Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Why an Engagement Session is included in Every Package

Engagement Photography at Piedmont Park - by wedding photographers at

Why an Engagement Session is included in Every Package

It is an honor being a wedding photographer in Atlanta and be part of I As a Atlanta wedding photographer I love weddings but I also love engagement photo sessions.  It is a chance to get to know the couple and to get them comfortable with the idea of having a photographer following them around.  Which is a hard concept to put your head around.   Not everyone has their photo taken through out the day.

I always say the best photos are when you are relaxed.  When you are relaxed you can be yourself and your personality shows through.  I love when a couple is relaxed enough around the camera to let their hair down and just be their selves.  As simple as it sounds it does not always happen.  So when the I see some one smile at their best friend that is the photo I want.  I want to capture that special moment between the friends and family that can capture a moment in time that shows emotion and slice of time that captures the day.

I recently meet a engaged couple.  They were a little shy and reminded me of another couple that were fans of Dr. Who the BBC television program.  They mentioned that they wanted their engagement photos taken at the Historic Oakland Cemetery.  I said awesome!!!! Like I said I love it when a couple expresses some uniqueness and their personality.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rainy Day Family Photography

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You can still get great photos in the rain

There is something about a rain day.  If you are from Atlanta I don't have to tell you that we have gotten our share of rain the last couple of weeks .  I had a family portrait scheduled this weekend and looking at the weather channel there was rain in the future.  The family was from England and were used to the rain.  So the mother emailed me and asked if I was up for a rainy family portrait.  I course I said yes!!!   As a Atlanta wedding photographer at I am always up for a challenge.  If I can shoot something different and unique I get excited.

The mom was so smart and got the kids rubber boots for the shoot.  She also brought little caps for the kids, colorful rain coats and a umbrella for the shoot.  They have 3 boys and they were great!  The youngest was always looking around trying to keep up with his older brothers.  When one as playing with the umbrella he had to have a turn.  I go this shot just as he opened the umbrella.  His dad is off camera holding the top of the umbrella since as you can see it is bigger than him.  I just love the vibrancy of the colors from this shot.  I could not have asked for anything better!  If you have ideas please feel free to share them with your photographer we always love new ideas and that way you get to express your families personality.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Trash the Dress shoot in Atlanta by

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Trash the Dress with Natural Lighting by Wedding Photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings

As a Atlanta wedding photographer at Atlanta Artistic Weddings I get to shoot at so many wonderful photo locations through out the metro area.  This weekend a bride contact me because she saw one of my posts and said that if I shot your wedding I would throw in a trash the dress shoot for free!  When she contacted me that she wanted to a trash the dress shoot I could not be happier!  They are just so much fun!!

It seemed like everything worked out at this shoot.  It had been looking like rain but we did not see any during the shoot.  Mater of fact during the key shot when she started to go to the water the sun lined up perfectly!  We got that great rim light that you see in her hair.  All of this was done with natural lighting!  The other thing that worked out so well was the fall colors!  It was a perfect time to shoot the photos that weekend I could not have asked for better fall colors.  Last but not least was the bride!  She was a real trooper!  She was open minded about all the locations we shot at and just jumped in the water and did not complain that it was cold (and it was very cold!!).  The most important thing about this wonderful bride is that she just wanted to have fun!  If you want the best photos you just need to have fun!!  I can not thank her enough.

I just love this photo for a couple of reasons.  One, the lighting I could not ask for more.  Like I said it was cloudy all day and then boom! As soon as we started to move to the water shots the sun came out and was at the perfect angle.  The second thing I love about the photo is the bride's pose.  It is not a pose per say because it is so natural. She is not looking at the camera she is just drinking in the fall colors, the warm sun, the water and the moment.  As you have read in all my posts is that I love natural lighting!!! The lighting in this photo is just so naturally beautiful and I could not ask for more.  I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I did taking it.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Engagement Photography at Atlanta Centennial Park and the SkyView Ferris Wheel

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 Atlanta Wedding Photographers at shot engagement photos at Centennial Olympic Park

As a Atlanta wedding photographer at I get to photograph some amazing locations! This week I had the honor of photographing this wonderful couple at the Atlanta Centennial Park.  They got engaged at the SkyView Ferris Wheel.  What a romantic story!  They wanted their photography to capture that area of Atlanta.

They SkyView Ferris Wheel where they got engaged at is owering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park.  According to their website "the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guest with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari leather seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. And, with its convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure. SkyView. You can see Atlanta from here."

We did most of the photography at Centennial Olympic Park according to the website the history of the park is:

"Following the Olympic Games, a large portion of the park was closed and redesigned for daily public use. A gala commemoration weekend in March 1998 introduced the newly landscaped Park and its expanded amenities.
Today, this unique 21-acre park performs a dual mission: it serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games and it anchors efforts to revitalize residential and commercial development in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta.
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has operational responsibility for Centennial Olympic Park, as well as the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center."

While at the park we did most of the photography at the fountain.  There are some amazing facts on the Fountain!

Centennial Olympic Park Fountain Facts
  • About 5,000 gallons of water per minute is recycled through the Fountain, enough to fill an average size swimming pool in five minutes. The entire water system is filtered once every 30-minutes.
  • Water height during normal fountain operation can reach 12 feet. During the Fountain Show, sprays can be anywhere from 15 to 30 feet tall. The computerized Fountain can be programmed with special announcements as well as a variety of water displays including low-pressure, walk-through “water curtains”, fog and misting.
  • There are 251 submersible color changing light fixtures with 4 bulbs each in clear, amber, blue and red as well as a new digital sound system including 26 three-way, weather resistant speakers with subwoofers
  • The Fountain’s 251 computer-controlled water jets (125 stream and 126 aeration), 410 fog jets, 1004 lights bulbs and miles of underground water pipes make the Fountain of Rings one of the most sophisticated fountains in the world.

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