Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Melissa + Sam

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings
This past Saturday, we had the honor of capturing Melissa and Sam’s tender outdoor wedding in historic Marietta. Having known each other for over 14 years, this beautiful couple began dating several years ago after Sam finished his time in the United States Marine Corp.

The intimate, late afternoon ceremony took place at a friend’s house—said friend also happens to own and operate a wedding business. Talk about a wonderful coincidence. It was a lovely setting for such a romantic, late October affair. Before the ceremony, Melissa and her father shared a sweet and emotional first look. It’s always touching to witness a proud father seeing his gorgeous daughter in a wedding dress for the first time. This particular moment was no exception. And the endearing moments didn’t stop there. Melissa and Sam opted to write their own wedding vows, which included the story of the legendary missed flight that brought them together and their favorite NFL teams—Melissa’s a New England Patriots fan, while Sam roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Following the ceremony, we hopped on a bus and traveled to the East Cobb Park for more photos, which included colorful smoke bombs, a picturesque wooden bridge and every photographer’s dream, natural light. We got lucky with these shots.

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings
Back at the wedding reception, Melissa and Sam enjoyed special time with their loved ones as they listened to countless whole-hearted toasts and danced the night away. The newlyweds exited the blissful festivities with a sparkler sendoff and into an antique Rolls Royce.

Congratulations again, Melissa and Sam.

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Thanks,

David

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Joelle + Jeff by the wedding photographers at AtlantaArtisticWeddings

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Oh how gorgeous an October morning looks during the famous blue hour.

Several weekends back, I had the greatest opportunity of photographing Joelle and Jeff’s classic Atlanta engagement shoot. The city was quiet and desolate, yet the skyline’s bright lights casted their guidance, leading us to some pretty incredible locations. It was our goal to photograph at as many well-known Atlanta landmarks as possible and all before sunrise. To say we succeeded was an understatement.

Our first stop was the 14th Street parking deck for some timeless midtown photo opts. I loved how the autumn cloud coverage looked as if it were vanishing in fear, allowing daytime to slowly blossom with all its glory.

Next, we visited Centennial Olympic Park—a spacious public park located downtown and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The celebrated park was constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympics, and since then, it has hosted numerous music concerts, firework shows, and a green space for tourists visiting nearby local attractions, including SkyView Atlanta. I shot some photos of Joelle and Jeff in front of the giant Ferris wheel and then in front of The Tabernacle. This was an ideal spot for the music loving groom-to-be since he had visited the historic venue for many great concerts before.

From downtown, we ventured east to Ponce City Market and Old Fourth Ward Park where the sunrise and lush, natural oasis of the city greeted us. The sunshine provided warmth and a stunning golden light. The engagement shoot ended at a playground where the couple allowed their inner child to roam free and unashamed.

Congratulations, Joelle and Jeff!

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Brooke + Madison

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings
There’s no established, right or wrong way to describe love. If there were, it wouldn’t be fair. Ancient philosophers and literary greats and even average people depict their own version of love in such a way that expresses its personal meaning and essence. Each version is different, if only slightly. I wish my words could do love justice, but they can’t. However, my photographs can. I love love, and even more, I love to capture it through my camera lense. No matter skin color or religious affiliation or sexual orientation, I will never not love documenting love between couples.
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing Brooke and Madison’s intimate Winn Park wedding in Ansley Park. I enjoy a simple, yet wildly romantic outdoor ceremony, and this one was no exception. Madison, who dressed in a sharp gray suit with a complimenting floral tie that matched her personality, walked down the aisle alongside her father, who performed the ceremony. Brooke—a stunning vision in ivory and lace—was then escorted by her mother and father. In front of close family members and friends, the sweet couple, who had first met in Savannah and had been together for several years, declared their love for one another, making their union official.
Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings




The photographs from this wedding were some of my favorite to take. It’s obvious these two beautiful people share such a special love and bond with one another. Before the ceremony, I took photos of the couple, both together and individually, at the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel in Midtown. And following the ceremony, we went to Piedmont Park and the Old Fourth Ward for several true Atlanta wedding photographs, including snapshots taken in front of the graffiti murals at Ponce City Market.
Brooke and Madison’s reception was held at their favorite Atlanta restaurant, TWO urban licks. Guests enjoyed the newlyweds’ favorite meal—and a classic Southern staple—chicken and waffles.
It was a lovely Saturday for a lovely wedding.
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Thanks,
David


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sherriel + Joseph

Photography by the Atlanta wedding photographers at Atlanta Artistic Weddings
Who doesn’t love a classic love story? It’s a common theme in ancient and modern literature, big screen blockbusters, prime-time sitcoms and most importantly, in real life. Every weekend, my team and I capture those real life love stories with our cameras and professional equipment. I suppose you could call us storytellers. Whether most realize it or not, wedding photographs are an additional detail of a greater love story. In a single snapshot, there’s a slight, stationary glimpse of a couple’s life together. As the viewer, we not only admire their small dimples when they smile or eye twinkles when they cry; we also see an authentic love between two exceptional people.
Last Saturday, we had the honor of documenting the wedding of yet another beautiful couple. Sherriel and Joseph tied the knot at the Romanesque Revival-style Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta. What made this particular wedding day so special was the couple’s history. Sherriel and Joseph, both from Atlanta, had started dating in high school. After graduation, they had continued dating while in college and through out graduate school. They had even attended the same church. Everyone we came into contact with Saturday couldn’t say enough wonderful things about Sherriel and Joseph, how they were destined to be together and it were only a matter of time before their big day.
The wedding party got ready at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. The gorgeous bride-to-be and her bridesmaids sipped champagne and laughed over numerous memories. And then, it was off to the church for the ceremony. With Sherriel’s sister by her side and Joseph’s cousin by his, the high school sweethearts exchanged vows and were pronounced husband and wife. 
The revelries continued at the famous SweetWater Brewery with appetizers and cocktails, a seated dinner and lots of dancing—some of the best I’ve seen in a long time. While guests mingled downstairs, we snuck up to the rooftop for some incredible post-ceremony pictures. It was a joy to document so many candid memories between the bride and groom and their wedding party. And of course, we had to include SweetWater’s well-known craft beer. Throughout the reception, there were multiple heartfelt toasts and special dances between family members—Joseph and his mother danced to Adele’s “To Make You Feel My Love”. The newly’s reception also included a delicious doughnut and coffee bar, tin mint wedding favors and a magical sparkler send-off.
What a wonderful way to end a busy, wedding-filled September. I hope you enjoyed this blog. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Thanks,
David