After a 70% chance of rain on the forcast the day before….. we dodged all rain until after the reception was over… YEP! This is a fun couple, Lauren and Matt… and very easy to shoot! I knew at the engagement session that we were going to get great photos the day of the wedding because these guys needed no direction… they just did and I just shot… YEP! This wedding was held at a favorite venue of mine in Athens GA… The Taylor Grady House. My 3rd time actually shooting here and such a great venue to photograph! It was hard finding my usual handful of pictures for this wedding because there were so many good ones… so you get to see a few bonus ones… YEP!… lol checkem out ::
This wedding year seems to be an exciting one thus far… #3 on the season proved to be no different. I got the opportunity to shoot again at the wonderful Braselton Stover House. What a great couple as well… Ashley and Jarred were pretty laid back considering we had to move the ceremony inside due to rain, BUT afterwards we got to go outside and take pictures…. I had a 75 no rain wedding streak on the line… I’m still on the fence as if that streak was broken considering we still got to shoot outside. (now that i think about it their engagement session turned out the same way… rain then none then amazing pictures =) Anyway… Ashley and Jarred always seem to make great pictures… their engagement session was and is still one of my favorites today and their wedding was just as great… check out some of these shots =) ::
What a GREAT wedding this past weekend… yes i just yelled that!! A wonderful couple, meet Amanda and Chris! There was a wild twist leading up to their wedding about two weeks out… well this couple is great to shoot and we did their engagement pictures on location of their original venue… which was a very pretty place… well right at two weeks before “the day”…. the venue burned slap down =(. Very sad situation but on a good note it is making a speedy recovery… with that being said I LOVE their new choice of venue!! Lake Lanier Islands…. I have attended several weddings here but never had the opportunity to shoot there until last Saturday! Amanda had nothing but great things to say about the service and the helpfulness of the staff to put her stresses at ease. Too you future brides… Lake Lanier Islands is by far a great venue, especially in a photographers eyes… as we will get to right now =) ::
Meet Karen and Brad again… remember the very cool “rainy engagement” a few weeks back…. Welp their big day has finally arrived. Such a cool and sweet couple and it was at a pretty cool venue in Cleveland GA called Densmore Farm. The day went off without a hitch and we got some really great shots. A really emotionally charged day on several levels and I am honored that they choose me to capture those… check out some shots… ::
Last wedding of my 2012 season… what a great one to end on! An awesome bride, great weather and wonderful help! This bride Ashley… (to a lot of you that follow my work a good bit)… will look very familiar to you…. Just take a look at some of these post (click here). This is a lot different than what you may have seen her in some of my previous works….. they were hands down great, but this was REAL and wow could you ever tell it. The connection between her and Shane is just picture perfect… no pun intended!! While Ashley has always been the camera’s best friend… her new hubby Shane worked it pretty well just being himself! These guys had a first a look and a little birdie told me that Shane wasn’t crazy about the idea… he wanted to keep it traditional… well for all of you on the fence about a first look… th esame little birdie told me that after the night was over… that he was kinda glad they had it because of the powerful moment between the two of them…. but that’s his secrete i won’t tell anyone else =) So check out some of these amazing shots from an amazing wedding… and thanks Ashley for helping to get to where I am due to your amazing shoots in the past… maybe we’ll work together in the future too….
Probably one of my most favorite couples this year… meet Michelle and Jay again. You met these guys a few weeks ago with their hott engagement session. Well their day had finally arrived and what a great day it turned out to be… nice weather, great venue at the Carl House and a great time with DJ TOD. I shoot a lot of weddings so I get to see couples the happiest on their most important day… well the love between Michelle and Jay when they look at each other is evident and it definitely radiated in their pictures. These guys had a first look and we got a lot of great shots… this was wedding #3 for me in November and it’s weddings like this that remind me why I shoot… thanks guys for letting me be apart of your special day… now check out some kool shots! ::
I HAVE SOOOOO BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS…. Bridal sessions are bitter sweet…. sweet b/c they are great sessions with no stress and lots of creativity… bitter b/c I can’t post a great session till after the wedding… well guess what… IT’S AFTER THE WEDDING YALL! For those of you who haven’t met Ashley yet… we have worked together 3 times prior on my Trash the Dress portfolio (downtown urban look, junkyard and a mountain stream… all kick @$$ sessions =). I was pretty flattered when she asked me to be her wedding photographer, b/c this time it was for real…. and she knows the importance of lasting photography.
