Atlanta newborns are apparently in style for the month of August and I don't hate it! I love my couples, but it is nice to have a change of pace with little ones and sweet families. Cooper made his appearance into the world and was a very calm and relaxed newborn... until the night before his newborn session of course! Although you would never know it because he did SO well the entire time. Lindsay and Chris already seem like total pros instead of first time parents, Cooper is one lucky kiddo to have these two for parents not to mention having a super cute travel-themed nursery to call his own. I'm sure the Montag family will have lots of adventures as he continues to grow, but I am so thankful I was able to capture this special time for this new family of three! Lindsay and Chris - thank you so much for welcoming me into your home and letting me spend some time with Cooper!
A break in my wedding schedule this month has meant more time with friends and capturing sweet families and in the White family's case - both... plus a delicious lunch as well. An afternoon spent with these three is always good for the soul! We met up at the Heritage Sandy Springs for their family session and I could not believe how much Anna has grown!! Miss Anna has already graced the world with her sweet smiles, chubby cheeks, and bright blue eyes for over six months and I am so thankful I've been able to capture it all! Sara and Dustin - thank you guys for being amazing friends and JDP's #1 fans.
I have always loved New York. The city is electric, the buildings are humbling, people walk with a purpose, and delicious food is always within arms reach. When Morgan proposed, he combined two of my favorite things - New York City and Christmas time! Since then, it has been on my bucket list to capture a couple in one of the most exciting times in their lives in this amazing city and I am SO thrilled Twisha and Max helped me check it off the list! These two are so much fun and just so comfortable with each other. They were total pros in the first five minutes of the shoot! We met in the Upper West Side at Central Park and ventured around the park before hopping on the subway to head towards Twisha and Max's GORGEOUS apartment. We took advantage of their 360 degree rooftop view (with a little help from some tables for height and my BFF, Becca, for holding the tables!) before heading down to Bryant Park. You always hear that New Yorkers aren't know for their warm and fuzzy personalities so I was floored when the operator for the carousel let us come and climb all over the carousel for a few quick pictures! Maybe the locals get a bad rap after all. Since it was a cloudy day (and the huge buildings block the sun anyway) it got dark quickly, but we hustled around the corner to the New York Library for our last stop. Our feet were tired but I was so sad to wrap up their session - I think I could've explored the city with Twisha and Max all day!! Thankfully their wedding is right around the corner this fall so I will get to see them again soon! Twisha and Max - thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to capture these images in your beautiful city. I hope you love these as much as I do!!!
Charleston is every photographer's dream with beautiful colored houses, coastal views, larger than life palm trees, and home to some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Full of life and southern hospitality, it's no surprise that Dacey and John chose the lowcountry as their new home and the place where they'll start their lives as husband and wife. But before they ride off into the sunset (or sunrise in our case), they first had to get a practice round in front of the camera during their engagement session! These two were such troopers getting up before the sun to capture these images. Because Charleston is a (literal) hot-spot for tourists during the summer, we wanted to beat the heat and the crowds and I'm so glad we did! It was so peaceful having the Holy City to ourselves for a few hours and I'm so thankful I was able to capture Dacey and John during that time! I love the way these two look at each other and how John can make Dacey laugh so easily. There is just a level of comfort between these two that's undeniable! I cannot WAIT for their wedding next spring!! Dacey and John - thank you so much for getting your steps in early for your session! I hope you love these as much as I do!!
These two got married at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur, Georgia which is actually where I shot my very first wedding! Seventy-seven weddings later, it was time for Sara and Matt's big day! I'm all about traditions and on a wedding day Lord knows there are a LOT of them, but I really love when my couples get creative with traditions and even scrap some altogether! Sara and Matt's personalities shined in every aspect of their wedding day from the lighthearted vows, multi-tier cheese wheel cake with corgi toppers, and skipping a wedding party - the entire day was all about their love, family and friends, and dancing the night away.