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My Kind of Town | by +Krista

In case you havenít noticed, Iíve been sort of busy: and the best kind of busy at that: busy traveling! When I started the LeahAndMark internship a million years ago- and even more so when I officially joined the LeahAndMark family a few months later- I knew Iíd probably stay busy. (Which is awesome and kind of my thing- I just prefer to stay busy. Also. I prefer having an excuse as to why Iím always behind on laundry.) Busy, yes. Traveling, I only hoped. (Because guess what? Traveling is kind of my other thing.) And this summer, I checked off two cities Iíd always hoped Iíd get to see: Boston and Chicago. And Iíve even been able to see places I hadnít necessarily thought to include on my list- places like Iowa. Because guess what again? Iowa is surprisingly beautiful. Says the city girl who prefers crowds to clouds.

Iíd always pictured Iowa as huge farmland, stretching as far as you could see in all directions. Yellow fields. Blue skies. Barns and farmhouses and horses. And corn. Lots and lots of corn.

So after Mark and I landed in Chicago, zipped into downtown, and Instagrammed atop the Sears/ Willis Tower (because weíre photographers and we Instagram- true artists of our craft), we drove across Illinois and into Iowa.

Driving,†I realized that what Iíd imagined Iowa to look like was, in fact, completely true. Really. Farmland for miles and miles, in every direction around you. Blue skies. Yellow fields. (Soybeans!) And yes- thereís a lot of corn. But itís beautiful and actually took my breath away. Easily in the top five of the most beautiful places my eyes have ever seen.

 

 

 

Itís funny. As a photographer, you know youíre going to learn something new every single day. Sometimes itís a new lighting technique. A shortcut in your editing maybe. Sometimes you learn about the perks of flying first class. (Twice! Thanks, Mark!) Or sometimes, you learn that, as much as you may love one thing (a place, a city, a favorite bench in the park), beauty is unexpectedly hiding in places and things youíd never really thought about before. And adventure is hiding too. You just have to be open to discovering/ seeing/ experiencing new things. New places. New moments. New adventures.

If I kept myself closed off, Iíd miss so much. SO MUCH. Life. Family. Marriage and babies an houses and vacations. Traveling. Adventure. Lessons and mistakes. Places. Cities. Fields of yellow soybeans pressed against perfect blue skies. Mimosas in first class. And shooting these amazing, beautiful weddings that continue to take my breath away.

Atlanta. Wedding. Photographer. Chicago. Iowa. Travel.

Ronnie + Brent | Wedding Preview by LeahAndMark

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Last weekend was Ronnie & Brent’s wedding here in Atlanta! They received the most votes during our WOW Wedding contest and honestly – everything was pretty amazing. Last summer when we came up with the idea of giving away a full wedding to some lucky couple – we had no idea that it might possibly be anywhere near as awesome as what transpired last Sunday.

Now I knew that we had assembled some of Atlanta’s best wedding industry veterans to work with us – but damn – everyone was particularly badass. Honest.

Since we’ve been flying all over the country lately for weddings and engagement sessions – having the best wedding planner/show runner was near the top of our list as far as things we wanted and needed.†Fortunately, Leah Bilz of The Whole Shebang ATL took care of everything. And I mean everything.†Once it was announced that Ronnie & Brent were the contest winners, Leah took it from there and rounded up all of the vendors, put us in our places, coordinated with Ronnie & Brent on their preferences and all of a sudden, like magic – the wedding day was upon us and everything went perfectly. You know – because that’s exactly why†you hire a badass wedding planner right?

Everything – from the venue at 56 East, to the food from Endive Catering, to the DJ and Videography by Lethal Rhythms Entertainment – was perfect and flawless. From the bridesmaid’s hair and makeup done at Van Michael Salon, to their dress and the suits provided by Anya bridal and Saavi Formal Wear – I feel like we all worked really hard to make this the best day possible for Ronnie & Brent.

Oh and hey – ALL of the floral and event design was done by Ciao Bella Weddings – and WOW did it look amazing.

Did I mention the desserts? Sugar Lily bakery provided the favors that you see on the tables in the photos – and Miss Mamie Cakes is responsible for the wedding cake and the ridiculously cool ARMADILLO CAKE! (Just scroll down and check out the photos!)

And of course we can’t forget to thank our media sponsors over at 11Alive! and Equally Wed! and Scoutmob! And our best friends over at Wedding Day Hooray!

So even though we’re in Atlanta, Georgia – and the laws are what they are – hey – sometimes dudes marry other dudes. Get over it.

Ronnie & Brent – You. Are. Awesome.

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