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Meet Us By The Creek | Ben and Tara's Glen Ella Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Where do I begin when it comes to Tara and Ben? I was given the opportunity to really connect with and get to know them when I flew to NYC and stayed with them overnight to shoot their engagement photos in Brooklyn, and it really always means so much to me when clients allow me into their space like that. Their story is special and wonderful, and their love has survived and grown amidst long distance and then an 800 mile move. These are two beautiful, genuine, solid people who love each other immensely in ways that count. I was so happy to be part of their day.

To accompany this blog post and the wedding highlight therein, I wanted to share part of Tara's initial email inquiry to me. And then, onto the photos that hopefully hit each and every one of her wishes.

"I am a very sentimental person. When I look at the body of your work, I feel you may be that way too. Your photos seem to tell a story of not just one day in a couples life, but everything that brought them there, and the uniqueness of their love. All we really want are real and honest photos that will make us cry 30 years down the road. I love a good cry. I want to see the things that maybe we are too caught up in the moment to miss. I want to know what the trees looked like in the sun (or rain) right before I get to be with my favorite person for life. I want to feel how cold the creek was that will flow behind us. I want to see the hugs, laughs, tears of my guests. I want to know what the inevitable bourbon driven sing along/dance party looks like from the outside. I want to smell the campfire smoke and sweet grass of my childhood memories. Most importantly, I just want a reflection of Ben and I's love for each other, nature, and our family and friends."

Vendors:
Event Planning: Detailed I Do's
Florals: French Market Flowers

Venue/Catering: Glen Ella Springs
Cakes:
Cecilia Villaveces Cakes
Wedding Dress/Groom's Suit: Alexandra Grecco/J. Crew
Bryr Clogs: Bryr Studio

Omega and Ingrid's Courthouse Wedding

First of all, I haven't blogged in two, almost three months. Which is way, way too long! So I'm back with one of my latest image collections - my friends Omega and Ingrid, getting hitched at Dekalb Courthouse! Such a sweet and gorgeous couple. They said their I Do's and then we spent a few minutes creating some portraits around the town square. Congrats to Mr and Mrs Ruth! Love you and can't wait to see your future!

The Sam Hurd EPIC Atlanta Workshop

Earlier this year I attended the Sam Hurd EPIC Workshop. Not only is Sam an amazing photographer with a very unique perspective + groundbreaking methods, he's an even better person - real, kind, helpful, and full of infectious enthusiasm for his craft. It was a great experience (I've always been a little wary of workshops and if they'll actually benefit me much - this one was worth every penny!). Since walking away from the experience, I've incorporated some of the things Sam taught/made me think about and am really grateful for the learning opportunity. Here's some images from the live shoot we did - both of the couple and of behind the scenes! PSA: you're gonna see some photos of my super-talented bud Kevin because he's adorable and I like to show him off.