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November 2016

C + P | Flying Caballeros Ranch | California Wedding Photographer

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Flying Caballeros Ranch Wedding

A few months ago I had the honor and fortune to fly out to San Luis Obispo, California for Caroline and Paul’s wedding. It’s actually been a while since I last photographed a wedding out in California – but of course it’s always great (mostly because it’s not Georgia.) (ha but don’t get me wrong – I love Georgia weddings – duh – and I’m not just saying that because I’m SO RICH FROM ALL THE GEORGIA WEDDINGS) – but you know. California is so awesome! And I’m not just saying that in some kind of desperate wedding photographer sort of way (you know – when on their website they’re like, ‘available for destination weddings WORLDWIDE.’ – uh. That’s like DUH. Of course you’re available for weddings anywhere people will pay you. Stop begging.

Oh right. Caroline and Paul’s wedding – it was at the amazing Flying Caballeros Ranch out in San Luis Obispo, California. SO AWESOME. I actually flew into LAX and then drove up the coast to get there and aside from the traffic – it was a great drive… IDK. I like the beach. I didn’t get to go to the beach and I barely saw the ocean but ummm, okay maybe I’m desperate for the beach and even driving by it made me happy. Okay. Right. Where was I?

Oh yeah. Caroline is Andre’s sister and Andre is an amazing photographer (artist) that worked with me a few years ago here in Atlanta. So. It was great that Andre referred Caroline to me because that’s FAMILY. And you don’t refer someone to your family unless you think good things about that someone. Plus. Photographers – we’re awful petty people so a referral from another photographer is a BIG COMPLIMENT. You know what I mean.

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Right. See? Wasn’t that awesome and amazing? Look at that landscape. Look at those people. Look at those… IDK – all those wedding things in the wedding photos! So pretty! So… awesome! So… oh yeah I was also fortunate enough to work with my friend Markie Jones on this wedding – she actually flew down from Washington state to help me out so yeah – all kinds of AWESOME RIGHT?! YES.

Now if you follow me on Instagram or if you’ve kept up with us over the years – you know that we’ve been fortunate enough to photograph weddings all over the country semi-regularly. Like more than I EVER thought I would. Seriously. Especially for wedding photography – cause come on – there are AMAZING wedding photographers EVERYWHERE. And these people could always hire someone closer to them than hiring me to fly out of Atlanta all the way to… wherever they are. Right? RIGHT. In fact – most of the time these days whenever I get an inquiry from some far away state I’m usually like… are you sure you haven’t look around locally? Because I’m sure I can find someone pretty awesome that’s RIGHT THERE.

And then sometimes they still hire me. I know. Crazy right? I don’t get it either. But I do appreciate the f*ck out of it.

AND HEY! 500 words! I’m OUT.

 

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V + T | Trees Atlanta | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

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Trees Atlanta Wedding Ceremony

We recently photographed Val & Tim’s wedding at Trees Atlanta. Tim is an amazing videographer that works with us from time to time on weddings (that’s him below on the right!) – so it was really special that Krisandra (that’s her on the left!) and I were able to photograph Tim’s wedding! Like – the band’s back together! Sort of.
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So. Trees Atlanta. Now – for those of you who don’t live here or haven’t spent any time here – as you go around the city you’re bound to run into these signs that say “Another Planting by Trees Atlanta”. And then in your head you’d say to yourself – oh that’s cool – an actual organization dedicated to planting trees around town. Because trees are SO IMPORTANT. I’m glad SOMEONE is doing that work. I should do work like that. Because trees are like the planet’s lungs and stuff. And we need more trees. They help fight global warming – I mean climate change. But yeah trees are so pretty and way better than all of the generic evil development that keeps popping up. Who needs MORE bland apartment complexes? Or more boring condominiums. We need MORE TREES. So it’s great that Trees Atlanta exists. And I’m glad they have all these signs around town to let me know they exists! Oh but now I have to go to the new Target that just opened up.

