Posts from the ‘Portraits’ category

Brittany and Craig go way back. The two met through friends in high school, but they didn’t start dating until they were at The University of Georgia together (Go Dawgs!). Craig proposed to Brittany in the summer of 2017 at Piedmont Park. Since that location had so much sentimental value, we did their engagement photos there, which you can see more of here!

 

 

This sweet couple was married at the end of October 2018 at the always stunning Primrose Cottage. If you aren’t familiar with this venue location, I highly recommend checking it out! Every detail that surrounds it is perfectly romantic and whimsical, which makes for gorgeous wedding photos.

 

Their ceremony took place in the ballroom at night, which was ideal for floor to ceiling windows and twinkling lights to compliment each other. Again, so romantic and whimsical!

 

Brittany and Craig celebrate into the night with their wonderful guests. It was a pleasure to be able to capture their special moments for this next chapter of their lives.

 

 

Vendor Details:

Jeweler / Ring Designer: Neil Lane
Wedding Dress Designer:
Allure Bridals
Suit / Tux Designer:
Savvi Formalwear
Hair Stylist: Shelby,
Dyer & Posta Salon
Makeup Artist: Maria Rigney,
Dyer & Posta Salon
Florist:
A Divine Event
Cake / Bakery:
A Divine Event

Getting married just before the sunset is not only romantic but beautiful to witness. Danielle and Howard said their “I do’s” in an outdoor ceremony, just before the sun was setting.

A quick drizzle showed up to sprinkle some good luck on the couple, but they didn’t let that get in their way! Everything was absolutely perfect.

The wedding was at Heritage Sandy Springs, which offers a variety of amazing options if you are searching for a venue for your big day!

Danielle made sure to let me know the important shots for her, which is something I encourage everyone to do before saying I do! (5 Must-Dos Before the “I Dos”). Some of the shots on her list included one of her wedding dressing hanging, wedding rings, and a mother/daughter getting ready shot. All of those are so special and sentimental when documenting your wedding day.

Vendor Information:

The Dress: Stella York

The Hair: Rashane’

The Makeup: Jasmin Bean 

The Flowers: Faria Belson-May

The Cake: Publix

The Food: Plated Pleasures

The Entertainment: Dj Duecy

 

I am currently booking for 2019 weddings! Contact me today for availability.

All of these recent engagement sessions leave me feeling extra excited about the weddings which will follow!

I am loving the colors and vibe of Whitney and Andrew’s session! These two definitely brought plenty of love and a little magic to make these photos so beautiful.

They chose to do a garden session at Cator Woolford Gardens here in town, and I am so happy they did. It fit their style perfectly!

Whitney and Andrew are officially newlyweds and I cannot wait to share photos from their big day.

2019 is sneaking up fast! If you are looking to book your engagement session or wedding, contact me today. 

I love being able to meet amazing people through photography. I get to hear stories of how couples met and witness them saying “I do”.  I get to capture memories for growing families that they will treasure for years to come. Needless to say, I love what I do.

 

Among those amazing people I get to meet and work with, there are always some who really stand out. Stacy and Nick without a doubt fall into that category.

 

I’ve only known Stacy for a short time, but I was honored to be in the presence of such a kind and generous soul. She truly has a heart of gold. Nick is her perfect match, with his endless support and warm personality.

 

These two met back in high school, but it wasn’t until close to a decade later that they started dating! You would’ve thought these two were two young kids in love, the way they laughed and smiled throughout their entire session. Their bond and love for each other are undeniable.

 

Stacy and Nick’s engagement photos were taken at Piedmont Park. It was their first time to this legendary park, and I was so glad I was able to show them around while capturing amazing photos! They will be getting married at Lake Chatuge in 2019 and I am already pumped for the amazing views to be had from their mountain lake wedding.

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Ready to book your engagement/wedding photographer for 2019? Contact me today! Be sure to check out my 5 Must Dos Before the “I Dos”, too!

 

I have been so excited to share this family’s session. Amanda and I met through a mutual friend more than eight years ago. As soon as I found out she was a hair stylist, I, of course, wanted to have her as my hair stylist! We are friends on Facebook, where I was able to see the beautiful house projects Amanda would often post about. Her Pinterest boards are filled with amazing ideas.

