Category archives: Weddings

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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Chris + Erica | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

So thrilled to share this beautiful wedding our incredible associate, Carrie Tabb, photographed! These two were such a joy to work with. We love intimate weddings where the focus is about the people and every time we get to shoot at Cator Woolford Gardens I feel like our weddings are just beautiful, simple, and personal.
Chris and Erica, thank you for allowing us to capture such beautiful moments for you. Thank you both for being such a joy to work with and for entrusting us to document such a special day!

much joy!
Alea and Carrie

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Maddie + Cameron | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!
Im sitting in my new living room with tons of moving boxes all over the place, and I think I just bear hugged the cable guy as he left because he hooked our house up to the outside world with one little wire. Theres been a ton going on with the move, and last week was really hard as we said good bye to our home for the last 7 years. But, slow and steady, we have been unpacking and coming back up for air, and opening my computer back up after a week actually felt so good. I have missed the normalcy of my work, and though my studio looks really different for the time being, the faces and couples and families brought so much familiarity.

Getting to blog this thursday afternoon is just so fun, and getting to share Cameron and Maddie’s wedding brings my heart such joy. I met Maddie over a quick FaceTime chat one evening. It was late one night, but it was the only time we could connect with both our schedules, and I was so glad I got on that call. Right away with Maddie you felt comfortable and just a ton of smiles. Getting to meet her in person at her wedding was no different, with a great big hug, and introductions to each of her “girls” she was so heartwarming. Shortly after meeting Cameron, you see his tall demeanor, but he is actually a great big teddy bear. Immediately thanking me for being there, and asking if there was anything he could do to help me. I know things that sound like should be common, but isn’t always. The two together, gave me the ease of feeling right at home! My favorite part of their day was before the ceremony, Cameron and Maddie wanted to exchange gifts and pray together, but do it while not seeing each other. So we put up one of Foxhalls beautiful shutters to separate them, and getting to watch these two talk, hold hands, exchange gifts, which cameron’s gift to maddie was a bracelet he made from a stone they had found together many years ago, he  had kept it and learned how to make it into bracelet and along with a journal he kept gave it to Maddie telling her how he knew she was going to be his wife. It was hard seeing through my camera lens at that point, but somehow I managed on capturing a few of such a sweet moment.
It was such an incredible day from beginning to end and they certainly did not disappoint by throwing one heck of party to celebrate these two finally saying “i do!”.

Cameron and Maddie, thank you for being so awesome. So wonderfully opened armed, so joyful, so gracious, for making AP and I feel so comfortable even despite the crazy heat, and for allowing us to share in telling your story.

much joy!
Alea

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This beautiful day would have not gone more perfectly or more smoothly without Marilisa from Martel Events and the amazing staff at Foxhall Resorts.

Kayla + Jamie | Atlant Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!

Kayla and Jamie’s wedding was beyond dreamy. Their beautiful backyard wedding was probably more amazing than any venue in Atlanta, and like I shared recently, that much more special for sentimental reasons.

Throw in some gorgeous decor, a super fun wedding party and fam, the most adorable couple, lots of dancing, and end the night with fireworks, I’d say it sums up the best day ever!

Jamie and Kayla! Enjoy your sneak peek! I know the day just flew by, so I hope these photos help make everything flood right back!

Much joy!

Alea

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Kit + Obie | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
Weddings really are just the coolest. They can be anything a couple wants. If a couple wants a big extravagant wedding, they can. If they want to get married on the beach with just a few guests, they can. If they want to get married in the park, they can. If they want to have a wedding across the world on a boat, they can. It is such a cool part of how a couple chooses to tell their story, and because they have invited their friends and family, how they are choosing to share this beautiful part of their story with the world. When I first talked with Kit about their wedding plans, it was a very different picture than what actually happened because along the way, they decided that the wedding they were planning was really “them”. So they shifted gears, and started planning one that was very “them”.
Kit and Obie, what an incredible day. I don’t think you guys could have planned a more perfect way to get married. On top of that, how awesome were all the people you two surround yourselves with, it was truly inspiring to witness. Thank you both again, for such a cool privilege.

much joy!
Alea

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Lauren + Garett | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!!
We have so many wonderful adventures that come out of our weddings. From the people we meet, to exploring the venues, and what we get to watch at receptions, just so much fun! Lots of stories and amazing memories that we get to add to our heart banks! I loved loved spending the day with these two! They’re Up inspired wedding had me swooning at every corner. With all their beautiful details most of which came from what they had pulled together over the year of planning including mementos from their parents trips, old travel books, slides from their vacations, vintage postcards… i literally wanted to look through each and every special thing! However, our adventures with these two is what made their wedding! How Laurens dad immediately greeted us with a big hug and wanted to show us all their hard work and a tour down to their favorite spots around their venue. Getting to work alongside the uber talented Mary Catherine of Catherine Kelly Events. We loved our golf cart rides around lake lanier, talking about life, love, and traveling with lauren and garett. How we almost got attacked by giant water spiders, I mean it was a close one folks. Their incredible balloon release that almost left me in tears. Watching them wave goodbye as they drove out of site by boat. So many wonderful adventures to be thankful for.

