Downtown Decatur Engagement Photographer | Stephanie & Jerald

After getting engaged at Christmastime last year, Stephanie and Jerald thought that it would be a sweet memory to have their engagement photos taken at the same time of year.

So we scheduled their session for the Saturday after New Years (aka, possibly the last day that the lights and Christmas decor would be up), so we were cutting it a little close!

And then, of course, there was a 100% chance of rain for Saturday– yuck!

Even though there was supposed to be a break in the rain around the time of their session, the sky was grey, and there was steady drizzle.

As usual, when this situation arises, I offered to reschedule; but the downside was that for every day we delayed, the chances increased that the pretty Christmas lights would be taken down.

I expected for them consider shooting in the rain for about 3 seconds, then politely decline… but they surprised me with the decision to go forward!

They showed up with smiles on their faces ready to shoot!

Photographing Stephanie and Jerald, even in the rain, was an absolute pleasure, and makes me SUPER excited to photograph their big day in a few short months!

These two are living proof that rain is romantic <3

Westside Provisions Midtown Atlanta Family Photographers | Beckler Family

Since I first had the pleasure of photographing these precious twins about 5 years ago, I have thoroughly enjoyed documenting their relationship, and all of the playfulness, hilarity and sweetness that goes along with it.

Whether they are hugging, joking or provoking the other, they do it with such heart that I just feel lucky to be the photographer who gets to capture it all!

Is it just me, or do they thoroughly embody the magic of childhood?

Thanks, Beckler Family, for exploring West Midtown Atlanta with me… and for another seriously amazing session!

Vinewood Wedding Photographers | Wendy & Jeffrey

Venue: Vinewood Plantation

Planner: Katy of Sashay Creative Events

Photographer: Aharon Hill Photography

Florals: Southern Stems

Catering: Endive

DJ: PleaseRock

Hair and Makeup: Studio Oliver

Dress: Carrie’s Bridal

Officiant: Get Wed By Ed

One of the coolest things about my job is that I get to meet some pretty fabulous people… like Wendy and Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is the executive chef of Common Quarter, an  amazing Metro Atlanta restaurant, under the same ownership as Muss & Turners and Local Three.

And Wendy, who has a career in PR, also shares Jeffrey’s passion for food… and together they explore the world one dinning experience at a time!

Their Vinewood wedding was feast for the eyes and the belly.

The venue, invitations, florals and decor were stylishly rustic, and there were lots of quirky details such as their “butt squeeze” (a signature move of theirs) cake topper, and a giveaway during their wedding ceremony.

And their elegant southern cuisine, served buffet style, was the perfect comfort food to pad bellies for a night filled with delicious drinks and dancing.

Thank you for choosing me to capture your special day, Wendy and Jeffrey!

Magnolia Hall Wedding Photographers | Helen & Adam

Planners: Barb and Katie with Kate and Campbell Weddings

Photographer: Aharon Hill Photography

Florist: Julie Coffin – Unique Floral Expressions Buckhead

Caterer: Nancy Lutz with Affairs to Remember

Cake: Mark Lotti with Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes

Venue: Barbara Roberts at Magnolia Hall

Hair & Makeup: Meghan Stephens

We knew several days in advance that wind might be an issue on Adam and Helen’s wedding day.

But I was so happy to learn that Helen still wanted to go forward as planned, and take a golf cart around to picturesque areas of Piedmont Park for portraits.

And she still insisted that she wanted to do it even when we learned that, in addition to the wind issue, the temperature would not exceed 45 degrees.

So essentially, Helen is my hero!

And when I imported these images into my computer, I immediately knew that we had made some magic happen, even in inclement conditions.

We really did have fun with this– it was truly some of the best lemonade I’ve ever made!

And after the cold part was over, there was still fun to be had (see dance floor photos!).

Thanks for letting me document your beautiful day, Helen and Adam!

Atlanta Family Photographers | Alford Family

Oh my goodness, this family never disappoints.

They have such a sweet and playful dynamic, and my camera just could not get enough of this precious little girl, and her mama’s beautiful bump and maternal glow!

This is the first of two sessions I’ll be posting from this season that I photographed in the West Midtown area… and I really thrived creatively in this environment, though it was departure from my usual lush, green backdrops (which I still love, and is definitely my sweet spot!).

Merry Christmas, Alford Family; enjoy your last Christmas before becoming a family of four!