We had so much fun with Rhiannon and Mike on their engagement shoot at the Roswell Mill in downtown Roswell, GA. We finally had a warm day after an unusually cold winter for Georgia. So it was no surprise that the park was full of people and their dogs getting out and enjoying the nice weather. The park boasts a nice covered bridge, a waterfall, and walking trails. It’s a popular spot for photographers because of all the unique locations.
There’s no doubt that outside wedding ceremonies are gorgeous. What better backdrop than the beauty of nature? However, when planning an outside ceremony there are some key details that some brides may overlook. And it’s not their fault, they just don’t think about it from a photographer’s perspective.
If you are planning to have an outside wedding ceremony or photos taken outside here are some important tips to keep in mind:
Many brides are choosing to do engagement sessions with their wedding photographers. It’s a great way to get to know the photographer and get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. But you may be wondering what to do with those photos. A signature photo book with your engagement photography makes a perfect wedding guestbook. It’s something you will actually look at again!
There are many different styles of wedding photography. Some photographers may focus on just one style exclusively, but most wedding photographers have a mix of different styles. No style is better or worse than others. It just comes down to your personal preference. You may be asking yourself, what is a photography style?
Brandon and Bonnie are an amazing couple. It’s always a pleasure to work with them. We were their wedding photographers last April at the Tamarack Club in Jasper, GA. Since we didn’t get to do engagement photos with them, we decided to do “newlywed” photos instead. We went to Downtown Woodstock on Main Street. It’s one of our favorite places to go.
Congratulations Marissa and Derek! Their winter wedding was at the Primrose Cottage in downtown Roswell, GA. It was a very cold evening, but they did a great job braving the cold when we went outside for a few pictures. Fortunately the ceremony and reception were inside where it was nice and warm.
Hope you have a safe and happy new year! Our first year photographing weddings together has been great and we want to thank all of our family, friends, and clients for supporting us. Even though Chris has been a photographer for a few years already, this was the first year we worked as a team on weddings and engagement photography in Atlanta. They always say that the first year is the hardest in a new business, but we made it! And we are already booking for 2014!
As wedding photographers, it’s our job to document the wedding day as completely as possible. And experience has taught us to anticipate moments we need to capture. During the day, we have a mental checklist of photos we know the bride will want and love. Here are our top must have wedding photos we think every bride should have (this is by no means an inclusive list, just the ones we think are important):
So you’ve found a few photographers that you like and they are in your budget. If you are still looking, check out our post about how to find your wedding photographer. But if you have narrowed down your choices already, now it is time to meet them in person to see if they are the right fit for your wedding. Chances are that you’ve never planned a wedding before and you may be wondering what to ask your photographer before you book. After all, it is an important decision since you’ll be left with these photos for the rest of your life. We have put together some questions to ask your wedding photographer that will help you decide and weed out the amateurs from the professionals.
We are Chris and Melinda, a husband and wife wedding photography team in Atlanta, GA. Using our artistic style and skill in lighting, our goal is to capture those unforgettable moments. Let us tell your story with photography that is as unique as you are.
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