Lauren and Garett, we just loved you guys!! Thank you for such a fun and beautiful day, and allowing us to tell your incredible story through our photos! We are confident this is just the start to a wonderful adventure, and we can’t wait to see all that is in store for you guys!

much joy!
Alea
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Margaret + Ned | Charleston Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
OH Charleston…beautiful architecture, nice weather, rich in history, and completely laid back. Truly one of my favorite cities to photograph and I really couldn’t think of a more perfect location for Margaret and Ned’s wedding.
More importantly than the location were the people that filled the space around these two, and AP and I really enjoyed getting to know this wonderful group. The special combination of brothers and sisters, as well as, their parents, made for some wonderful exchanges and moments throughout the day.
But, at the heart of it all, Margaret and Ned were impossible not to love. They were fun to be around and made our job easy. They pulled off something that many brides and grooms dream of, yet few are capable of achieving: a stress-free, easy going wedding day. It was sweet and touching and a ton of fun for everyone there and we were so grateful to have been a part of it.

Much joy!
Alea

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Kristen + Andy | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
AP and I were just chatting yesterday about how fun it is to look through the photos we take from the perspective of grandchildren looking at the photo of their grandparents. Its such a neat thought! How cool it is to think about how the photos we take will one day be on display of the generation tables we see at so many weddings. I love looking at those photos, it sinks in, I just met grandma, and looking at their photos I can be taken back to her wedding day 45 years ago.  Its easy to think about how much photos will mean to couples today, so they have those tangible reminder of one of the best days of their lives. It’s impactful to think about the photos from generations perspective and knowing how special it will mean to the people to come.
Kristen and Andy’s wedding was perfectly them. They were both so calm and really just took each step of their day as it came. King Plow Art Center never looked so good, and it was definitely a party I know all of their guests will remember.
Kristen and Andy, the only bad thing about your wedding is that it is over. We loved so much being your friends along the way, and hope you just love these sweet captures!!
much joy!
Alea

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Carrie + Rob | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
Being a wedding photographer is a job that definitely comes with being prepared for any and all types of unpredictability! From things running behind, to transportation not showing up, zippers breaking, attendants locking their knees, cakes melting, and my biggest nemesis, the weather. Either because of rain or its freezing or too hot, the weather definitely adds its unpredictability. Countless stories over the last 10 years. But, it never gets old, I never get tired of it, and I love the unpredictability because it makes my job so fun.
Carrie and Robs wedding was such a blast, despite the rain. Up at Big Canoe, they wanted their guests to experience a get away and for all of their friends and family to feel the relaxed nature and beauty of the mountains. Even though it was a rainy day, the rain stopped long enough for us to sneak out for photos.
Carrie and Rob, what a fun day!! My favorite part of the day was all the laughter. Definitely keep that joy and sense of humor as part of your marriage!! Thank you again for allowing me to snap a few of these treasures for you!
much joy!
Alea

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Selena + Casey | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
Selena and Casey’s day was packed full to the brim with beautiful details, fun people, and big hearts.
With florals by Boukates, coordination from Lila Wilson, the beautiful grounds of Agnus Scott, and topping the night of with music and entertainment from Nice Entertainment this day could not have been more perfect. I don’t think my camera stopped clicking from the second I arrived, and with every turn I think I literally ooo’ed and ahhhh’ed.
Selena and Casey were so lovely and really so much fun. They were calm and relaxed and just took each second of their day with such grace and care. They were so ready to just be married to each other that they allowed everything to just fall in its place and just enjoy.

Selena and Casey, it was such a lovely day and I am so thankful to have been there not only to witness so much overwhelming joy, but you two getting to say “I do” to forever!
much joy,
alea
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Kacie + Kevin | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hello everyone!
Kacie and Kevin excitedly counted down the days to their Stone Mountain wedding. I know Kacie was thrilled to see everything she picked out come together.  It was really important to Kacie and Kevin that everyone had FUN at their wedding and I think Kacie definitely helped set the tone for that with her fun, spunky, outgoing personality and by breaking it town on the dance floor with all of the guests.

