Beautiful and delicate was the theme for this summery styled shoot at the lawns of the Alpharetta Courthouse Gardens. From our model's dramatic elegant dress, to the sparkly details on the table, we wanted to highlight the classic charm of a wedding style like this and the decor and flowers that looked beautiful and timeless.
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!
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.
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!
So excited to share these photos from the lovely wedding of Gabby and Ashley at Paris on Ponce! In putting this together, I also realized I never posted the engagement photos so here's a bit of a two in one!
Engagement photos were done around Decatur Square mainly at The Brick Store, Leon's, Victory Sandwich Bar, and the Marta Station sign! We love LOVE Decatur but this place held a special place for the happy couple so we had a blast hanging out around the square and taking photos! Even stopping by after at my fave spots, Little Shop of Stories, to pick up a book or two!
THE WEDDING WAS BEAUTIFUL!
The wedding was help at Paris on Ponce, a cool retro locale with a vintage charm and the best place to party! And boy, did we party!
The cake was rainbow beautiful thanks to
The food was so delicious even if we barely had time to enjoy it. I know the guests did!
The fresh mini donuts were so yummy and gave us all an extra boost to keep dancing! Thanks to Sinful Sweets!
And by gosh, thank you MR DJ from AMP'D Entertainment for keeping us all on our feet!
I don't often do same sex marriages but I am so excited and happy for these two girls! They were so sweet and so full of love that I can't say anything else but to thank for having me part of their special day!
All the hugs and love to you both!
I have been traveling since I was eight. Granted most of it has been through airports and from USA to Bulgaria. But these journeys have taught me many things, a few I am happy to share as little nuggets of truth and tips as you embark on your own journey wherever that may take you.
1) Always pack lighter than you want
No matter what, you will ALWAYS regret packing that large suitcase. This year on our way to Bulgaria we stopped in Paris for three days. Our apartment was on the 5th floor, with these narrow winding old steps that by the first flight up I was ready to just abandon all my luggage and pretend I didn't have any. Not to mention that by the time you get to the airport and to the apartment and then have to do the same thing for the next three weeks every couple of days... it becomes a tiresome chore. I am now determined to pack EVEN lighter next time. Anyone want to go backpacking with me?
2) Always learn a few words in the native language. Say Please and Thank You!
I learned French in High school and seeing as I just had my ten year reunion this year, you can bet that I barely remember anything. I started up my DUOLINGO app and started relearning it as much as I can. Surprisingly a lot more started coming to me as I put myself in that mindset. Like kicking off dust, suddenly words and phrases came back. Did that mean I could hold full conversations? Hell no! But I was able to read it and understand enough to get by. I was able to ask questions when I really needed to. And always thank those that helped, served, or offered a friendly hello. Saying even that much in the native language of the country you are visiting goes a long way.
3) Be patient and keep an eye out. Meaning, things get delayed and things aren't always marked correctly. Ask politely and things will sing your way. Do your research because somethings are not always as expected. In Bulgaria, for example, to reserve a room, it's enough that you just call and say your name and that's it. No deposit, to holds, just your name and a phone call.
4) You will do a lot of walking. Bring comfy shoes. My shoes of choice were crocs. The cute flats kind that basically saved my life. Don't be worried about fashion when you are adventuring for hours through cute little streets of Paris (or wherever life takes you). Also, sometimes it's better to pack a sandwich so you can see more. In Paris in particular it was hard finding a place to sit for lunch or dinner without having to look for a while. More to see that way, too.
5) Don't expect to be anywhere on time. I missed so many trains and buses this summer. Some were my fault, some not, but that meant that I would suddenly have all this extra time to kill. So what do I do? Bring a book, an audiobook, and make sure I had enough data to do some proper facebook stalking and instagram updating and snapchat ranting (someone had to know what a doofus I was for missing my rides.)
Got any tips for when you go traveling? Share them below in the comments! And keep an eye out for photos both from Paris and Bulgaria in the next few posts, too!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!