Atlanta wedding photographer specializing in fine art photojournalism.

Posts Tagged 'engagement photographer'

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

I’m a wedding photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit our wedding photography portfolio for more of our work.

August 4, 2011

Vizcaya Gardens remains one of the most beautiful places to photograph in Miami, and it was the perfect backdrop for Arletty’s elaborate quinceanera gowns. Looking like she had hopped out of a storybook, she sashayed her way around blossom lines pathways and statues like a true princess. My favorites from the shoot:

Click here to see a slideshow of Arletty’s session.

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July 29, 2011

On the car ride to her photo shoot location, Dany and I talked. She was wrapped in a cloud of fluffy while tulle; feeling beautiful and a little apprehensive like every  fifteen year old girls who gets to be princess for a day in the customary cuban fashion.

We talked and covered boys, college, classes, and friends in a short twenty minutes. Although it always boils down to the same topics; I love having a glimpse into these girls lives, their distinctive personalities and their fresh, reachable dreams. Dany in particular is kind of quiet and shy but has big plans, and I have a feeling she may just make them real.

Here are my favorites from her session:

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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.

I am a wedding photographer in Atlanta, GA. Please visit my wedding photography portfolio for more of my work.

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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July 7, 2011

Summer is the time when everything slows down. The hotter the thermostat registers, the greater the need for lazy time by the pool or the lake, for late afternoon picnics, outdoor cooking, naps, reading carefree novels.

The way kids embrace the summer philosophy of life is invigorating. Unplanned moments turn perfect as impromptu concerts in the park and popsicle laced bicycle rides develop. I caught my girls in one of those wonderfully unstructured moments today. Here is a glimpse into their summer.

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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 24, 2011

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.

May 12, 2011

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.

May 9, 2011

Something that I didn’t expect is happening, and I am loving it.

My husband, second shooter, and partner in crime gets kudos, accolades even, at weddings. I hear things like:

‚ÄúI couldn‚Äôt have spent those 30 minutes waiting with anyone better than you, John. Thank you.‚ÄĚ ¬†from a groom. And at the wedding prior to that one after the bride, microphone in hand, made a toast to her parents and bridesmaids, she proceeded to say: ‚Äúand John, you rock!‚ÄĚ. Haha!

The truth is, while I develop these amazing relationships with brides, at the wedding I am so focused in getting every shot, every moment, that John steps in to offer emergency assistance, bond with the couple, offer emotional support, and throw in the occasional, totally necessary humor to lighten a tough situation.

He doesn’t want to be a full-time photographer, and hates it if I treat him like one. But he supports me and shares in this dream that I am living; and for being my rock and right hand I am forever grateful.

Ana is right, my husband rocks!