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June 2011

Lindsay & Sean | Wedding Preview

– Posted by Mark

We’re about to photograph a string of weddings – going from Maine, to Florida, to California, to Michigan, and then back up to New Jersey.

This is Lindsay & Sean – and as always – it was nice to have a wedding here in Atlanta. Leah and I have only ever attended two Superbowl parties in our lives. We met Lindsay and Sean at one of them. We were just starting out as photographers at the time, so we were all over the place, standing on chairs, falling off of furniture – everywhere with our big cameras in a tiny 800 square foot apartment with 30 people squeezed together to watch a football game. We’d never met any of these people before but we definitely stuck our cameras in their faces. Hey. That’s one way to get clients right? Well, lucky for us – all of those people at the party were too nice to tell us to stop.

Wedding days are crazy, and busy, and crazy. Somehow – in between the scheduled things that happen, other things†just happen. Small things. The in-betweens. Looks, glances, gestures – and beyond simply making shots or giving a wedding a specific look – sometimes you just have to watch and shoot. And watch and shoot some more. No matter what happens. Just keep shooting, and working, and smiling – because really, if you’re a wedding photographer and you’re working a wedding – it’s always a great day.

Thank you Lindsay & Sean.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta, Wedding, Photographer, Botanical Gardens, Georgia, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta, Wedding, Photographer, Botanical Gardens, Georgia, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta, Wedding, Photographer, Botanical Gardens, Georgia, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographers, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Wedding, Piedmont Park, Photographer, LeahAndMark.com

– Posted by†Mark

Senior Session by +Raven

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

-Posted by +Raven

I used to find staying positive really hard. I wanted to wallow, I wanted to feel bad for myself, I wanted to to see the glass as half-empty.
Then I changed.

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Whenever I get stressed out, my boyfriend says something that both calms and infuriates me {not necessarily in that order}: What is there to stress about? And then he lists all of the awesome things in my life. And I realize I’m being silly and overly-dramatic. And I choose to stop.

These days, it’s a lot easier to stay positive, especially when I keep myself in check and realize what exactly I’m doing when I start to feel stressed or get down about something.

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

It helps to surround yourself with positive people, too. No, really! You’re effected by those around you more than you realize. Choose those people carefully.

I recently rediscovered the beauty of the lyrics to Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free ( To Wear Sunscreen)” song. I’ve always been a huge fan of Baz Luhrmann as a director {Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom, Australia}, and as a child of the 90’s, have always loved this song.

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Today, I leave you with my favorite lines of the song; the lines that have always stayed with me, the lines that hovered in the back of my mind for the longest time, waiting until I was ready to really hear them:

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Donít waste your time on jealousy; sometimes youíre ahead, sometimes youíre behind . . . the race is long, and in the end, itís only with yourself.

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Senior Portraits by +Raven | LeahAndMark.com

– Posted by +Raven