Right. Oh yeah – so Trees Atlanta. They replace trees lost to development (evil condominiums!) conserve existing trees, and protect green spaces. That’s what they do. Check them out.

Also. Who knew you could have weddings at their headquarters? Right? RIGHT?! But apparently it’s a thing – and look – they have a cool metal tree right in the center of their reception space. Cool right? And look at that outdoor garden green space area! And look at those plants! And trees… although you’d expect that there would be lots of trees over at um, you know, TREES Atlanta.

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So Val. And Tim. Awesome people and their wedding was a whole lot of fun for me and Krisandra to photograph. I mean – it’s almost always fun to attend your friends weddings (I say almost always because you know… some people are crazy and that’s why they’re your friends but that doesn’t mean that their wedding will be fun – fortunately Tim’s wedding WAS fun and it was beautiful – but I’ll give most of that credit to Val since well… WE KNOW.)

Oh – and having weddings at Trees Atlanta is great too because I’m sure the money helps them plant more trees and you know we all need more trees because climate change. Right? Right.

Also… now I’m thinking about all of the other not-for-profit type organizations with nice headquarters that would probably totally let you have your wedding there as long as you paid them money. And how cool and different it would be vs yet another (insert cliche wedding venue that I will not name because I don’t want to offend anyone because I need work because work = money.) SO YEAH!

Oh and hey – I see the 500 word count as been reached so I. Am. OUT.

 

 

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C + J | Ponce City Market Engagement Session | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

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Ponce City Market Engagement Session

This is C & J.

I’ve recently spent a lot of time at Ponce City Market – photographing weddings (Chelsea and Walt) – headshots… and about 78 other engagement sessions. (Like this one.) And the thing is this – THEY’RE ALL AWESOME. Sure there’s always the very high chance that you’re going to get kicked out (especially now – because you know – we photographers RUIN EVERYTHING) – but Ponce City Market really isn’t like any other development in town. (And I’m not just saying that to kiss up to them because we all know they don’t care and yeah yeah yeah.) There’s just a lot to work with AND it also connects to the Atlanta Beltline – so you can stroll along that and get more shots as well.

But really – the trick is to know what shot you’re trying to make, work fast, and then get the f*ck out of there. Well – I haven’t had any real problems but mostly because I’m really damn fast (at photography okay. Not like, everything. Okay?… nevermind.)

See. Engagement sessions at Ponce City Market right now – are still ridiculously awesome.

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Every year is different in this business – and this year (really this Fall) I’ve had more engagement sessions than the last three years combined. SO. Here’s the thing with “engagement sessions” – they don’t have to be that. They don’t have to be super cheesy we’re in love generic photos. Actually – I dare say that most engagement sessions aren’t that at all. An engagement session is really just a regular portrait session – except adult couples don’t get professional portraits so it might seem a little weird/strange/different. And you’re right. It IS.

But it’s always an easy way to get good photos of the two of you – not in wedding clothes. (By good photos I mean professional photos not taken with a cell phone camera.)

Right. So. Engagement Sessions at Ponce City Market. Where was I?

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Oh yeah. Something I’ve really, really, really been enjoying lately is COLOR. You may have noticed it from the photos I’ve been posting lately – it’s a literal color explosion. Bright Bright Bright colors! Everywhere! At least whenever I can you know.

So hey. I’m an Atlanta Wedding Photographer and one of the things that I’m supposed to know – is where the best locations are for engagement sessions. And people come to me for engagement sessions – I ask them what kind of session do they want. Basically – do you want something in the city, or in a park, or further out and wild nature? or river? Or mountain? Or OR OR Or in your home and then other places? Yeah. All that. And then I go and just MAKE AMAZING. Right?

No matter the location. Sometimes I have a little bit of say – and sometimes I don’t have any – but I’m ALWAYS supposed to bring the Awesome. It’s kind of my job.

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Alright Team. That’s it. Let’s do some of that SEO Service.

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Goodnight!