We really enjoyed photographing Crystal and Mike’s wedding right after Thanksgiving. In fact, we had Thanksgiving lunch right before we left to meet them at the hotel! They are an amazing couple. We had the pleasure of doing their engagement photos at the Avondale Estates in Atlanta during the springtime. Their wedding was unique and reflected their personality.
Engagement season is upon us! And that means you might be looking for a great location in the Atlanta area for your engagement photography. As wedding photographers, we love to do engagement sessions because it allows us to get to know our couples. So by the time their big day arrives, they are already comfortable with us.
When looking for an engagement session location, think about how it will reflect your personality and style. Do you prefer urban or rural? Or what about the first place you met?
We had the privilege of working with two of the most caring people we’ve ever met. Getting to spend the day with them and document the next step in their lives was an honor. Earlier this year we got to shoot Maegan’s sister’s wedding (Marisa + Jacob). Their family openly welcomed us and made sure anything we needed was taken care of. Working with their family and seeing how much they cherish their photos is the biggest reward of our career.
We were so excited to shoot Jessica and Aaron’s engagement photos at this amazing location. The Walton on the Chattahoochee apartment complex has a walking area next to the river with beautiful landscaping. Aaron works for the apartments at a different location. Chris has known Jessica since high school and we are good friends. So we were thrilled to hear she got engaged to such a wonderful guy. They were a delight to work with and we are looking forward to their wedding next September at the Rock Barn in Canton, GA.
Congratulations Tori and Brandon! We were so excited to photograph this beautiful fall wedding at a rustic barn on Cold Creek Farm in Dawsonville, GA. It was stunning to see a working farm turn into a gorgeous wedding venue. We could not have asked for better weather on this special day. The barn was surrounded by amazing gardens and decorations such as an old bike that Tori’s mother used to ride as a child. Tori’s family helped prepare the barn for the wedding by hanging chandeliers inside, building an entrance to the ceremony, a platform for the bride and groom made of wood pallets and old windows, and much more. Tori even put together all the flowers herself. She wanted them all to look like wild flowers that were just picked.
We were honored to photograph Megan and Jeff’s wedding on October 5th at Hollycrest Hall in Marietta, GA. Jeff is a United States Marine and Megan is a dancer. They are a wonderful couple and it was a pleasure working with them. We were fortunate to have beautiful fall weather for the outside ceremony. And we had so much fun at the reception getting shots of Megan’s dancer friends tearing up the dance floor. We wish Megan and Jeff all the best.
We did Marissa and Derek’s engagement photos at Sope Creek Park just North of Atlanta. First we had to hike to get to the ruins of an old Civil War paper mill. And when we made it to the ruins, we had to carefully walk over rocks with all our gear. In the end, it was a great location for photos. We can’t wait to shoot this awesome couple’s wedding next January at Primrose Cottage.
Pinterest is an excellent tool. In fact, we use it to help promote our business and drive traffic to our website. If you haven’t used it before, it’s like making a vision board online. You can share your boards and create collaborative boards with friends. Because of this, it is particularly useful for wedding inspiration and ideas. We encourage our brides to share their photography inspiration with us. We can also work on a collaborative board together. If you decide to use Pinterest with your wedding photographer, here are ways to get the most mutually beneficial outcome:
Chris and Melinda Photography attended the Wedding Wishes Bridal Expo on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at North Dekalb Mall. It was our first time going to a bridal show and this was the first one that the event planners put together as well. Kenya, Janelle, and DeAnna all did a wonderful job. DeAnna and I both went to Kennesaw State University for art. She messaged me on Facebook letting me know about the bridal show. We jumped on the opportunity because we could possibly get a big return on a small investment.
In the age of camera phones and tablets, it’s easier than ever to take photos. It is unavoidable having family members and guests snapping photos during a wedding. However, some brides are considering “unplugged” wedding ceremonies. This is when the guests are asked to NOT take photos during the ceremony. Of course, they are free to take pictures during the reception.