Posts from the ‘Wedding’ 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

 

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Your big day is almost here. You’ve planned. You’ve stressed. You’ve planned some more. You’ve dreamed up how everything will play out in your head. Now you wait for it to all fall into place, right? Well, almost.

There is one more “to-do list” you need to tackle. Following these steps before your “I do’s” can help ensure things run smoothly on your wedding day and guarantee the most special moments are captured by your photographer.

Once you’ve finished these, it’s time to give yourself a little break! Giving yourself the chance to feel relaxed and refreshed will ultimately leave you looking and feeling your best on your wedding day! Trust me, everything will be just fine.

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These are my 5 MUST DOs before your “I DOs” to ensure your big day goes as smooth as possible!

1. Decide on wedding traditions

Decide what traditions you’ll include… first look, bouquet toss, your entire family doing the chicken dance in feathered boas – whatever it may be! Then incorporate those traditions in your draft timeline for the entire wedding day.


2. Meet with your wedding photographer

It’s important to review your wedding day timeline with your photographer. And, if you have flexibility, get input from your photographer on where and when to take portraits. Having the time before the wedding will allow your to get any professional feedback from your photographer, as well as allow them to be 100% prepared for your expectations on your wedding day.

3. Communicate. Communicate. Communicate group shot times

You’ve probably already made a list of who you want to be in photos… So you should tell them you want them in formal group shots and, more importantly, what time they should be there. Remember that timeline from above? Share the plan with everyone involved! We typically move fast on wedding days, and after Bride and Groom portraits, that’s when group portraits start. Consider assigning someone to help corral people for pictures and tell them to arrive 10 minutes earlier than planned to account for Uncle Bob who is notoriously late. This will help keep everything moving smoothly and prevent a lot of unnecessary miscommunication.

4. Choose your  other “must have” photos

Make “must have” photo list of any details you want to capture… wedding invitations, Programs, family heirlooms. Make that list and add it to your group shot list for your photographer. Something to consider: Your wedding day goes by so fast and those sweet details that you spent months planning should be remembered. Take your time creating this list, give it a little thought.

5. Relax 

Your big day will be here before you know it! While it’s natural to stress about the last minute little things, remember this: you’ve chosen a team of professionals to take care of everything on your wedding day. With that, take a deep breath. Go ahead, take a deep breath and know everything will work out as it should. Bonus: your photography team is seasoned, especially when it comes to wedding day chaos.

Once you have done your part by taking the steps above, you and truly RELAX! You’ve made it this far, so pat yourself on the back and get ready to have the best day EVER! Stay tuned for more tips next week for after you’ve said: “I do!”

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This week’s featured wedding has a little bit of a different story and definitely all of the nostalgic feels. Before I share the details of Caroline and Eric’s beautiful wedding day, I want to share the connection I have to this amazing couple.

 

I know Eric from the good ole high school days, where he was a football player and I was a cheerleader. If you know much about high school football traditions, you may be familiar with decorating lockers for each player, and I was the one who decorated Eric’s locker each week before he played under the Friday Night Lights (I’ve include a couple of great throwback photos as well at the end of the blog for you to enjoy!) As you can imagine, I was so flattered when Eric and Caroline reached out to me to photograph their wedding.

 

Caroline and Eric had so much thought and meaning behind every detail of their wedding. Caroline’s grandmother, who sadly passed away before the wedding, was a lover of golf, and both Caroline and Eric used to attend the Master’s with her tickets. It only seemed right to host their wedding day on the same weekend as the Master’s as tribute, with a small and subtle golf theme throughout.

 

We were able to capture all of the outdoor couple and wedding party ahead of the ceremony.  (Pro tip – Discuss photo locations, outdoors or in the church ahead of time. This way you can make recommendations. Eric and Caroline wanted garden photos, given the timeline, I knew we needed to have those done before the ceremony because the sun would have already been setting before we go back to the reception!)

 

 

 

 

The reception took place at the Country Club of the South, which is known of it’s stunning floor to ceiling windows and of course, beautiful golf course!

 

 

 

 

 

Again, it was such an honor to be asked to photograph the wedding of Eric and Caroline. I enjoyed a quick trip down memory lane and look forward to watching them create new memories as they live their happily ever after!

 

Here are the throwback photos I promised. Eric was number 10, and you can see the number 10 on my cheek!

 

We’re back into the heat of wedding season and I couldn’t be happier! Today I’m blogging about Allie and Alex. They started as college sweethearts and have since tied the knot on one of the most beautiful days I’ve seen this year!

 

As the special day began, Allie took it upon herself to do her own makeup and she did phenomenally! She was so beautiful and the make up so stunning it looked professionally done. Alex had to wait as they wanted to see each other first at the ceremony and make the moment truly memorable.

