Christ the King & Georgian Terrace Wedding

Hunter & Brittney

If you love an elegant, romantic celebration, you’re going to fall in love with Hunter and Brittney’s Christ the King wedding ceremony and Georgian Terrace reception. But before I dive into the details, I want to say what a pleasure it was to work with these two wonderful people. Hunter and Brittney represent what I love so much about living and working in the South. They are kind and compassionate, vibrant, full of joy, warm and welcoming, and I had the best time spending the day with them, their families, and their closest friends.

Getting Ready photos at the Georgian Terrace

When talking to Brittney before her first look, I asked, “Do you think Hunter will cry when he sees you?” She smiled and said, “I don’t know, but my daddy sure will.” Her dad did not disappoint. When he turned and saw Brittney in her dress for the first time, he wrapped her in his arms and said, “I love you, and I’m so glad that I waited.” Cue the happy tears!

Honestly, though, it’s no surprise. Brittney looked absolutely radiant in her intricate wedding gown from Bridals by Lori. I think Chandler, one of Brittney’s bridesmaids, put it best when she said, “I’ve never seen anything more ‘Brittney’ in my life. It’s so her!” Classy and elegant with sparkle and sass? Yep, that sounds like Brittney to me, too. All of the women in the bridal party looked fabulous, as well, with a little help from the team from Atlanta hair and makeup artists Formal Faces.

Bridal Party Photos at the Georgian Terrace

When people see a large bridal party, it’s easy to wonder at how two people can cultivate meaningful friendships with so many people. After spending the weekend with them, I can see that Hunter and Brittney are the kind of people who bring light and love to the lives of everyone they meet. Every member of their bridal party was so excited to celebrate Hunter and Brittney and the family that they are building.

Bride and Groom First Look at the Georgian Terrace

Sometimes brides hesitate to do a first look before the wedding, because they want their walk down the aisle to be an emotional experience. When Hunter and Brittney shared their first look outside the Georgian Terrace, his face radiated with love and his eyes shined with tears, but that didn’t keep him from crying as Brittney walked down the aisle (and he wasn’t the only one!) A wedding day is an emotional day for everyone involved, and every person is going to express their emotions differently. Some will laugh, some will cry, some will do a combination of both. The key is to make choices on your wedding day that are meaningful for you.

Christ the King wedding ceremony

I absolutely love photographing weddings at Christ the King. The church, which was built in the 1930’s, has a French gothic architectural style, and I love everything about the limestone columns, dark wood pews, and stained glass windows. It’s the perfect setting for a classic, elegant wedding mass.

Wedding Reception at the Georgian Terrace

Hunter and Brittney ended their night with a stunning and lively wedding reception at the Georgian Terrace hotel. Tulip Blooming Creations did a spectacular job crafting floral arrangements that complimented the historic ballroom, and One2 Entertainment kept the crowd dancing well into the night. If I had to pick a favorite photograph from this set, it would be the photo of Hunter dancing with his mom. Any man who loves his mom this much is going to be a wonderful and loving husband!

Bride and Groom Portraits at the Fox Theater

Our original hope was to create a collection of late night portraits with the Fox Theater’s dazzling lights in the background, but it turns out they turn them off late at night! That didn’t keep us from creating a few portraits in the streets of Atlanta anyway. I love these two images so much. They were the perfect end to an equally perfect wedding day.

Hunter and Brittney: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me to photograph your wedding day. You are a wonderful couple, full of joy and love for your friends and family, and I wish you lots of love and happiness in your married life!

 

Ceremony Venue: Christ the King / Reception Venue: The Georgian Terrace / Wedding Planning & Coordination: Ellen Tomas Events / Florist: Tulip Blooming Creations / Hair & Makeup: Formal Faces / Videography: Rooted Pine Films / Transportation: GA Trolley Services / DJ: One2 Entertainment / Cake: Frosted Pumpkin / Photobooth: Robot Booth / Getaway Car: Special Day Limos /

Hello, lovely! I am an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images. I offer FREE TRAVEL to weddings in the continental US, so if you're planning a wedding in Atlanta or in another city, I'd love to chat with you! Visit my portfolio to view more of my work, or visit the contact page to discuss how I can be part of your wedding.

Wheeler House Wedding

Dylan & Carleigh

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Wheeler House / Floral design: Holland Daze / Videographer: BEV Weddings

Hello, lovely! I am an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images. I offer FREE TRAVEL to weddings in the continental US, so if you're planning a wedding in Atlanta or in another city, I'd love to chat with you! Visit my portfolio to view more of my work, or visit the contact page to discuss how I can be part of your wedding.

Christ the King & American Spirit Works Wedding

Brian & Hannah

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

- Lao Tsu

Reception Venue: American Spirit Works

Ceremony Venue: Christ the King Cathedral

Hello, lovely! I am an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images. I offer FREE TRAVEL to weddings in the continental US, so if you're planning a wedding in Atlanta or in another city, I'd love to chat with you! Visit my portfolio to view more of my work, or visit the contact page to discuss how I can be part of your wedding.

3 Secrets to Creating Beautiful, Meaningful Family Portraits on your Wedding Day

 

I believe wholeheartedly that on your wedding day, you should make connections not photographs. Don't get me wrong, I love delicate lace gowns and soft peony bouquets as much as the next wedding photographer, but it's the connections - the real, raw, emotional moments - that I love to capture the most. However, I also appreciate the importance of having simple, classic family portraits from your wedding day, and I approach these portraits with the same care and reverence that I use to document the rest of your day.

Here are 3 tips to help make sure your family portrait time is relaxed and meaningful.

1. Schedule your immediate family portraits before the ceremony

Even if you're not doing a first look, plan on having your immediate family portraits before the ceremony. This gives you time to truly relax with and enjoy time with your family while we create these portraits, and you won't have the added pressure of squeezing them in before the reception starts. If you can, give yourself at least 15-20 minutes so that you don't feel rushed.

2. Make personal contact with each family member you want to feature in a family portrait.

Don't assume that your brother or grandmother will know that you want them in one of your portraits. A few days before the wedding, make personal contact with the people who are most important to you and let them know when to be ready for family portraits. A text message or email directly to that person goes a long way. Consider it an opportunity to share your gratitude and love for that person. You can steal this message: "Hey, I love you, I'm thankful for you, and I would love to have a pictures made with you on my wedding day. Please meet us on the front steps of the venue at 4:15pm for family pictures. I can't wait to see you!"

3. Make eye contact. Give them a hug. Speak words of love.

I understand that every person shows love differently, so whatever love language you speak, make sure to speak it to the ones you love on your wedding day. You don't want to look back in 10 years and think, "I wish I would have..." Yes, look at the camera for a classic portrait with your mom, but before you let her walk away, show her your love. Look into her eyes. Squeeze her hand. Speak words of life to her. You will never regret taking the time to show love to the people who matter. 

 
 

Hello, lovely! I am an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images. I offer FREE TRAVEL to weddings in the continental US, so if you're planning a wedding in Atlanta or in another city, I'd love to chat with you! Visit my portfolio to view more of my work, or visit the contact page to discuss how I can be part of your wedding.

 

The Engine Room Wedding

Sam & Hannah

Hello, lovely! I am an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images. I offer FREE TRAVEL to weddings in the continental US, so if you're planning a wedding in Atlanta or in another city, I'd love to chat with you! Visit my portfolio to view more of my work, or visit the contact page to discuss how I can be part of your wedding.