Brandon & Kathryn { Carrollton, GA }

I love having the opportunity to shoot alongside other photographers. It's even cooler when I get to shoot alongside a fellow Yellow Jacket! Tim and Jessie, two super fun photographers and Georgia Tech grads, had originally planned on just being part of Brandon and Kathryn's bridal party. However, when their search for a photographer didn't go so well, Tim stepped up and offered to photograph the wedding AS WELL AS be a groomsman. That's a big job for one person! So he asked if I would come along and step in for him when he couldn't shoot. I had so much fun getting to know Tim and his wife Jessie, as well as celebrating Brandon and Kathryn's wedding with them.

The ceremony took place at Trinity Baptist Church and the reception was at Sunset Hills Country Club. Both of the locations were beautiful and full of large windows, which provided lots of natural light inside. The flower arrangements were really important to Kathryn, so they decided to splurge and go all out! All of the arrangements were elegant and colorful, a combination which I absolutely love.

I started out the day photographing the guys. These guys were such a fun group, and they were up for pretty much anything! I love when the bridal party just loosens up and lets me play. Not only do they get to enjoy the photographs more, but I get to be more creative!

After I finished up with the guys, Tim and I joined the girls for some getting ready photos. Kathryn was an absolutely radiant bride, and once she put on her dress, she couldn't stop smiling! Her joy was so evident all throughout the afternoon.

Before the bridal party was introduced, we snuck Brandon and Kathryn outside to take advantage of the fabulous afternoon light. I love how the soft, warm light frames them in these two portraits.

A note to the photographers reading: This was my first wedding shooting with my brand new Canon 40D. I literally pulled it out of the box before walking out the door to this wedding. Learning to cruise through the menus was a little awkward at first, but overall I really enjoyed my experience with it! I needed something fast to shoot the ceremony & reception with, and this little camera really does the job! This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.