Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fun Wedding Photography with the Groomsmen by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Wedding Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com in Atlanta, Georgia


Today I am going to touch on the groom.   When photographing a wedding a lot of attention goes to the bridal photography.  Today I am going to share one of may favorite photos from a past wedding in Atlanta.  This group of groomsmen were just awesome.  They embody the spirit of a great groomsmen.  The groom was one of the nicest and tallest groom that I have every had to meet.  The guys were so thoughtful and knew how to have fun.  We were shooting at theater and I just knew we it was the place to put on a show.  All I needed to do was give the guys the stage and line them up to some great light and boom we have a great groomsman photo.  These guys are posing like they are a bunch of tough guys but they could not have been nicer or more fun. 

It is important when doing wedding photography to have two things going on.  One you should have fun!  When having fun you have the best photos!  The other thing to keep in mind when doing wedding photography are to get to know the bride and groom so you can capture their personality.  I always say each wedding is like a snow flake.  They are beautiful and no two are alike.

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David Diener
www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wedding Dress taken at Sunset by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Wedding details and Wedding dress at Sunset
Wedding Dress Detail Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com


It is all about the light.  I love shooting in mornings and evenings when the sun is low in the sky.  Recently I had the honor photographing a wedding on a lake at sunset.  It was raining the day before but the clouds moved away and we had a beautiful wedding day for our special bride.  When I saw the dock on the lake where the wedding ceremony was going to be held I just knew that I wanted to use it for the bride and groom shots and detail shots of the wedding dress.  It was about a hour before sunset and I asked the bride if I could please take some detail shots of the wedding dress.  It was a little breezy that day so I set up the wedding dress and waited for the perfect moment for the photograph.  The lake was lake a mirror of warmth that highlighted the wedding dress in a warm glow just like the bride.

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David Diener
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Library of Congress HABS HAER Program | Photography by David Diener

Henry Ford's Richmond Hill Plantation photography by David Diener


As some of you know I have been working with cultural resource firms for the last 20 years.  One of my roles has been as a large format photographer.  During my time as a large format photographer I have had the honor of working on some of the greatest architecture in the United States.  I have recently done several projects for NASA documenting the many historic structures they have there.  I have documented several historic properties from St. Thomas to Pittsburgh.  The photos I have taken go to the Library of Congress and become part of the HABS/HAER collection.  Here is a excerpt from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/ web site.

"The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Since 2000, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the holdings. The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs of the National Park Service have recorded America's built environment in multiformat surveys comprising more than 556,900 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century. This online presentation of the HABS/HAER/HALS collections includes digitized images of measured drawings, black-and-white photographs, color transparencies, photo captions, written history pages, and supplemental materials. Since the National Park Service's HABS, HAER and HALS programs create new documentation each year, documentation will continue to be added to the online collections. The first phase of digitization of the Historic American Engineering Record collection was made possible by the generous support of the Shell Oil Company Foundation."


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Welcoming the New Family Member | Children Photography by Atlanta Artsitic Weddings

Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com
Recently I was contacted from one of my pasts brides.  She let me know that she just had a baby and wanted me to do some baby photos!  I was honored!  It is so cool to see a couple and their next stage of life.  A couple of weeks after the baby was born I went over to their house and saw the cutest baby ever!  These were some proud parents.  And wouldn't you if you had the cutest baby ever.  I just love the children's expressions.  Everything is so new to them and they get so excited!  This was a simple shoot I just used a simple basket and some natural light.

So at this time of year it is time to give thanks.  The honor of photographing wonderful brides and grooms and their weddings.  Also give thanks for happy healthy babies.  So like my mom says "count your blessings" and be thankful for them.


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David Diener
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Even in the cold you can have fun engagement photos! | photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

Engagement and wedding photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

Even in the cold you can have fun engagement photos! Sometimes you can't help but brag.  I just have to brag on this wonderful couple.  It was down right freezing and this couple was just great! We arrived at Hurricane Shoals Park at a little after sunrise.  It was the first cold day in Georgia.  I could tell that the bride to be was cold but being a real sport.   So since it was cold and it is always fun to incorporate props in to a shoot.  So I thought a lets keep these people warm!  So we got a blanket out of the car.  So really all you need is a blanket and two people in love and you have a warm and happy couple!  The photos speak for their selves they are two people in love.  The blanket is a symbol of warmth and comfort between two people in love.  It brought the couple together and you can tell by they look into each others eyes that they are a awesome couple!


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fun Engagement Shoot at Historic Covered Bridge in Georgia | Photography by www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com

Engagement Photography by www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com

I know it has been a while since I have posted but I had to share the most recent engagement session that I had Saturday.  As you know I like shooting in the morning.  This lighting is great and you don't feel so rushed.  This couple has been so sweet.  They meet me early in the morning and bared the cold weather that day.  The very first minute I meet them I could tell how much they were in love and were going to make a great couple.

I work in historic preservation.  I have a passion for the historic properties and especially the historic resources of the southeast.   The covered bridges of Georgia are a vanishing resource.  When you see parks featuring them and keeping them up for others to enjoy you have to take advantage of them.  Stone Mountain Park and Hurricane Shoals Park are doing a wonderful job of preserving the past for other people can enjoy these resources in the future.

I just like the idea of the historic bridge and their engagement shoot.  It sort of symbolizes them going through life together and that they will be together for a very long time like the old bridge.  Who knows I hope they come back to the bridge with their kids and say remember when!


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David Diener
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Inspiring of paralyzed bride walking down the isle




As a Atlanta wedding photographer I am honored to be part of so many special days for brides and their families.  Recentlly I came across a video from KETV.  It is the inspiring story of Gina Giaffoglione.   She was paralyzed in a car accident.  On her wedding day she was determined to walk down the isle with her father. This woman was not going to be deterred.  After months of physical therapy and a specially made brace that fits under her wedding dress she walked down the isle.  To the surprise of her guests she walked down the isle with her father and got married!

