Monday, September 28, 2015

Atlanta Trash the Dress Photography by

Atlanta Wedding Photography and Atlanta trash the dress photography by

Trash the Dress Shoot in Atlanta

Well I first want to brag on all of my great Atlanta bride and grooms.    This particular couple I did their wedding a while back.  When I saw the mother of the bride recently asked me about a trash the dress shoot.  I said if she can get the couple together I would do it for free because they are so much fun!  Well she contacted the couple and they were excited to do it and they were going to be in Atlanta this weekend.  I said lets make it happen!!!!
I want to put this out to all my brides if you want to do a trash the dress shoot in Atlanta.  I will be happy to do it for free.  The wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings are happy to do it and they are just so fun to do!
We went to a park near the Emory campus.  It a had just rained and the water was very swift and made some great reflections.   The bride wore a wonderful a line dress and was wonderful as always.  The groom wore dress pants, suspenders and a white dress shirt.  I wore dress pants and dress shirt because I not going to ask them to do anything that I am not willing to do. I also brought towels, paint and sparklers.  You will see those photos soon.
I wanted to gradually work my way to to the paint because once you go there, there is no turning back.  So we took a few fun photos around the park and then it was time for the rubber to meet the road.  We started to work our way in the creek.  Once we got there I let them just be their selves.  I just sat back and found a good spot and started shooting.   I just love this shot!  This is the way it came out of the camera there was no editing and just using natural light.  I could not be happier with this Trash the shoot in Atlanta.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Emory Catering and the Houston Mill House/Conferance Center

 Emory's Historic Houston Mill House is a Great Wedding Venue and Has a Wonderful Staff!

There is something that goes unsaid about weddings but what you really appreciate it when it works.  That is a great team!  As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have had the honor of shooting at many of Atlanta's Premiere facilities.  As some of you may know that I have done several weddings at the Emory Campus.  Recently I had the honor of shooting at the Houston Mill House again.  It is a beautiful historic event venue located in the heart of the Emory Campus.  What makes this venue truly great is the star professional staff that truly cares for it's clients.  That is what really makes a great venue!  The two people I want to highlight are Ezell and Jennifer.  They make a great team and compliment each others talents beautifully. They work hard to make your wedding enjoyable.  You could not ask for two better people to have on your wedding team!

As I mention before the Houston Mill House is a wonderful historic wedding venue.  To give you a little insight to the rich history I am going to include the story of this venue from their website.  They can say it much better than I:

"In the early 1900's people usually visited the Houston Mill for two reasons: to buy ground corn meal produced by Washington Jackson Houston's grist mill or to attend the frequent social gatherings on the grounds. An entrepreneur, Major Houston converted the mill into DeKalb County's first hydroelectric plant in 1900.

Harry J. Carr, an Atlanta contractor who built Druid Hills High School, the old DeKalb County Courthouse and the Candler Building downtown, bought the land from Major Houston in the early 1920's and constructed his home, now known as Houston Mill House. Mr. Carr used fieldstone, poured concrete, and wrought iron for his three story, fourteen room home. He also built a magnificent stone fireplace in the house's great room.

In the 1960's Emory University purchased the house and the surrounding property from Mr. Carr's estate. In the mid 1970's the Emory Women's Club orchestrated the renovation of the house. By the fall of 1979 the renovations were completed and the house was open for business. Twenty-five years later the house is still known throughout Atlanta to be one of the most elegant event facilities in the city."

I hope you visit the Houston Mill House and get a tour.  You will fall in love with it's historic Atlanta charm! You can contact them at Houston Mill House, 849 Houston Mill Road  Atlanta, Georgia 30329  phone 404-712-6712.  You can also visit their website at

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Wonderful Wedding at Heritage Sandy Springs by

Atlanta Wedding Photography by

Atlanta Wedding with Sunflowers by

I have to share this wonderful wedding that I shot last weekend.  The bride had picked sunflowers for her bouquet.  It was beautiful choice for the location and wedding!  It added just the right amount of color against the natural flowers and the Heritage Sandy Springs facility.  The flower girl wore a sunflower headband.  The flowers also looked great with the daisies that they have there also.

