Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer Engagement Session by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Summer Engagement Photography by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Summer Engagement Session

They don't call it Hot Atlanta for nothing.  If you have been in Atlanta this summer you know it has been hot.  It has been in the 90s for days.  When it so hot we all migrate to the water.  I want to share with you this great couple who knows how to stay cool.

I just love this couple!  They are so down to earth and have a hear to gold.  They were so thoughtful to each other and just stayed coooool!   We did their photos shoot a former nursery.  As a Atlanta wedding photographer I love going to new locations! The owner of the nursery still lived there and is a artist.  There where colorful flowers everywhere.  It was just so beautiful.  There where so many nice little areas and each one with a different color background.  It seemed as if all the flowers had bloomed at once.  The other are that was so nice was that small pond.  It had ducks and even a few swans!  The pond had few steps down to it that lead you to a little pier.  The pond was even equipped with a small canoe. 

We shoot all over the property.  Taking advantage of the afternoon sun and the gorgeous setting.  All through out the engagement session the couple were fun and giggly. They asked me if they could wear their gardening hats and said "sure!".  I just love it when people show some personality in their photos!   We took a few photos with the had and then I said we need to take advantage of this pond.  It was if they ducks to the water.  They went to the end of the pier and sat down.  They soaked in sunset in the afternoon.  As I was taking their photos I can see them coming back to this same spot and enjoying the god's gifts of nature and love.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Classic Antique Car and Truck Make for a Fun Engagement Shoot | Photography by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

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Restored 61 Chevrolet Truck and 63 Impala Make for a Great Back Drop for a Engagement Session

Let me share with you one great engagement shoot I had this weekend. This couple was great!  When we first meet I got to know them.  One of the things the groom shared with me was that he still has the original 1963 Impala that he had in high school.  He then told me he was going to use it for his exit at his wedding.  He then told be about his restored 1961 Chevy pick up.  I was so excited to see these antique vehicles!

When we meet this Saturday I was so  happy to see two classics!  The 61' Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck and the 63' Impala rolling up to site where were going to do the photos!  It was classic Americana for a classic couple.  I admired all the details of these classic American cars.  I just love the front end of the C-10 pickup truck with this majestic grille and headlights.  It just looks like it means business. The Impala is the one of the most popular automobiles during that time.  It has the sleek lines of a real American car!  

As a Atlanta wedding photographer  I love it when I get input from a couple and they want to express them selves and show a little personality.  I can tell that the cars are a extension of their personality they are down to earth and just fun people!  I could not have asked for more, except for a little cooler weather in July and we know that is not going to happen in Georgia.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wedding at SweetWater Brewery by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

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Wedding at Sweetwater Brewery by Atlanta Artistic Weddings

As a Atlanta wedding photographer I thought I had seen it all.  Had a great wedding this weekend a very unique event venue.  This wedding was held at Sweetwater Brewery.  If you have read my blog you have noticed that I love a unique wedding and that I love it when a bride and groom's personality comes out!  This couple was great they knew what they wanted and had a wonderful wedding with friends and family.

Sweetwater where so thoughtful and the staff could not have been better.  When they booked their wedding the brewery let make their own beer for the reception.  They invited the couple a few months before their wedding to come for a testing.  When they got there they were able to sampled many flavors and ingredients.  Then they picked out what they like and the brewery made a small keg of beer with their own label!

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I want to brag on the staff there one more time!  Adam helped with the brewing experience and was such a joy to work with!  He took the couple up to the roof and gave them a view of the brewery they could not forget.  Also working that night was Dudley he took the wedding party on a tour and explained the brewing process.   Since I am not as wise and Dudley and Adam on brewing the history of Sweetwater I have copied the a section from their website to explain the wonderful history of Sweetwater.

wedding rings on top of Sweetwater special brew!

History of Sweetwater Brewery from their website;

SweetWater’s roots began back in Boulder, Colorado in the early 90’s while Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney were roommates at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
During their time out west, they realized they had more of a hankering for beer than books. Their first step into the profession was washing kegs on the loading docks of a local brewery for free beer. Not a bad job when you’re in college! With all this free beer, their grades went up, their cars got fixed, friends were plentiful and the sun shined a little brighter. Once they were finished with school, it was time to either find a real job, or get serious in the brewing business. Easy choice, right? Freddy and Kevin headed off to the American Brewers Guild in California aka Brewing School to sharpen up their knowledge of “Fermentation Science”! After that they were off and running brewing beer for other breweries around the west coast, learning their craft while keeping the dream of their own place alive.
In the summer of 1996, the energy and action of the Olympics brought Freddy to Atlanta.He found this town in need of a West Coast style brewery and knew that he and Kevin were just the guys to turn the local brewing scene on its ear with the hoppy, aggressive ales they had been brewing for years.
The boys scraped together (with the help of generous friends, family and loans) just enough money go get started and the first brewery for SweetWater was off of Fulton Industrial Boulevard, on Atlanta’s west side. As they were building their very own brewery, Freddy sought a little cool relief by kayaking down Sweetwater Creek, in a state park just west of the brewery. The name of the brewery became obvious and the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream” became the guide.
February 17, 1997 marked the official beginning of SweetWater Brewery, and a new style of brewing and selling beer in Atlanta as the boys wandered around Atlanta in an old van with Freddy’s dog Badger. After ending up on the wrong side of the tracks a few times, they were finally pointed in the direction of Virginia-Highlands and found a few bars willing to take a chance on them. “We’ll give you a shot as long as your dog stops begging for leftovers on our patio” was the cautious approval they needed to get the brand rolling.
SweetWater’s second and current location is in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to Ansley Park, in the Armour Circle Industrial Park just off of Piedmont and Monroe. The boys saved all of their pennies to buy the 25,000 square feet of brewing goodness and smack in the middle of all the action. Since the company began we’ve wanted to be closer to our homes, the bars and stores that sell our beer, and all the good folks that drink it. Fortunately seven years of great growth gave the company that opportunity. We learned a lot from that location and left all those mistakes behind as we built our new home. SweetWater Brewing Company has been here since 2004 and it feels good to be settled in. Our new home has enough capacity to brew 400,000 barrels of beer a year (A few more years at this rate.)"

All in all what a great wedding!