It was a very muggy summer afternoon after the rain when we met up at Sope Creek Park along the Chattahoochee River in Marietta, GA. But, these two were troopers and never once complained. They were happy to be together, enjoying the afternoon and the beautiful scenery around us. Have I mentioned we’ve got the best couples. Our couples are always ready for adventure and accommodating every odd request we asked of them for the shot.
Jose and Jennifer met a few years back while doing some volunteer work. A year went by until they would see each other again. They briefly talked and once again lost contact. Jennifer was invited to attend a training school to help her better evangelize to those in the community and guess what?, there he was again. This would be the first time they actually had a conversation (Jennifer’s words). At that time, he was on his way to Bolivia for 5 months, but that didn’t stop that initial spark they had for each other from developing. They maintained communication while he was away and with time confessed his interest in Jennifer. They both agreed it was best to keep things open until his return. After his return from Bolivia, it was now her turn to leave the country and so she went to Colombia to volunteer for a few weeks. All this time he never stoped thinking about her and upon her return, they officially began dating. And in her words, the rest, well, is history…
Sabrina and Mark met with a “hello, nice to meet you” introduction through a work colleague in Chicago in August 2014. The second time they went out with their mutual colleague and friends. Well, that night they hit it off and talked the whole night. He asked her out again but she declined because she was looking for something serious and he didn’t meet her family’s criteria (different background and beliefs). But Mark persisted paid off. He continued to pursue Sabrina after much rejection. One thing led to another and although Sabrina didn’t even know how it happened, everything just fell into place.
Why Camping theme?
Sabrina wanted a camping theme for her engagement session since they both love the outdoors. And after a downpour that hot, humid June day in Atlanta, the skies parted and we all enjoyed an amazing time having fun pretending there was a little crispness in the air.
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So to be perfectly honest, we had a huge curve ball come our way for this session. Here we are on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, ready to shoot an engagement session, when we discover the spot we had used before was not accessible at that time. Thank goodness we always prepare for “plan B”. I’m all about the contingency plan. Our second option actually became the ideal spot for our time with James and Valerie. Sometimes unexpected curve balls are good. Whitewater Creek Park was rocking on this day. The water was almost as smooth as glass and the sun created the best pockets of glowing leaves within the trees. We had such a great time with these two love birds (yes…so cliché )! They have a wonderful sense of humor and a willingness to try anything. However, you can probably tell for yourself from the images below. We absolutely adore them. Thanks again James and Valerie for allowing us to play a part of this special time in your lives.
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Wedding photography affords us the opportunity to meet many new people every year. Couples that individually generate dynamics all their own. Thankfully, we’ve been privileged to work with so many wonderful brides and grooms. Then we meet Julie and Reet, and the bar rises even further! What a FUN couple. They share a passion for nature and outdoor activities, always traveling to find their next big adventure. Seriously, could photographers have it any better than this? Working with subjects that aren’t intimidated by cameras and willing to try anything? This can’t be called a job!
On this beautiful afternoon, the idea was to shape their engagement session around things that really meant something important to them. This included portraits with their dog Napoleon, shooting at the spot they first met, and finally their favorite pastime, trail biking. We started at the heart of Midtown and finished up at the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Well worth our time and hopefully the images below communicate this. Thank you so much Julie and Reet for bringing us along on this ride. We can’t wait to see you married!
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