 

Their ceremony included a “Unity Cross” whereby an outer frame of a cross embodies the strength and leadership of Alex. The inner form embodies the beauty and intricacies of Allie. The center is placed into the frame and Allie, Alex, and the officiant put in small pegs into the left, top and right parts of the frame which solidify the interlocking nation of the outside and inside. Each peg represents either the Father, Son or Holy Spirit and show the combined nature of this union.

The ceremony itself was breathtaking and the location was a beautiful and solid choice; really enabling every guest to feel the meaning of the marriage and unity. Everything about this day made it all the more important that it be photographed for years to come. I had such an awesome time and thoroughly enjoyed documenting this wedding!

Wedding  Dress Designer:  Jacqueline exclusive from Encore  formals and bridal
Suit  / Tux  Designer:  Vera Wang
Hair  Stylist:  Aveda Salon
Makeup Artist:  Bride
Florist:  Susan Guthrie  (aunt)
Cake:  Carriage  House Catering
Caterer:  Carriage House Catering

Nothing makes a wedding as enjoyable as a great theme that’s carried throughout; Sarah and Tim didn’t skimp on the theme and design one bit. “Books,” as the theme, abound throughout including centerpieces and accessories for the couple! They were married at Ogletree Estates in Cornelia, Georgia on the front steps while the guests had a fantastic seat in the main yard.

Sarah came down the aisle having not yet seen her husband-to-be making the ceremony moment just that much more emotional under the beautiful veil first shown at her grandmother’s own wedding; adding an antique touch only an heirloom can.

You may notice that Sarah didn’t carry a traditional floral bouquet, she instead made her bouquet and Tim’s boutonniere out of pages from the Harry Potter book series. She even carried the theme to her earrings which were also passages from the series! An incredible attention to detail that made the entire wedding a journey into literature and a visual representation of all the books the couple has enjoyed throughout their time together.  

It was a blast for all the guests, if only for the great dose of pop-culture the bride and groom added to their special day. Truly, a wedding I will remember for the artistry and initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Misty and Mike got married on the April 21st of 2018 at West Milford Farm and it was such a spectacular wedding. A beautiful and rustic setting for an incredible day that made for a great balance of classy elegance and country aesthetic that really embodied the couple.

There was a focus on floral was throughout (including the three-tier cake!) and pushed the wedding just that little bit more to feel truly natural and authentic. I had a lovely time collecting together all the memories of this beautiful couple’s happy day.

Have a look at some of the images from the day that I thought were spot on for capturing the day!

Misty left me the sweetest review below. She was one of the most organized brides I’ve ever worked with and I really loved working with her!


  • Location: West Milford Farm
  • Hair Stylist: Caroline Whitt Mersberger
  • Makeup Artist: Staci Gibbs
  • Florist: Tracy Ruggiero Pierce
  • Cake / Bakery: Donut Depot
  • Caterer: ‘Cue BBQ – Drew Litras
  • Band / DJ / Musician: Ray Mitchell – DJ Ray’s Entertainment

 

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!

Kellie and Jay’s beautiful wedding took place at their home. Wow, what a venue! Their neutral color palette paired so well with the vibrant greenery and gorgeous waterfall. Their focus was on celebrating their “forever” with each other and close loved ones, so they kept the ceremony private to family and the bridal party. I am so honored to have been a part of this day!

Their wedding cake was made by Confection Perfection, caterer was Morsels by Melissa, and the band was The Grapevine!

Congratulations, Kellie and Jay! Thank you for asking me to capture your memories as you embark on your forever!

 

VI PHOTOGRAPHY NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018

Twelfth Annual Best of Weddings Awards, From the #1 Wedding Planning Website, Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

VI Photography is pleased to announce their selection as a 2018 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app.

In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

As the number one online wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

Thank you to our clients who helped us achieve this honor. Your very kind words and positive reviews helped land us on this list and we are very grateful to you!

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!

 

 

 

 

The first time Brock met Maggie’s family, he told them he would marry her… at that point, they were not even dating! But they say, “When you know… you know!” That was certainly the case for Brock. Eventually, after a long-time friendship, the two began dating and became engaged. Brock and Maggie had a beautiful September wedding! Some of my favorite pictures are below. Enjoy!

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Ceremony location: Log Cabin Community Church in Smyrna

Reception location: Rocky’s Lake Estate in Woodstock

Assistant photographers: Kelli Price and Andrew Dillard

 

On Saturday, October 5th, Melissa and Jon got married at the Crescent Farm Rock Barn in Canton, Georgia. They were surrounded by friends and family all wishing them the best in their marriage and in their move to Germany in a few short days! Thank you Melissa and Jon for letting me capture moments from your day! Enjoy a few of my favorites!

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I had the honor of photographing the Steele-Barron wedding on Cinco De Mayo! It was such a fun experience, and BIG thanks goes out to Erica for referring me, Trent for coaching me, Rebecca for trusting me and Brian for helping me! Location: King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are several of my favorites from my FIRST Wedding job. Enjoy!!!

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