I want to thank Gina and KETV for sharing this story. It is inspiring stories like this that keep me humble and honored to be a wedding photographer.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cobalt Strings is an Atlanta area based string ensemble! | Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

         
Cobalt Strings - Wedding Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com
Well folks I know it has been a while.  I have been very blessed with a lot of weddings this month.  I recently shot a wedding at historic wedding venue in Roswell.  While I was shooting there was something that caught my ear.  It was this wonderful string ensemble!  The Cobalt Strings is an Atlanta area based string ensemble who talents run deep!  They are group of talented musicians who bring a touch of class to your special occasion.   They were a wonderful touch to a great wedding.  I am a big fan of live music.  It can add so much to your wedding day.  You can contact them at www.cobaltstrings.com.  So when you want to add a touch of class to your wedding contact Cobalt Strings for your special day.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Enagagement Photography with Motorcycle Stunts! | by Atlanta Wedding Photographer David Diener

Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com and David Diener Atlanta engagement photo with motorcycle


Well folks I know it has been a while since I blogged.  I have been truly blessed with so many Atlanta Weddings!  I recently was contacted from the sister of a bride that I have shot before few years back.  She wanted me to shoot her wedding also.  What a honor!  She mentioned that she wanted to do some of the save the date photos with her fiance's motorcycle and asked if I was up for it.  I said of course!  We meet at her parents home.  It was a beautiful setting.  They have a wonderful home with a large field in back where he rides his bike and they keep these great horses.   I want to say they were awesome!  He is a talented biker and she trusted his talents.  We did a few practice runs and he knew exactly where to stop and his front stand.  Here is the final out come.  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Gardens at Great Oaks by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Wedding Photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

This weekend was very busy!  I am so honored to be a wedding photographer in Atlanta.  I get to go to all these great places and take pictures!  This week I went to the Gardens at Great Oaks.  As some of you may know I have been working in the archaeology and cultural management field for over 20 years.  I have a deep appreciation of history and architecture.  This venue is to be admired for all the hard work they have done to preserve the integrity of such a historic gem.  The interior is literally a museum.   As part of the wedding package you can have someone dress up in dress of the period and give tours of the house.  I saw many people take the tour and they all enjoyed it.  What a unique little bonus for your guests!

I am going to to quote the history of this property from it's website. 

"Built in 1842 by Reverend Nathaniel Pratt , one of Roswell's founders and the founding minister of the Roswell Presbyterian Church, it was the manor house of a plantation that produced sorghum, corn, and wheat. The home was to have been built of lumber but the lumber was destroyed by fire. The Reverend, determined to build a home for his bride, Catherine Barrington King Pratt, resorted to brick. The bricks were made from Georgia clay and water from a meadow stream.

The Gardens at Great Oaks features an unusual divided "good morning" staircase, which has four separate flights of stairs leading from a common landing located between the first and second floors. Two flights  ascend, east and west, to the upstairs bedrooms. One flight descends east from landing to the center hall, while another goes north from the landing downstairs to the side entry. The arrangement affords privacy to a family member who might wish to go from the upstairs to the kitchen without facing possible guests in the parlor.

During the Union occupation of Roswell, The Gardens at Great Oaks was the headquarters for Garrard's cavalry. Prior to the arrival of troops, Reverend Pratt's sons ran the blockade to be sure everything was safe with their parents. Arriving home, they went into the third story of The Gardens at Great Oaks and loosened the wide pine boards leading to the eaves. They called the space on the south side of the house "Augusta" and the space on the north side "Macon". Everything of value was hidden there and then the boards were slipped back into place. The hiding places were never found during the two-week occupation. When asked about various items, their truthful response was always given: "It was sent to Macon or Augusta."
Structurally, the house has been altered very little. In 2002 , The Gardens at Great Oaks was sold to James Hugh and Linda Lively who are the current owners of this Roswell Historic District centerpiece. It is with pleasure that they are now able to make the house available for very special events. This significant historical landmark has been and should remain entwined with the life of Roswell and the surrounding area.
It has been suggested that no home in the South has extended more true and simple hospitality than The Gardens at Great Oaks. The 18 inch walls of solid brick and mortar are surely one of the reasons it remains standing after 160 years.
During renovation, several letters were discovered that had slipped under the floorboards! All are from the 1800’s and subject matters range from lumber bills during original construction to religious and political discussions."

 You can find out more about this great venue at www.historicgreatoaks.com.

I can't tell you how much I enjoy shooting at historic venues in and around Atlanta.  They give your wedding that charming character that makes your wedding a day to remember.


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Naylor Hall by Atlanta Wedding Photographer www.atlantaartisticweddings.com


I have to share with you the latest wedding I did.  As you may know that I work for a cultural resource firm.  I have a deep passion for history and architecture.  On Friday I shoot a rehearsal dinner at Naylor Hall in Roswell.

Let me tell you this is one beautiful event venue.  The first thing that you notice is the driveway and the stately columns.  They have a wonderful foyer for greeting your guests. Seperating the foyer is the bar and then you enter in the dinning room or ball room.  This area has hardwood floors and gorgeous windows. 

