favorites:

October 10, 2010

Noah’s first birthday is this month and we celebrated this important milestone with a photo session to capture what being one is all about. He is walking and exploring everything around him with curiosity and glee, from the local playground to the crunchy fallen leaves in his front yard, Noah and I had a blast playing. Here are a few of my favorites:

To view a complete gallery of children’s images please visit our website.

August 15, 2010

There is nothing in this world that compares to snuggling with a newborn baby. This morning I met Gaby, who is only 11 days old and so sweet. Here are some of my favorite shots from our time together.

I love the one with big sister :)

Welcome to the world sweetie! May you always be surrounded by love!

August 9, 2010

One of my sister’s best friends is expecting and I was lucky to capture this special time in her life when I was working in Miami last month. It took me a while to post these because I wanted to have her permission to publish them first, and thankfully, she allowed me to share  :)

Laura you are gorgeous! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your first pregnancy.