Wedding

BAILEY + RYAN: A PREVIEW

Our spring wedding season has been amazing and it is hard to believe that is almost summer. We have had the pleasure of photographing so many sweet weddings in the last few months - and the feeling of witnessing love’s confirmation never gets old. A bride asked us recently to tell her what our favorite part of photographing weddings was. While I did answer her question in that meeting, I can say that Bailey and Ryan’s intimate wedding was a pure embodiment of it.

Every detail was so personal and genuine: Bailey braiding one of her bridesmaid’s hair, a hotel room full of people who love each other, possibly the most personal gift given to a father of the bride that I have ever seen, Ryan carefully tending to the day-of checklist with precision - only to have a totally serene expression when Bailey was mentioned.

Real deal emotion: Sometimes it is easy for couple to get lost in the pomp and circumstance of their wedding day. Not Bailey and Ryan. There was an effortlessness to how they expressed their love for one another, their small gestures to each other as they read their vows, the unspoken connected shared in glances throughout the ceremony. Even this wedding veteran shed a little tear during Ryan’s opus to Bailey - I have no shame about it.

So what is it that I love so much about photographing weddings? Being reminded that real love does exist and being able to document it. Just look at any of the images where these two lovebirds are together and you can only agree that Bailey and Ryan are living, breathing examples of the beauty of love for another human being. Every moment was for the other, even if it meant pinky-swearing during dinner, holding hands as they spoke to guests, gushing admiration about each other any time when they were given the opportunity, laughing at the stories being told during toasts, using some mid-reception portraits as an opportunity to kiss each other a few more times. Seeing these things are what made my heart grow ten sizes that day.

SIRENA + ROHAN: A PREVIEW

Weddings are magical things. They show the height of human emotion and potential for love. They give us a glimpse into the most beautiful parts of our minds and hearts. Sirena and Rohan’s intimate ceremony at Atlanta’s Millennium Gate Museum only reminded us that love can be find you at any point of life - all you have to do is embrace it.

After a week of chilly weather and rain, Sirena and Rohan somehow had the most beautiful weather for their wedding day! The Millennium Gate Museum provided classic architectural elements which became a lovely canvas for the romantic details of the day. Both Sirena and Rohan were absolutely beaming, and the tenderness between them was palpable.

Quinn + Hayden : A Preview

The perfect way to describe the Grizzle wedding? A whole lotta love. (Thank you to Led Zeppelin for providing such a clever caption.)

The day was sweet and intimate. Full of close friends and family the Grizzle wedding was a wonderful blend of classic southern and a little bit of whimsy.

We shot Quinn and Hayden’s engagement photos back in January of this year and then in November we were honored to be able to capture their wedding day. It’s always neat to see how a couple grows together during a season of engagement. From being newly engaged to just days until the wedding, until they promise each other forever, it’s almost like it’s own little storybook.

A favorite moment? Most definitely the first look with the bride and her father. It was tender and sweet and perfect. We love capturing moments like these.

The bridesmaids were nothing but fun. You could see the tight bond they had with Quinn, especially when they saw Quinn for the first reveal!

The space for the ceremony was stunning with the colors of fall in full effect. It made for the perfect backdrop to such a sweet ceremony. Quinn was all smiles too, you could tell she was excited to spend the rest of her life with her most favorite person.

There was a sign behind the dessert bar with a quote, “You have my whole heart for my whole life.” And we just love that. It just really speaks to what Quinn and Hayden were feeling that day. And so, Mr. and Mrs. Grizzle it was truly a joy to be a part of your day, we offer our congratulations once more and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Miranda + Ben : A Preview

Miranda and Ben’s day was such a dream. We have been so excited about sharing it, and though we wish we could share the whole day with you, we have yet to finish all of the photos! With so many beautiful elements to this day we just could not wait any longer.

As one of our last weddings of the year we can say with confidence that the wedding of Miranda and Ben was well worth the wait.

To start, we were super excited to work with our favorite coordinator and designer, Ms. Kecia Wilson of Three Little Birds weddings, so we knew immediately this wedding was going to be a showstopper.  Every detail from the bouquets to the sparkler exit was beautifully executed.

The pale pink bridesmaids dresses paired perfectly with the groomsmen’s navy suits and Miranda stole the show in her stunning Hayley Paige gown.  

And the flowers? Um hello, they were wild and lovely. Full of lush greenery with accents of ruby and navy and soft touches of creamy whites and oranges.

Since it was November it was a bit chilly in the evening. So Miranda wore this gorgeous fur stole for some of the portraits and we were obsessed. The fur perfectly complimented the delicate lace of her gown and added a touch of elegance.

One of our favorite details from the wedding were the toasts at the reception. Never have we heard such memorable speeches with as much personality as these. From reminiscing on funny childhood stories to everyone knowing Miranda and Ben were instantly meant to be, capturing these moments was truly a treat.  

The whole day you could really just feel the love between not only Miranda and Ben, but every friend and family member too.  

We couldn’t have been more pleased to be a part of this beautiful day.

Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Foster, we wish you nothing but happiness.  

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QUINN + HAYDEN - A DAHLONEGA ENGAGMENT PREVIEW

Holiday engagements are some of the most beautiful and memorable sessions to photograph, especially when you factor in the golden light and a small town decorated in lots of twinkling lights!  We loved using Historic Downtown Dahlonega as a backdrop for photographing this new chapter in Quinn and Hayden's life together.  Looking forward to photographing this sweet couple's wedding in November!