The venue has a rich history and I am quoting their website.
"The original part of the home, a four room clapboard cottage with a central fireplace, was built in the 1840's by Barrington King for H.W. Proudfoot and his wife, Euphemia. Mr. King, son of Roswell's founder, employed Mr. Proudfoot as a bookkeeper in his newly constructed Roswell Mills, which would later become famous in its own right for its production of Roswell Grey cloth used in Confederate uniforms.
Reportedly, in anticipation of Sherman's march, huge supplies of Confederate uniforms were taken from the mill and secretly stored at Naylor Hall. In the summer of 1864, the Proudfoot's home was heavily damaged by Federal troops. After occupation, Proudfoot began to rebuild. He remained with the mill, and in his home, until his death in 1871.
In the late 1930's Colonel Harrison Broadwell purchased the property, naming it Naylor Hall in honor of his wife's family. He also added the columns, the handcrafted woodwork, and the portico encompassing the original structure."

What really makes a great venue is the staff.  Their staff was top notch.  Everyone was so gracious and just made you feel at home.  If you are looking for a great historic wedding venue you must check out Naylor Hall.  You can visit their website at http://www.naylorhall.com .


I can't tell you how much I enjoy shooting at historic venues in and around Atlanta.  They give your wedding that charming character that makes your wedding a day to remember.


Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at:
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Historic Wedding Venue and Staff at the Pace House in Vinings, Georgia | by Atlanta Wedding Photographer www.AtlantaArtsticWeddings.com

Historic Pace House located in Vinings, Georgia.  Photography by Atlanta Wedding Photographer www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com
As a Atlanta wedding photographer get to shoot at a lot of Historic Venues in the Atlanta Area.  This week I had the honor of shooting at the Historic Pace House located in Vinings, Georgia.  It is a wonderful historic venue with a hardworking and gracious professional staff.  Katie and Leigh were just awesome!  Leigh gave me a little tour of the property and gave me brief history of the property. It is a real gem of a venue!

You can learn more of the property at their website located at: http://vinings.org/our-properties/pace-house.  There you can learn about the history of the property.  The painstaking restoration of the historic property.  It is very insightful on how much the community has rallied around this historic resource.

I am going to share some quotes from their website.  They can tell you the history much better than I can. 

"If you're looking for the perfect place to hold your wedding, family reunion or celebration, look no further than the Pace House, Vinings' most historic and beautiful location. The Solomon and Penelopy Pace House and Old Pavilion offer an oasis of old Southern small-town charm right at the doorstep of Atlanta.

This historic house was built with the remains of the 17-room antebellum home of Vinings founder Hardy Pace. The house served as General Sherman's temporary headquarters where he planned the siege of Atlanta. Hardy's son, Solomon Pace, returned home after the Civil War to find the home in ruins. Sometime between 1865 and 1874, Solomon painstakingly rebuilt the home—albeit more modestly—from doors, windows and remnants of several small cabins that survived the fire of the main house.

Today, the Pace House consists of three rooms: a parlor, a dining room and a bridal room. The adjacent Old Pavilion, itself a Vinings landmark, offers ample event space bathed in natural light in a historic setting. The facilities include a catering kitchen complete with refrigerator, warming stove, and sink as well as moveable tables for food preparation and assembly. Two male and two female restrooms are provided on-site. A spacious open deck connects the buildings. Lush trees on the lawn provide shade during the day and at night choose the exterior lighting or the moonlight above.

As of May 2009, the Pace House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places."

I can't tell you how much I enjoy shooting at historic venues in and around Atlanta.  They give your wedding that charming character that makes your wedding a day to remember.


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David Diener
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Skype, Face to Face and Google Hangouts Bring Your Wedding All Over the World! | www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

Skype wedding to Israel and two other countries by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com.  Can see the bride and groom looking at the iphone and her Dad's face on the screen.
Well it is time to embrace technology!  As a Atlanta wedding photographer I privileged to see so many cultures and weddings.  A lot of my clients come from all over the world such as Israel, India, Germany and Japan.  It is very expensive to travel to the United States for a wedding but very inexpensive to share your wedding with friends and relatives all over the world with the technology you hold in your hand every day.  A few years ago it was very difficult to transmit a wedding but with wifi almost everywhere and the higher internet speeds on your phones now a days it is easy to transmit video to almost any where in the world!

In the picture above you see one of the guests holding her phone and using iphone's face time feature transmit the wedding to her father in Israel.  You can see his face in the phone and the couple and Rabi looking at him. I thought it was a great way to share their wedding with some one so far away in another country.  

What the person did was logged on to the local wifi and just transmitted the wedding.  With the wifi connection there was no delay in the video and no cost to the phone's data plan.  There are several programs to use for mobile devices to transmit your wedding.  On iphone and android devices you and use Skype.  It has been around a long time and is very reliable.  The advantage of Skype is even if the person in another country does not have a smart phone they can still log in to skype on there computer and see the wedding.  Iphones have the feature face time and if the other person has a iphone and wifi the video is almost seamless.  Android users can use Skype or Google Hangouts. The adavantage of Google Hangouts it that you can transmit the wedding to multipule people at once. 

In closing take advantage of today technology and share your wedding all over the world!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

I always feel the love at the Braselton Stover House | photography by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

What a weekend! Shot two weddings at the Braselton Stover House.  It just reminds me how much I love the people there!  It is a great facility in Braselton, Georgia.

