Category archives: Weddings

Amber + Ross | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

So much lovely from this beautiful park side wedding. Ross and Amber wanted to show off their favorite view of their city and the Piedmont Room allows for such an intimate, yet elegant setting. I love that all the events of a wedding day can happen so close together, while feeling like it could be multiple different locations. With the help of Elisabeth from Molly McKinley Designs and the incredible staff at the venue, everything was seamless and beyond lovely.
Amber and Ross, you two are so intentional with the people that you love. It was such a joy to watch the way you thoughtfully decided to include so many family and friends throughout your day. It was truly such a beautiful, warm and inviting day, and we were so thankful to witnessed it all.
Much joy!
Alea

Lesley + Mike | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
These two were probably the most joyous clients I think I have ever had. I don’t think a second of their day went by without the two of them wearing the biggest smiles. They loved and laughed so well, and it was so much fun to watch and capture. The sweetest part of the day was during their ceremony, Lesley’s grandfather officiated, and was truly able to look over his grandaughter’s life and give such a personal testimony of marriage. I couldn’t have thought of a more perfect person to tie their knot, and I was just so thankful to have witnessed it.
Hey you two, thank you for being so awesome to us! We loved every second with you guys, and I promise if you keep that joy between the two of you, you will truly have such a special marriage.
Much joy and enjoy your sneak peek!
JOY!
Alea

Taylor + Mack | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
These two. they will take your breath away. Their wedding was beautiful and thoughtful. Every detail during Taylor and Mack’s wedding was such evidence of their love for each other and their families. At one point during their ceremony their friends and family prayed over them, and it was one of the most beautiful moments I have experienced at a wedding, to no one’s surprise, I bawled like a baby.

I am so excited to get to watch these two take on life together, and change so many people around them. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Phillips!!
Much joy!
Alea

Chip + Ellen | Charleston Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

I am so excited about my 2017 wedding season! I have so many amazing couples and tons of wedding adventures to look forward to! But, there is always something so special to me about my first wedding of the year. Its like it represents the vibe for the year, and if the rest of 2017 is like Chip and Ellen’s than it is going to be an awesome year.
These two were married in Charleston, one of my favorite places on this planet. I love deep southern roots, the low country personality, and its beautiful history and architecture. So, to have a wedding there always makes my heart pitter patter. They held their reception at the The Gadsden House where with every turn and inch of the property was lovely. With the addition of King Street Hospitality Group and florals by Tiger Lily Weddings, every detail was thought out and beyond special.
One of the coolest parts of the wedding was getting to see a few past couples and a few of our upcoming ones!! It felt like we had a little family of our own there, and made the day that much more perfect.
Chip and Ellen you guys are awesome. Chip you were such a trooper as we worked through all though all the formal photos, and Ellen, you were breathtaking and so kind all day. I hope you love these sweet moments! I know I am only giving a glimpse into the late night throw down, but man, you guys sure know how to throw an amazing party! So thankful to have been there!

Much joy!
Alea

Heather + Andrew | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
I love what I do. It really is so special.With that, truly, these two made me even more thankful for getting to do what I do if thats possible. Their hearts are just so unique and beautiful. Those type of people that you know see the world just a little bit different. They see people a little bit different. That see love a little bit different. It was so refreshing and I just adored them.
There were so many beautiful details throughout this day, and I loved getting to capture all of it. Little River Farms is such a lovely venue that truly was a perfect fit for them. I could go into each unique beautiful detail, but I will hope to let the photos do more of the talking!
Andrew and Heather, thank you for allowing AP and I to be a part of such an impactful day. I know your guests left just as touched as we did, and for that I am so thankful!
Enjoy these treasures!
joy!
Alea

Katherine + Chris | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends,
I hope that all of you are feeling wonderfully rested, full of all sorts of warm and fuzzies after the holiday! We had a blast! With all our recent travelings, we decided to stay close to home and celebrate.. we had much needed catch up time with friends and family, especially coming out of my “photographer hermit time” during crazy season. I just loved getting to settle in the holiday and time off playing. The girls got an ATV for christmas from their grandparents, so we had a blast teaching them how to ride it. I closed the computer and didn’t pick up my camera for 3 whole days, which I could tell my girlies were needing from their mama. so, it was wonderful.

