It was a beautiful summer day for a Rural Beauty trip! First, I visited the Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge. Built in 1892, this is another stunning Georgia covered bridge in Thomaston, GA. This bridge no longer in use so it is in good condition. It spans a beautiful creek with lush vegetation. It is a beautiful picnic spot and very peaceful with little traffic.
Next I headed to Sprewell Park which is a gorgeous park on the Flint River. There is hiking, picnicking and camping. The river is beautiful as it flows through the bluffs. Words can't really do it justice so here are the photos!
Jennifer and Aaron are such a great couple! If you don't believe in soul mates you will after talking to them. No matter what people who are meant to be together will find their way back to one another! We had a beautiful day for their engagement shoot. We visited the Roswell Mill where there is a beautiful covered bridge. It was a gorgeous setting. We then headed for Jennifer and Aaron's local water hole to get some more casual shots. They are huge college football and NFL fans. Aaron is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fans and Jennifer is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan so of course we had to get photos of them in their jerseys. We also had to get their adorable bulldogs in a few photos. It was a fabulous day and I am really looking forward to shooting their fall wedding!
I loved shooting Kale's newborn photos. I had a great time with their maternity session and I always love to see the little ones when they are finally here! Kale was just precious. He was so alert and already curious about the world. I hope you enjoy these photos!
Kalen and Robbie had a gorgeous wedding. The day was full of happiness, laughter and lots of love. They were married at the magnificent The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in downtown Atlanta. Kalen and her bridesmaids got ready at The Georgian Terrace hotel before heading over to the church in a trolley. There was excitement buzzing in the air as Kalen donned her wedding dress and the groom arrived at the church. The flowers arrived and the bridal room was bursting in colors due to the blooms from Le Bonne Fleur. The wedding ceremony was a traditional Catholic marriage service and the hushed interior of the church was bathed in light as Kalen and Robbie spoke their vows. After the wedding ceremony the bridal party and guests boarded trolley's for the reception at The Trolley Barn in Inman Park. DJ Mike Jones of Mike's Mobile DJ got the crowd all excited as the wedding party and the newlyweds made their entrance. The couple enjoyed their first dance. Kalen shared a tearful first dance with her father and then Robbie twirled his mother around the floor. There were touching toasts with lots of laughter, funny stories, memories and tears. Then it was time to crank up the music and get the party started. Kalen, Robbie and their guests danced the night away pausing to cut the cupcake wedding cake by Originals to Remember. The happy couple made their exit in a shower of bubbles. It was an absolutely perfect evening. Congratulations to Kalen and Robbie. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
We had a gorgeous day for Brad and Kacey's maternity session! We headed to the beautiful Costley Mill Park. This was a special place for them as this was where they had their engagement photos taken. We had a great time just hanging out and documenting this exciting time. I hope you enjoy these photos!
I have enjoyed photographing important moments in this beautiful family from wedding, maternity and newborn. I can't believe Addi is already three months. She is so precious and looks like a little angel. She was very proud of her pretty Easter outfit and loved snuggling with her mommy and daddy. I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with Leslie, Nick and Addi. I am already looking forward to our six month shoot!
The Williams family is so fun. They have six kids who love playing sports and a dad who loves coaching sports. I recently took photos of them as an assignment for Game Day Youth Sports Magazine. They have a really incredible story as they were displaced by Hurricane Rita and moved to Georgia. The kids are all now outstanding athletes and students. If you live in Coweta County definitely pick up a copy of the magazine in order to read their story. I hope you enjoy these photos.
I love taking photos of Alex and Chad. They are comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. I was so excited to take their maternity and Christmas card photos. We had an amazingly beautiful day for our session and lots of fun props. I was able to get Alex's sister, Mandy in for some shots. It was a perfect day and I love the results. I usually don't share so many photos but it was hard to pick my favorites. Let me know what you think!
I know I have shared many photos of my beautiful friend Mandy Young and urged you to check out her amazing story. Well here is one more! She spoke Friday night at a Christmas Gala. It was so inspiring to hear her story. She has been through so much in her life but she has such a positive attitude and is always happy. She is really my hero and I want to be more like her. If you ever need a speaker for an event contact her because her story will amaze you and change your perspective on life.
I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed shooting Leslie and Nick's maternity session. I love how excited they are to welcome little Addi to their family and they are the most adorable couple so clearly madly in love. Leslie is an absolutely glowing, gorgeous pregnant woman. We had a great time taking photos in the nursery and then at Callaway Gardens. I am so excited for Addi to arrive!
Gavin DeGraw put on an amazing show in Athens, GA. He played a great mix of old favorites such as Chariot and I Don't Want to Be and new songs like Sweeter and Run Everytime. DeGraw also got the crowd energized with his classic cover of Let's Get It On. DeGraw and his band showed Athens what good music and entertainment is all about. I hope you enjoy the photos!
Fort Pulaski in Savannah, GA is a beautiful and historic fort that played a key role in the Civil War. It is a fascinating place to visit. It is also a terrific place to take portraits. I love all the old brickwork and doors. Here is a photo I took in front of one of the doors. The colors on this door of greens, reds and browns were amazing so Fergus obligingly modeled for me!
I loved seeing my youngest sister this weekend and celebrating her birthday in beautiful Savannah. I thought I would share this photo of her at Wormsloe Plantation. She has grown into such a lovely and accomplished woman and I am very proud of her! Happy birthday!!!