The historical Braselton-Stover House located in downtown Braselton, Georgia. Built in 1916 by Green Braselton, the second son born to the town’s founder, William Harrison Braselton, the house was purchased in December 2000 and faithfully restored to its current beauty and charm by Mary and Marvin Stover.
In addition to the historical house with its inviting wrap-around porch, is the 6,000 square foot banquet facility that was completed in November 2008. The new space combines old Southern charm with today’s conveniences, perfectly conceived and designed for not only the modern bride, but also for corporate functions, business meetings and special events. Like the house, the new facility features period furnishings and is beautifully decorated, creating a sophisticated but warm, inviting ambiance.
French doors open from the banquet hall onto the veranda overlooking the garden area. This is truly an enchanted setting for life’s most important events where family traditions are honored and memories created.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Doctor Who Daleks Wedding Cake Topper by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

Dr. Who Dalek Wedding Cake Topper by Atlanta Wedding Photographer www.atlantaartisticweddings.com
Well folks I don't know what it is but I get to work for the best bride and grooms!  This week I had another Dr. Who fan! They choose the Mr. and Mrs. Dalek wedding cake topper.  As some of you know that I am a huge Dr. Who fan!  I did not know that they were such a fan.  When I came in to the reception hall to shoot the detail shots I saw the cake and almost died.  It was so cute and so them.  I just love it when a couple expresses them selves.  The Daleks are such a rocking statement to have on your cake.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Catholic Wedding Terminology from Atlanta Artistic Weddings


As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have had the honor of shooting weddings of many different cultures.  I really want my blog to be helpful to brides and guests.  When shooting weddings I find a lot of guests come from a diverse background and do not always know the customs of the church or temple where the wedding is taking place.  In the last couple of blogs I have covered Indian and Jewish weddings.  Today I am going to share the customs of a Catholic wedding.  You may not see all of these things at a Catholic wedding but at least you will be exposed to the terminology. 


from the knot
Considered one of the seven sacraments, or channels to God's grace, the wedding ceremony is a serious affair in the Catholic Church full of deep spirituality and rich symbolism. Here's what to expect (rituals and readings may vary depending on your church).

Introductory Rites

Catholic weddings begin with an opening prayer by the priest, naming the couple and asking for God's blessings on their wedding day.

Liturgy Of The Word

The readers (often family members) read Biblical passages selected by you and preapproved by the priest, followed by a short sermon about marriage given by the priest.

Rite Of Marriage

The entire congregation stands as the couple takes their vows, declaring their commitment to each other. Actual vows vary between churches, but the basic wording is: "I (groom's/bride's name), take you (bride's/groom's name) to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life." The priest then blesses the couple, joins their hands together, and asks, "Do you take (bride's/groom's name) as your lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part?"

Exchange Of Rings

After the couple (hopefully) responds, "I do," to the vows, the best man gives the bride's ring to the priest, who blesses it and hands it to the groom to place on the bride's finger. Then, the maid of honor hands the groom's ring to the priest, who blesses it and hands it to the bride to place on the groom's finger. Each may say, "I take this ring as a sign of my love and faithfulness in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."

Mass Or No Mass

If the ceremony takes place without a Mass, the ceremony concludes with nuptial blessings and a final prayer from the priest. He then tells the congregation, "Go in peace with Christ," to which they respond, "Thanks be to God." If the ceremony includes Mass (which adds only 15 minutes to the service), the priest asks for the "sign of peace," in which everyone shakes hands with their neighbors. Holy Communion follows. Finally, the priest recites a concluding prayer and nuptial blessing asking for strength and protection for the couple.

Offertory

In some Catholic weddings, the bride places flowers on the shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary as musicians play "Ave Maria." This rite can be done either before the processional or after the recessional.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Victora Belle a Great Historic Wedding Venue


This week I got to shot at a great wedding venue Victoria Belle. It is a wonderful historic wedding venue.  As some of you may know that I work for historic preservation company during the week.  I just love the historic venues around Atlanta.  The Victoria Belle is a real treat to shoot at.  The owner of the venue is Vickie Belle.  Her and her team were just awesome to work with and made the wedding just awesome.  It was a perfect fit for the bride and groom.

Here is a Brief History of the Venue I got from their website.

 
"The Late Victorian Period covers the second half of the 19th century, for a portion of the true reign of Britain's Queen Victoria(1837-1901) for which this era is named. This was the time period in American architecture known for intricate and highly decorative styles such as the Second Empire, Romanesque Revival, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Stick/Eastlake, Shingle, Renaissance Revival and Chateauesque. All of these styles are often described as "Victorian" and indeed many buildings of this era borrowed stylistic elements from several styles, and were not pure examples of any. The Late Victorian Period was a time of growth and change in America. Building advancements made it possible to be bigger with more complex decorative structures.[1]An example of this architectural surge is Victoria Belle Mansion; located in the small historic town of Hogansville Georgia, which was once a booming railroad town. The expanding railroad system during this time period allowed for more products to be transported across the country at a more reasonable cost. Once unattainable luxury items could then be employed in a wide variety of more modest buildings. It was an expansive time in American culture and the buildings of this period reflect this.[2] Victoria Belle Mansion remains true to it’s Victorian roots inside and out. Victorian stain glass windows through out the mansion are just one of those details."

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Wedding Cake Decorator in Atlanta, Georgia


As a wedding photographer in Atlanta you never know who you will meet.  Recently I was shooting a wedding in the East Atlanta area near Grant Park Zoo.  I was meet a very talented bridesmaid!  She is a great cake decorator and owner of http://pastryshells.net/.  Here name is Shelly Jones and she made the cake for her friend the bride.  Besides being a very talented cake decorator she is a great person.

When I got to the Solarium  which was the venue for the reception I made a bee line to the wedding cake.  Man, I was sure impressed.  I took some detail shots of the wedding cake and while I was there many guests came by and were in awe of her talents and the beautiful wedding cake.

I would highly recommend her for your wedding cake needs. 

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David Diener
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Make up artist for your wedding


As a Atlanta wedding photographer you appreciate the professional team that makes a great wedding.   One the first things I do when I get to a wedding is introduce myself to the wedding team. I like to meet the officiant to see if they have any photography rules I need to be aware of.  I love meeting the hair and make up team.  This particlar wedding Coriannne Elizabeth was the make up artist.  She is a very talented and wonderful make up artist.  She was aware the tight schedule that a wedding day has.  If you are looking for a make up artist I would recommend her and her talents.

