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Clifton Is New Here

I love meeting babies.  I don’t have my own baby, and I don’t want my own baby.  But other people’s babies?  Totally the best.  Clifton provided my perfect November baby fix!

I’m not often a big fan of baby props, but this hat… Yeah. Adorable.

Permalink to 2013 Fall Minishoots | Springvale Park | Atlanta, GA

2013 Fall Minishoots | Springvale Park | Atlanta, GA

Minishoots are 15-minute portrait shoots that take place back-to-back at an Atlanta park of my choosing only twice a year. I hosted this year’s Fall Minishoots at Springvale Park in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood, photographing 28 families over the course of 2 days. These are just a few favorites from those sessions.

Permalink to Gina & Trent | Town Brookhaven | Atlanta, GA

Gina & Trent | Town Brookhaven | Atlanta, GA

Permalink to Meredith & Chris | Georgian Terrace | Atlanta, GA

Meredith & Chris | Georgian Terrace | Atlanta, GA

I fell in love with Meredith the moment I found out she was a librarian.  I mean… sold. Right?  Next I discovered, through random chit-chat, that she and her fiancée Chris had both gone to college with my sisters, and that several of their mutual friends would be at the wedding.  And THEN, on the wedding day, she shared her dream of one day opening a private library specifically for cat-lovers, where cats would be welcome, and if you don’t have your own cat, you can borrow one.  (STOP IT!)  So, all in all, both Erin and I wound up feeling like we’d known Meredith all along, and we were MEANT to photograph her wedding.  Chris: you are one lucky man.

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Reception and Catering: The Georgian Terrace
Dress: Rivini
Paperie: The Paper Source
Hair & Makeup: Molly Walsh
Coordinator: June Cuba
Flowers: Erin Faulkner
Cake: Frosted Pumpkin
Band: Flavor
My Super-Terrific, Can’t-Live-Without-Her, Second Shooter: Erin Schopf

I don’t know Meredith well, but from what I do know about her, I can tell you that this picture is very Meredith.  Adorable.

I love these photos Erin made of Meredith’s Rivini wedding gown:

Chris’s sister, checking his shave…

First look…

Siblings and parents…

Guests arriving…

Counting down…

Molly Walsh did an insane job on Meredith’s hair and makeup.  I love working with this talented hair and makeup artist!

Finishing touches…

I love the following two shots, because they showcase so perfectly the advantage of having two photographers present.  The above images were so important to the story, but I knew I could never run up the stairs to the balcony fast enough to get a good overhead shot of Meredith entering with her dad.  Thankfully, while I was capturing their entrance from the ground level, Erin was making an incredible image from above…

Meredith’s beautiful sister:

A DIY macro shot of the rings:

Yummy salads and a TO. DIE. FOR. pasta bar. Really. I ate some. Delicious!

I love this pictures because… crazy.


This wedding was brought to you by:

(Anne & Erin)

Permalink to Cassie & Brendan | Druid Hills Golf Club | Atlanta, GA

Cassie & Brendan | Druid Hills Golf Club | Atlanta, GA

I learn something new at every wedding.  Seriously.  Even after 150+ weddings photographed and delivered, every single wedding teaches me at least one new thing about myself, about photography, about how much club soda it takes to remove a stain from a wedding dress…  At Cassie & Brendan’s wedding I learned: “Timeline? What timeline?”  And I laughed a whole, whole lot.  Thank you, Cassie & Brendan, for being SO MUCH FUN. But most of all, Cassie, thank you for not spilling that, er, cranberry juice (ahem) on your wedding dress before the ceremony.  I wasn’t kidding when I said I’m not that good at Photoshop.  OXO

Ceremony: Decatur Presbyterian Church
Reception: Druid Hills Golf Club
Flowers: Bloom Floral Design
Band: Love, Peach, & Happiness

Cassie, writing a letter to Brendan, below left; and her oh-so-adorable aunts, below right.

I love this photo of Cassie fist-bumping her older sister:

Cassie’s mom getting the finishing touches on her makeup:

Cassie’s dad collecting Cassie’s things to take to the church:



All of Brendan’s family: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins:

All of Cassie’s family: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins:

Quick! Five minutes for portraits with Cassie & Brendan before introductions…

First dances on the veranda…

A toast from one of Brendan’s brothers…

In a Macedonian tradition, Cassie and Brendan broke this large loaf of bread together, each vying for the bigger piece.  Superstition holds that whoever gets the bigger chunk will be head of the household.  Cassie won by a landslide.

Wherever they are, whatever they’re wearing, tired children always just lay down on the floor.

This wedding was brought to you by:


Permalink to Victory Fund | Intercontinental Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

Victory Fund | Intercontinental Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

I joined at a fundraising brunch to make a few images of their speakers and guests at the Intercontinental Buckhead.  Victory Fund works to elect LGBT leaders to public office.

Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan:

Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner:

Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez:

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