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Welcome

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. 



Kimball Hall Wedding | Monica + Greg

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Flint Hill Wedding | Norcross, Georgia | Megan + Eric

Ceremony + Reception Catering + Flowers : Flint Hill, A Divine Event
Bride’s Dress : Atlanta Bridal Couture in Alpharetta
Bridesmaid Dresses : Bridals by Lori

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens | Fuqua Orchid Center | Michelle + Mary

Michelle and Mary’s intimate wedding at Atlanta Botanical Gardens was magical. With a weather forecast of rain all week, everyone was extremely relieved when there wasn’t a single drop. We were so honored to be a part of this special day, to celebrate this amazing couple with their closest friends and family.

Wedding Planner: Camellia Blossom Events

 

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Biltmore Ballrooms, Atlanta | Betsy + Joe

Betsy and Joe’s amazing February wedding at Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta! Here are my favorites of their big day.

Wedding Consultant: A Flawless Event, Amy DiLoreti
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Bar of Buckhead
Bridal Dress Salon: Wedding Angels
Cake: Lush Cakery, Kat Steed
Caterer: Bold American
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Biltmore Ballrooms
Event Design / Florist: Bloomin Bouquets
Officiant: Taylor-made Weddings
DJ: Amp’d Entertainment

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New Family Addition | Atlanta Lifestyle Photographer

JJ, Courtney and I go WAY back. I had the privilege of shooting their amazing Serenbe wedding back in 2012. Then in 2014 I got to photograph their first boy, Avery! This month, I got the call that they had a new family addition and hired me to come out. I can’t believe how big Avery was and how GORGEOUS those lockes were. Too much cuteness in one family!

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The Foundry at Puritan Mill | Covenant Presbyterian | Brittany & Alan

Brittany and Alan’s wedding at Covenant Presbyterian and reception at Foundry at Puritan Mill. What a wonderful Atlanta wedding! Here are my favorites of the day…2016-01-26_001 2016-01-26_002
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Indigo Falls Wedding | Dallas, Georgia | Jena & Andy

Jena and Andy’s wedding at Indigo Falls in December was a fairy tale day. The sky was bright blue and the weeks of rain that came before had cleared up. And looking back, knowing the weeks of rain that followed…how blessed were they to have such perfect weather? It just seems fitting for such a perfect couple. 2016-01-21_0012016-01-21_0022016-01-20_020 2016-01-20_021 2016-01-20_022 2016-01-20_023 2016-01-20_024 2016-01-20_025 2016-01-20_026 2016-01-20_027 2016-01-20_028 2016-01-20_029 2016-01-20_030 2016-01-20_031 2016-01-20_032 2016-01-20_033 2016-01-20_034 2016-01-20_0352016-01-20_037 2016-01-20_038 2016-01-20_039 2016-01-20_040 2016-01-20_041 2016-01-20_042 2016-01-20_043 2016-01-20_044 2016-01-20_045 2016-01-20_046 2016-01-20_047 2016-01-20_048 2016-01-20_049 2016-01-20_050 2016-01-20_051 2016-01-20_052 2016-01-20_053 2016-01-20_054 2016-01-20_055 2016-01-20_056 2016-01-20_057 2016-01-20_058 2016-01-20_059 2016-01-20_060 2016-01-20_061 2016-01-20_062 2016-01-20_063 2016-01-20_064 2016-01-20_065 2016-01-20_066 2016-01-20_067
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Atlanta Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Baby Madison

Remember Claudia and Patrick’s wedding from way back in 2015? Well, they wasted no time adding to their adorable family! Between engagement, wedding, maternity and newborn sessions, I have gotten to hang out with this family more than any other in one year. I feel like we are old friends and my camera is an extended family member. Claudia’s parents traveled from Peru to welcome baby Madison and I’m so glad we got both sets of grandparents in the portraits.

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Saint Thomas More | Commerce Club Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Lauren + Villy

Here are some highlights from Lauren & Villy’s rainy day wedding! Ceremony at Saint Thomas More in Decatur and Reception at The Commerce Club in Atlanta. 2015-11-19_001 2015-11-19_002 2015-11-19_004 2015-11-19_005 2015-11-19_006 2015-11-19_007 2015-11-19_008 2015-11-19_009 2015-11-19_010 2015-11-19_011 2015-11-19_012 2015-11-19_013 2015-11-19_014 2015-11-19_015 2015-11-19_016 2015-11-19_017 2015-11-19_018 2015-11-19_019 2015-11-19_020 2015-11-19_021 2015-11-19_022 2015-11-19_023 2015-11-19_024 2015-11-19_025 2015-11-19_026 2015-11-19_027 2015-11-19_028 2015-11-19_029 2015-11-19_030 2015-11-19_031 2015-11-19_032 2015-11-19_033 2015-11-19_034 2015-11-19_035 2015-11-19_036 2015-11-19_037 2015-11-19_038 2015-11-19_039 2015-11-19_040 2015-11-19_041 2015-11-19_042 2015-11-19_043 2015-11-19_044 2015-11-19_045 2015-11-19_046 2015-11-19_047 2015-11-19_048 2015-11-19_049 2015-11-19_050 2015-11-19_051 2015-11-19_052 2015-11-19_053 2015-11-19_054 2015-11-19_055 2015-11-19_056 2015-11-19_057 2015-11-19_058 2015-11-19_059 2015-11-19_060 2015-11-19_061 2015-11-19_062 2015-11-19_063 2015-11-19_064 2015-11-19_065 2015-11-19_066 2015-11-19_067 2015-11-19_068 2015-11-19_069

Fall Mini Session Showcase | Atlanta Portrait Photographer

Wow. What a wonderful weekend we had for our annual fall mini sessions! The weather could not have been more perfect and my families and couples…so adorable. Here are a few from each session! Thank you everyone for coming out!



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