After the beautiful ceremony, Paula and Ray signed the certificate of marriage. I love that Paula's son is looking over Ray's shoulder as he signs his name. We also took a few family portraits. Next post - the reception!
It was freezing cold on the afternoon of Maggie and Hubert's engagement session at Marietta Square. It was so cold that Hubert's sister who had came along for the session decided after only 2 or 3 minutes that she'd rather just sit in the car! Luckily, Maggie and Hubert were great sports about the cold - especially after I told them it was a great excuse to get close and cuddly. Their photos turned out beautifully, you'd never know I had them sitting on freezing cold stairs or leaning up against a frozen marble wall. We did take a few opportunities to go inside and warm up, including at Rocket Fizz, which turned out to be super colorful and great for some fun photos!Do you need engagement photos? Contact me now!
Saylor turned 1 in January and celebrated it with a Beauty and the Beast themed smash cake session. I had the honor to "be her guest" and document this cutie. See what I did there - do you have the song "Be Our Guest" in your head now? I do! Here are some of my favorite photos from the session.Would you like to have a cake smash session for your little one? It's easy - no studio needed. I will come to your house and bring this white cake-proof backdrop. You provide the adorable child, decorations, and the cake. And let the smashing begin! Contact me now to schedule your session.
I met Zahra and Rahil at Centennial Olympic Park for their Atlanta Engagement Photography session. Zahra looked stunning in her red dress. We had a great time walking around the park taking photos. Quite a few of the park visitors told Zahra how great she looked, and congratulated her and Rahil on their engagement!
Fall is the perfect time for Atlanta Family Photography because the weather is so gorgeous! I like to take photos around Thanksgiving when the family is all in town, a great way to get your family photos for your holiday cards as well as some sweet photos of the kids with their grandparents. Contact me now to schedule your session!
I know I'm behind in blogging when... I just took this wonderful family's fall portraits again last week! While these photos are a year old, they are no less adorable. My favorite Athens boys - William and Thomas. The last photo shows what it's like to take fall photos in Georgia!Do you want Family Photography by Courtney? Contact me!! (click here)
Do you think you can't get gorgeous fall photos just because you don't have kids? Do you have furbabies? Why not get your photo taken with your favorite furry friend? Check out these beautiful portraits of Chloe and her human.Would you like Courtney to take your portrait? Contact me here!
One year ago today I flew to Baltimore to photograph Guli and Michael's Baltimore Wedding. Though I wasn't allowed to photograph the ceremony, I was invited to join in the meeting and enjoyed my first Quaker Wedding. I'd been to meeting before with Guli a few times when she and I were roommates some 14 years ago.Their marriage certificate was gorgeous, I love the detail! After the ceremony everyone who was present signed the certificate as witnesses. It also made for a great ring photo.After the ceremony at the meeting house, Guli and Michael had their wedding reception at The Mt. Washington Tavern. Guli had a party dress that was just adorable! I mixed business and pleasure at their reception, photographing some dancing and all of the usual toasts, cake cutting, etc. Then I actually put my camera down and danced and celebrated with my friends!Happy First Anniversary Guli and Michael!
Last fall Katie and Josiah were expecting their first baby and wanted to get some great maternity photos to commemorate this important event in their life. We started with a photo including their first two children - their fur babies Boot and Repo who won't be the center of attention for long!Katie and Josiah got a large framed canvas print of the last photo (just above on the right) as it was a perfect mix of a special photograph about their love and new family beginning and a beautiful natural background, making it a gorgeous piece of art.Contact Courtney for your Atlanta Maternity Session.
Lisa called me when she was looking for a Decatur portrait photographer to take some family photos in downtown Decatur. It was a chilly day in February, but we made it work! Even the family dog came along.One of my favorite products I offer is a 10x20 frame that includes a mat with 3 5x7 windows. These work great for 3 siblings, but also work well for 3 images of one child or if you have two kids, an image of each child on the right and left and one of both children together in the middle. It's shown below in Barn Grey Wood.So many families forget to get a photo of just mom and dad, but it's important! This one is particularly cute. And I took a head shot for Lisa while we were out there too.Contact me to schedule your Decatur Family Photography - fall will start to fill up fast, so get on the books now!
Kelly and Sue left right after the wedding and took their sons to Disney World! They were all very excited. I love the little sign they made for a photo. But my favorite portrait of the two of them was when the boys showered them with flower petals. They ordered a gorgeous canvas print of this one for their home. The family didn't skip out on having a reception just because they had a small guest count. There was cake, toasts, and even a dance party! Congratulations Kelly and Sue.
Kelly and Sue's wedding ceremony was among the sweetest I've ever photographed - and by far the most intimate! The wedding took place in their home, with their two sons as the wedding party. I love how they incorporated the boys into the ceremony. In addition to the traditional unity candle there were two candles that the boys got to light. Each of their sons was a ring bearer, and after Kelly and Sue read their vows and kissed there was a full family hug!
I photographed the Becker Family last fall. The boys were so well behaved and sweet, but Buzz the dog stole the show! I've photographed many dogs with their people, and I've never worked with such a professional. Buzz would sit and stay exactly where his mom Chris told him to, and not move an inch until released. Maybe I'll hire her to train my dogs! I hope you enjoy these photos of this wonderful family.
Ashley and Tyler's reception in the barn at The Wheeler House was a dance party! Ashley and Tyler and their friends and family had a fabulous time celebrating their wedding. Check out some of their moves below.
Ashley and Tyler were married at The Wheeler House in Ball Ground, Georgia in September. They chose not to do a first look, so I photographed each of them separately with their families and their sides of the wedding party Prior to the ceremony. After the ceremony were the full group photos, then portraits of just the couple. Next post will be photos from the reception!I absolutely adored Ashley's hair style, with accents of baby's breath.
I photographed this handsome boy right after Christmas. As always, I went to his parents house and brought all my blankets and props with me. I know that new parents love the convenience of not having to leave home to get these beautiful images that look like they were taken in a studio. I also take some lifestyle photographs of the baby with his family, but these parents preferred that I not post photos that included them. I had such fun with this sweet boy. I hope you love the images as much as I do!Contact me to photograph your newborn!
Daniel did such a great job of setting up his surprise proposal to Leanne at The Atlanta Botanical Garden on New Year's Eve. He told her they were going to a corporate event, so they got dressed up and headed out. He'd rented the Japanese Garden for the occasion, but due to a rainy day we went with the Orchid house for the actual proposal. Daniel and I had planned ahead and gone to the gardens together a few days earlier to map out locations, so I was ready when they walked in he went down on a knee!But the surprise didn't end there! Daniel had invited both his family and Leanne's to celebrate with them. After some champagne and enjoying the garden lights that were on display, the group rode around the city in a limo and celebrated Daniel and Leanne's engagement as well as the New Year.Congratulations Daniel and Leanne! Thanks for letting me in on the surprise!
What a cute Christmas baby! I had such fun taking photos of sweet baby Winslow when she was 15 days old. Thank goodness we had that little tiara, because she looked like such a princess in her tutu! And we couldn't resist a few santa photos. I love the idea that every year these photos will come out with the Christmas decorations as Winslow grows up. I'm sure she'll love them!Contact Courtney to take photos of your newborn!
The Bubenheims are some of my oldest clients. I've been working with them since their eldest, Charlie, was 3 months old in January of 2010! Kirby Ann joined the family in late 2012. They have grown up right before my eyes! Here are some of my favorite photos from their session this fall in Madison, Georgia. Enjoy!