Kacie and Kevin, I am so thankful to have been a part of such a wonderful day and I hope you enjoy remembering  your fun wedding day through these pictures!

All the best,
Carrie

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Kara + Peter | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hello!!
Oh this couple and this day was full of so much beauty! My eyes were full all day taking in the enchantment and lovliness of Dunaway Gardens. My heart was full watching all the love that flowed in between this couple to each other and to those all around them. Kara and Peter are kind, loving, gentle, calm, joyful, fun, and just a delight.  It was easy to see why they are made for each other. It is also easy to see why all of their friends gathered around to celebrate them and say “yes” we believe in you guys and are excited to watch you become husband and wife. What an honor it was to be able to be there for it all capturing beautiful moments along the way!

All the best!
Carrie

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Tara + Judson | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
Oh, so many beautiful moments coming your way friends. I just adored this sweet couple and their friends and family! This wedding was non stop and packed full of goodies, Country Club of the South never disappoints, and I was so surprised to get there and all the azaleas be blooming.
Tara and Judson were such a joy to be around, and were so calm and so wonderful throughout the whole day. I know they were both so ready to be married to each other, so ready to be husband and wife, and so ready to spend the rest of their lives together. I am so thankful to have been able to witness the beginning, and love that I get to share their day with you.

much joy,
Alea

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Eliza + Michael | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!!
There were so many beautiful elements to Eliza and Mike’s wedding, so my blog pages are literally bursting at the seams. From the moment we arrived we could tell that these two put thought into each and every little detail. and I loved working alongside Shelley Legg of Chancy Charm Weddings, who was able to realize their vision and helped bring it to life. I’ve been to the Stave Room a few times now since it first opened, and it has yet to disappoint. I loved the design and florals by Bold American and more importantly, I know Eliza and Mike were over the moon with how everything turned out!
My favorite part of this wedding were their amazing families. Eliza was one of five siblings and Mike was one of four, and along with both parents, just so fun and welcoming. They were the type of families that will come give you a big hug even if they barely knew you. They would constantly check in on AP and I and see how they can help. Plus, you could tell they were after whatever would be best for Eliza and Mike, and loved on them so well.
Eliza and Mike have been together for a long time, and their wedding was truly a celebration of these two officially joining each other families. The toasts of the night were over flowing with words “I’m so glad I can officially call you my brother.. call you my sister…”
Eliza and Mike, I hope you just love these photos, so much to celebrate over! Oh, and I hope you both love the “kiss monster” photos as well! Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Crawford!!!

much joy!
Alea

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Abby + Dave | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Either you are a sweet family member or friend of Abby and Dave’s and I know how excited you are to see these photos!! I am so excited to share them with you! You may also be someone who is stopping by to check in and see how things are going around these parts! Im so thankful you are here too, perhaps one of my sweet brides deep in the thick of planning and just looking for a little inspiration…Or possibly you are someone peeking by to see how we do things and get a glimpse of our little studio, well regardless of who you are today, please know how thankful I am that you are visiting, and you are in for a treat because the wedding I am about to show you is one of the ones I hope that everyone gets to see.
Looking back, when I showed up on this day to take photos I don’t think I realized how amazing this day was going to be and it all came down to this couple, their family members, and their friends. From the moment we got there, AP and I were welcomed with open arms and loved on us the entire day. I don’t think we have every had so many “thank you’s” and “is there anything we can do to help you guys”, and I have the most amazing clients so we do hear it a lot (thankfully).
Abby and Dave were such a dream to work with. They were so in love and so happy to be getting married. They took their time, took lots of deep breaths together, and made it so evident to absolutely everyone there where their love originated.
I was so thankful to just get a glimpse into this beautiful story, and I promise you will too.
Much joy!!
Alea



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Madeline + Cooper | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi friends!!
I had so much fun getting to know Madeline in the months leading up to her wedding. Every time an email popped in the inbox from her, or I saw her calling in, I knew it was going to be such a joy, which is just how I like it! She has such a bubbly, effervescent personality, and during her father’s toast, he echoed this sentiment. She’s quick to smile, quick to laugh, quick to not take things too seriously, and quick to share that same zest for life with those around her. I can’t say I’ve ever seen her without that beaming smile spread across her face. It’s not hard to imagine what made Cooper fall in love with her.