To say the very least, as a photographer, I love doing lifestyle sessions, and I’ve been dying to do one at her home. There is something so special about a lifestyle session. It captures the chaos and beauty of real life. I love the idea of clients looking at back those photos years later and being able to remember how everything looked for that short moment in time.

I could not stop complimenting Amanda and her home, with all of the unique accents and perfectly cared for details. Her response was wonderful, stating, “it’s a labor of love.” Which is true in all aspects of making a house a home, right?

We had a great time doing their session. Mama got on the floor with the kids to play, we did photos in both of the kids’ bedrooms.

We ended the morning with intimate but relaxed shots in the living room. Her son showed off his superhero skills by flying through the living room for me — the shots captured from that moment crack me up every time I see them!

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I couldn’t resist sneaking in a few 1-year photos of her daughter in her sweet little tent she had curated outside. Seriously, a photographer’s dream to photograph this family in their beautiful home!

Lela and Chris’ engagement session was filled with so many photography wins. To start, these two were so great to work with. They were comfortable with each other in front of the camera and helped keep everything relaxed.

Pro Tip: When couples are engaged in conversation, it allows for real emotions to be caught. It also allows for those nerves to settle a bit if you are camera shy!

Location is important and I am always looking for somewhere unique. Downtown Roswell and the historic shop windows created the most perfect yet subtle backdrop for these photos.

I have mentioned the importance of lighting before and this session is a prime example of why I love that golden hour (1 hour before sunset). There’s no worry of odd shadows or squinty eyes, just soft light and a natural glow. Simply perfect.

Lela and Chris brought their sweet fur baby, Shepard, to join in on a few photos as well!

Pro Tip: Any couple thinking of bringing their fur baby along should take note from these two. Chris’ mom came along to watch Shepard while they finished up their session. Makes things easier for everyone involved!

It was a pleasure working with Lela and Chris! I am excited about their wedding this Fall at Primerose Cottage. Check back for highlights of their big day!

 

There’s nothing quite as magical as a wedding, although photographing a newborn is a close second. I had the extreme pleasure of photographing baby Cainan. Why do I mention weddings? It’s because Cainan’s parents, Kayla and Cam, chose VI Photography to capture their wedding last year at Chateau Elan!

It’s so fantastic when clients call me back into their life to continue documenting their families as they grow!

You know I love to give you some insight into my technique, so here’s a tip! Typically, I photograph newborns in my home studio with a solid lighting setup, but on occasion I travel to my client’s homes.

Cainan isn’t an only child, there with the new one is an older half-sister, Alex. Cainan is the first child born from the marriage of Kayla and Cam but there’s definitely love enough to share between everyone!

If you have natural light, let’s use it for lifestyle portrait sessions. It’s almost always a better bet for great color and bright results.This particular situation, was perfect. Everything culminated into a solid newborn shoot that I’m proud of and I hope the family looks back on as baby Cainan grows!

To celebrate the first day of summer, we’re announcing that for the first time, VI Photography will be offering SUMMER Mini Sessions. This will be held on one day in August – and only for one day – so stay tuned for the date!

Speaking of summer sessions, check out this throwback session from last year of Jessica and her family! They did such a great job of coordinating their outfits with their color scheme – blue, teal and tan (not to mention those beautiful beach tans.) I love the way Jessica incorporated both colors for her son’s shirt. I couldn’t have picked better outfits.

Their outfits also compliment the gorgeous scenery at Vickery Creek Trail. Its beautiful trees, creek, and waterfall in the background made for some great pictures, and a great place to stay cool and comfortable during a summer session!

 

 

Inspired to do a summer session yet? Then this summer may be your perfect opportunity! Mini sessions are only offered a couple times each year, and they’re first come, first serve! Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for an announcement with all of the official details (coming soon!)

Throwing it back to March when I had my first wedding session of 2018! I could not have asked for a better way to kick off wedding season. Debbie and Stephen decided to get married at the Georgia Aquarium, which was definitely the most challenging lighting scenario I’ve faced when photographing a wedding — but the pictures turned out GREAT. The challenge was so worth it for a scenic background that felt like a fantasy.