I was really hoping to get Katherine and Chris’ blog up before the break, but it certainly gave me something to look forward to coming back in to the studio today! I just loved these two. They are both lovely individuals, who you can tell adore each other.
Katherine and Chris tied the knot in the beautiful St. Annes Church and followed by a reception at the beautiful antebellum home Naylor Hall. Aside from the most yummy dinner, they threw the best dance party that lasted almost all night, including a visit from Buzz, which I will have to say, is the perfect way to celebrate two amazing people who have said “i do!” to forever!
Chris and Katherine, it truly was such an awesome day. how thankful I am for how relaxed and welcoming you both were to us…truly made the day effortless.
Enjoy the sneak peek!!
JOY!
Alea

Kaitlin + Zach | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
This wedding was full of so much wonderful. From the beautiful venue, to all of their thoughtful decor, I mean, flowers for days because of one of my favorite flower ladies, Boukates, all the gorgeous fall colors, to  such a joyful and wonderful wedding party, to family members who hugged us and welcomed us with open arms, to Kaitlin and Zach whose hearts are as big as their love for each other.
My favorite part of the day was Kaitlin and Zach decided to exchange letters with each other, but do it in a way where they still couldn’t see each other, but be near each other and talk to each other while they read their letters. I just loved how that little moment of being close to each other eased their nerves and allowed for such a beautiful intimate moment between them.

Kaitlin and Zach, so much goodness this day. I hope you guys can look back and always cherish all of it. So thankful to have been able to capture such a wonderful day.
Cheers to you both!
joy!
Alea

Tara + Bert | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends,
I am a huge fan of sweet backyard weddings. Especially when they are in the homes where the bride or groom grew up. Finding your venue is a really challenging part for couples wedding planning, so when it is natural to just have it at home, I can’t think of anything more wonderful.
Tara and Robert decided to have their wedding where Tara grew up. Where she remembers playing on the swing outside with her sisters, riding horses, and countless memories for her family throughout the property, and now a beautiful new memory both families will remember. I loved how this day came together, and with the help of Michelle from Burke Design, this day was just spectacular.

Tara and Bert, congratulations you two, thank you for trusting me and allowing me to be a part of such an incredible day!! I love that when you come “home” it will be that much more special to you both!

Much joy!
Alea



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Kamilah + Wendell | Atlanta Lifestyle Photographers

Hi Sweet friends,
Rainy day weddings are so romantic. There is something about the sound of the raindrops as they fall,  the rush of folding umbrellas as the people gather just inside the door. It is how the rain keeps people inside, together, like it is intentional. Kamilah and Wendell had rain on their wedding day. Along with romance, and joy, and laughter, and beauty, and a room full of the people they loved and that loved them. They had held hands and said “I do” to forever as the rain fell just outside the door.
Special thanks to Danielle Hulsey, who was an absolute pleasure to work with and who I know helped create the day Kamilah and Wendell have always dreamed. Thank you for introducing me to Forage and Fleur and all their lovely flowers. And of course, a huge thank-you to Kamilah and Wendell for entrusting us with the task of immortalizing their dream wedding. We loved every single second guys. So happy for you both!
Much joy,
Alea

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Brittany + Austin | Raleigh Wedding Photographers

Hi sweet friends!!
Small disclaimer, please brace yourselves for this massive post! When I get to photograph family, I promise, Im not showing any favoritism, but there is just something extra special when you really know the people behind all of these photos and all of these wonderful moments. I feel like this sweet day was full of all the things I know weddings to possess…the emotions all felt the same- there was love, laughter, tears, joy… the details were all similar- beautiful dresses, stunning florals, gorgeous  venue (with black and white cows, I might add).
It all felt similar and like how I spend most of my saturdays, but this one was different. I’ve known this bride since she was 12, and though from long distance, got to watch her grow into a beautiful young woman.  And now, a bride marrying the love of her life!
But, for those of you who don’t know these two–you know when you meet someone and you automatically feel like best friends and want to hang out with them all the time? That is Brittany and Austin; they are both easy going, funny, and make you feel like you are a part of their family from day one. They are big hearted beautiful people, and I can see exactly why God has them together.
Brittany and Austin, thank you both for allowing us to be a part of how you two will remember such an awesome day! Truly, it means so much to me and AP. I know your life together will be filled with adventure, laughter, and so much love. I wish you both the very best in every season of life you take on together!

