For Stephanie and Chad, June 20th was supposed to be a day filled with anticipation, fancy clothes, sparkly new jewels, dancing and toasting to the start of a new life together as a married couple. COVID had other plans. We decided to make the best of a special date and these two got dolled up for some pictures anyway! They had champagne, we were surrounded by flowers, they danced and looked amazing while doing it so I would say we got as close to a wedding as we could in a pandemic. Stephanie and Chad are such a fun couple and I love that they decided to take their lemons and make lemonade. I cannot wait for next year when we can have the *real* deal. Stephanie and Chad - thank you for letting me be a part of a special day. It truly made my month to see you two and get behind the camera again!!!
The blog has been pretty quiet since this pandemic started... because basically I have been pretty much "funemployed" without the "fun" with government guidelines preventing events and close contact with others. So when Megan reached out about wanting to update some of their pictures I was like YES PLEASE!!!! It is truly life giving to be behind a camera again and it is even better when it is with a couple I have photographed before. Megan and John are such a sweet couple and it's hard to believe their 2 year anniversary is coming up! I had so much fun with these two ...although I did miss their pups. Megan and John - thank you guys for giving me the opportunity to feel fulfilled again! I hope you love these as much as I do!
I have photographed all THREE of Amanda and Jason's babies and it blows my mind to see how fast time flies and just how much can change in so little time. With every session it hits home that babies don't keep and I'm so glad I could capture and freeze this special moment in time for Amanda and Jason. This family means so much to me and my family, and meeting Lily was such a joy in these uncertain times. Per usual, Amanda and Jason are handling the chaos and unknown with grace and as a team... even if they are now outnumbered. Rowan and Graham are definitely smitten with their new little sister, but Mac really appreciated some extra attention. Little Miss Lily snoozed for most of the shoot despite some not-so-quiet conditions with her brothers playing nearby. It was the perfect afternoon for this new family of 5  and I am so thankful I was able to be there. Amanda and Jason - you guys are such an amazing example of teamwork, patience, love and family, and a great sense of humor. We are so lucky to have you guys as friends and I'm so glad you guys are finally a girl mom and girl dad! LOVE YOU ALL!
A benefit of the pandemic? Getting a private tour of the Atlanta History Center as they were closed but still honored Jen and Trey's engagement session! I was so excited to for this shoot since the History Center is one of the most beautiful spaces and we had the perfect weather for it... not to mention having the "most beautiful, no editing needed" couple as Trey said. These two met because of mutual friends (and one of my favorite couples) and after a few years of dating long distance and then finally being together in Atlanta, Jen and Trey will tie the knot this fall! Since we have all gotten a little stir crazy, I warned them going into their shoot that I could be there all day! We were there quite a while, but partially because their event coordinator gave us a tour of the historic house and partially because there are ENDLESS places for photos there. Jen and Trey are so smitten with each other and they can easily make each other laugh which made my job quite easy. I am so in love with these images and Jen and Trey, I hope you are too! Thank y'all so much for spending your morning with me and for the totally unnecessary but much appreciated gift!
It's always fun to photograph people you know, but when you have the opportunity to make some of your best friends do whatever you tell them to in front of a camera... let's just say it is a powerful feeling and I like it. Ha! Although I wish that power could make this virus go away. Doug and Siobhan got engaged last year and had plans to get married in Savannah with an amazing celebration this April. Unfortunately their wedding has had to move to August, but all great things are worth the wait and I know it will be that much more special! Thankfully we were able to capture these images (and socially distance ourselves) at Georgia Tech since the campus is closed, however Piedmont Park was filled with people soaking up sunshine and King of Pops! I am so glad I got to spend an afternoon with Doug and Sio in the sun before staying holed up at home. These are crazy times but Doug and Siobhan are taking everything in stride. The way these two take on life and any problems they face are truly inspiring. They have each other's back and totally operate as a team. Now I am just excited to have a new date to look forward to where we will dance and drink and celebrate these two FINALLY getting married! Doug and Siobhan - thanks for letting me schlep you all over campus and the park. I hope you love these as much as I do!