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North Georgia, United States
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and photography is my passion. I used to be a successful fine artist, but since I shot my first wedding I never looked back. I am madly and completely in love with weddings, I guess it is the romantic in me :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rainy Day Georgia Wedding!

What if you wake up on your wedding day and it RAINS and I mean raining with capital letters. Saturday the entire State of Georgia was under a flood watch and this happened to one of the nicest couples I have met in a long time. No, they were not depressed or upset.......they went on as if it was the brightest sunny day and they were not going to let the rain ruin their special time. Instead they went with it and
made the VERY best of what was given to them as far as weather.
It rained all day in various degrees, but the worst of the rain came just about the time when our lovely bride Jennifer arrived at the waterfall in a horse carriage to meet Aaron, her husband to be to say their vows to each other and you can see on her smile that no amount of rain could wipe that kind of smile of her face.
They had decided earlier in the day that they were going to go ahead with their dream of a waterfall wedding and so we covered that tender rainy ceremony for them.
Their guest stayed under cover and watched as they gave each other promises of love and those promises were witnessed by their maid of honor and their best man. Both her father and and her stepfather were troopers too, not only did they walk her down the aisle to meet Aaron, but her father also read a beautiful scripture and her stepfather released the most wonderful butterflies as they kissed and all this in one of the worst rains we have seen in years.
After the ceremony we went back out to the waterfall which came down like roaring thunder with it's full flow of water and took some incredible romantic shots of them
as the rain continued. Jennifer and Aaron......thank you, for staying calm, happy and the beautiful people that you are through all of this, we will never forget you guys and we admire you so much! You can see the happiness in Jennifer's face as she and Aaron danced their first dance later on in the evening. Chota Falls is a beautiful spot even in the rain and her bouquet was just incredible, Henry Luther from Creative Accents and his assistant Maria did an outstanding job on their flower creations.
I can't wait for Jennifer and Aaron to come back next summer for a more "FORMAL" Trash the Dress Session under one of my favorite waterfalls in the area.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sometimes ...............

Sometimes a bride inspires me, with her looks and her personality, Jennifer was such a bride and I found myself enjoying creating this picture of this lovely bride. I knew when she lifted her train up in the air as we were leaving her cabin that I just had to have that shot. Thank you Jennifer for getting my creative juices flowing :)!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Water and more water.........

All I can say is.........I should have never drilled for that well last year. Ever since I got one it RAINS and RAINS and RAINS. Needless to say my spring is going better then ever hahahahaha.
Well, I think we had enough rain and it can quit now for a while. I feel like a fish.......I love rain in small doses, but this is getting a bit to much. Just checked the creek below my house and it is steadily rising, I bet in another hour or so the road will be flooded. I am just glad our house sits on the side of a mountain all we have to worry about is that none of our big trees decide to much is to much and come tumbling down.
Our county is on flood alert, actually the whole state of Georgia is. I hope everybody will be alright.

My Best to Jennifer and Chris!

The wedding yesterday at Chota Falls turned into a Chapel Wedding instead of the planned Waterfall Wedding because we had heavy rains all day. At one point we did have a little window without and I was able to take some photos of the couple by the falls. Rain or shine everybody was happy and the wedding went well. Congratulations Jennifer and Chris!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Congratulations Jennifer and Corey!

The Wedding at Montaluce was beautiful and we were blessed with a nice sunny day. As for me I started out a little rough at first, but as the day progressed my health improved and even though Laura my associate came just in case I felt worse I stayed for the rest of the time and we all got some great shots.
Jennifer was a very gracious bride and Corey was a real sweet groom and fun to work with. I wish them the very best in their life ahead and I hope they have a fun time in Italy, I know they had a lovely preview of that wonderful country at Montaluce in the North Georgia Mountains.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Montaluce Wedding!

Well, we are getting ready to go to Montaluce to cover a wedding. I believe the weather is going to be nice and I did worry about that the other day when we had giant hail and high winds. I don't care what the weather does during the week, but on Saturdays............please let it be nice :)!
I will have my entire crew there........specially since I woke this morning feeling really weird, so I called Laura my associate to come too just in case this does not go away between now and the start of the wedding. As you know..........the show must go on :) and Jennifer will be the lucky one since now she will have 3 photographers instead of two, well that is if this one will get over this in the next few hours.
At either case, I feel better with Laura present just in case this gets beyond my control. Like I always say........IT IS WHAT IT IS!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Little Advice to Brides!

This is a little advice from a photographer to brides when they plan their wedding.
It is so important that they have a Wedding Coordinator specially if they have a large wedding party of 5 or more attentants. That many people need guidance with the lineup at the ceremony, somebody to guide them as when to walk down the aisle at the right time and all that good stuff that goes along with a wedding.
I found myself recently in a wedding where there was no Wedding Coordinator and just to make the wedding move along smoothly I as the photographer ended up lining everybody up, giving them cues to walk down the aisle and back and even had to put the boutonnieres on the groomsmen and fathers. Please don't missunderstand, I don't mind helping out, but it is not the photographers job to have to do all this extra work at a wedding. We have to concentrate on our work and doing the job of a Wedding Coordinator is just not part of that.
If you don't have a friend that is familiar with this kind of thing PLEASE hire somebody to do this job, it is so important to a well organized wedding.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Andria and Bryan

Last year I met Andria and Bryan at a party of a friend and when they decided to get married this year they asked us do the the photography of their special wedding day moments. Since I was already booked Laura, my trusted associate covered the wedding this past weekend and I will be doing the post work and the design of their book.
Congratulations to you Andria and Bryan.........

Splendor Mountain Wedding......

Congratulations Ashley and Ash!
Splendor Mountain is a lovely place to have a mountain top wedding and we were able to do some beautiful photos with the mountains as a backdrop.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Beautiful Afternoon!

In June we had this really elegant southern wedding on Lake Rabun with the sweetest couple. We decided to do a Trash the Dress Session this month. Well today was the day......... we were graced with one of the prettiest days. Mind you, it could have been a little warmer, but it was still OK even though the water felt a little bit chilly at first.
Meredith and Yance truly enjoyed the session and we had lots of fun getting wet. Yes, even the photographers got wet..... for me, I was so focused that I did not even realized the cool water at all.
We love doing Trash the Dress sessions and to most peoples surprise the dress does not actually get trashed.......a little wet, but nothing that a cleaner or even a nice and easy wash can't fix and what you are left with is some beautiful romantic photos and the memories of lovely day in the woods beneath a waterfall.
Thank you Meredith and Yance for this afternoon.