I want to take a little time to also let you know about a great Atlanta wedding Facility.  It is the Heritage Sandy Springs.  The Heritage is a nonprofit organization that builds community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs.  Heritage Sandy Springs manages and operates Heritage Green, the four-acre park in the heart of Sandy Springs and home of the original springs, the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, and the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.  Heritage Sandy Springs enriches the quality of life for Sandy Springs residents and visitors through cultural, historical and educational opportunities. As some of you may know that I have been involved in historic preservation so this place is close to my heart.  I also want to give a shout out to Sarah Poland the facility manager there.  She is a great one to have on your team on your wedding day! You can find more about the Heritage by visiting their website

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Friday, September 4, 2015

In Honor of DragonCon 2015 Atlanta Super Hero Wedding by

Super Hero Wedding in Atlanta featuring Batman by
In honor of Dragon Con 2015 in Atlanta I am revisiting a Super Hero Wedding in Atlanta.  This Atlanta Wedding features an appearance from Batman.  It is such an honor being a Atlanta Wedding Photographer!
Well I thought I have seen it all and then this come along!  As I always say that thing I like most about a wedding is when the bride and groom put their own touch on it.  It just makes it fun for them and makes the whole thing so much more personable.   This couple I shot a couple of weeks ago did just that!  They were the most wonderful couple inside and out.   I just love them!  
I don’t know who came up with the idea but they had a superhero themed wedding.

The wedding took place at the Payne Corley House in Duluth.  It is a wonder historic facility who recently renovated the interior and website.  They also have a railroad in front of the mansion so you know I had to use that in my pictures when you have a superhero!

I know that there is a lot of controversy on who is the coolest superhero.  I have to say that my personal favorite is Batman.  He has a motorcycle, batmobile and plane!  He also has that cool belt!

When I meet with the bride she was so excited about all the details and to tell you the truth I was too!  She told me how the groomsmen were going to be wearing different superhero shirts under their tuxes and then she said each bridesmaid had a matching superhero garter.  So when it came to the to do their portrait I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the bat couple!  I took them to the one place where all damsels get rescued which is the railroad tracks.  I got up high on my ladder so I can get the most out of the railroad tracks and came up with the shot you see. I just fell in love with the couple and the photo.  They were just the best!  I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I did taking it.  Like I always say it is such an honor to be a Atlanta wedding photographer.

I hope that you enjoy the photo as much as I did taking it.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Engagement Photography in Atlanta by AtlantaArtisticWeddings


Piedmont Park Atlanta Georgia Engagement Photography by

It is a great honor to be a Atlanta wedding photographer. Once again I am sharing how much I love doing engagement sessions.  It gets everyone comfortable with each other.  The couples get to know the photographer and the wedding photographer gets to know the couple.  He gets to know what makes the client comfortable and how to put them at ease.  I love walking around Atlanta and pointing out landmarks and getting to know people before the wedding.  There are so many locations in Atlanta to take engagement photos.

 One of the many great things about Atlanta is the many parks and historic properties which make a beautiful back drop for you engagement photography.  There is Piedmont park which is a combination of both historic property and beautiful park.  Piedmont Park has a rich history that spans over the course of nearly two hundred years. Since 1822, Piedmont Park has continuously evolved, changing hands in the process, and going through several phases, first from a forest to a farm, then to a fairground and suburban park, and finally to the urban park that it is today.  Through out the park there are remnants to majestic history.  You can still see the Stone Balestrade form the Cotton State and International Exposition in 1895.    You are also using part of the trails from the Omstead Brother master plan for Piedmont Park form 1912.  You can walk over the park Drive Bridge built in 1916 to provide residents of the developing neighborhoods east of the park more access.

I have made a map of some of the more popular photo locations around Atlanta.  There is the Krog Street Tunnel if you want some graffiti and a more urban feel, the is West side Provision District, The Old Fourth Ward.    A lot of people use Stone Mountain Park which has a lot of locations within the park. There is Sweetwater Creek State Park where you have some reminants of historic structures there.  There is like I said the jewels of the city Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park.

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