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Lauren + Dean | Engagement Session

Engagement Sessions!

Honesty – I don’t do the hard sell on engagement sessions. Some people want them. Some people don’t want them. Whatevs man.

Truth is though – you don’t have to look at it as an ENGAGEMENT SESSION. I tell everyone that you should just think of it as… a portrait session with just the two of you. The thing is that other than your thousands of professional photos on your wedding day – you won’t have any other professional photos of the two of you. They’ll all be selfies. Or from photobooths at other people’s weddings. You know it’s true.

So since you’re already hiring a wedding photographer – it’s a really simple thing to throw in an engagement session and get more photos of the two of you looking good. Because come on – it’s kind of weird for couples to be like… let’s get some professional photos of us for no reason.

Of course – you don’t need a reason. Other photographers will tell you that you should do it for you and how much your love yourself or… whatever.

This is Lauren and Dean. They’re engaged to get married. So we took some photos. We went all over the place. Grant Park. Jackson St. Bridge. and then Ponce City Market. Lots and lots of photos and lots of me bossing them around. Hold hands. Kiss. Makeout. Actively kiss. Stand there. Hipster hand hold. Etc.

Hey Lauren and Dean – thanks.

Engagement Photos | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | LeahAndMark & Co. | Ponce City Market | Grant Park | Jackson St. Bridge

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Atlanta. Wedding. Photographer. Engagement Sessions. Ponce City Market. Grant Park. Jackson St. Bridge. PCM. Midtown. Georgia.

Yolanda + Zana | Summerour Wedding Preview

This is Yolanda and Zana.

Their wedding was great and [insert wedding photographer words about how they’re the coolest/sweetest/most eveything] – but what I want to talk about are Zana’s vows that she recited during the ceremony. I don’t remember exactly what she said (look I’m mostly so into my head about the photos that I don’t listen during ceremonies (except for when I hear ‘you can kiss’)) – but I remember thinking that Zana’s vows were probably the most well written, poetic, and heartfelt that I’ve heard in a long time. They hit me. And even though I kind of expected that from Zana – I was still surprised by how powerful her words were in expressing her love for Yolanda.

And that’s all I got about that.

It was a great day. Lots of love and emotion.

And even though I’m honored to be at all of my clients weddings; I am very honored that Yolanda and Zana had me at theirs.

Thank you.

 

Wedding Photographer: LeahAndMark & Co.

Venue: Summerour Studio

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Wedding Photographer: LeahAndMark & Co.

Venue: Summerour Studio

 

Atlanta. Wedding. Photographer. LeahAndMark & Co. Summerour Studio. Midtown. Westside. Georgia. LGBT. Gay Wedding.

Boudoir is an Adventure | by +Krista

Boudoir can be a lot of things. Glamorous. Romantic. Sexy. Empowering. (And also slightly terrifying. I know.) But most of all? Boudoir is an adventure. Seriously. The idea of it is still taboo to a lot of people, which I wholeheartedly understand but fiercely disagree with… because it shouldn’t be. It’s okay to dress up and be glamorous and sexy. (And really, it’s more than okay. I think it’s required. On [at least] an almost daily basis.) But to step outside of your comfort zone in such an in-your-face, no-holds-barred kind of way is the truest definition of an adventure. So it’s really awesome that I’m also continuously surprised at the number of women who, after it comes up in conversation, have actually been dying to do a boudoir shoot too… and just never gave themselves the permission to do it. Oh, I just really want to do that too because it looks like so much fun. And the thing is, it IS fun. And beautiful and empowering and all that jazz I talk about all the time.

My latest boudoir shoot was back at the W Hotel again, which is fast becoming my favorite spot for boudoir in the city. (The stairs in the lobby make me feel like Cinderella and the best papaya martini in existence lives here. Boom. Instant love.) This time, we got started early in the morning and the sunlight streaming in through those beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows was perfection. And my lovely client, who made my day when she said she was doing this for herself more than anyone else, got to jump in and have fun, feel empowered, be sexy. IN YOUR FACE.

She did awesome. Of course. Afterwards, I asked her if she was glad she’d done the boudoir thing. Because the idea of boudoir can be scary and just a little intimidating, I always ask this question. I really want to know. Even more so than making beautiful photos that make my clients feel good damn good about themselves, it’s my goal to make sure they’re glad they did this, even (or especially) if it was a little daunting. Because if you’re going to toe the edge of an adventure, then jump in with eyes open, it better be worth it. She was SO glad she’d done it, she said. And guess what? You’d be glad too.

Atlanta. Boudoir. Photographer. Krista Turner.

{Hair and Makeup by Ansley Gwinn}

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