With names as cool as Wilder and Copeland, you can bet the two little Longsworth boys are full of smiles, personality, and an adventurous spirit. I so loved getting to come into this sweet family's home and capture a piece of that! Welcome to the world, baby Copeland!
These two Clemson grads make each other laugh so much that I didn't even really have to ask them to do the infamous awkward fake laugh. Couples like this one make my job so easy and fun! I so loved working with Lydia and Austin, and I'm so incredibly thankful to be a part of their big day in June as well!
Oh my stars, just look how cute this little man is. Jackson fell sound asleep in his dad's pilot headset, but he might need a couple of years to grow into it. :) So glad I got to meet this incredibly sweet family and document some of their new life at home with their son!
Adorable baby in suspenders + cake smash + sweet, sweet people = such an incredibly fun morning capturing some milestones for this extended family!
Maternity sessions with little siblings are always so fun! Especially when they're as adorable and bashful as little Knox here. Lydia and Charlie are such fun parents, and I can't wait for their newborn session later this month!
These two were so incredibly sweet together, and I LOVED their engagement session! Congratulations to the almost Mr. & Mrs. Hayden!
Host / Stylist / Concept: Katie Clark
Cake: Kneads More Frosting
Cake Topper: Ashley Lotecki Design
Flowers: The Botanical Studio
Signs & Invitations: Ms. Peach Plus Designs
Hair: Bilgah Moka Salon
Makeup: Makeup by NKC
Venue: The Venue at Murphy Lane
Caterer: Your Chef To Go, Inc.
Rentals: J'Adorn Events
Bow Ties: ENVY Kraft House
Models: Faryl & Ryan Seabaugh, Danielle & Hector Tirado, Hannah Lee Yoder
This family is so full of love and creativity. We did a combo 1st birthday + family + 5 year anniversary shoot, and I was just amazed at how well-prepared Erin and Josh were, and how sweet they were to each other and their little girl in every single photo. Love this family!
People sometimes ask me if shooting weddings ever gets old, and Stasi and Nick's wedding was one of those that makes that answer a definite "no." Stasi put so much time into every detail, and the ceremony was in a greenhouse -- yes, a greenhouse. *swoon* They even had a fairytale lantern release during the reception! So glad I got to meet this fun, smiling, genuine bride and groom!
Date: October 13, 2017
Venue: West Milford Farm
DJ: MSA Entertainment
Cake: Cakes by Kenya
Assistant Shooter: Katelyn Adcock
Alex and Stephanie had a beautiful brunch wedding in early October. The ceremony space in particular was like a cozy greenhouse (Stephanie called it "lush" and she was spot-on). It was evident that one of the things that they were most excited about on their wedding day was getting to see and laugh with their friends and family, and their genuine desire to make everyone there feel loved was obvious -- even their vendors! I feel so blessed to have met and worked with this sweet, laid-back, amazing bride and groom! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Whitacre!
Date: October 7, 2017
Venue & Catering: Wahoo! Grill
Cake: Southern Sweets
Flowers: DuVal Street Flowers
Olivia has had one of the coolest Georgia Tech experiences I've ever heard of. Not only did she start a business fraternity, but she has been interning at Zoo Atlanta for the latter half of her student career. I love to see Tech students going to do awesome things outside of engineering, and I know she is going to be an amazing veterinarian one day! Thanks for taking me to see all the cute animals during your grad shoot, Olivia!
I may be a little biased, but this kid might be the coolest senior ever. He's witty, driven, lighthearted, an excellent actor, a great brother... and he's my cousin, which has to add at least 10 cool points (just kidding Jason :)). He was a natural in front of the camera, and one of the easiest male clients I've ever had! I can't wait to see all the future holds for you, Jason -- I know it'll be something great!
Less than a month until these two become new parents! I so enjoyed this maternity session -- it was one of the first cool fall mornings of the season, complete with dreamy lighting and a soft breeze. And their pups added to the fun. David and Kirstie's excitement for their little girl's appearance is so sweet, and it's obvious that Miss Eleanora is already so loved! Stay tuned for some newborn photos... :)
A sleepy nine-day-old and a hand-knitted fox outfit... be still my heart! Mr. Maddox slept like a champ through most of his session. (I don't understand why adults don't get as much nap time as babies. Can I get an amen?) His parents, Chris and Nassim, totally adore his cute self, and I was so impressed at their ability to laugh off the challenges that inevitably come with newborn sessions. Cheers and best wishes to this precious, growing family!
Christine and Josh's wedding was full of laughter, incredibly romantic, and the absolute most perfect day for this laid-back and totally-in-love couple. And holy cow, I still can't get over Christine's pink wedding dress (swoon) that literally made her look like a princess. It says so much about a bride and groom when every guest seems to have known and loved them forever, even if they just met this year. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room during the toasts (cough mine included), and their first dance was so powerful and something I will really never forget. But I also don't think anyone left that day without laughing - they both have such a witty sense of humor, and their 10 minute long first kiss (ok maybe like 1 minute but still) even had the preacher rolling. Cheers to many years of laughs and kisses for these two!
Venue: Juliette Chapel, Dahlonega, GA
Day-of Coordination: Signature Southern Weddings
I just hit my one year anniversary of quitting my corporate job to pursue photography full-time, and Shaili and Steve have been the type of clients who have made me so glad that I did. Not only did I get to shoot their maternity and newborn photos, but last week I got to help them commemorate Norah's first big milestone - she's three months old (already)! They are two of the most prepared, thoughtful, and easy-going parents I've ever had the privilege of working with, and they have just the cutest little squish of a baby. There's something so wonderful about capturing different seasons of life for a family, and I'm so excited about how these turned out!
In terms of "parenting goals," Sterling and Lisa take the cake. They have three ridiculously adorable little boys - Elliot, Caleb, and Keenan - all under the age of 6, and they totally rocked their family session. They brought snacks and ice cream to keep the boys going, and made the day such an adventure for them. We started off at a park and then went to a BMX track, where all three of the kiddos went faster on their little bikes than I ever would be brave enough to - even the 17 month old(!!!). It was such a joy to spend the morning with this active, fun, tight-knit family, and I'm so excited about how these turned out!
Born in July, this little guy quickly became the center of his mom and dad's world - which is fitting since his name means "universe" (how cool is that?!). I had the joy of taking Kris and Anand's maternity photos before he was born, and it didn't take long to see how excited they were to start this new adventure together. Jagan was SO good during our session, but my favorite part was seeing his mom and dad's overjoyed reactions to every little facial expression and dirty diaper he made. *melt* I love the love in this family, and am so glad I met them!
Between the beautiful, secluded hilltop location and a laughter-loving bride, groom, and bridal party, Lindsay and John's wedding day was one for the books. I met them last year when I shot their engagement photos in Atlanta, and quickly learned that John was wholeheartedly devoted to his bride-to-be, and Lindsay was smitten for her man. Their ceremony was full of happy tears, but the reception was one of the best dance parties I've ever seen. So glad I got to meet these two sweet people and be so encouraged by their intentional love for each other!
Venue: The Overlook of West Georgia
Amy and Kyle's wedding in Clarkston was full of vibrant culture, beautiful light, and the gospel. The way the community came together to prepare their food and decorate the venue was so selfless and they were all buzzing with excitement, and I had never cried during a wedding ceremony I was shooting until this one. I'm beyond thankful that this sweet couple trusted me with such a significant day in their lives, and I know they have so many great things ahead as husband and wife!
Venue: Clarkston Community Center