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Jewish Weddings Terminology by Atlanta Artistic Weddings



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As a Atlanta wedding photographer I am honored to shoot so many different cultures and religions.  So I am always researching different religions and cultural ceremonies.  I know that a lot of people go to weddings and don't know intricacies of the ceremony.  So I have been posting different terminology for different weddings.  I hope that you find this hopeful.

A
Aidim – (also spelled Eidim) – Witnesses. Plural of ‘Aid’ – Witness.
Aidei Kesuba (Aidei Ketuba) – Witnesses on the Kesuba.
Aidei Yichud – Witnesses that remain by the door of the seclusion room after the Chuppah.
Aufruf – The Shabbos that immediately precedes the wedding during which the groom is called for an honorary ‘Alliyah’ to the Torah.
B
Badeken – Veling ceremony prior to Chuppah.
Birkas Erusin (Birkat Erusin) – Prenuptual blessing recited by the officiating Rabbi over the first cup of wine.
C
Chosson (also Hatan) – Groom.
Chuppah – (also Huppah) – wedding canopy
D
D’vai Haser – a poem attributed to Rabbi Dunash ben Labrat that is inserted into the Zimun right before Birkas Hamozon (Grace after Meals) after the wedding and during Sheva Berachos.
E
Eidim – (also spelled Aidim) – Witnesses. Plural of ‘Eid’ – Witness.
Eidei Kesuba (Eidei Ketuba) – two witnesses that sign on the Kesuba. Eidei Yichud – two witnesses that remain outside the seclusion room following the chuppah.
Erusin (also Kiddushin) – betrothal, the first part of the Jewish wedding ceremony.
F G H
Hachnasas Kallah – 1. Accompanying the bride to the wedding ceremony. 2. The charitable act of helping to arrange for wedding needs of a needy couple.
Huppah – (also Chuppah) – wedding canopy.
I J K
Kabbolas Ponim (Kabalat Panim) – reception prior to the ceremony when the bride and groom receive their guests.
Kallah – Bride.
Kesuba (Ketuba) – Marriage Contract.
Kiddushin (also Erusin) – betrothal, the first part of the wedding ceremony whereupon the groom places a ring on the brides finger.
Kittel – a white robe worn by the groom during the wedding ceremony. Kinyan – a formal acceptance of an obligation of the Kesuba and the Tannaim usually done by taking an object such as a pen or a napkin and lifting it.
L M
Mesader Kiddushin – lit. arranger of the betrothal, i.e, the Rabbi that performs the wedding ceremony in accordance with Jewish Law.
N
Nesuin (lit. lifting, taking) – marriage. The second stage in the Jewish wedding ceremony.
O P
Ponim Chodoshos (Panim Chadashot) – (lit. new faces) Two ‘new’ guests at the Sheva Berachos party that were not present at the wedding ceremony.
R S
Sheva Berochos (Sheva Berachot) – lit. Seven Blessings. These blessings are recited under the Chuppah and for seven days after the wedding after a festive meal in honor of the new couple if ten men are present. Thus the party meal also became to be called by the same name.
Shoshbinin – close Family and Friends that accompany the bride and groom to the wedding canopy.
Shtick – props and other objects used to bring joy to the bride and groom. Simcha – Happiness.
Simchas Chosson Vekallah – (loosely) the dancing part of a wedding when the guests entertain the bride and groom.
T
Tabaas (Tabaat) – wedding ring.
Tannaim – lit. conditions. Originally a separate ceremony that served as a formal announcement of the engagement when the wedding date would be set as well. Now, only a formality; a Tannaim contract is signed and usually read aloud prior to the Badeken.
Tish – (lit. Table) – A place where the groom receives his guests; the signing of the Kesuba takes place here.
U V
Vort – lit. ‘word’ (Yiddish). An engagement party to announce a couple’s engagement.
Viduy – Confession prayer recited in many communities by the groom and the bride on the day of their wedding just as it is said on Yom Kippur.
Y
Yichud – Seclusion. Several minutes immediately after the Chuppah when the new couple is left to be alone in the Yichud room.
Z
Zimun – introduction to the Grace After Meals where a leader calls out for others to say Grace.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Indian Wedding Highlights and Insight to Terminology and

 
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I love Indian weddings!  I just love all the color and pageantry.  I was trying to explain all the cool things that happen during a Indian weddings and I just couldn't. The ceremony and the days leading up to it are full of details.  I am going to share some the Terminology and different part of the ceremony.

This is a great resource for the different ceremonies  http://www.culturalindia.net/weddings/wedding-rituals/


Tilak Ceremony
One of initial wedding ceremonies in India is the Tilak ceremony. It was initially held one month before the actual wedding day, but with changing times people have become quite flexible.

Engagement Ceremony
Indian weddings are known for their elaborate ceremonies and opulent celebrations. Besides, they are held in a very traditional manner, commemorating numerous rituals as per the ancient Vedic era.

Sangeet Ceremony
Sangeet ceremony as the name suggests is all about dance and music. It is one of the most enjoyable ceremonies before the wedding and is exclusively for women.

Mehndi Ceremony
Mehndi is yet another traditional yet exciting pre wedding ceremony. In India, a lot of emphasis is given on customs and rituals. Indian people are ardent lovers of beauty and elegance.

Var Mala Ceremony
Var Mala ceremony is an important main wedding day ceremony. It is also known as Jaimala and basically involves exchange of garlands between the bride and the groom.

Mandap Ceremony
Mandap ceremony holds utmost importance on the day of the wedding. This is because all the significant rituals are performed during the mandap ceremony.

Vidai Ceremony
Practically everyone dreams of getting married someday to someone. After an individual attains maturity the wait for that perfect individual starts. Some people are lucky to be blessed by the feeling of love.

