The Tancinis | A Sophisticated Barn Wedding in the North GA Mountains | May 17th, 2014 | As seen on Bridal Musings

There were tears, laughter, and joy the day that Lauren and Ryan tied the knot after a long engagement and even longer courtship!  Nestled in the mountains of Dahlonega, they chose White Oaks Barn to set the scene for their perfect day.  Despite the threat of rain, these sweethearts from high school looked forward to their indoor ceremony that looked out over the gorgeous and uninhibited mountain view, and it was all nearly perfect.
 
The doors swung open as soon as Lauren and her Dad started down the aisle and it was like the skies opened up.  The most beautiful light rushed in to fill the ceremony space and Ryan's face lit up at the sight of his soon-to-be wife inching toward him and their forever!  I'm telling you... it was beautiful!  The vows were quirky and personal, but genuine and full of sentiment.  I personally shed a few tears.  It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have yet seen!
 
I'm so excited to collaborate with the bride and groom and their awesome vendors to have their wedding featured on the  Bridal Musings wedding blog, and am thrilled that they decided to share their wedding with others in helping brides and vendors alike become inspired by their day.
 
A quick note from the bride and groom!:

We both wanted a beautiful view and when we came across White Oaks Barn we thought it was perfect.  We did not want the typical rustic barn wedding with cowboy boots, burlap and hay bails. We wanted it to be beautiful and classy.  Navy blue and silver seemed elegant with a touch of pink. Ryan wanted to look different with an all black tux (like Johnny Cash).

We wanted to have people that we special to us to be a part of the ceremony.  My godmother sang as I walked down the aisle, my godfather did the readings and Ryan’s uncle married us. The ceremony ended up being funny and sweet.  It was very special for both of us. 

[The most memorable part of the day was] the rain.  It ended up making a perfect day and we loved the indoor barn wedding with a view.

So thankful to miss Samantha Bush for her assistance and serving as another pair of eyes that day.  You are always an inspiration!  Enjoy just a few of my favorites from this sweet day!

 

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A very special shout to the vendors that helped make this sweet day possible, and for sharing their work for us all to ogle over! ;o):

Photographer's assistant/associate photographer: Samantha Bush
Venue: White Oaks Barn
Floral: Brette Start
Hair/makeup: Amberly of Structures Hair Studio
DJ: Rich at Complete Music
Cake: Once Upon a Cake

The Haynies | A wedding by the willow | Windermere Golf Club, Cumming, GA | June 14th, 2014

How incredibly fortunate I feel when I have the opportunity to photograph the wedding of a close childhood friend. :o)  Over the course of the last 10 years (yes, it's been that long... O...M...G...) we shared countless carpool rides to cheer practice, sleeping overnight in a box fort, singing tunes from Annie (or rather listening to Savannah sing them), getting to know her family, and growing up.  And now, I had the chance to watch her marry the man she had been waiting for all her life.  What a gift!
The day was beautiful.  Windermere Golf Club isn't much like any others I've seen.  The weeping willow tree where the ceremony was held made for the perfect backdrop to this new chapter of their love story.  Everything was very much "them" - from the vibrant blue and yellow floral and decor, to the personal touch that graced each of the details that set the scene for the day.  Savannah and her Dad's "first look" was a tearjerker - followed by Ryan and Savannah's, where he awaited her with a dozen red roses to hand over to his soon-to-be wife.  Their two dogs even played part in the ceremony as the ringbearers, which managed to make the day even more their own.  It's safe to say they nearly stole the show with their bride and groom outfits... but not quite. ;o)   Closest of friends and family being there to onlook and take part in their marriage celebration was just the icing on the cake!
So thankfu I to have had the chance to be there to watch these two tie the knot!  Enjoy these images from their sweet day! <3
 
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A quick thank you to those who helped make Ryan and Savannah's dream day come true!:

Photographer's assistant/associate photographer: Kate Cheeves
Venue: Windermere Golf Club
Hair: Khadijah Jordan

Makeup: Jeris Farmer
Flowers: Flowers From Us
DJ: The TC Show 
Officiant: Mike Geeslin
Dress: Bel Fiore Bridal

The Callahans | Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery Wedding, Atlanta, GA | May 31st, 2014

 

If there ever were a theme for a wedding, the theme of this one couldn't possibly be pinned to one or even two words.  But, if I had to try to come up with some way of describing this day, I'd use the words community, celebration, and a whole mess of humor.