Much joy!
Alea

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Christine + Corey | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
I absolutely loved Christine and Corey and loved their wedding and loved working with all their amazing vendors. I mean so much goodness that my heart literally exploded with each passing moment. I mean these two threw one incredible party at The Biltmore. Elizabeth Marie Weddings made everything so easy and seamless. I oooood and ahhhhed around every turn because Sarah Bush’s gorgeous florals.  I don’t think I ever laughed so hard with the videographers, Kurt Hursh and the Sonic Groove band. But, without question, my favorite part was Christine and Corey. They outshined every detail, every moment, and I literally had to show the most self control in order to stop photographing the two of them together. They truly are the most heart warming, genuine, and kind people. I would be so lucky to get to call them friends, and hope they will want to be AP and I’s new best friends! 😉 They just made the day perfect, and I loved being a part of celebrating alongside of them.
Christine and Corey, you two sure know how to throw one incredible party. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it, and allowing me to share with you this day through my heart and camera!!!
Much joy!
Alea

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Amy + Justin | Athens Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

In our many chats leading up the wedding, these two had shared with me their deep love for their family and friends. However, it was not until their wedding day that I got to see just how much these two mean to all of their family and friends as well. Every person in attendance that day held such a special place in the hearts of Amy and Justin, but equally you could see the impact this couple had made in the lives of so many. These two just poured out love like none other.
Amy and Justin held their wedding at their church Athens Church, but before the ceremony we all met at a friends of their’s beautiful home.  With the beautiful oak trees, lakeside view, and plenty of undisturbed space to just enjoy time with their closest friends and family, we were so thankful to their friends for opening up their home for such a special occasion.
Amy and Justin, I have no doubts that you both will continue to pursue and live for the Lord and through this marriage many will be touched. I truly feel honored to have helped capture the very beginning of how you both will be furthering the Kingdom now as husband and wife!!! I wish you both the very best

Joy!
Alea


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Carrie + Joe | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

I feel like I am writing about two of my dearest friends when I talk about Carrie and Joe. From the moment I talked with them both, I knew we were going to click and have such fun on their wedding. Carrie is so incredibly kind; she is always putting others before herself and has the best interest of others at the fore front of her mind. She is a pediatric doctor, need I say more??? And after meeting Joe, I could easily see that he was Carrie’s perfect compliment! He is lovable and instantly makes anyone feel at ease when they are around him. Together they are adorable, and made photographing their wedding so much fun.

Their wedding day was nothing short of amazing. At every wedding I feel overwhelmed by the fact that this is what I get to call my job, and I just kept wanting Carrie and Joe’s wedding to not end. They were both so gracious throughout their day, and true to their character they were constantly checking on everyone else. Every detail of their wedding day was stunning and well thought out thanks to the coordination of Whitewood Events. It truly was a day (and night) to remember!!

Carrie and Joe, you two blessed me more than you know simply by inviting me into such a beautiful day. I am so incredibly thankful to know you both!! Big hugs and congrats!
Much joy!
Alea



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Caroline + Austin | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
The month before Caroline and Austin’s wedding we talked through their timeline and all I could think about was how fun their wedding would be! Caroline shared with me how important each and every guest was, so they wanted them to enjoy themselves. Their goal of their wedding was for it to be a fun and relaxing time for all of their friends and family to be together; and it was exactly that! I loved all the sweet little sentimental details from the perfume Caroline’s mama wore at her wedding, how they used Caroline’s grandparent’s cake toppers, to wanting a generation photos, and the cutest cake apron I’ve ever seen while they cute the cake! Just too sweet!

Caroline and Austin, you two know how to have fun together and that will make for a wonderful forever together. Congratulations you two and cheers to many more years of joy together

JOY!
Alea


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Christine + Nathan | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hello everyone!
Christine and Nathan’s wedding was such a joy to be a part of!  The ceremony and reception were at the lovely Calenwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Friends and family came from near and far {including from Korea!} to celebrate these precious couple! I love the way Christine and Nathan included Korean traditions into their day; it was really sweet to watch how her grandparents delighted in this. Christine’s family members even did the stunning reception flowers themselves.  It was a good, good day with really kind people.
Christine and Nathan, I think you all are so wonderful and I wish you both all the best!
XOXO
Carrie

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Morgan + Tyler | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

I will forever remember this wedding as one of those oh-my-how-did-we-miraculously-avoid-the-rain wedding days!!! My little photographer heart could’t have been happier and thankful for how this day turned out!