Reception Ceremony
Indian weddings have a charm of their own. As per the tradition the wedding is primarily organized by the bride's family, however, the reception might be an exception. 





Below are some the terms I got from http://weddingdetails.com/lore-tradition/hindu/

 Jaimala (Exchange of Garlands)
The couple exchanges garlands as a gesture of acceptance of one another and a pledge to respect one another as partners.

Madhupak (Offering of Yogurt and Honey)
The bride’s father offers the groom yogurt and honey as the expression of welcome and respect.

Kanyadan (Giving Away of the Bride)
The father of the bride places her hand in the groom’s hand requesting him to accept her as an equal partner. The concept behind Kanyadan is that the bride is a form of the goddess Lamxi and the groom is Lord Narayana. The parents are facilitating their union.

Havan (Lighting of the Sacred Fire)
The couple invokes Agni, the god of Fire, to witness their commitment to each other. Crushed sandalwood, herbs, sugar rice and oil are offered to the ceremonial fire.

Rajaham (Sacrifice to the Sacred Fire)
The bride places both her hands into the groom’s and her brother then places rice into her hands. Together the bride and groom offer the rice as a sacrifice into the fire.

Gath Bandhan (Tying of the Nuptial Knot)
The scarves placed around the bride and groom are tied together symbolizing their eternal bond. This signifies their pledge before God to love each other and remain faithful.

Mangalphera (Walk Around the Fire)
The couple makes four Mangalpheras around the fire in a clockwise direction representing four goals in life: Dharma, religious and moral duties; Artha, prosperity; Kama, earthly pleasures; Moksha, spiritual salvation and liberation. The bride leads the Pheras first, signifying her determination to stand first beside her husband in all happiness and sorrow.

Saptapardi (Seven Steps Together)
The bride and groom walk seven steps togehr to signify the beginning of their journey through life together. Each step represents a marital vow:

First step: To respect and honor each other
Second step: To share each other’s joy and sorrow
Third step: To trust and be loyal to each other
Fourth step: To cultivate appreciation for knowledge, values, sacrifice and service
Fifth step: To reconfirm their vow of purity, love family duties and spiritual growth
Sixth step: To follow principles of Dharma (righteousness) Seventh step: To nurture an eternal bond of friendship and love

Jalastnchana (Blessing of the Couple)
The parents of the bride and groom bless the wedded couple by dipping a rose in water and sprinking it over the couple.

Sindhoor (Red Powder)
The groom applies a small dot of vermilion, a powdered red lead, to the bride’s forehead and welcomes her as his partner for life. It is applied for the first time to a woman during the marriage ceremony when the bridegroom himself adorns her with it.

Aashirvad (Parental Blessing)
The parents of the bride and groom give their blessings to the couple. The couple touches the feet of their parents as a sign of respect.

Menhdi (Henna Ceremony)
The traditional art of adorning the hands and feet with a paste made from the finely ground leaves of the Henna plant. The term refers to the material, the design, and the ceremony. It is tradition for the names of the bride and groom to be hidden in the design, and the wedding night is not to commence until the groom has found both names. After the wedding, the bride is not expected to perform any housework until her Menhdi has faded away.

Mangalasutra (Thread of Goodwill)
A necklace worn specifically by married women as a symbol of their marriage.
Welcome the Baraat – the arrival of the groom and his family. Traditionally, the groom arrives at the wedding on a horse, accompanied by his closest friends and family members. The large procession includes lots of singing and dancing. This signifies the groom’s and his family’s happiness in accepting the new bride.

    Certain, more unconventional and modern, weddings will have the groom arrive in a cavalcade of cars.[1]

1
Spruce yourself up for the Haldi ceremony. This ceremony takes place two or three days before the wedding. During Haldi, a paste made of turmeric, gram flour, curd, sandalwood and rose water are applied on the hands, feet and face of the bride and the groom. The yellow color of the paste is believed to brighten the skin color before the wedding ceremony and bring good luck to the bride and the groom.

    Hindu weddings are full of color and vibrancy. A canopy of flowers will go up during this time in the house where the wedding will be and color will seem to pop up everywhere.


2
Get your hands ready for the Mehndi Ceremony. The bride and all of her close family members get the palms of their hands and feet decorated by a professional henna artist. The henna is believed to enhance the bride’s beauty. This ceremony usually takes place a day before the wedding.

    This is similar to a bachelorette party, but without the antics and alcohol. It’s more about a celebration of the journey to marriage than the decoration or getting crazy.


3  Welcome the Baraat – the arrival of the groom and his family. Traditionally, the groom arrives at the wedding on a horse, accompanied by his closest friends and family members. The large procession includes lots of singing and dancing. This signifies the groom’s and his family’s happiness in accepting the new bride.

    Certain, more unconventional and modern, weddings will have the groom arrive in a cavalcade of cars.[1]

4
Have Milni – the meeting of the bride and grooms' families. The bride’s family, armed with garlands and traditional Indian sweets, then welcomes the groom and his family. Milni is an important tradition where the groom’s family is honored by the bride’s family.

    This is generally done at the house where the wedding is taking place. A red kum-kum (a powder) mark is applied to everyone’s foreheads. The members of each family are introduced to one another, encouraging peace and acceptance.


5
Welcome the bride through Graha Pravesh. With her right leg, the bride kicks the kalash (a pot) usually filled with rice. This kalash is kept at the door of the groom’s house. After the kicking takes place the bride walks her first steps in the house of the groom.

    This is believed to bring about an abundance of food, wisdom, and wealth and be a "source of life." In old tales, it was viewed to contain the elixir of immortality.[6]





 I hope you find this information helpful.