Ashley got an engagement session and a bridal session in her wedding package…. the engagement turned out really good, but she sent me a pretty challenging request for her bridal… and if you know me… I like a good challenge =). Her bridal session idea was inspired by this Ralph Lauren commercial… “Romance”. So of course as soon as I watched this I was like… “HE%$ (double hockey sticks) yeah we can do it!”…. Thanks to my brother from a different mother Scott Hawks for letting us use his horse farm and a few of his fine horses. (Dancing Tree Farms…. by the way photogs check it out… his rates are great for horse usage). When we got done with the session I couldn’t wait to get them edited and proofed out to her… BUT I had to wait about a month before I could post…. well the wedding was last night… rocked it out too and those are coming later on, BUT check these out !! ::
Wow people… Not sure I’ll ever book 4 weddings in one month again, BUT luckily for my first 2 of the 4…. they are getting their disc in the mail no later than 4 days after their big day….LOL deff not the norm =). Anyway meet Wade and Breanna you may remember them from a great engagement session about this time last year… Well their day has finally came and what good day it was… good weather, everything ran smooth and a crazy good time at the reception. Check out some of their shots from the day ::
Hello blog world, I would like to introduce you to Hillary and Jay…….. I don’t know his last name… ahhh yeah Wood (LOL sorry Jay I had too). What a great couple these guys are… really nice and very laid back. They got married at the Braselton Stover House and what a great venue that this place is. Jay is a police officer and Heels-lary… I mean Hillary is a school teacher, BUT don’t let the profession fool ya… between her “heels with attitude” and her dancing… gurl got moves like Jagger lol…. The reception was so fun and I had so much good action to shoot that my side shooter found himself getting down on the dance floor as well…. What a great evening and night we had shooting this special day. Check out some of the shots from the day ::
Congrats to Latosha and Tad who were married just less than two weeks ago… that’s right brides to be… less than two weeks ago and they are getting their disc now =)… This venue, Jim Walters Barn, in Lula GA is a pretty neat place. There is a lot of really neat places to shoot around there and inside. It made for a great wedding venue and Latosha and Tad made it that much prettier…. awwwww… Check out some the great shots from their special day !! ::
Soo I got home not long ago tonight from shooting Latosha and Tad’s wedding at Jim Walters Barn in Lula, GA… what a very pretty venue and very country-esque =) We also did Latosha’s Bridal Session there as well a few weeks ago… bridal sessions are bitter sweet to me because… they are sweet because it is great session that we can take our time and get some great shots, it’s good dress, hair and makeup practice for the big day… they are bitter because the pictures turn out so good and I have to wait until after the wedding to post obviously…lol. So I have had these on standby for over a week now to post as soon as the wedding was over =)… Stay tuned for the actual wedding pictures coming soon… anyway check out Latosha’s bridal below ::
What a great weekend to shoot a great wedding… Perfect weather, perfect venue and the perfect couple…. This wedding was held up at Brasstown Valley Resort This is a really nice venue nestled in the mountains of North Ga. Kristina and Neel were as relaxed as they could be it seemed on what was a very busy day… I got some great shots and here are a few from the day… check them out
This was wedding #67 for me in my short career… and I must say this was probably one of my favorites I’ve ever shot. First off I’d like to thank Marla and Chad for sticking with me thru the tough and unfortunate times that took place over the months of planning leading up to your special day. Marla and Chad is a very nice couple and very sincere and friendly…. I met Chad twice (the second time on his wedding day) and he was generous enough to tell me about the green cooler and to help myself (thanks for that and I had a few….shhhhh). Everything at this wedding, which was held at the brides parents house, was put together and done by them…. I was very impressed when I rolled up the day of the wedding…. I knew it was going to be a good day… check out some shots ::
Back to the grind… after having some of July and all of August off from weddings… I am back at full swing now. I ended my first half on a bang with DJ & Bubba and starting this second half off on the right foot at The Georgia Club. Not sure if you remember Kim and Allen’s amazing engagement session at Piedmont Park, but their wedding was not to disappoint either. Without delaying anymore check out these shots! ::
DJ and Bubba says I Do! This was a pretty cool wedding in that most of all the pictures were taken on DJ’s parents property. What a very pretty place they have… everything from a nice big house, to wooden bridges, to nice greenery and even a cool little vineyard. Very nice and inviting family as well… we got luck in that the temperature may have hit 90… if it did we really didn’t feel it much as I always shoot in the shade =). We also dodged the rain, which I knew we would because I have a “65 wedding no rain consecutive streak” going on currently… yeap so all you brides thinking about booking me… HA just more added value on top of some great shots =)…lol. Anyway here are a few shots from the day… enjoy ::
