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1st Picks: Tera + Brett

We have so many wonderful images from Tera and Brett’s wedding! Fun portraits, and people laughing and hugging and celebrating… here are just three photos that we loved — a quick sneak peek into their wedding day.


One Ring:

The Last Frame of the Night:

More to come!

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Engaged! Rachael + Caleb

We do most of our E-Shoots in Atlanta, so it was really fun to drive up to north Georgia for Rachael and Caleb’s E-Shoot! One of their family friends gave us free reign of their property, complete with an historic old home, vineyard, and apple orchard! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful location or a more perfect day. To complete the picture, Rachael and Caleb are absolutely gorgeous themselves, and so completely in love with one another it just spilled over into all of their photographs! I had a hard time narrowing it down for this blog post, but I finally selected some favorites. We can’t wait for their wedding next year!

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Family: The Browns

It’s that time of year again! I was excited to create family photos again this year for Megan and Reggie — we even got one of their dogs in on the action this time!  There is no greater honor than being asked to photograph families over and over again.  :)

Here are a few favorites from our shoot at Piedmont Park:

Neveah has so much personality, and her sense of humor totally comes from her dad!

This is Megan and her sister, Mallory, who is great photographer herself!

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Aftershoot: Alissa + Ben

I think the best part of our job may just be the friends we make in the process.  We photographed Alissa and Ben’s wedding in 2008, and we’re now lucky enough to call them friends.  It made our trip to Washington, D.C. in September even more exciting, since we knew we would not only be photographing a gorgeous wedding, but we would also get to hang out with Alissa and Ben, who moved there last year!  Just a couple weeks before we were to leave, Ben e-mailed and asked about surprising Alissa with an Aftershoot while we were in D.C.  OF COURSE!  I knew we’d be exhausted from the wedding we would shoot the day before, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photograph our friends again.

Alissa and Ben got all dressed up in their wedding finery (kudos to them for both still FITTING in their wedding finery!) and we went out of the town for several hours of picture-taking.

These are just a few of my favorite shots from their Aftershoot.

First stop: the subway at Dupont Circle:

I wasn’t sure if anyone would object to us taking clearly-professional photos, but no one seemed to mind.  Dan just hand-held a flash bare-bulb so that I could capture these lit shots.

On the subway, we were practically ignored, though Alissa and Ben did hear “Congratulations!” a lot.  ;)

The next two pictures are Dan’s:

Let me just say, taking pictures on a subway while it’s moving is NOT easy!

HA.  I love that Dan took this:

Dan and Ben went into a CVS to get bottles of water for everyone, so I took a few shots of Alissa by herself.  I love the light in this photo.

We made our way toward the Capitol Building, stopping along the way wherever we saw a cool spot for pictures.

We finally reached the mall, and spent about an hour back and forth between the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building.  It was SO much fun!

Another of Dan’s:

Alissa asked a local florist to create this little bouquet for her, centered around the purple cabbage.  How cool is that?

After a long conversation in which I never did understand the purpose of hiking the ball to someone else to start the play, I finally just took the picture:

Alissa wanted to try some sort of cheerleading move… but it wasn’t really working out…

So we settled for this instead:

Alissa’s bridesmaids carried these parasols at her wedding.  I loved getting to incorporate it into a few shots:

We stopped by our hotel room for a little break, and I took a few photos in the room.

I think the doormen at the hotel were REALLY confused by all the coming and going!  I’m sure they were wondering, “what kind of wedding IS this, anyway?”

Last but certainly not least, Alissa wanted some fountain photos.  How lucky that the fountain is Dupont Circle is so beautiful?  We had a little audience gather to watch as Alissa and Ben climbed into the water.  We were somewhat nervous that we wouldn’t have time to take any pictures before someone came and kicked us out, but no one stopped us!  Yay!

Liss and Ben, we love you guys!  We’re so blessed to know you!

(and Dan!)

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Married! Rankin + Travis

Rankin and Travis’s were blessed with beautiful sunny weather on their wedding day at Piedmont Driving Club in south Atlanta. They were both so relaxed and happy to be getting married!  Surrounded by their family and friends, they had a beautiful intimate ceremony with a HUGE celebration afterward!  (Think dancing, dancing, and MORE DANCING!)  We’re so honored to have been chosen to document their wedding celebration!

**Click here to see their slideshow!

Rankin and Travis’s invitations were designed by Paper Affair.

Nicole Goydish with Aura Hair twisted Rankin’s hair into pin curls in preparation for a GORGEOUS updo!

Rankin walks past the groomsmen to see Travis for the first time in their wedding clothes.

First look!

One of Rankin’s bridesmaids brought a set of pink, fake mustaches!

They fought for one serious shot before totally losing it!

The wedding programs…

…and wicker fans to keep the guests cool on the humid September afternoon.

Rankin and her dad peek through the window, watching the ceremony begin.

Rankin and her dad walk down the aisle to music played by Allegro Strings.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres like southern fried okra and glasses of fresh lemonade.

The buttery-yellow flower arrangements were designed by Petals A Florist.

Photographs from Rankin and Travis’s E-Shoot were displayed alongside wedding photos of their parents and grandparents.

Rankin and Travis’s first dance.

Travis’s first dance with his mom.

Rankin’s first dance with her dad.

The cup on the right has been used by women in Rankin’s family to toast at four different weddings!  The initials of each couple are engraved in the cup.  Rankin and Travis’s initials will be added next.

The club at night.

The party got started by the fabulously fantastic Papa Sol, our all-time favorite Atlanta wedding band. One of the guests joined the band for an impressive rendition of “Shout”!

1.) Travis removes Rankin’s garter…

2.) Travis tosses the garter…

3.) Kid catches the garter!

The last dance of the evening.

Congratulations, Rankin and Travis! Thank you so much for making us part of your wedding day!

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1st Picks: Rebecca+ Will

Rebecca and Will’s wedding was the first in a two-wedding weekend for us! They were amazingly laid-back and SO in love with one another. Here’s a sneak pick, with three of our favorite images from the day:

Rebecca and her dad share a moment just before walking down the aisle.

Rebecca and Will’s rings and one of their gorgeous letterpress invitations.

The first dance, with huge balloons in the background. The balloons celebrated their theme, “You Are My Sunshine.”

More to come!