We had so much fun on Amanda and A.J.’s engagement session at Sope Creek Park in Marietta, GA. This park features walking trails, a pond, and the ruins of an old paper mill. The ruins are a great place for photos right next to a running stream. We have been to the park with other couples before but we always find new ways to use the location. We decided to go in the early morning to beat the heat. It was a warm spring day with a high of 80 degrees. I think we were all glad we moved to session to 10 AM and not 1 PM!
We did Michelle and Juan’s engagement session on a windy March day at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA. Michelle wanted an urban look for her engagement session because her wedding will be at the Villa Christina where there are plenty of greenery and gardens for their bride and groom portraits. We captured many photos in the park with the Atlanta skyline in the background, but we decided seek shelter from the wind and move to the patio at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on the edge of park. It was great hanging out with them and we can’t wait for their wedding in September. We finally get to work with one of our friends and fellow wedding vendors, Heather from Stems.
Congratulations Natalie and Nick! Their wedding was at the Smyrna Community Center in early March. The ceremony was held outside at the gazebo in the Smyrna Village Green. At first we were worried it was going to rain and that the ceremony would be moved inside. But luckily for us there was only a slight mist in the early morning which cleared up in time for the ceremony. The clouds were perfect for shooting natural light. We had so much fun at their casual and laid back wedding.
We had so much fun with Rhiannon and Mike on their engagement shoot at the Roswell Mill in downtown Roswell, GA. We finally had a warm day after an unusually cold winter for Georgia. So it was no surprise that the park was full of people and their dogs getting out and enjoying the nice weather. The park boasts a nice covered bridge, a waterfall, and walking trails. It’s a popular spot for photographers because of all the unique locations.
There’s no doubt that outside wedding ceremonies are gorgeous. What better backdrop than the beauty of nature? However, when planning an outside ceremony there are some key details that some brides may overlook. And it’s not their fault, they just don’t think about it from a photographer’s perspective.
If you are planning to have an outside wedding ceremony or photos taken outside here are some important tips to keep in mind:
Many brides are choosing to do engagement sessions with their wedding photographers. It’s a great way to get to know the photographer and get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. But you may be wondering what to do with those photos. A signature photo book with your engagement photography makes a perfect wedding guestbook. It’s something you will actually look at again!
There are many different styles of wedding photography. Some photographers may focus on just one style exclusively, but most wedding photographers have a mix of different styles. No style is better or worse than others. It just comes down to your personal preference. You may be asking yourself, what is a photography style?
Brandon and Bonnie are an amazing couple. It’s always a pleasure to work with them. We were their wedding photographers last April at the Tamarack Club in Jasper, GA. Since we didn’t get to do engagement photos with them, we decided to do “newlywed” photos instead. We went to Downtown Woodstock on Main Street. It’s one of our favorite places to go.
Congratulations Marissa and Derek! Their winter wedding was at the Primrose Cottage in downtown Roswell, GA. It was a very cold evening, but they did a great job braving the cold when we went outside for a few pictures. Fortunately the ceremony and reception were inside where it was nice and warm.
Hope you have a safe and happy new year! Our first year photographing weddings together has been great and we want to thank all of our family, friends, and clients for supporting us. Even though Chris has been a photographer for a few years already, this was the first year we worked as a team on weddings and engagement photography in Atlanta. They always say that the first year is the hardest in a new business, but we made it! And we are already booking for 2014!