I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Melody and Dreu's wedding day at the Stave Room. It was beautiful and meaningful and exactly what these two envisioned for their day. Melody said from the very beginning that she wanted the whole weekend to be "easy", and with a rehearsal dinner of pizza and beer at Schoolhouse Brewing and Fox Brothers BBQ plus a delicious variety of pies at their reception, I think they nailed it. So many brides are pressured to include certain elements in their wedding day because of tradition, like a wedding cake for example. I just love that Melody and Dreu made this day about what they love and spending it with the people they love!
I absolutely love being a part of wedding days and getting to see my couples head over heels in love, but when I get invited into their home to capture this new little person that has brought them even closer together... it's so special. I love that my business has grown alongside so many clients! Josh and Elizabeth are totally in the haze of new parent life where down is up and up is down and no one remembers when they last ate or if they washed the pacifier the dog licked, but what is totally clear in this phase is the wonder and pure love when they look at their sweet baby girl... and I'm talking about the human baby, not their fur baby Wrigley. Don't worry, they definitely still have all the love for their Vizsla baby too! Sweet Samantha was not ready to sleep right away so we got in lots of fun pictures with Mom and Dad... and Wrigley made sure she was included as well. Parents always hope that their little ones will sleep soundly through their session like little angels, but let me tell you - I don't mind having to cuddle those babies one bit!! Especially one as cute as Samantha! I can't wait to see this family grow and also see how Wrigley and Samantha become BFFs. Josh and Elizabeth - thank you for letting me in on this special time!! Love you guys!!
I knew this crew back when there were just two, then Megan and Josh's family grew by three kind, spunky, blonde haired blue-eyed girls. I have watched these girls grow up and taken notes as Megan and Josh have navigated this whole parenthood in the best way possible - together. We finally got together for pictures instead of play dates and I'm so glad we did. The last time I photographed the Hutchins family was when Hope was a newborn and now she's THREE! Time flies when you're having fun... and total chaos when you have three kids so scheduling photos gets tricky. We started with a few pictures at their home so we could include Gus (my requirement) and then headed to Mabry Park where the fall colors were just STUNNING! The girls skipped, tickled, giggled, twirled, tossed leaves into the air and showed off their sweet personalities. Megan and Josh - thank you guys for showing us how to raise incredibly kind, silly, sweet and fierce little women and for loving on our little woman. Now it's time to update that framed photo in the office.
Sometimes timing is just right... like when we picked THE perfect weekend for peak foliage for Sarah and Ian's engagement session. And then sometimes timing doesn't exactly work out... like when the cork prematurely pops out of the champagne bottle you planned on sabering with a custom saber. Best intentions, right? Thankfully champagne tastes just as delicious no matter how you open it and we also able to have a little fun with it! I loved exploring the park with Sarah and Ian and hearing all about their magical proposal in Paris (which is where they learned to saber a bottle of champagne!). I first met Sarah when I worked at Georgia Tech and it feels a bit like the past and present worlds colliding! It's so amazing to see what all she has accomplished and I'm so thrilled to able to be a part of this special time in this new chapter! Sarah and Ian - thank you for letting me schlepp you all over the park and an EXTRA thank you for the thoughtful gift! Can't wait for next year!
I have lived in Atlanta for almost a decade and somehow this was my FIRST TIME exploring the High Museum of Art! I'm so glad I got to have Britt and Forrest as my guides. I love when couples incorporate a setting that is comfortable and meaningful to them and the High Museum is a place Britt and Forrest enjoy together often. They showed me their favorite exhibits and paintings... and dodged a few security guards that didn't believe we had received permission to photograph inside the museum! This was actually our second attempt at their engagement session as the first try was rained out so we thought we were in the clear to shoot some inside the museum and then some outdoors. The joke was on us that when we decided we had captured everything we wanted to capture inside and head outside, it started it rain. Thankfully Britt and Forrest were troopers and just went with it. I knew I loved these two before we ever met in person, but with their relaxed nature and sense of humor it's like they were meant to be my couple! I am so excited for their big day in the spring but even more excited to have two new friends.