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MARRIED! JEN & GEOFF

{CHATEAU ELAN WINERY AND RESORT, BRASELTON, GA} {ATLANTA & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER}

I love weddings in the Fall here in Georgia and this one was one to go gaga over! Geoff and Jenn picked the most romantic of locations for their backdrop on their special day and nothing, not even the haze that permeated the north Georgia mountains from the wildfires would put a damper on this day. 

We might not have an epic sunset, but we got a gorgeous couple and a stunning location! We were super excited to explore the grounds and the indoors to find stunning locations for images that were borderline editorial, something you'd see in magazines, something not so traditional! Jenn was excited to get creative with us as we photographed them to rival movie stars! 

Thank you to Chateau Elan for its hospitality and help in making these images! And congrats to the happy couple! It was a true joy to photograph your wedding!

 

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nothing more beautiful for a wedding than Fall in Georgia! Especially in north georgia!

nothing more beautiful for a wedding than Fall in Georgia! Especially in north georgia!

that dress! that lace! that back! that drama! It was to die for!

that dress! that lace! that back! that drama! It was to die for!

I love an exciting first look!

I love an exciting first look!

intimate and small but just perfect for these two!

intimate and small but just perfect for these two!

details details details. and oh, those flowers!!!

details details details. and oh, those flowers!!!

Jenn! You are just gorgeous! 

Jenn! You are just gorgeous! 

the grandeur of chateau elan, the gorgeous vines, and beautiful grounds are the perfect backdrop for a wedding. so romantic!

the grandeur of chateau elan, the gorgeous vines, and beautiful grounds are the perfect backdrop for a wedding. so romantic!

frolicking through the vineyards of chateau elan

frolicking through the vineyards of chateau elan

sparkly engagement ring, wedding band, and groom's band

sparkly engagement ring, wedding band, and groom's band

epic. bridal. drama. bold

epic. bridal. drama. bold

beautiful bride in a decadent lace dress taking a moment to enjoy her reception

beautiful bride in a decadent lace dress taking a moment to enjoy her reception

beautiful sparkling ring to match the gorgeous chateau elan decor. opulent and lux and fit for a bride

beautiful sparkling ring to match the gorgeous chateau elan decor. opulent and lux and fit for a bride

 

Vendors:

Venue: Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Florist: Gardenia Floral Design

Wedding Planner: Hannah Cassidy with Chateau Elan

Cake: Chateau Elan

Caterer: Chateau Elan

Invitations: Minted

Bronwyn & Nate MARRIED!

It was a magical summer day at Flint Hill with friends and family waiting to celebrate with the couple. But first, there was the dress to put on! 

One of the things that struck me the most about Bronwyn was so just downright sweet she was. It was evident in the girls she had around her as they got ready! I felt like we became friends by the end of the night. And what's not to love about that? 

There was a moment after she had her dress on and we were waiting for the guys to come in so we can go an take photos with the girls and she peeked out the window into the parking lot and the audible gasp we all heard as she saw him was evidence of her excitement. She watched him until she couldn't see him anymore. 

These girls were just the best and we all had so much fun being silly and taking photos! 

Nate and Bronwyn opted not to do a first look but they did meet, divided by a door, and said a prayer together. Both were so emotional and she was crying and it was better and more intimate than any first look  we could have done. It was so touching to see them share that moment together before walking down the aisle. 

It was a beautiful wedding, the kiss was swoony and the party was just getting started! The love was bright and beautiful and so evident between these two! 

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These two couldn't be any cuter and sweeter and more in love. 

Overall, Flint Hill turned out to be a perfect destination for this sweet couple with its nook and crannies and gardens everywhere. It looked enchanting, smelled divine from all the blooming flowers, and even the angel statues looked on as we made beautiful memories last and told this couple's story. 

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It was a wonderful end to a wonderful day as these two lovebirds danced their last song, kissed to a cheering crowd and were sent off to their grand honeymoon adventure! I go to a lot of weddings and party alongside many couples, but this wedding I remember was hard to leave since everyone wanted to keep dancing and having fun. 

So keep dancing, Nate & Bronwyn and hope you never stop having fun together! 

Five Reasons to Book a Boudoir Shoot

Have you considered a boudoir shoot? Maybe you think you it's too sexy? Or you don't feel confident to strip down? I am here to convince you otherwise! 

I am a firm believer that this shoot is life changing. Every woman should get in front of the right photographer and feel sexy and strong and beautiful! 

REASON #1

Get pampered! My shoots include hair and makeup for the sole purpose of feeling pampered and adding just enough to your natural beauty to help you get in the mood! It's like a girl's night in with champagne, light snacks and goofing around in the sheets! 

REASON #2

Do it at home or at a hotel or at a  cozy studio, wherever you feel most comfortable! Talk with your photographer about what will best suit your personality. What will your significant other like? What will be most fun for you? By finding a location that you like, you won't be stressed out about the unfamiliar. It's enough to strip down, I don't want you worrying about your surroundings. 

REASON #3

Confidence booster! There's nothing like seeing yourself looking gorgeous to make you feel like you can take over the world! Show off your beauty and conquer your fear. You'll thank yourself later for being so brave and for kicking ass while doing it.

REASON #4

Hello, BRIDES!! You're already working so hard for your wedding, why not book a boudoir session to show it off? Forget engagement sessions, try a boudoir! Just think of what your significant other will say when he gets these photos on your honeymoon? RWAR! 

REASON #5

Why not add your significant other and make beautiful, intimate photos together! There's nothing like a sweet and spicy session with your loved one. Come and experience it! 

BONUS REASON

You get to go shopping! How fun is it to go grab some fun pieces for your own boudoir! Take some time for yourself and find those killer confidence boosting lingerie pieces that are sure to make you feel great, but maybe later get to wow your hubby!

 

Whether you are doing this for yourself, to celebrate a milestone or something fun to do with your significant other or girlfriends, be sure that it's an unforgettable experience and you'll be hooked! I love to pamper and hope my girls will indulge happily in all the session has to offer. Afterwards? Grab your hubby or friends and go out on the town because your hair and makeup is all ready! 

 

Want to know more? Don't hesitate to get in touch! 

 

Five Reasons to Book a Fresh 48

First off, for those that don't know what a Fresh 48 is, it's a session book during the baby's first 48 hours. It can be a session where bring the baby home to meet its siblings, or low key family pics, or just baby newborn style.

 

REASON 1

It's a great opportunity to get intimate, sweet photos of the siblings and the new baby.

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REASON 2

Did I say it's wonderfully intimate? No need to fuss with outfits and locations. There's nothing more wonderful and beautiful than a portrait of Dad and baby. 

REASON 3

Hello, cute newborn photos! This little nugget was already full of personality even at two days old. Love capturing these little smiles. Yes, it's not as long as a newborn session but you would still get a few baby photos. 

REASON 4

Yes, budget! Can't afford to do a whole newborn and family session? This is a quick, low key, easy way to do it! 

REASON 5

Because it's shot in the first two days, these pictures make great baby announcements! I'm all about making this easy for the mom after all the hard work she put in! 

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