Let me back up and say that Morgan and Tyler are some of the kindest, most gracious people I’ve ever worked with. Meeting them for the first time their engagement session, I realized then how kind, warm, down to earth, fun, and most importantly… how they make each other incredibly happy. Seriously… the things Tyler did to make Morgan smile and laugh were endless, and the best part was that he never really even had to try. They genuinely made one another smile often, and with ease. There’s something so special about that.

On their day, the sun was out and beautifully shinning, so we headed out for photos on UGA’s north campus, when we peeked up and saw the clouds start rolling in. We snapped through as many as we could and then ran back to cover before the clouds started to let loose.  I was a little sad. I just wanted it to be perfect for them. But, shortly after, the clouds parted and it was so lovely to see how truly BEAUTIFUL the light was during their wedding day. And even though we had to hustle at the end, Im so thankful we ended up with some really beautiful portraits, and I captured them in record time. I’m sure the Lord was smiling down on their sweet wedding celebration!

Congratulations to Morgan and Tyler!! So thankful to have been a part of your beautiful day from beginning to end!!
Much joy!
Alea

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Suzanne + William | Highlands Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
Does anyone else still get excited when they get on an airplane? Maybe I’m a little unusual, but I am still amazed that we are able to fly in the air hundreds of people at a time. I still always hope for a window seat, and the five year old in me still gets giddy peeks out my window watching all the ground control, watching my take off, and loving when we are finally 35000 feet high above the clouds. No matter how many times I have flown, it never gets old. I’ve been blessed with this amazing job that allows me to see and experience so many different places.
Suzanne and William invited me to Highlands, NC for their beautiful Old Edwards Farm wedding. I’ve been to this venue quite a few times now, but it’s beauty and peacefulness never tire and I always feel like I see something new when I go. For Suzanne and William their 300 person guest count including a 53 person wedding party made for quite the awesome day.
Suzanne and William are the type of people you would expect to have such a large guest count! They are genuine, kind, big hearted, joyful people to be around. They greet you with the biggest hug, look you in the eyes and you can tell instantly that they are genuinely so thankful you are there! Come the end of the night the reception felt like a concert, except with moments where the wedding party and family found themselves on stage rocking it out with the band!
Suzanne and William, what an incredible treat your wedding day was from beginning to end. You guys made us feel like old friends just celebrating alongside you both. I promise I’ll never forget this incredible day because of how wonderfully memorable you two made it for us and all of your guests! Hope you love every single one of these!!!

Much joy!
Alea

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Meg + Drew | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Hi friends!
These two had a love story that would make for a wonderful book that I would love to have while I sitting on the beach… They met in the same class while going to Yale, started dating, and survived long distance until they found themselves both under the same city. Now they are calling Atlanta home, and decided to host their wedding here to show off their city to all the people they loved.
Summerour Studios never looked more beautiful as every single detail was thought of and with the help of Courtney of Surber Paz Weddings  it was flawless and allowed Meg and Drew to let go and just enjoy their day. And since they are the type of people that when they greet you that give you the biggest hug, look you straight in the eye, and immediately say “I am so glad you are here!”  Which is straight through the gene pools because if I could have made a dollar for every time Megs parent told her “I love you” or “You are beautiful” I would have have definitely been a little richer! 🙂
I just loved this day, and I loved how it left such an impression on everyone there. I know the beauty of getting your wedding photos back is being able to relive your day over and over, but the truth is, I cherish these memories too. I am so thankful to have witnessed such a love, truly so special to me.

