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Where love stories are told, wedding tips & inspiration are shared, and creative business owners are encouraged in their journey.


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Engagement Session | Athens, GA | Memorial Park   This session makes me want to snuggle up next to a fire with my hot chocolate. I think it’s safe to say fall has officially graced us with it’s presence!   These two are getting married in ONE month from today at the gorgeous Chota Falls! […]

Couple's Stories

Courtney & Richard | Engagement Session | Downtown Athens, GA   Today’s session was so fun! We started with a little “pose training” on UGA North Campus. After what seems to be the longest prolonged warm weather, we finally got gorgeous fall trees & that nice November breeze!   On our walk through downtown, we […]

Couple's Stories

Brooke & Makale | Wedding Day | Yarborough Mills | Fairmount, GA   As I look back through these wedding photos, I find myself smiling, laughing and tearing up as I remember all the emotions of this weekend. This particular wedding day is one that’s dear to my heart as one of my best friends […]

Couple's Stories

By this point, you probably realize that planning a wedding is a lot of work! As soon as you get the hang of planning, it’s over and you’re married!   As someone who has been there and felt that struggle (and as a photographer who has seen the good, bad and ugly), I want to […]

Wedding Inspo

As someone who’s just barely stepping out of being considered a “newlywed”, I want to give you some advice from my experience, so you can prepare for what marriage is really like that first year. 01 – Yes, your fights will follow you. This is bad news AND good news. It’s bad news for the […]

Love

Engagement Session | Memorial Park | Athens, GA   I love getting to photograph couples from my hometown! Brittany & Matt made the trip from Americus, GA to visit Athens for their engagement session. After teaching them the basic poses we’d be doing throughout the session, they quickly became comfortable with each other and embraced […]

Couple's Stories

Emory Campus | Engagement Session | Atlanta, GA While prepping for the session, Brittany mentioned Emory Campus. While I was slightly new to choosing locations on this campus, when I looked up photos, I was so excited! Gorgeous historic marble buildings mixed with greenery HAS to be my favorites. During every session, I start by […]

Couple's Stories

Courtney & Ismark Wedding Travel Museum | Comer, GA | Wedding Photography   These two are married! This was an especially fun wedding day because I had my husband as my second shooter. I kept telling him throughout the day, “I swear this wedding day has felt like a breeze”.   There are some weddings […]

Couple's Stories

Engagement Session | Atlanta, GA | Lullwater Park While looking for locations around Midtown, we decided on the stunning Lullwater Park. It became an adventure to find within Emory’s campus – but the search was totally worth it! Congratulations to Christine & Ridge!  

Couple's Stories

Anna & David | Engagement Session | Lake Blackshear, GA   Oh. My. Gosh.   Even though I grew up at Lake Blackshear and have been around it my entire life, the beauty of this place never ceases to amaze me. As Levi (my husband) and I drove in the night before this session, we […]

Couple's Stories

Kylie & Ben Wedding Empire Mills | Madison, Georgia | Wedding Photography   Oftentimes, we associate “simple” with “boring”, but this isn’t true. Simple means focused on only a few things. Being focused on only a few things usually means we have selectively chosen the most important things and focused in on them. That’s what […]

Couple's Stories

Aubrey & Wake | Engagement Session | Athens, GA   The clouds threatened to rain us out, but this session at Athens Botanical Gardens ended up being perfect! This sweet couple has been dating for 8 years and it shows through their photos. As time goes on, we have the choice to build relationships and […]

Couple's Stories

Sonnie & Hunter | Empire Mills | Madison, GA Wedding   Maybe I say this a lot, but I LOVE my couples and their families. I’ve gotten so lucky to be able to photograph families that fully support their loved ones in their new marriage. It makes all the difference.   Sonnie and Hunter were […]

Couple's Stories

Jennifer & Jake Wedding White Oaks Barn | Dahlonega, GA This day was absolutely stunning! Jennifer and Jake, your relationship is awesome. I loved seeing how simply you two love each other. You are yourselves around each other, best friends and head over heels. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day! […]

Couple's Stories

Lindsay & Bob Engagement Session || Athens, GA It was supposed to rain out this session all day, but look at that sunshine! We had a great time exploring Athens Greenway Park and climbing to every location we could find.  

Couple's Stories

Shelby & Will | Engagement Session | Athens, GA | Memorial Park These two made this session feel like a breeze. I love seeing couples who have such natural chemistry, the camera doesn’t seem to intimidate them at all. Can’t wait to travel down south for this wedding!

Couple's Stories

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