You know those people from which you get the feeling that you should have known each other a lot sooner? Lauren, Matt and their families and friends are the very kind.
There is not a thing in the world that's quite like photographing a wedding and being able to instantly dive in to that flow of emotion that keeps the day striving on. It's so easy for a photographer to assume the perspective of the one that merely "documents" the day. It's simple to do because, in essence, that's a wedding photographer's job. I've learned, however, that having clients that welcome you into their world, if even just for a day (or the most important one of their lives), helps me in becoming enveloped in that pure, raw emotion of the day. That's the only way to photograph such a significant event; that welcome is one I instantly found in meeting these two and their families. It's truly a gracious thing for them to do, and it's met with a high sense of honor and appreciation on my end.
I had the opportunity to actually first meet Lauren's mom Jackie and her sister Lindsey at the Wedding Alliance of North GA Bridal Showcase I had the opportunity to be a part of back in September of last year. I always remembered them for the kind way about them, and after meeting with Lauren's parents for a consult, it was already easy to tell that she came from good people. I had high hopes for someone that was easy to work with and up for anything - and those expectations were exceeded with someone that's more than easy to relate to and completely trusting of my vision. Of course, this mysterious Matt (who I had yet to meet until his wedding day) was equally as easygoing and perfectly deserving of the beautiful woman he was about to tie the knot with.
The early Spring weather cooperated with our plans, our timeline went practically flawlessly... basically, the day went off without a hitch. We'll let the images do the talking from here - enjoy this beautiful/joyous/excitement-filled/sentimentally-detailed day as we saw it! A very warm congratulations to our new bride and groom, who made the day just as light and as sweet as it deserved to be. Thank you for having me a part!
Also, a dear thank you to my second pair of eyes for the day and immensely helpful co-photographer and assistant, Kate Cheeves. Again, you're a blessing!
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An incredibly special thanks to all of the creative partners involved in making this day such a huge success!:
Photographer's assistant/associate photographer: Kate Cheeves
Ceremony venue: Roswell First Baptist Church
Reception venue: Naylor Hall
Catering: Three Sisters Catering
Floral: Magnolia Street Floral
Cake: Sweet Caroline's Cakes
Hair and makeup: Andrea Hess of Salon Verde
Horse and carriage service: Yellow Rose Carriage Service
Bridal gown: Bravura Bridal
DJ: Apple Core Entertainment, Inc.
Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy
Groom/groomsmen attire: Savvi Formalwear