I love photographing beautiful brides all across the country! I truly love what I do, and I’m so lucky to be able to do what I love. But I have to say, I love being a mom first! And I may be biased, but I have beautiful kids, who would rival any model! If you’re tired of seeing beautiful photos of my gorgeous birthday girl, then this post will disappoint! However, this post isn’t about photos, but about video!
For girls, turning 16 is a big deal. We’ve given each of our girls one big birthday party – on their sweet 16th birthday. It’s the only one where we really go big. At least for our standards. Jessie is the last of our girls to turn 16, and all she asked for was a flower crown and a photoshoot. A girl after my own heart! We were more than happy to give in!
Amy and Sam had such a beautiful day that we have SO many favorites! We couldn’t possibly choose just one. But I love our “the one” series, because it’s a chance for me to give credit where credit is due. I have such a great second shooter, and I love looking through his images! When I saw this one, my heart stopped. It was captured during the First Look, so it was completely unposed and authentic. I love it when just one photo tells a whole story, and this one does.
As we were chatting with the wedding coordinator this day, she commented that Keith and Joe couldn’t have been more perfect for each other – they were each the yin to the other’s yang. We agreed heartily. Keith and Joe seem like complete opposites on the outside, yet they compliment each other so beautifully, that you just can’t imagine one without the other!
On most days, when Amy walks into a room, there’s a noticeable shift in the brightness. Her smile lights up the darkest places, and people naturally gravitate toward her. She is a stunning beauty, but she doesn’t know it, and that’s the best kind. But more than that, Amy is nothing but heart.
School starts next week. I can’t believe the summer is already gone! I swear, it seems like we were finalizing our summer vacation plans only last week. Time and I are not getting along this year! Maybe I’m getting old, or maybe I’m staying too busy to notice the passing of time, but it sure does fly by faster than ever before. Helen is going to be a Senior this year. A Senior! So, in the spirit of the approaching new school year, and in stopping to smell the roses while the roses are still blooming, I thought I would share some of my favorites from her Senior photo session.
We always know a wedding at the Cannon Center will be a good one, and Angelique and Marcus’ day did not disappoint! We were excited for this one ever since their sexy engagement shoot, so we were so ready to get our cameras on them again! The wedding day was a perfect reflection of them. It was nearly entirely white, with only a splash of soft yellow here and there. The ceremony was intimate and classy, with soft sheers draping the entire room, while the reception had a modern sophisticated feel with lots of white leather lounge furniture. And the after party! Yes! After the reception, the entire space was flipped yet again for a nightclub party that lasted all night! We would have expected nothing less from Angelique and Marcus.
Keith and Joe met at the UGA Law School. While they both attended different schools previously, they each wound up at UGA at the same time. Over the course of their three years there so far, they fell in love, and they will be getting married in Memphis in two weeks! Since Athens is such a big part of their lives now, we all really wanted to do their engagement session there. So Ed and I traveled to Athens (just a few days after spending a week in Georgia ourselves!) to document this special times in their lives. I’m so glad we did! Not only did we get tons of amazing photos, but we got to spend a weekend in a lovely Georgian town, and soak up the college culture!
Brittany and Walker are so easy-going! We knew right away that they were the perfect clients for us. We all got along from the moment we met, so we knew their engagement session would be a breeze. They love anything from taking their dogs for a walk along the gravel paths of Shelby Farms, to a simple barbecue at home, to dancing in the rain (as you will soon see). We wanted to make sure to capture the essence of who they are.