Heather and Michael was wed last Saturday at the Carl House and like every wedding that I have shot there… it was amazing. I shot Heather and Michael’s engagement photos awhile back at Hurricane Shoals and I could tell then that we were going to capture some great shots on the day of their wedding! Such a laid back couple with a great family. I just finished up editing their whole wedding… they are probably on their way back from the honeymoon and I am on my way tomorrow to a well deserved vacation… Here are a few shots from the day… enjoy ::
Another great wedding… I shot this one with NRP. Not a lot to say… just let the images do the talking. Quick post on this one… enjoy! ::
Wedding #8 of the season for me and I got to shoot with AGW Photography. The last time that I shot at Roswell Mill was a few years ago and Allyson assited me so I had the opportunity to side shoot with her at her wedding there. This place is a unique venue in that there are a lot of different looks for good photography… everything from old buildings to rivers and waterfalls. A lot of things have changed in Roswell since I last shot there… the Roswellians think very highly of their city property… hence the $100 permit to shoot photography there that you have to have… Luckily Julie had hers… I meant Allyson had hers =). We didn’t get sent to jail thank goodness. The reception was a first for me in that it was pretty crazy (i’ll keep the incriminatory pictures hidden) but I think we counted 7 spilled drinks and 3 broken glasses on the dance floor… you know you have a good reception when that happens… Like always I enjoy side shooting and usually try and get some good stuff… check out some of the shots below ::
Immediately after this next shot below…. i caught some of his Crown and Coke on me and my lens… luckily no harm…whew!
Oh i love fun weddings… and I deff knew this one was probably going to be one of the funnest I have shot. Meet TJ and Alison… I met these guys at the University of West Georgia where we were all Art majors, so you know right off the bat we all have twisted and funny personalities. I had almost every art class with TJ… yes it was fun and dreadful at the same time (just kidding…), but when TJ is constantly showing you his amazing drawings, mine kinda lost my respect…lol. Alison and Tj started dating back then… only 10-12 years ago… not that long ago…. Anyway we reconnected on Facebook and they got engaged and I got to shoot their wedding. Good people they are and TJ is pretty funny so he made the day interesting for me. I think he was impressed by my Nikon arsenal and since then I have heard he is making the swap over from Canon…okay probably not but this is my blog so I can tell like I want =). Check out some of these great shots from their day… and congrats guys… ::
What a great wedding season that I have had thus far and this wedding was no different. A great couple with Sara and Michael… so fun to be around and a very laid back bride and groom. I just finished their wedding pictures like 5 minutes ago from their wedding last week… We got some great shots and the venue was pretty amazing also at Vinings Club in Vinings GA. Thanks to Sergio the Italian security guard (right brides maids =)… for letting us up to the 22nd floor for some great overlook shots of Atlanta. I wish all the best to Sara and Michael… oh and Sara since the wedding is now over… GOOOOOOO DAWGS! SICKEM…. =) Check out some great shots ::
Fifty-Nine (59) weddings and counting, no rain outs streak continues!! 70% chance of rain this past Saturday but I wasn’t worried… I’m good luck (hint hint for all you future , outdoor wedding brides … Anyway meet Abbey and Matt, you may remember them from our engagement session back in February (here). I could tell by shooting these two then that we were going to get some great pictures on their wedding day, Just so happened that this is my 200th blog post (yay!) AND one of my most favorite weddings shots that i have taken to date would come from this wedding… checkout a few shots from the day and see if you can pick my favorite =) ::
One of my newly favorite venues to shoot at is the Carl House located in Auburn, GA… I have shot there in the summer, spring, fall and winter and no matter what time of the year it is… It is quite the photographers paradise! I have a few booked there this year of my own, but this past weekend I had the privilege to shoot under Neal Reeves at this wonderful venue. Each time I shoot there i seem to find a new angle, a new lighting shot and just new ideas in general… I can’t wait for my others scheduled there this coming year…. here are a few shots from this weekend… ::
March Maddness…. wedding style! Shot another great wedding at The Cathedral of Christ the King. Its a very beautiful church but be prepared to get in and get out as it is a revolving door for weddings all day long… Shooting wedding #2 here under NRP and here are a few of the shots….
I got the privileged of shooting with AGW Photography this weekend in Atlanta. As always I love to side shoot and try to any chance I can when I have weekends off from my own booked weddings! This wedding actually extended my streak… my “rain free” streak… 56 weddings shot and not a rain out yet…. I should really use this as a selling feature…LOL. I really like the Atlanta venues as they add a slightly bit different look than most venues around my area. I met Courtney and Ben obviously the day of the wedding…. and what a really great couple and a good looking couple at that =). Here are just a few images from the big day as a side shooter… enjoy! :