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Brenda Upton Photography bio picture


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. 

Baltimore Wedding | Grey Rock Mansion | Kara + Nick

Woo hoo!  Go Ravens!!!!  It’s so hard to say coming from an Atlanta Falcon…but seeing as how my birds didn’t quite make it, I was glad to see Kara and Nick’s birds win the Superbowl tonight!  So, I was inspired to blog their amazing Baltimore wedding.  I know what you are thinking…Baltimore…that’s quite random.  But Kara is the sorority sister at Auburn of sooo many of my previous brides and has always been a fan of my work.  So, when she got engaged she just couldn’t see choosing anyone else but me…even if it meant flying me in for the weekend! :)  I was so happy to do it!

And the crazy thing was I already knew who my second shooter would be when I found out it was in Baltimore!  I met Amanda Pappas on a photography forum back in 2009.  I call her my soulmate sister because, though I had never met her in person, we had been through some monumental events in our lives at the same exact time.  We had shared many emails with each other back then as a source of support, encouragement and joy that helped us carry through the hard times.  So, I think…no, I KNOW…that God had a plan for me to actually meet her in person and give her the hug I had wanted to for years.  So God sent me the wonderful Kara and Nick.   We got to hang out for a bit on Friday before the wedding and catch up on the past year and I got to meet her incredibly adorable son, Blake (who, by the way, is my daughter’s future hubby).  I’m so glad she was available and willing to second shoot for me…she is an amazing photographer.  If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Baltimore Area, check out her site and give her a call.  Many of the pics in this blog were from her.

We started the day at Kara’s childhood home.  Though it rained most of the day I was so happy to see this awesome sunroom.  (Natural-light-happy-dance!)

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Kara and Nick, thank you so much for flying me up to be a part of your amazing wedding!  I’m so glad to have met you both!