I had the pleasure of photographing Jen and Trey's gorgeous wedding day at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. After photographing their engagement session at the Atlanta History Center in March and chatting about their wedding day plans, we all assumed we would be in the clear and life would return to normal by October 17th. However Jen and Trey had the best attitude about it and decided whether it was just the two of them or all of their family and friends, they were getting married. I'm so glad they were able to have the day they dreamed of and had the PERFECT weather to boot. Even the wind pitched in and was doing the work for me during Jen and Trey's portraits! From their choice in flowers to the gold foil on the cake and their super laid back attitude about the whole day, Jen and Trey's wedding was one of my favorites. It was the BEST way to end my 2020 season!
I had the honor of photographing Sarah and Ian's beautiful wedding day at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega. As a pregnant person, being surrounded by wine was tough but it was SO great to be back behind the camera again. Sarah and Ian had just about the perfect weather for a September wedding and the large oak tree overlooking the vineyard was the most amazing backdrop for them to say, "I do!". A vineyard was also the perfect place for Ian to show off his champagne-sabering skills. Can you think of a better way to celebrate finally getting married than with popping bottles with a custom saber?
This Roswell Mill Club wedding was a long time coming! Colleen and Kaleb were supposed to be married in the spring, but COVID threw a wrench in those plans and unfortunately still impacted their wedding day. However, these two and their amazing family and friends made it feel as if we were back in a sense of "normal" and celebrated the newlyweds with flowing drinks and DJ-led dance moves. Colleen and Kaleb were just one of my couples that had to make really tough decisions in the face of a pandemic and I'm so proud that they always kept their hearts and minds set on what was important - starting their lives as husband and wife. The week before the wedding it was clear that Georgia was having a spike in cases and unsure what new government restrictions would be put in place, Colleen messaged me and said even if it's just us - we are getting MARRIED!
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 had the pleasure of photographing two of the sweetest people at their intimate wedding at Barnsley Gardens. This was my second wedding of the weekend, but the energy and excitement Katie and Ryan had surrounding this day was more than enough to help me power through! It didn't hurt that I had my girl, Suzanne White at the helm... literally the helm of the golf cart and also making my job a breeze! My favorite moment of the day wasn't the cool vintage car, exploring the Ruins or the colorful blooms, it was after Katie and Ryan exited their ceremony and Ryan looked at Katie and said, "This is the best day of my life." Talk about sweet!!