The ceremony and formal portraits took place in front of the whale sharks, and the reception was held in the Baluga room. The sights were impressive to say the least!

Since the mother of the bride had sadly passed away, they dedicated a special tribute to her. They placed a sign that read “Reserved for the Mother of the Bride” in a chair, as a sweet way to honor her memory.

Debbie and her father, Tim enjoyed their Father-Daughter dance, and everyone made some lasting memories!

Stephen was working out of town in the months leading up to the wedding, and Debbie did a wonderful job handling the final wedding preparations! Although the schedule was thrown off a bit, everything worked out beautifully. (Pro tip: playing the game “Heads Up” is a great way to stay calm and carry on if things aren’t going according to plan!)

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Congratulations, Stephen and Debbie! Your wedding was such a fun, memorable and unique opportunity to capture an “underwater” adventure!

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Vendors:

Hair and makeup: Brushworx

Florist: On Occasions of Atlanta

Cake: The Cake Hag

Caterer: Wolfgang Puck

DJ: Party Time Productions

Meet Paul and Christina! We first met in person when we did their engagement session a few months back. We were originally scheduled on a different day, but Mother Nature had her plan… and we were rained out. Luckily, time was on our side and when we rescheduled, the weather was perfect for shots.

We even got a GREAT photo of them and their 6-year-old son smiling:-)

Fast forward to Saturday, June 2. Christina and Paul wed in the chapel of their home church, McEachern Methodist. Christina looked stunning in her Oleg Cassini wedding dress and Paul looked so handsome in his Military Blues. Pause… Paul, THANK YOU for your service!

They didn’t see each other before the ceremony, so we got to take some beautiful shots of them just after two became one!

Sunflower accents were perfectly positioned on their wedding invitation, bride’s bouquet, and wedding cake!

The beautiful desert reception was held at The Event Station, just down the road. It was perfect. Paul even had me tearing up during his welcome speech!

Congratulations you two! I’m so very happy for you. You two truly are the perfect blend!

Pat had been planning to ask Lindsay to marry him for a while. They’ve been together for years, so he was just waiting for the perfect opportunity. That opportunity happened to be during a Georgia snowstorm! The power went out, and Pat took Lindsay into the snow, dropped to his knee and asked her to marry him. Of course, she said, “YES!”

I have a special connection with Lindsay, because I’ve known her since she was a little girl. I was classmates with her older brother, Bobby, from 4th grade through college. So, I got the chance to watch her grow into the beautiful woman and bride-to-be that she is now! To make it even more special, they plan on getting married shortly after Valentine’s Day next year at the same venue my husband and I were married. The Primrose Cottage in Historic Downtown Roswell is a great choice, in my opinion!

I’m so excited for the both of you! Thank you for asking me to capture your engagement photos at Marietta Square!

 

 

Meet Brittany and Craig. 

These two love birds met well before college, but ended up dating when they were at UGA. Craig proposed at Piedmont park, so it was only fitting that we took their engagement photos there.

Here are some of my favorites from their session.

 

Just as we were about to leave, we found some trees in bloom and took advantage:-)

Their wedding will be this fall at Primrose Cottage in Historic Roswell.

Kevin and Mallory have known each other for years. This romance started as your typical “guy meets girl… guy falls for girl… girl puts guy in the friend zone… for years… until she realizes he is perfect for her” story! The two finally got together and on April 2, 2016, Kevin took Mallory to Piedmont park for a picnic. He proposed and the rest is history.

Today, we ventured out to Piedmont Park to take photos at the same place Mallory said, “YES” back in April. Congrats you two! I’m so thankful to call you my friends and to capture this time in your life!

 

 

 

 

I’ve known Matt and Shannon for years! They are an awesome couple and so fun to be around! I had the chance to capture newborn photos of their little boy, Lyndon. Here are some of my favorites from our little session. Welcome little Lyndon!

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I’m so thrilled that Bret and Katie asked me to capture their engagement portraits. The couple met while working part-time jobs in high school and have been together ever since. We took photos at the Historic Roswell Mill and then made our way for some adventures downtown. Here are my favorites!

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