I hope that you enjoy photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wedding shot by Candle Light by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com


If you have been following www.atlantaartisticweddings.com you will know that I love working with natural light.  In honor of Dragon Con this weekend in Atlanta I am sharing this wedding. This is wedding is a small orthodox wedding with a Dr. Who theme.  If you notice in the groom's pocket is a sonic screwdriver.   This is one of my favorite photos because of a lot of things happening in it.  One is the candle light that is used and placed.  As you can see I did not use a flash so I would not detracts from the action.  I think the wedding photograph captures the perfect moment that when the groom puts on the wedding ring on his brides finger.  The candles in the center of the photo lights the moment perfectly.  Thank goodness for the modern camera and they way they need less and less light so you can capture photography like this.

I hope that you enjoy photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wedding Details and Here Comes the Bride!


As I do more and more weddings the things that stand out to me are the details and the little moments that are not the necessarily what everyone is looking at.  I love the little moments.  This bride spent so much time on the little details of her wedding.  The cute little wagon as sitting there all by it’s self when I noticed a couple of the kids came by and started playing with it.  I did not notice the sign on the wagon until the children started riding in it.  When I saw the sign “Here Comes the Bride” and the little girl pulling her brother I just had to take the photo.
I hope that you enjoy photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Dr. Who Wedding! in honor of the new Doctor

As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have the honor of doing some very unique weddings.  On one occasion it was a Dr. Who themed wedding.  I am including a detail of the bouquet.  If you are looking at and wondering what it is, it is a sonic screw driver!  This was such a fun wedding.  I just love it when a bride and groom make such a bold statement and have fun at their wedding!  Because that is what it is all about!  Having fun at your wedding!

So in honor the new Dr.Who series coming out this Saturday on BBC America I am posting some more photos from the Doctor Who wedding!  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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Dr. Who and the Tradis Wedding Cake Topper by atlantaartisticweddings


Hi folks! In case you didn't know I am a huge Dr. Who fan!  I have been watching it since Tom Baker and his companions.  Last year I meet a wonderful couple and one of the first questions they had for me was "do you like Dr. Who?".  Right then I knew this was going to be a awesome wedding!  They had a Doctor Who themed wedding.  The bouquet was a sonic screw driver, the topper on the cake was a Tardis and they had Jelly Babies for snacks!!! It was one of my favorite weddings ever!
So in honor the new Dr.Who series coming out this Saturday on BBC America I am posting some more photos from the Doctor Who wedding!  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shoes are a Brides Best Friend on her Wedding Day


Shoes are one of the most important accessories.  You don't think about it much but you really need to think about shoes almost before you pick out a wedding dress. Because you need to know how much you need to alter your dress based on the size of your heels on your shoes.  You want to be comfortable in them to because you will be wearing them all day! I have seen all goes of shoes at weddings.  This pair was for a great bride.  She wanted some high pumps to lengthen her figure and make her legs look longer.
Another thing I have seen is women put certain things in their shoes.  You all know about putting the penny in your shoe for good luck. I had this one bride who put photos of her grandparents in her shoes.  Since they were very special people to her and they had passed.  It was her way of having them walk down the aisle.
Just this week I had a bride wear cowboy boots.  She was getting married to a fine young man from Texas.  It was her way to pay homage to his home state.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Great Wedding at Beth Jacob this weekend

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A Father and his Daughter on their Wedding Day

I recently had the honor of photographing a wedding at Beth Jacob Synagogue  The wedding was absolutely beautiful.  The Synagogue is beautiful. It has high ceilings with stained glass all around the roof letting in a soft natural light. 

I wanted to share this photograph.  I think it captures a tender moment between a father and daughter as they are walking down the aisle. My favorite part of a wedding is capturing the emotional moments in a day so the family can look back at the photos and feel the emotions of that day in the photographs.  

As you can tell I do not try to over edit a photograph I tend to be a natural photographer using the natural light.  That way you can be unobtrusive and not be a distraction to the event or moment.

You can also see a video and highlights from the wedding day at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlG3H-WC_Sc



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

atlantawedddingphotographer.mobi | Atlanta Wedding Photographer









Hello everyone! I know it has been a while since I have blogged but I wanted to keep you to date of everything I  have been up to.  Recently I have updated my mobile site with a new address at www.atlantaweddingphotographer.mobi Hopefully it will help out the bride on the go. 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | lighting lighting lighting

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Atlanta Artistic Weddings
As a Atlanta wedding photographer it is my honor to photograph many weddings in Decatur, Dunwoody, Roswell, and many historic venues.  The first thing I look for when I am at any of these places is lighting.  I look for sources of lighting within the facility and out side the wedding venue.  As many of you know that I love natural lighting and I shoot quickly and as efficiently as I can. 

When shooting inside I am looking at the location of windows and doors.  They are great sources of diffused light!  I just love using them!  Depending on how you use them you can have very diffused flattering light or have some very dramatic lighting.  When you use doors you can back light your subject or shoot from the side and have some great diffused light.  The same goes for windows except they can be tricky depending on the location of furniture in the room and what curtains they use.

When shooting outside of a wedding venue I am looking for even and also dramatic lighting.  I also ask the venue for insight to how their lights work outside so I will know how to modify them to their best use.  In this particular shot the venue they had these chandeliers hanging from the tree in front of the Atlanta wedding venue. So what I did when the sun went down I go that area and place them close to the chandelier and use a little fill flash and boom there you go a very romantic pose with some dramatic lighting.  I also want to say that the couple were great!!! They were very open to any ideas I had. 