much joy!
Alea
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Libby + Daniel | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
This was my first time at the beautiful grounds of the Farm at High Schoals, but not my first time with all of these amazing people. You know the type of people that instantly make you feel like you are coming home, along with the fact that we share a common last name. I love that this story starts by a fireman being introduced to a nurse. They lived in different cities, but after that one meeting, Daniel found himself driving 3 hours to be on Libby’s doorstep with a poster of her favorite musical of all time, Les Mis, and the two found themselves inseparable from then on.
They had planned a wedding around being able to enjoy the scenery of the farm, have plenty of time to fully embrace each one of their guests, and of course, dance the night away.
Libby and Daniel, what an incredibly fun day. Just loved spending it with you both, and your sweet families. I hope these are just the perfect recap for you guys, and know how much I loved getting to recap it for you!!!
much joy!
Alea
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Jennifer + Robert | Destination Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
I loved this beautiful intimate, laid back, coastal georgia wedding. With their close friends and family, Jennifer and Robert said “I do” in one of St. Simon’s prettiest churches while we could hear the rain pouring down on the roof top and the warm church light lit everyones faces just softly. The clouds parted just long enough for us to snap a few shots by the Frederica boathouse, and to allow these two their entrance as their guests watched them float across the still waters by boat. Every detail was thought of by Caroline Carter Events, who took care that their day was just as these two imagined.
Jennifer and Robert, you two were sitting on the back porch playing uno when Caroline came in and said, “ok guys, its time for last dance”, and the look on your face melted my heart as your realized that this amazing day was coming to an end. It did go by so fast, but you two made every second wonderful. Just as I know the first few weeks have gone by so fast, and so will your first year, and the first ten years, and then 35 years where I can see you two holding hands walking over the bridge, and daydreaming together about this beautiful day…. I have no doubts… thank you for allowing AP and I to be a part of it.

much joy!
Alea
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Mary Claire + Micheal | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
Sweet backyard weddings are my favorite. There is just something so neat about all your friends and family gathering for a big party in your backyard, and this sweet family sure knows how to throw one heck of an amazing party! I loved the bright colors, the florals by Boukates with my favorite peonies, the wonderful southern personalities, and a frozen margarita machine that poured out goodness all day which sold me on how no wedding is complete unless they have a margarita machine. seriously.
Mary Claire and Micheal, this was such a fun day! You two were such a joy to be around, and the laid back nature of this day was so refreshing!

JOY!
Alea
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Dorothy + Jeff | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!!
Relationships. When it comes down to it, they are what wedding days are made of. At the core of this wedding, of course, was the relationship between Dorothy and Jeff, a young couple who built a strong foundation with the support of their close friends and family. Each of their respective families played their part in raising two exceptional individuals who would find their perfect match in the other. Both of them had beautiful relationships with their parents. Watching Dorothy with her parents, her father’s face when he saw her for the first time as a bride, and her mother’s hug before heading off to the ceremony, were powerful manifestations of their bond. Jeff’s mother son dance brought tears to my eyes.  It was these moments, where the strength of all of these relationships were demonstrated, that we witnessed all throughout Dorothy and Jeff’s wedding day. The expression “it takes a village” came to mind several times, especially when friends and family members shared stories of the couple’s childhood and courtship.

Dorothy and Jeff, it was an honor and a privilege to witness and document the relationships that made this day!! And, of course, being a part of capturing all the fun!!! (there was certainly a lot of that as well!) The love, respect, and joy shared throughout the crowd was extended to us, and we are so thankful for this!
much joy!
Alea
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Gina + Brian | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hello!
I have loved getting to know Gina and Brian over the last few months of their engagement and I was so excited when it was time for their summer Piedmont Park wedding! Gina and Brian are laid back, kind, creative, and hilarious. I had a full on belly laugh- till –you- cry. during their engagement session few months ago. The day was as lovely and fun as I imagined it would be. I love weddings like theirs that are simple, elegant, and full of warmth and personal touches. Their beloved little pooch, Sprocket, {sweetest dog ever} even came by to celebrate!  Thank you Gina and Brian for allowing us to capture your day!

All the best,
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Cambria + Victor | Savannah Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
I know you guys know that savannah is one of my most favorite places on this planet. So when Cambria reached out to tell me about her elopement planned in Wormsloe, I think I about jumped out of my seat! and their day was perfect. I loved how wonderfully casual and laid back it was. The group of about 12 people walked up all together and just like that Cambria and Victor were saying their vows. Cambria’s father officiated and said so many sweet words about his daughter growing up and how thankful their family found Victor and what an incredible match he was for their daughter. They exchanged rings, kissed, and then we spent the rest of the time wandering through the for gorgeous 200 year old oaks.
It was perfect.
Cambria and Victor, thank you for inviting me down to my favorite place and allowing me to capture what I know will now be your favorite day. Loved every second!
much joy!
Alea
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