Friday, January 29, 2016

Natural Light Wedding Photography by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

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 Natural Light Wedding Photographer in Atlanta

If you have been following this Atlanta wedding photographer's blog you may have noticed that I am obsessed with natural light and photography.  Just think light was the first thing God created! When you break down photography it means light drawing.  There so many beautiful photos you can take by just noticing the natural light around you.  When I am shooting I am always aware of the light inside and outside a facility and the time of day of the shoot so I will be aware of when the sunsets and where.

Recently I shot a wedding and it started to rain.  So the wedding had to be moved inside.  The facility could not have acted more quickly or graciously to fix the situation.  Once inside I had to change my game plan on where I was going to take photos since it started to rain.  When inside i saw these wonderful large windows with white curtains.  They produced this great diffused light.  When they wanted to do their photograph I told them to stand in front of the window and dialed in my exposure so that they would be backlit and the window light would be blown out.  Like most ideas it came out of simplicity and necessity.  I have always loved this photo because you can tell they are so in love!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Historic Wedding Venues in Atlanta

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Love Atlanta's Historic Wedding Facilities

I want to take a little time and share one of my favorite wedding venues in Atlanta.   The Payne Corely House that is north of Atlanta in Duluth.  The owners Krista and Micheal Ganley know how to treat people right.  They have been doing weddings for years. They have a passion for superior hospitality service and quality for each event they host.

I have been working in historic preservation for over 20years and as you may know I have a passion for historic wedding facilities.   A historic venue has so much personality and history.  The Payne Corely House is no exception.  It was built between 1870 and 1873 by David Little.  It has a wonderful ballroom for dancing and it also retains many of the original historic details.   It has a couple of out buildings such as neat cottage which is a great place for the groomsmen to get ready.  It is also located near some railroad tracts that make for a great opportunity for photos.  If you are looking for a historic wedding venue please take the time and visit the Payne Corely House and tell them Atlanta Artistic Weddings sent ya!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Couples Choice Award Given To Atlanta Artistic Weddings

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Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 2016

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The Atlanta wedding photographers at want to thank all the wonderful couples for the Weddingwire Couples' Choice Award for the last 3 years.  We could not have done it with out the support of wonderful Atlanta couples.  We work very hard for the happiness of our couples.  Our award winning photography can be seen all over the internet.

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Some of the Best Atlanta Wedding Reception Dancing!

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All The Single Ladies All The Single Ladies!

Thank you so much for visiting this Atlanta wedding photographers blog.  If you have been following me this month I have been going through all the photos and archiving my past weddings.  It has been a real treat going through the photos.  It reminds me of why I have a passion for wedding photography.

When I found this wedding I was so over joyed.  They were such a great couple!!  Every wedding has a some sort of surprise.  This one was the groom.   I did not know he had some many moves!  There are certain songs you hear at weddings now.  One is the cupid shuffle and the other is the Beyonce Knowles classic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".   So when this song came on this man had to express himself in dance.  You can see he is advertising his new wedding ring and some extra sass! When I saw this picture I can remember the moment perfectly.  You can see the people in the background impressed by this man's moves!  I just loved it!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Atlanta Artsitic Weddings shoots at the High Museum


Atlanta wedding Photographers Photograph at the High Museum

The Art of Wedding Photography at the High Museum

I am so blessed to be a Atlanta wedding photographer.  Since it is the end of the year Atlanta Artistic Weddings is gearing up for 2016.  That means I have been moving files to different hard drives to make room for the up and coming weddings.  I have had a little time to look at some of the weddings from the past.  It has been like looking at a year book of all the wonderful Atlanta weddings that I have had the honor to be part of.

