Lauren + Andrew // Monday Night Brewing Wedding

You might remember these two from their awesome Goat Farm engagement session.

Lauren and Andrew were one of those couples that came to me and said, “when are you available, because we want to work with you.”

And I’m all like, “y’all are amazing, let’s do this.”

And so we did.

They did a quick ceremony at Grace Midtown and then we headed to a parking garage for some portraits with some ohmahgah light, and then ended the night at Monday Night Brewing. It was such a beautiful and chill day. I loved working with these two.

Shout-out to my girl Kathryn McCrary for shooting with me.

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Brian Schindler - Paige, you win.

Miriam Cattlett - WONDERFUL wedding pictures! What fun. Wedding sure are different today!!!

WANDERLUST GIVEAWAY

Back in February I posted on my facebook page: “If I can get to 1000 like before my birthday (March 26) I’ll do an awesome giveway.”

Welp, it happened (you guys are awesome).

And my birthday came and went.

And I forgot to post this giveaway.

BUT IT’S HERE NOW!!

This giveaway is for the wanderlust-er. When I think about my life on this planet, we’re not here for very long. We have one chance to soak up as much amazingness as possible. The world is so incredibly beautiful and there are a zillion breath-taking places that exist…and I want to see as many as possible.

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This giveaway includes a thank-you postcard pack (20) with photos from my cross-country travels. Spruce up your “thank-yous” with some pretty photos of Montana and Oregon and the mid-west. It also includes an 8 x 12 Iceland print from The Manchiks. They are 2 of my favorite photographers (both professionally and on instagram) so I wanted to throw in something from them as well. They have such an adventurous spirit, and I love that about them.

To enter:

Follow me on instagram, and find this giveaway photo here. Leave a comment on the instagram photo and tell me where you’re itchin’ to travel…ALSO tag ONE friend in your comment. The winner will be chosen at random — that person AND their friend will win a set of the items below.

Giveaway ends this Tuesday 4/8 at midnight EST. Winner(s) will be announced Wednesday, so make sure you follow me on facebook to see if you won.

*Giveaway open to US residents only*

GOOD LUCK!

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Arabia Mountain Hike

I’m always on the hunt for good locations that aren’t too far away, and that aren’t too over-used.

Arabia Mountain has been on my list for a while now and yesterday I used my charm and wit (and maybe some pleading) and convinced Michael to pack up the dogs and camera and drive out there.

If you get a sunset, it’s pretty magical. 

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Matt + Jeri | Lullwater Park Engagement

Had fun with these two on Saturday. We started off at their Loft, and then headed to Lullwater Park to walk around the woods  :-)

Can’t wait for their North GA wedding next month. Until then, enjoy some of my favorites.

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Courtney Ward - Love the moody-ness and use of light. You rock. :)

Photo Field Trip // El Capitan Canyon

I’m trying to find the words to describe Photo Field Trip. I still haven’t had much time to reflect on the whole experience, so my words are failing me as I type this.

It was so amazing to get to learn from some of my favorite photographers: Dan O’Day, Sean Flanigan, Max Wanger, Samm Blake, Benj Haisch (just to name a few!)…and it was even more amazing to do it surrounded by 300 other photographers. Though it rained most of the weekend, that didn’t stop me (or any of us) from taking in the beauty that surrounded us at El Capitan Canyon.

Being that this was their 1st Field Trip…and it was simultaneously my 1st “workshop” experience, I wasn’t sure what to expect. And even though I didn’t really have specific expectations, I feel as though my expectations were exceeded somehow. The photography community as a whole always inspires me, and being there, surrounded by so many eager, inspired, and friendly people just filled me up so much. It was a weekend full of learning, laughter, friendship, encouragement, inspiration…and the best “camp” food ever  ;-)

To Whitney, Justin & Jess…thank you so much for acting on a simple idea. You made such an impact on so many lives, and I can’t wait for FT2015!

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The following two are from the Sloan’s class. Matt Sloan at work, and the gorgeous couple that we shot during class.

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The following two are from Sean Flanigan’s class. Lyndzee & Rog were our gorg models  :-)

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Aaaaaaand…ME. I had to post this because I neverrrrrrr get selfies in focus on my dslr. I always see everyone getting awesome ones and for some reason I’m just terrible at it. Finally nailed one.

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