Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jill & Steve's Engagement Session

Jill & Steve will be getting married later this summer here in Atlanta. We went out a few weeks ago for their engagement session and I loved to have the opportunity to get to know them better and see how they are together.

This is one of the reasons I love doing engagements sessions. It provides me the chance to see how each couple relates with each other, how they interact, how they are together. It is also a great opportunity for all of us to work together and generate that extra comfort level for the wedding day.

We started the session in town...

But shortly after we started we got hit by a torrential and totally unexpected rain.
So we found a spot where we could continue working under cover.

We had planned to finish the session at Piedmont Park to get some images with the background of the city, so we rescheduled to do that another day, but first we decided to go to the park and capture the reality of the day.

And we came back another day...

And had lots of fun.

I could not believe when Jill took off running running up that hill, and Steve followed... It was over 90 degrees out there!

I love this quiet moment at the end of the day...

Thanks to both of you for a wonderful time. I just can't wait until the wedding day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mysteena & Josh's Watercolor Wedding

I always say I love my job... the thing is, it is not a job. It is an opportunity to be with great people, in great places and in return, give our clients the gift of capturing those memories. What a blessing, isn't it?

This time around, Mysteena & Josh took us to the wonderful Watercolor Resort, in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Needless to say that with the horrible oil disaster they had been on their toes about their plans, but fortunately things were perfect.

Both the rehearsal and wedding days were super casual events. very relaxed and fun, just like the bride & groom. A very intimate, romantic and emotional gathering which we feel very lucky to have been invited to be a part of.

Here are a few images...

I love this quiet moment before the bride started doing her family portraits.
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And this is the very happy groom. He was very anxious actually and it was hard for him to be still for some portraits :)
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I love the little details that Watercolor set out...
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Absolutely perfect flower girl dresses! Could not have been any cuter and they fit the girls personalities to the tee. Here they are waiting for their turn to walk down the aisle.
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Gorgeous location.
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The bride and groom heading out...
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And a couple of their portraits. Watercolor is wonderful and you can shoot by the beach but also by the lake. I loved this location actually!
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And two from the Reception...
Toasts (one of my favorite times always).
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And this cute capture of one of the flower girls digging into the pail of flip-flops and trying them all out!
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Thanks Mysteena and Josh for a most wonderful time. We loved getting to know your close family & friends and being able to work with you!

Check out the Wedding Slideshow here!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Brittany & Tom's Country Club Wedding

Brittany & Tom got married in May at Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Georgia. It was a gorgeous day, perfect for a country club wedding.

Everyone got ready at the club where we did all the pre-ceremony pictures.

Here is the beautiful bride right after getting her veil on.

Brittany getting emotional when she meets her dad for the first time!

A classic bridal portrait.

The Bridal Party. I love the green & white seersucker dresses!

And check out the groom!

And his party.

And the fabulous light blue & white seersucker suits. Perfect!

Brittany checking out dad as they walk down the aisle. I love the tenderness and spontaneity of this moment.

Cocktail hour at the club's terrace.

A stroll down the green...

Time for toasts.

And lots of dancing!

It all wrapped up with a fantastic exit!

Thanks Brittany & Tom for having us be part of your day. We truly enjoyed it and loved working with you and your families.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

An Atlanta Engagement Session

A few weeks ago we went into town to celebrate Jessica and Kevin's upcoming wedding with some fun engagement photos.

I always ask couples to pick places that are meaningful to them and they wanted to start at the new Six Feet Under in the Midtown West area because they hang out there a lot...

We hang out in the rooftop terrace...

And in the small front patio.

... and then headed over to Piedmont Park.

I love how much fun they had...

It was a very enjoyable day, we laughed a lot and Kevin & Jessica were really great to work with. I just can't wait until their fabulous wedding at The Mansion on Peachtree in October where there will be lots of fabulous StudioWed vendors with the amazing coordination of Michelle Gainey from Lemiga Events.

Thanks Jessica & Kevin for a very fun time.