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Are you planning an Athens, Georgia (or surrounding city) wedding, but you’re thinking you may need some help from a wedding planner? You’re in the right place! After photographing weddings in Athens for a decade, I have worked with some of the absolute BEST wedding planners on the planet! Here’s the thing though.. there’s so […]

Wedding Planning

January 11, 2023

Top Athens, Georgia Wedding Planners

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Hey there, bride and CONGRATULATIONS! Not only are you entering into an incredible season of life, but you’re doing it in the best city on earth! Athens, Georgia (and the surrounding cities) has the best of the best when it comes to wedding vendors and venues – not to mention unique stays and activities for […]

Wedding Planning

January 2, 2023

5 Mistakes to Avoid for Your Athens, GA Wedding

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WEDDING HASHTAG IDEAS | WEDDING PLANNING TIPS Wedding Hashtags are not a new trend, so you might be wondering.. do I really need one in 2023 or 2024? The simple answer is: yes! Wedding Hashtags play an important role in your wedding day! Here are some tips to keep in mind: #1 – WEDDING HASHTAGS […]

Wedding Planning

December 20, 2022

Do I Need a Wedding Hashtag in 2023?

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CHOOSING YOUR VENUE | WEDDING PLANNING TIPS Are you newly engaged and looking for the perfect wedding venue for your wedding day? While every couple’s wedding planning experience will look a little different, there are a few things you can do to ensure you choose the wedding venue of your dreams! #1 – RESEARCH, RESEARCH, […]

Wedding Planning

December 15, 2022

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue in 2023

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I can’t believe it’s finally here!! The Wedding Planning Jumpstart Online Course has been in the works for awhile now and what better time than as I’m entering into my 10th year as a wedding photographer?! Now you maybe wondering.. what is a Wedding Planning Online Course? This course is specifically for brides who are […]

Wedding Planning

December 7, 2022

NEW: The Wedding Planning Jumpstart Course

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BEST OF ATHENS, GEORGIA AREA WEDDING VENUES I know I’m biased, but I believe Athens, Georgia and the surrounding areas have the BEST wedding venues and vendors! After almost a decade of photographing wedding in the area, I can honestly say some of the most gorgeous images come from these local venues. When you first […]

Weddings

November 30, 2022

The Complete List of Top Athens Area Wedding Venues

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255 MILLEDGE HARDEMAN-SAMS HOUSE | ATHENS, GEORGIA | WEDDING DAY Ahhhh!!! What an EPIC finale to my 2022 wedding season! Lily and Mike’s beautiful, fall wedding day took place at (my fave) 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House in the heart of Athens, Georgia. Their day included some of the most beautiful wedding details, a FUN group […]

Couple's Stories

November 28, 2022

LILY & MIKE

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UGA NORTH CAMPUS | ATHENS, GEORGIA | ENGAGEMENT SESSION I loved loved loved getting to meet these two! Abby and Eric have such a fun relationship!! They’re really comfortable with each other which made my job super easy! We started their engagement session on UGA North Campus in Athens, Georgia and guys.. it was COLD, […]

Engagements

November 17, 2022

Abby & Eric

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255 MILLEDGE HARDEMAN-SAMS HOUSE | ATHENS, GEORGIA | WEDDING DAY I am SO excited to share Alison and Brett’s gorgeous fall wedding day with you! Their wedding took place at the elegant 255 Milledge Hardeman-Sams House right in the heart of Athens, Georgia. These two actually met and live in Washington D.C., but Athens is […]

Weddings

November 16, 2022

Alison & Brett

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WEDDING PLANNING TIPS | CHOOSE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS Congratulations on your engagement! This is such a fun time of life, but it certainly comes with a lot of tough decisions. One of those decisions is, How Many Bridesmaids Should I Have? For some of you, this question is tough because you’re not sure who to “leave […]

Wedding Planning

November 14, 2022

How Many Bridesmaids Should I Have?

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UGA NORTH CAMPUS | ATHENS, GEORGIA | ENGAGEMENT SESSION I loved getting to finally meet Lily and Mike for their engagement session! You’ll be seeing them again SOON for their wedding day in less than 2 weeks! We started their session off on UGA North Campus and ended at the beautiful Founder’s Gardens in Athens, […]

Engagements

November 10, 2022

Lily & Mike

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ENGAGEMENT SESSION | OUTFIT IDEAS | WEDDING PLANNING Congratulations Bride-to-Be! You probably have a lot of to-dos running through your mind and planning for your engagement session is at the top of the list! After photographing weddings for 9 years, I’ve learned a lot about what outfits look great together and which ones don’t. I’ll […]

Wedding Planning

November 10, 2022

Engagement Session Outfit Ideas in 2022

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UGA NORTH CAMPUS | ATHENS, GEORGIA | ENGAGEMENT SESSION I loveeeeeed this session!! This one is extra special Sara is one of my friends 🙂 If you’ve followed me for awhile, you’ve actually seen Sara before! She was a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s weddings that I photographed and now she’s THE BRIDE!! […]

Engagements

November 8, 2022

Sara & Jay

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You and your boyfriend have probably had those important conversations at this point. You know you want to spend forever together, so now you’re just waiting for the moment to HAPPEN! You trust him and you’re patient, but you’re SO EXCITED you can’t stop thinking about it!! Well you’re in luck, there are a few […]

Wedding Planning

November 7, 2022

5 Things to Before You’re Engaged

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UGA NORTH CAMPUS | DOWNTOWN ATHENS, GEORGIA | ENGAGEMENT SESSION I loved getting to meet Megan and Hunter for their engagement session!! These two graduated from UGA which made this North Campus location extra special.. not to mention those FALL LEAVES! For every session, we start off by learning the poses and I could quickly […]

Engagements

November 4, 2022

Megan & Hunter

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FOR FAMILIES | ATHENS, GEORGIA I stared at the number and couldn’t believe it. 16,001. That’s the actual number of images on my phone. But truth be told.. my walls had nothing to show for it. As a true millennial, I hadn’t found a system for consistently using my precious memories (yes, even cell phone […]

Mamas

November 3, 2022

5 Things to Do With Your Cell Phone Photos

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