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Allison + Nir |The Homestead at Cloudland Station

This is Allison and Nir’s wedding at the Homestead at Cloudland Station in Chicamauga, Ga.

Now – I’m sure that I say this a lot – especially to my clients ON their wedding days – but this was a perfect wedding. Literally. Not figuratively. Literally. From the weather to the venue to the planning crew to the caterers to the… oh yeah hey the Photographers 😉

Perfect.

This was the first time I photographed a wedding at the this venue but baby Jesus and Buddha – that’s a beautiful venue. And sure I’m just sucking up to the planners over at Soirées and of course the Homestead at Cloudland Station venue itself – but who cares because this wedding was that damn good.

It was SO GOOD that most of these photos are black and white because we got all kinds of f*cken artsy with things. And I can’t believe Allison and Nir hired me even with all the F-bombs all over this website! But yeah they did and me and my crew definitely had a great time working this wedding.

Hey Allison and Nir – thanks.

 

Photography: LeahAndMark & Co.

Wedding Coordinator: Soirées

Venue: The Homestead at Cloudland Station

DJ/Lighting: Sound Force Entertainment

Ceremony Music: Adonio Trio

Floral Design: May Flowers

Hair & Makeup: SpaGo

 

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Photography: LeahAndMark & Co.

Wedding Coordinator: Soirées

Venue: The Homestead at Cloudland Station

DJ/Lighting: Sound Force Entertainment

Ceremony Music: Adonio Trio

Floral Design: May Flowers

Hair & Makeup: SpaGo
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This is an Engagement Session at the Cumberland Gap, TN.

You might have noticed that up until literally 2 weeks ago – I was traveling. A lot. Everywhere. Moved out of Atlanta back in February and left everything.

But I’m back. House. Studio. Partnerships.

Which also means that I’m photographing engagement sessions again. And family portraits. But not newborn baby portraits. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

oh. hold on.

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Okay. Engagement sessions. Here’s one. We shot this at the Cumberland Gap, TN. Just like in the song. Me and Krisandra drove 5 hours up from Atlanta for this session – and you know – it’s beautiful up there. So we made beautiful photos. For these beautiful people. It’s like we’re professional photographers or something – because you know we don’t scout locations. Who has time for that? Not us. So what do we do? We just F*cken rock the photos no matter where we are. Duh.

Engagement sessions are fun. Or they can be. Or they should be.

This one was fun. Can you tell? Because I can. LOOK AT THOSE PHOTOS. LOOK AT THAT SKY. LOOK AT THESE TWO PEOPLE IN LOVE. (That’s not just my photography.)

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Rachel + Mike | Wedding Preview

This is Rachel & Mike’s wedding. You might remember them from their engagement session that we photographed back in June in Nashville. Along with Heather & Glynn in Indiana – Rachel & Mike were one of the first people to take a chance on us – I think we had only photographed 2 weddings (Haley & Chris, Jenn & Justin) when they sent us their signed contract and deposit.

Although they may have been impressed by those two first weddings – I think to some degree our ‘early adopters’ were taking a chance on the fact that Leah and I were improving – and they knew that by the time their wedding rolled around, we’d have many more weddings under our belts – and not just local weddings – out of state weddings in places like Indiana and Massachusetts.

Having lived in Phoenix, Az. for most of my life – I never thought I’d spend as much time in Tennessee as I have over the past year – of course, it’s not so bad when you don’t take the main highways and the sky opens up to forever.

Something we especially enjoy is the challenge of trying to also capture the atmosphere and general feeling of the location on that day. I’ve said it before – but there’s a difference between a wedding in Boston on a clear day, an overcast and raining Savannah, or a perfect afternoon in Smithville, Tennessee – and the wedding photos should reflect that.

The light just feels different.

Thank you Rachel & Mike.

Nashville. Atlanta. Wedding. Photographers. Evins. Mill. Smithville. Tennessee.

Theresa + Chris | Preview

We spent this past Saturday up in Nashville, TN. to meet up with Theresa and Chris for their engagement session. This is the second time we’ve made the trip up to Nashville – the first being an engagement session with Rachel & Mike.

When Theresa and Chris picked us up from the hotel we found out that our originally planned locations were out of the picture. There was a wedding going on at one and then they found a better 2nd location. Fortunately for us – we don’t plan or think too hard about all of this, so we’re never really tied to any location. No matter what, you’ve got to deliver right? Right.

Also – it’s always nice when the weather plays along.

Theresa found us through our write-ups on APracticalWedding.com – and hers is the ‘Alabama’ wedding when we list all of the states we’re headed to in the next year (Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama!)

She was interning at a law firm in Atlanta over the summer and met up with me and Leah at one of our favorite mexican spots – Mi Barrio (literally a family run shack  that we love) and after that we knew she was cool – so we were really excited when everything was confirmed because hey – our clients are our friends and that’s the way we like it.

Like always – we try different things to see how they’ll work out. The first shot below is into the sun without any fill light – and then the next one is with a flash from the right side.

We’ve decided that we don’t see enough shadow play in people’s photos anymore. So we’ve been working on that. Part of the trick isn’t to just take a picture of the shadow, but to try and make the shadows their own characters or subjects in the photo, separate from the actual people.

The above picture is doctored to remove my shadow – and the below is what happens when papparazzi shadows get in the shot.

We can’t wait for their wedding in a few months.

Have a great day.

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Rachel & Michael | Engagement Session

Rachel & Mike’s engagement story (as told by Mike):
So, the big question, how do you do it and how do you make it special…

That was going through my mind for the days/weeks/months up to the actual proposal and throughout all my thoughts and consultations with other marrieds – I had nothing. Didn’t have a clue how to make this an extra special time for both of us. We eventually had a big dinner with some friends at a nice restaurant downtown, but I wasn’t feeling so hot, the dinner wasn’t that fantastic and the restaurant was too noisy – so I had to leave it in my pocket (thankfully it didn’t wander off) and think again.

The closer to Christmas it got, the more anxiety I felt, so I decided to just go ahead and ask via our Christmas tree.  I put it on a ornament hanger and figured the sparkle would eventually catch her eye and that would be that. Nope.  As we were getting ready to leave the house to see some friends, I heard her click the tree lights off.  Running into the living room, I turned them back on and pointed out our new ornament to her.  It was then that the old traditionalist in me dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me. It was just like that.

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Leah and I are really excited to go back up to Tennessee to photograph their wedding in a few months! Have a great day and check back here tomorrow for another engagement session post!
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