Down the Aisle to a Jewish Persia

We definitely appreciate that our client base in Georgia is growing, and we loved working with this fun couple! The bride’s family is Persian, and the groom’s family is Jewish. It was nice seeing the two cultures blend so seamlessly to make their wedding the best it could be. The Persian side could be seen in the large sofreh at the altar, and also in the honey ceremony. There was a beautiful Jewish¬†chuppah, and of course the groom stomped on the glass at the end of the ceremony. The two wed at the Roswell River Landing with the beautiful Chattahoochee River in the background. There were some comical moments when people floating down the river passed by with their music blaring, but the bride and groom laughed it off. It was a day full of love and laughs.

bride and flower girl

personalized cufflinks

rings in rose and reflection

groom sees bride

ceremony laughter

 

jewish and persian ceremony

 

taste of honey

 

persian sofreh

 

persian bride

 

i do forks

 

dip and kiss

 

just married sign

Defy owner upgrades to new title – Mommy!

We got these pictures done just in time! At 39 weeks our mommy-to-be walked around the apartment complex and we found some fun spots for some great pictures. We were able to include some props like adorable baby shoes, an adorable dragon, and a personalized “Jellybean” onesie. The dad was able to break away from work for a few minutes to join us for some pictures. He is quite the character! This little one is going to have some fun parents.

couple embracing baby bump

admiring her baby bump

 

baby bump with shoes heart on belly

shoes couple with dragon couple with dragon jellybean

mom has baby dad has no money dad had baby bump too

 

mom to be in swimming pool

Sweet One and Sweet Music

We love babies! Maybe more so now because one of the owners of Defy is about to be a mommy… In any case, we jumped at the opportunity to photograph this sweet one in St. Louis. She was such a sweetheart and did a great job during our shoot. My favorite part was when she got fussy, her loving parents sang a hymn to help calm her down. It made for a sweet photo op. Congratulations to these new parents on their bundle of joy!

baby sleeping

 

baby feet and monogram

 

baby yawning

 

baby winking

 

hymn sing from parents

 

baby with kisses from parents

 

baby with rings on toes

 

baby on saddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peachtree Senior Fun

With the new school year starting, all the seniors are frantically looking through their pictures to find that special one to put in the yearbook. We enjoyed going to the Marietta Square (a popular place!) for some senior portraits. This 2014 graduate made the trip up to Marietta from Peachtree City so she could have unique pictures that stood out from her friends’. It was fun to see her different personalities come out with her outfit changes, and her mom was there making sure she looked picture perfect. She’s such a beautiful model, it was hard to select just a few pictures to post!

close up senior

 

Tony Romo? senior love senior girl romo cowboy senior girl ring senior girl laying on train tracks senior girl color guard senior girl pink shoes senior girl 2014

Real Estate Family Headshots

Since we have a lot of friends and clients in the St. Louis area, we always have families who are willing to house us. Several years ago, to show our gratitude, we took some business headshots for a friend who houses us the most. She works in real estate and wanted some pictures for her business cards. Her husband now works with her so during our last trip up north, we were able to not only get some shots of him, but of the two of them together. They are such a fun couple and we were happy to find a way to pay them back for their selflessness.

These were from the first photo shoot 2 years ago.

female headshot pink sweater female headshot white shirt

 

 

She was happy to have her husband join her behind the lens a few months ago.

husband and wife headshots partner headshots male headshot

Sweet Sibling Love

It’s always nice to see when siblings get along, especially on picture day! These two enjoyed walking around the Marietta Square and selecting their own locations to shoot their portraits. Letting them choose their own spots really helped the kids come out of their shell and we were able to see their personalities shine through. They really enjoyed walking on the train tracks and playing in the leaves. We loved spending the afternoon with them and look forward to doing it again in the future!

brother and sister looking down

little girl smiling

little boy standing on stairs

 

little girl walking away

little boy in leaves

little boy looking at his sister

 

little boy smirk

little girl smirking

 

siblings on train tracks

What a Way to End the Year!

We had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at the end of the year for one of our friends from church. We always see it as an honor when a friend wants us to be a part of their special day. It was a small ceremony where the attendants were the bride’s sister, and the groom’s sons. The love we witnessed that day was evident everywhere we looked. At least we live here in the south so when we went outside to take pictures, it wasn’t too cold. The bride even had a lovely fur shawl to keep her warm.

cherie

dress and shoes

bride before ceremony

 

kiss on hand before ceremony

 

rings in the Bible

 

with this ring

 

my love

kiss in bamboo

Happy Anniversary Samantha and Tommy

This is a wonderful week! On Thursday, my husband and I will celebrate our 5th anniversary! It will also be the 10th anniversary since our first date. Wow, how the time flies. Meredith recently shot some portraits of us at the Marietta Square. She was also one of our photographers at our wedding. We really enjoy having our friend photograph us because she knows how to bring out our real smiles. The first photo you’ll see below is from our wedding day in 2008. The rest are from the square. We took some photos dressed up, and some in casual clothes. We even did a fun Kamehameha picture for Tommy.

wedding kiss

kiss in sun

kiss on the cheek

making a heart

sitting on the train tracks

feet

pow

 

love never fails

 

jump

Last Minute Bliss

When one of our photographers got married last year, we were asked if we had time to shoot another wedding in the area two days before. So it was a huge week of weddings. Not only did we find out about this wedding last minute, the bride and groom put the whole thing together in a month! When the bride is from another country, and the visa gets accepted, you only have a short amount of time to pull everything together. So even though the bride had only one person come from China, the entire night was full of love and fun. ¬†The bride even changed into a traditional Chinese dress for the reception. And I have to admit, in all the weddings I’ve attended and photographed, this was the first one where I started tearing up during the speeches.

helping get ready

ceremony smiles

dress and flowers

bride and groom

dad and daughters

kiss on the golf course

Happy Father’s Day!

Across the nation today, we are picking up the phone, visiting, and writing emails to the most amazing men in our lives. So to all the gentlemen who have helped us tie our shoes, ride our bikes, learn to drive, and held our hands the whole time, we send you a heartfelt Thank You! Be sure to give your dad, your grandpa, your uncle, or any other male figure in your life a huge hug and lots of love!

Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos with fathers. It’s always sweet to see dads and grandfathers hold their little ones, or to see the love in the eyes of fathers at weddings.

We also wanted to include photos of us with our fathers. We love you both!

bride and daddy

dad baby daughter

father son

two dads and son

groom and his daughter

daughter hugging dad

daddy kisses his baby

father and daughter

grandpa & grandson

meredith

samantha