Wednesday, July 25, 2018

5 Iconic Atlanta Wedding Venues from the Atlanta wedding photographers at AtlantaArtisticWeddings

The Atlanta skyline captured by the wedding photographers at

Atlanta wedding photographers, have a unique opprotunity to see many of the most popular wedding venues in the Metro Area "ATL". The wedding photographers at made a great list and I would like to share it with the brides and grooms in the Area.

5 Iconic Atlanta Wedding Venues from AtlantaArtisticWeddings

  1. Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It is, itself, a truly awesome place, and the windows into the under-the-sea worlds make for great photographs in and of themselves. Not surprisingly, they also make stunning backdrops for some spectacular – ethereal and gorgeous – wedding photographs. The venue can be as convenient as an all-inclusive with Wolfgang Puck Catering (they’ll even do the cake!) or you have the flexibility of choosing outside vendors.

  1. The Fox Theatre
I LOVE the Fox Theatre, so much so that I proposed to my wife there. It definitely has a very special place in my heart. It’s an Atlanta institution – historic, eclectic, and simply gorgeous. They have lots of rooms and spaces to choose from, but just imagine getting married on that stage! It would be epic.

  1. Atlanta Botanical Gardens
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a dream, with multiple outdoor spaces to choose from. You can get married in the Rose Garden, or, if you’d prefer a more woodsy ambiance, they have that too. They also have a skyline view for some incredible post-ceremony photographs.

  1. Swan House
Located at the Atlanta Historic Society, Swan House is an historic house in the heart of Buckhead and makes a lavish wedding venue. It definitely looks good on camera – it was even used to film scenes from the Hunger Games.

  1. Fernbank Museum of Natural History
This one’s slightly off the beaten path and a little bit quirky, but I shot a wedding here that was awesome. Who knew you could get married – or just have your reception – next to dinosaurs! There’s one in the Great Hall, which features and soaring glass ceiling and dramatic lighting. Or have dinner in the Star Gallery. This one is definitely not your average wedding venue.

Have another venue I didn’t mention? Mention it in the comments below or shoot me an email! As always, thank you so much for reading the blog!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kate + Brendan

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings

A perk of being a wedding photographer is befriending people. Though I’m behind a camera lens, I get the chance to get to know a couple and document some of their life’s most precious moments together. Five years ago, I had the opportunity to photograph Kate and Brendan's Druid Hills Country Club wedding. The couple recently contacted me about scheduling another photo session, but this time to commemorate their five-year wedding anniversary.

Summertime in Georgia is an endless playground for creative photographers like me seeking to catch untouched, natural beauty. I had researched possible shooting locations with seasonal flowers in full bloom. Atlanta offered a wide variety of lush parks and botanical gardens, but I wanted something different, something off the beaten path. To my surprise, I discovered the ideal spot for a summer afternoon photo session—Anderson's Sunflower Farm in Cumming, Georgia.

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings
Just an hour northeast of Atlanta is a rustic farm with rows upon rows of 2- to 5-foot tall golden sunflowers. This particular shoot couldn’t have been better calculated. Sunflowers bud during a short span in mid to late July—typically for a week or so—and then, they disappear. I contacted Anderson’s Sunflower Farm and was able to photograph Kate and Brendan on the opening day of the season. Amongst the farm’s dense fields of yellow and green were several props positioned throughout the property. These included classic cars, a tractor, and an old wooden barn fitting for impeccable photo ops. My personal favorite was the abandoned farm truck.

What a lovely afternoon it was to shoot and catch up with one of my favorite couples. Not to mention, while driving home, I spotted a rainbow extended across the sky.

Thank you for visiting this week’s blog. If you’re interested in scheduling a photo session for an engagement, wedding or anniversary, please contact me anytime.  



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SunTrust Park and Omni Hotel at The Battery

Photography by the Atlanta Wedding Photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings

As an experienced Atlanta wedding photographer, I’m still in awe of the fun, extraordinary locations to shoot around the city. There’s Ponce City Market’s industrial aesthetics, the charming green space of Piedmont Park and the not-so-subtle Atlanta skyline from the Jackson Street Bridge. Recently, I had the chance to photograph more of Atlanta’s well-known landmarks—Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park and the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta.

What’s unique about the Omni Hotel is its proximity to SunTrust Park. Located on the fifth floor behind the hotel’s luxurious elevated pool deck is a spacious, grassed balcony. The balcony’s vantage point permits guests a glimpse at one of Major League Baseball’s newest and coolest ballparks. During this particular early morning shoot, we experienced significant cloud cover. However, we didn’t allow Mother Nature to prevent us from capturing exceptional photo ops. We took full advantage of the lighting and summer breeze by positioning the beautiful bride to right of the American flag. The bride’s blonde waves and long train with a detailed lace hem reflected the flag's red and white stripes waving in the wind. It was a classic American sight to see.

Here at Atlanta Artistic Weddings, we love combining weddings with Braves baseball and look forward to shooting at this location in the future.

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