I also loved the time we spent while everyone was getting ready in the home she grew up in, with all her family around her, including her 3 sisters (and a brother), which you know I loved watching being the mom of four girls. It was hard not to just sit and chat with Madeline’s mama and pick her brain on how she raised such awesome children.
They held their ceremony right at sunset at the beautiful Westminster Chapel, and right after it made for the most perfect night time portraits, and the perfect time for a little romance. We went straight in to partying the night away at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven, where I’ve never seen the dance floor there so big and so packed. The day flew by with countless of awesome moments, and Im so excited to share my favorites!

Madeline and Cooper, Just adored you both! I truly can’t believe how fast the day went, it was truly non stop amazingness and loved ever single second!! Hope these bring some fun memories flooding right back, and can’t wait to share the rest!!

much joy!
Alea

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Maggie + Jon | Destination Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends!!
We often get asked what makes a great wedding. Is it location? A good looking couple? Nice decor? If we were to pick one single “thing” that makes a wedding awesome, it would, without a doubt, be a couple in love. That alone! There is just something given off by happy, happy in love people that has got to be one of the best things in the world. The thing we are looking for in every couple, because truly love is the easiest thing to photograph. It really looks so good.

Maggie and Jon weren’t lacking in sharing with us how much they loved each other! It was evident from the moment we met them, and the rest of the day was a breeze. There was a sense of deep, longtime friendship among them, and they looked at each other with heart eyes. Add in a beautiful venue, super fun wedding party, a really awesome vintage car, non stop packed dance floor, and wa-la, amazingness!

A huge thank-you, Maggie + Jon, for their trust and enthusiasm in the photography process!! We hope these take you both right back to that day, and will always give you that gushy feeling inside knowing this is how it all started…
much joy!
Alea and Carrie

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Jenna + Hagan | Atlanta Wedding Photographers


Hi friends,
It was a gloomy day weather wise but it was certainly one of the brightest and most cheery days because these two were tying the knot. Their warmth made the day that much warmer, the fun of their giant wedding party made the day that much more jovial, and how much they loved each other filled the air that it was undeniable to anyone witnessing it.

Festivities began days before the wedding with parties in Atlanta, all leading up to one simply breath-taking event. Jenna, Hagan, and close to 300 guests gathered at the gorgeous Capital City Club. The whole day was flawless; stunning, really, from beginning to end, but it was the sense of togetherness that really left an impression on us. And even despite the dreary weather, this wedding truly felt like a celebration and there was no doubt about it: these two families who came together that day absolutely adore one another.

Jenna and Hagan, it was a tremendous opportunity for us to share in such a beautiful celebration with you two. A shout-out goes out to the incredible Yvonne Spiotta and the whole team who pulled off every little detail to perfection and of course to Jenna and Hagan, for entrusting us to capture it all.
JOY!
Alea

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MaryAshley + Michael | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hi sweet friends!
So excited to share MaryAshley and Michael’s gorgeous Cloverleaf Farm wedding. Hopefully you will remember them and how absolutely adorable this couple is from their engagement session a few months ago. I was so excited when their wedding finally came around because I got to spend an entire day with them.  There were so many beautiful details and happy moments that swelled this photographer’s heart. You could tell that MaryAshley and Michael put much thought into how they wanted to celebrate their union. From the beautiful grounds of Cloverleaf Farm,  where their guests were treated by the warm sunshine and ice tea, celebrating their nuptuals under the 100 year old pecan trees, to dinner served under the stars, and a dance party that lasted till the wee hours!!

My favorite moment of the day was during their first look, I know the anticipation they were both feeling to finally see each other, all decked out, and ready to started celebrating their wedding day together. When Michael turned around to see MA, seeing his reaction literally overwhelmed me, it was so hard to keep myself composed enough to capture such an awesome moment.

MaryAshley and Michael, we are so happy that you enjoyed every minute of your wedding; that is exactly what makes documenting a wedding such a joy to us! So thankful that you invited us along for the beautiful ride and that you entrusted us in documenting the best day ever!
JOY!
Alea
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Lauren + David | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

 

Hi there!!
Goodness!! I am feeling thankful for all of the beautiful people and beautiful weddings I have been shooting lately! I fell in love with David and Lauren when we first met for coffee a few months before their wedding.  They chose a location for their wedding in between their hometowns to accommodate their guests {because they are way thoughtful like that!} Morgan View Farm is a gorgeous horse farm so Lauren’s dream of riding a horse on her wedding day was made possible. Yes, a first time for me too having a bride brave a horse ride with wedding dress, veil and all! Another wonderful detail about this is wedding, Lauren is a big Harry Potter and I had fun discovering all of the subtle ways she included that into their day.
David and Lauren, it is a joy to know you and I loved being a part of your day! I know how much you both are sentimental, so I hope you will enjoy these beautiful treasures.
All the best,
Carrie

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