For this wedding, I had the chance to photograph the day of one of my good friends, her family with which I have grown up over the years, and who have become an important part of my life.  The overarching theme of this day, and appropriately so, was family .  Whether blood-related or relationships that have been formed over the years, it was a day that was so full of love for others and for each other that it was nearly busting at the seams.  I laughed so much that my face was legitimately sore the next day.  It was my kind of day.
Though I try, words really couldn't sum this day up.  From the DIY floral arrangements created by the bride's mother and grandmother including gorgeous bride and bridesmaids bouquets, an amazing flower crown (always a winner in my book) and the groomsmen's boutonnieres, to the HAND-MADE (yes, you read right!) wedding gown that was seriously beyond amazing, and the sentimental touches that graced nearly every other aspect of the wedding, it was a day that was so beautifully unique and so unlike any other day I've yet had the opportunity to capture.  Loved this day, loved the people, and love the memories that I was given the opportunity to savor for them forever.
Enjoy just a few of my favorites from this sweet day!

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A special shout out to the vendors who made this awesome day possible!:
 
Photographer's assistant/associate photographer: Kate Cheeves
Day-of coordination: Pam Elmore and Kelsey Simpson of Pampered Events
Ceremony venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Reception venue: Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery
Cake and desserts: Metrotainment Bakery
Floral: Mother and grandmother of the bride
 

Welcome, little Layne! | Canton, GA| Lifestyle Newborn Session | ABH Fine Photography

Welcome to the world, little miss Layne! <3
 
Last week, I had the chance to visit with/ogle over/capture an incredibly exciting and precious time for a sweet family I have gotten to know over the course of the last year.  What a blessing it was to be welcomed into their home to document this very real, very candid time for them as they are taking in the experience of being brand new parents!
And what fabulous parents they have already become. :o)  I was even able to catch a few frames of this sweet baby girl with her admiring grandparents.  There is nothing quite like the gift of grandparents, I tear up thinking about my own and how blessed I have been to have such beautiful people in my own life!
Congratulations to this budding family and their newest joy in little baby Layne!  I'm thrilled to have been the one to capture this time for them and couldn't be more excited over these precious images. <3  Enjoy!
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Morgan Senior Portraits | Class of 2014! | Alpharetta, GA

THIS girl. <3
I adore my job.  I love that I have the opportunity to photograph people at pivotal points in their life where beautiful changes are happening.  The past, the present and the future are all so near to one another; think, the day two individuals pledge their lives to each other, or the week after a child that has been anxiously awaited for 9 months has been welcomed into the world.  Or, when a graduate transitions from years of growth - educationally, physically, emotionally - into a totally new world filled with unbounded excitement and mixed with a myriad of uncertainties.
It's really a lovely place for me to be, to be welcomed into people's lives and entrusted to document these times.
All that to say, there is a very special place in my heart for high school senior portrait sessions.  Morgan and I became acquainted through a very dear friend of mine miss Sanna and her family, which is nearly a second family of my own.  I find myself so thankful for the connection, but also so elated by the feeling of already knowing someone... before you  actually do.  The first thing Morgan's mama, Amy, said when we met was "I feel like I already know you".  What a high compliment and a total breath of fresh air! :o)  That's the feeling I strive to foster with my clients.  That, and, that by the end of our session, they no longer really feel like "clients" but also, dear friends. <3
Miss Morgan.  If there ever was a girl I wish I could have gone back and relived life through in high school, it's this girl!  What a killer sense of humor to match her profound beauty... a beauty that radiates both inside, and out.  We spent only a short time together during her session, but we laughed and chatted and related and I couldn't help but to feel like I was goofing off with a couple of friends I've known for a long time.  Morgan's maturity is so impressive, as is her sense of self.  There is no doubt that this girl is off to do some serious good in the world and succeed in whatever path life may lead her!
Meet Morgan.  A vivacious, beautiful, playful and steadfast woman out to take on her own journey at the University of Alabama!  Loved my time with her and her awesome Mama and look forward to hearing more about what she will offer the world! :o)
 
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