Colton + Martie, Atlanta Engagement

Hey everyone! Hope your New Year is off to a great start. I'm certainly excited for what 2016 has to offer! Things have been busy here for the last several months and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I'm lining up a few blog posts to showcase some favorites from 2015, so stand by!

Now, Martie and Colton's epic Atlanta engagement session. Something I love about this couple is that Martie was in Evan and Megan's wedding party last April. I hadn't met her fiancé Colton until this November day in Piedmont Park for their engagement session. Atlanta engagement photos are full of potential so I was excited that they wanted to do a quick second location with me after the park! Check out the photos and get to know Martie and Colton a little better:

When and where'd you two meet?

"He says we met on the bus coming back from a field trip we took during a class we were both in Junior year...I don't even remember it. Lol" -Martie

Despite their differing stories over when they *officially* met,  it only took about a year for Colton to be sure this girl was it. He picked out the ring himself and planned the sweetest proposal: a photo album of their relationship building up to that moment--with a ring and the proposal as part of the book! I love it! 

Martie and Colton I had a blast running around Atlanta with you! I can't wait to see your adventure continue in 2016. Congrats!

Romantic + Woodsy Styled Shoot | Atlanta, GA

Here's a blog post I've been excited about! It's the product of many, many conversations between some fantastically creative people. About a month ago, Mya from Poetic & Illumined Events, contacted me about doing a styled shoot together. She had a model, a vision, and some great connections to make it happen. And she wanted me to photograph the final product.  I was so floored. I had no idea anyone so talented was watching our social media accounts!

Mya and I then sought out a dress and floral arrangements. Our first choice for dresses was "I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique" in Athens, GA. They have a huge selection of gowns with our style--and beyond. Talking with Patty (the owner) and her staff has been my greatest insight into Georgia wedding vendors. She was our connection to European Floral Design who designed our dreamy bouquet. Magdalena (the owner) is a floral genius and I still can't believe she was on board to send us the flowers used in this shoot.  So please enjoy these photos and check out the vendors involved.

We chose Barrington Hall in Roswell, GA for the first location. I want to photograph everyone here! It's so perfect! Our amazing furniture was borrowed from Miss Milly's Vintage Furniture Rentals in Alpharetta, GA. Jealous, right? 

Those flowers are from European Floral Design in Athens, GA. I love them with Barrington Hall! Our bridal gowns were on loan from I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique in Athens, GA.  Many thanks to the ladies there--they were hugely accommodating for the shoot!

Isn't that sofa amazing? Make sure to check out Miss Milly's website for a full inventory.

We left Barrington Hall for a more remote location where Mya had been busy styling away. She chose the Chattahoochee River area for it's natural, bohemian feel. I saw it once and was totally sold. 

It was wonderful to work with an on location make up artist! This makes my job SO much easier. I wish I could just have one with me at all times. For this shoot, Ain (owner) of Swirl & Tap came out to work her magic. For more info on the model, check out Rebecca's IG account


Our model, Rebecca, did an LOVED the vintage furniture from Miss Milly's. Click on the image above to be re-routed directly to European Floral Design. You won't regret it!

And now for Mya's styled vision! This table top was so carefully articulated; I'm so happy with how it turned out. Mya has a superb eye for color and detail. Don't you think it looks like a fairy tale?

Such a perfectly romantic sweetheart table.  

Thank you, thank you, and thank you to all the hands who worked so hard putting this shoot in motion! Mya at Poetic & Illumined Events is the wholly to thank for the success of the shoot. Her talent made my job extremely easy :)