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Vivian + Mike | Engagement Session + Zombies | Part ONE

This is Vivian & Mike. They’re getting married this year and these are preview photos from their engagement session that we filmed last Tuesday. I say filmed because along with still photography – we made video. The video is being edited but none of us could wait to show some preview photos from the shoot! So here they are.

[Update] – Here’s the Video!

Because this is Atlanta and we’re crazy about zombies (Everyone here knows someone who’s been a zombie in the Walking Dead) – so when Vivian and Mike asked me about doing a zombie engagement session, I knew they didn’t want something simple and cute. Well, not all cute.

Video and the complete storyboard will be posted soon. Until then. Check out the stills.

Makeup by Sarah Tso
Creative Director/Camera Operator: Joy Hmielewski
Camera Operators: Krisandra Williams-Evans, Luiza Chelaru
Zombies: Alex Shyu, Angelina Boey, Chad Bishop, Johnny Nguyen, Zachary Gordon


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Zack & Rachel + Adam

Click Here for the Preview Gallery.

Our friends Zack and Rachel just had their first baby – an adorable little boy named Adam.  In spite of the haze and delirium of the first few weeks of parenthood, they invited us over to meet their new addition and take all the photos our hearts desired.  Pretty awesome, huh?  Little did they know that by opening their home to us, they were also inviting Mark to completely rearrange their furniture and deconstruct their newly set-up nursery.  My polite GRITS-ness (Girl Raised In The South, y’all) was not totally ok with this arrangement.  I cringed and apologized to Rachel as we hauled the armchair and changing table out of the nursery and into the living room.

She laughed, shrugged, and said it was fine.  I don’t know if that was the sleeplessness talking, or if she really meant it, but one thing I’ve learned after the past many months of photography with Mark is that when he gets a vision of the shot he wants, there is absolutely no stopping him.  None at all.  It is futile to try to dissuade him from his pursuit, as I discovered when he hauled our friend Addy on his back down a steep, gravelly hill to a creek bed.  It’s best if I just hush up and move the furniture.  So move it, I did.

And I’m glad I did.  Because I’ve also learned that when Mark gets a vision of the shot he wants, he usually gets that shot, and it’s usually something pretty awesome.  Plus, not only did I get to move furniture, I also got to move Baby Adam, and that means I got to hold Baby Adam and smell his precious, lovely baby-ness and touch his soft little baby skin, and Baby is a drug I am totally addicted to at the moment.  So I got my fix, and Mark got his.  And Adam was a jolly good sport the whole time we clicked away with our cameras and moved him from one position or piece of furniture to the next.

So, congrats Zack and Rachel!  Adam is a handsome little man and we look forward to more photo shoots with your beautiful family.  Maybe some outside ones, so we don’t rearrange your whole house.  (Also, I hope we put your nursery back together satisfactorily!  I think we might have put the changing table back in the wrong direction…)

Click Here for the Preview Gallery.