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Hi there!  And welcome to my blog! 

I'm Brenda, and I LOVE my job.  Being able to do something for a living that never really feels like "work" is amazing.  I am a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia where I studied art and photography.  Since then I started digging my heels into all areas of photography, trying to find my niche.  Once I tagged along as a second shooter at a wedding with a friend, I knew I had found it.  I love that I get to be a part of such an important day in people's lives and document it for generations to pass on. 

Yearly Archives: 2010

Nikki & Patrick: Kimball Hall

So it has taken me a while to post the full blog of Nikki and Patrick’s wedding day! I have been in full nesting mode, preparing for our little girl who is on her way in a few weeks! We are so excited and you have no idea how ready I am to not be […]

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For the love of Granny Panties…

Yes, yes. Granny Panties. It’s just fun to say. Today’s post is a bit of a sneak peek for Nikki and Patrick who were married at Kimball Hall last Saturday. This was my favorite moment of the day! At the reception, the sneaky Julie handed Patrick some Granny Panties to surprise Nikki with during the […]

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Katie & George: Emory Conference Center

I was so excited to finally be shooting Katie and George’s wedding! I met with them last January (2009!) when they booked me for their big day. It seemed so far away at the time, but that year flew by quicker than anyone imagined. Though several small things went awry (as they usually do), coordinator […]

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Serena & David: Kimball Hall

Serena and David’s May 8th wedding could not have been on a more beautiful day. The whole day had this amazing glow to it…maybe it was coming off of the bride and groom? You can tell these two are sooo in love with each other by the way they lit up whenever they were together. […]

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Cassie & Craig: Ritz Carlton Buckhead

I can’t tell you how much I love Cassie and Craig. Their wedding day was so much fun, and their positive attitude made the nasty rainy day feel like the sun was shining! They laughed until their cheeks hurt (and I laughed until the baby did a somersault!). These two were so much fun and […]

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Stephanie & Tom: Stone Mountain Engagement Portraits

What a gorgeous weekend for more shoots! I met up with Stephanie and Tom at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday and had such a good time. These two are crazy in love and soooo cute together! I love that they could barely contain themselves during the shoot and cracked each other up the whole time. […]

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A little spontaneous craziness…

I’m sifting through the first edit of Cassie and Craig’s wedding reception at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead when I stumbled upon this one. I had to share it right away because it just makes me smile! After a few glasses of wine, I convinced the wedding party to come with me to the hallway […]

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Two Engagement Sittings, One Perfect Day at Piedmont Park!

I was so so so happy when the weather forecast turned out to be wrong for Sunday. I had two engagement sittings and not too many days to reschedule. So, I did a little good-weather dance and it worked! It turned out to be such an amazing and beautiful day at Piedmont Park. First up […]

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Margaret & Josh: Carter Center Wedding

April 10th turned out to be one of the most gorgeous Spring days and I was fortunate enough to photograph Margaret and Josh’s awesome wedding at the Carter Center. Except for one angry goose, everything went swimmingly! Here are some of my faves from the day. I love how expressive Margaret is:) Congratulations Margaret and […]

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Nikki & Patrick are engaged!

I am so so so excited to be shooting Nikki and Patrick’s wedding this May. I met Nikki a couple of years ago at Kimball Hall…she is the caterer, Sally’s daughter, and she helps out at alot of the Kimball events. When I heard she was engaged I knew that whomever she was marrying would […]

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