Going through the weddings I found one of my favorite weddings.  The wedding took place at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  The couple could not have been any better.  They were so thoughtful towards everyone and had such great energy.  The day of the wedding I remember it raining but the couple did not let it put a damper on their wedding!  I remember getting so excited to shoot in side one of my favorite art museums in the world!  I knew of a couple of places in the museum that I wanted to take some wedding photos.  I just love this photo for a couple of reasons.  One I love the simplicity of the photo, I love the art work,  and I think it compliments the positive energy coming form this great bride!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Natural Lighting Brings Out the Best in a Photograph 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Well it is the beginning of the year and 2015 is over. Since it is the beginning of the year it has been time to clean up some of my older projects and going through my old weddings and organize my files. It has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun! It has been like looking at a year book and remembering all the wonderful wedding that this Atlanta wedding photographer has been part of. There always certain shots that always stick out from weddings. To me they are generally are not the posed shots but photos of candid moments of joy that I was blessed to capture. They are usually photos of the subject not looking at me.

Looking back I found this photo. It has always been one of my favorite shots. It is of a bride and sister coming out of the bridal room. I have shot at this historic wedding venue a few times and knew where the great light was. So when she came out a led her to some of the windows in the ballroom. The natural light there just complements everyone who goes by them. What this particular strikes me because you can really feel the excitement of the bride and her sister. I always treat wedding photography as an honor and a way of document the wedding day. I thing this particular photos captures the energy of the bride and sister wonderfully.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dog is Best Man at this Atlanta Wedding

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I love it when people make the wedding unique.  I first want to say this couple was great!  They were so thoughtful to each other.  One of things they told me is that the wanted to incorporate their pets in to the wedding.  As some you pet owners know is that a dog can become family.  They not only have loyalty they have tons of personality to bring to the family.  The them of the wedding was a very rustic wedding with everyone pitching in.  The they used Sunflowers and touches of yellow through out the decorations.

When I shoot a wedding it is a documentary of the wedding day.  I like to shoot from beginning to end.  When people are helping out during the preparation of the wedding.  I think it is a act of love.  They are doing it for the couple.  As you can see here this dog does not usually wear a bow tie.  When you look at him he is saying "I will this tie just because I love you,  but after the wedding it is coming off".    The dogs were so good during the wedding and were a great addition to the ceremony.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Classic Black and White Wedding Photography Explored

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Black and White Photography makes Classic Wedding Photos

If you have been following my posts you know that I have a passion for classic black and white photography.  I like they way everything is broken down in a black and white photograph.  They are also timeless.  Such as this photograph above you don't know if it was shot yesterday or over 50 years ago.
When I was shooting this wedding I saw this window and the light coming in through it, I knew exactly what to do.  The bride had a great dress and truly wonderful train.  I brought her over to the window and let the light do the rest.  I love the shadow the window makes on the floor.  It mirrors the bride beautifully.
When looking through photo books or photo blogs I am always attracted to the black and white photographs.  They seem to always stand the test of time.  They break down the darks and lights and the subtle shades of gray into a wonderful composition.  From Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange toJames Nachtwey use the black and white images to their full advantage and break down the image to it's purest form.
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Atlanta Wedding photographer shoots at night with sparklers

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 Atlanta Wedding Photographers at Shoot at Night!

As a Atlanta wedding photographer, one of my favorite things if light painting and photograph at night.  The results are always very dramatic.  I like it when there are sparklers at the exit also when we get a wedding venue that has exterior lights to show the building off.  Recently I had the honor of photographing a wonderful wedding in Atlanta.  The venue was gorgeous and the wedding went into the night.
Let me set up this shot "LOVE" photo and how it was done. While I had my assistant inside shooting the dancing I saw group of people getting ready to leave.  I asked them if they could help with a shot real quick and they said "sure".  We went outside where I already had the sparklers and tripod set up.  I explained to then that they were going to spell out "LOVE".  I assigned each one a letter to make and told them they had to do it backwards as if they were looking in the mirror.  I lit the sparklers and let them at it.  I had a set up my camera for long exposure of 10 seconds and deep depth of field.  We had enough time to take 4 exposures and the sparklers burned out.  The group were great and so generous with their time.  I showed them the picture and they "LOVED IT".  The bride and groom were inside and did not what was going on. So at the end when I gave them the photo they were pleasantly surprised!   It really is a simple photo to make but makes the couple so happy.
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