So in closing all when you look at a photograph it is all  about the lighting, the lighting, the lighting!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Christ The King Church

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As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have the honor of shooting lots of venues.  There is one church that I love and it is Christ the King Church.  It is a lovely church built in 1937 and has been a corner stone of Atlanta architecture since.  They have one of the most beautiful sanctuaries that I have ever seen.  The tasteful stain glass accents the tall ceilings.  The powerful pillars that line the outside pews are stunning.  They have also recently updated the bridal room.  It is a beautiful area for the bridal party.  There are full length mirrors in the room also for the bride and as a photographer I just love them!  It is a opportunity to shoot the front and back of the dress in one shot.

People always say what makes a great church is the people.  I agree with this whole heartily.  The people of this church have always been the most gracious people.  They welcome you to their place of worship. I remember this when I first came to Atlanta and went to midnight mass on Christmas eve.  I was so moved by the people of that church that it really felt like Christmas to me even though I had just moved here and was 600 miles from home.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | the Selfie


wedding selfie
The Wedding Selfie
Hello everyone I know it has been a while.  I have been very blessed to have so many weddings lately.  This month has been full of so many fun weddings!  As part of my job I am a avid people watcher.  At the reception I am always looking for photo ops.  As you know no one leaves the house with out their cell phone.  The most popular thing is the selfie.  I have seen it at almost every wedding.  People take selfie with the bride and groom or the bride and groom will take a selfie and update their facebook page. I think these photos are great!  They so cute! So now when ever I see someone doing a selfie at a Atlanta wedding.  I run over there and take a photo of them. 

This photo is right after the couple got married.  They told me they were going to do a selfie to change their status on facebook to married.  I saw a spiral staircase for a interesting background and I switched a wide angle lens to make the whole photo more animated.  This was such a wonderful couple!  As always it is an honor to photograph all these special moments.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Indian Wedding by Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Indian Weddings | atlantaartisticweddings.com

I am so blessed to be a Atlanta Wedding Photographer.  I get the privilege to work with so many wonderful cultures! This week I got to another Indian wedding.  I just love the learning new customs and meeting new people.  I just the love Indian weddings! As a photographer I just love the colors and just the fun everyone has. It is a day just full of great energy.  As you can tell during the ceremony this couple is having fun! During a Hindu wedding, rice is often sprinkled over the newlywed couple to bless them with a prosperous married life.

This wedding was shot at the Marriott Marque in Atlanta, Georgia.  The family had decorated the facility beautifully.  The stage was adorned tastefully with white curtains and gold trim.  The flowers where wonderful.

But what makes a really good wedding is great friends and family.  This couple is truly blessed with both.  It brought tears to my eyes when I heard some of the heart felt toasts to these special people.  It is a great honor to photograph such a super couple.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Beautiful Wedding at Emory University

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As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have the honor of shooting at the Miller -Ward Alumni House it is next to the Houston Mill House on the Emory Campus.  It is a lovely facility with a wonderful staff!  They could have not made easier on the bride and her guests. 

The Miller-Ward Alumni House is an ideal location for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and stonework, our facility offers timeless charm and grandeur to make your special day unique.

In addition to its stately reception areas, elegant dining rooms, and garden patio, the facility also offers a well-equipped modern catering kitchen. Our helpful and friendly staff can suggest caterers who will take care of every detail. 

The bride looked beautiful in a slight A-line wedding dress with a with a gorgeous train with buttons going down the center.  The dress was a perfect for her!

As a side note it was fun to shoot at Emory since I am a instructor for the continuing education.   I can referance to my students where I shot this weekend!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Georgia Mountians Wedding


As a Atlanta wedding photographer I love the diversity that area can give you.  I recently shot a wedding at Big Canoe in the north Georgia mountains.  The area is absolutely stunning!  It has a huge golf course nestled in the middle of the mountains.  All  of this makes for a beautiful setting for photography.  Then you add a gorgeous wedding and you have some great photos. On the wedding day the bride wore a slight mermaid cut wedding dress with just the perfect length train for the dress.   It was very tastful and reflected her personalty perfectly. 

I can't say enough nice things about this wonderful couple.  From the first time I met them, I could tell they were just so thoughtful to each other.  They had such a great families and were so generious and gracious to all. 

I am sharing their exit picture with you.   I love the exit photos!  That way you get to see all the guest have fun sending them off.  I picked this picture in particlar for a couple of reasons.  One I love the lighting from the trees it gave such a warm feeling.  The second is just so random!  I just love the guy to the right in this photo.  I did not ask him to do this but him looking at the camera with that expression and pointing at the camera is just perfect!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Fun Wedding Exit in Pick Up Truck and Sparklers!

Sparklers make for a great exit during the evening wedding
Wedding Exit by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com
I want to share the latest wedding exit I recently did.  As an Atlanta Wedding Photographer I get to see lots of different kinds of exits.  I just love it when some one comes up with a way to express their personality.  This couple had a family member who had a restored classic Ford Truck.  Their theme for the wedding was the 1930's and the couple really took it to the next level.  They were such fun to work with!  When the exit came around they handed out the long burning sparklers and hoped in the back of the pick up truck.  I just love the way the sparklers give off such a warm and romantic light on the couple.

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David Diener
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Classic Car, Classic Venue and Classic Couple!

Atlanta Wedding Photographer and Historic Wedding Venue
Historic Wedding Venue Outside of Atlanta Georgia
I have to share with you this wedding that I shot this weekend.  The couple where so cute!  I feel so lucky being a Atlanta wedding photographer.  They had a 1930's wedding theme and they had the perfect back drop for it.  They got married at the Braselton Stover House which is a turn of the century mansion in Braselton, Georgia.   They just so happened to have a uncle who has a restored early Ford pick up truck.  Together they were just the perfect back drop to a beautiful wedding. The guys wore tasteful tuxedos and the bride wore a beautiful taylored Column type gown with a wonderful train.  The wedding came together perfectly. Classic car, classic venue and classic couple make for some stunning artistic photography. 

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David Diener
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