Chattahoochee River Engagement Photos
Shari + Will

We headed down to Atlanta a few weeks ago to meet up with Shari and Will for their engagement session. These two will be tying the knot at Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville later this summer, which we’re SUPER stoked about! But in the meantime, we wanted to document their engagement on their home turf. Shari and Will are super outdoorsy, and Shari wanted their photos to have a more woodsy/river vibe. So we ventured over to the West Palisades Trail (Thanks, Erica!) which winds along the Chattahoochee River just outside of Atlanta.  You guys – this place was awesome! I’m so sad that we live too far away to enjoy the Chattahoochee – it’s the perfect river for a leisurely float weekend!
Shari and Will were SO much fun to hang out with though! It’s always really nice when you feel like you click well with a couple – and they couldn’t have been more laid-back or sweet! We’re so excited for their brewery wedding! Just a couple more months!

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How did the two of you meet?
“Our friend Lauren set us up by making sure we’d both be at the same Super Bowl Party. It was love at first jalapeno popper.”

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Tell us about your first date!
“Shari was going camping with her brother and his friends at Panther Creek in North Georgia, and asked Will and the aforementioned Lauren and her husband to join. It wasn’t a typical date, but it’s when we had our first kiss, so we count it. 🙂 Our actual first date was at Cheesecake Factory…lame.”

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How did Will propose?
“Unlike most girls, Shari always said she wanted a proposal on the big screen at a sporting event. Every time they went to a game, she was prepared! So it caught her completely off-guard when Will got down on one knee while they were hiking the Maroon Bells in Colorado. After she caught her breath – the altitude is no joke – and determined that Will was, in fact serious, she, of course, said yes. (She wouldn’t mind a second proposal at a football game, though!)”

Football and Beer Engagement Photo

 

Georgia Football Themed Engagement Photo

What are some of your favorite ways to unwind together?
“Sports. (Shari’s gotten better, but she definitely had a Ticketmaster problem when they first started dating.) Traveling. Beer! (Was that obvious from our wedding venue? We love trying new breweries.)  Lazy Sundays on the couch. Doting on our nephews and nieces. <3”

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What do you admire most in Will?
“He will stop at nothing to make me happy, even if it means he doesn’t get what he wants, and can always make me laugh. He is kind, loyal, generous, and trustworthy. He indulges my travel bug. When he plays with our nieces and nephews it absolutely melts my heart. I know I can say anything to him and he’ll never pass judgment. The way he balances my type-A, stressed personality with his easy-going one; there can’t possibly be a man in the world more patient than him. He is truly my best friend, and we have the greatest time together. When I’m not with him I’m always wishing he was there. He really does make me want to be a better person.

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What do you love most about Shari?
“She seems to know what she wants in life and isn’t afraid to take chances. She is amazingly loving and thoughtful towards her friends and family. Her sense of adventure and love of travel is one of the things I love the most about her. My life has been so much better off for it, and I look forward to every new amazing trip she has in store for me. Our sense of humor is very similar which is very important because you’ll never have a dull life if you can find the comedy in any situation.”

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  • Doru - Shari and Will look like such a fun couple! My favorites are the ones with the beer! I love IPA!
    This was such neat location for an engagement session. The Chattahoochee River looks beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Beautiful engagement photos! Atlanta looks like it has some really beautiful rivers. I had no idea!ReplyCancel

  • Amelia Protiva - What an adorable couple! You can totally tell how much they love each other. And the Chattahoochee River is incredibly gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Larissa - These are so sweet! I love all the colors and I can bet you will rock their Atlanta wedding as their photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Yasiris Torres - When I think of Atlanta, I think of an urban area mostly. Nice to see an outdoor area like this in Atlanta. Perfect for engaged couples. Lovely photos and couple.ReplyCancel

  • EJ - What an excellent choice for an Atlanta wedding photographer, you were so creative with these two!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Kingsbury - These are gorgeous! I can’t get over her dress! I’ve never been to Chattahoochee River, but it is the perfect location for an engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Coryn - The colors in this are amazing. Love the rich green. What a lucky Atlanta couple to have you as their photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Moore - Oh my gosh this engagement session is adorable! I love how you made it unique to them with the beer and sporting event props. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Bouma - such pretty bright colors! i love her blue dress!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - Oh my goodness I love the ones of them walking through the river! You are seriously the best photographer! I can’t wait to see how you capture their Asheville wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Johnson - This is such a beautiful Chattahoochee River engagement session! I love the ones of them in the river, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - West Palisades and the Chattahoochee river are such a perfect place for an engagement shoot! Love the slightly fairy tale feel of all of these!ReplyCancel

  • Savannah Chandler - Oh my gosh, they are so cute! I love her blue dress with the wildflowers that are starting to bloom! Looks like they found a great Atlanta wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - What a sweet session! I love how you captured their shared interests and told the story of their engagement. They’re a cute couple!ReplyCancel

  • Idowed - They are absolutely lovely! Very fun session!ReplyCancel

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding – Colombus, OH.

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It was an absolute honor to photograph Kate and David’s wedding at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio last fall. These two have been so much fun to work with over the last few years! If only they lived a little closer…
Kate and David’s wedding weekend was our first time exploring Columbus. And it’s a pretty awesome city! The Franklin Park Conservatory is easily one of my all-time favorite venues now. It’s just so gorgeous! There were infinite beautiful locations to use for their wedding portraits, and trying to choose between them was my biggest struggle! Luckily, Kate made sure to set aside plenty of time for portraits and we had a full hour to roam all of the various garden collections. Yay!

Kate and David’s wedding ceremony and reception was held in the Palm House. This grand Victorian-style glass greenhouse was built in 1895 and houses a 100+ year old Fiddle-leaf Fig. (If you’ve ever struggled to keep a fiddle-leaf fig alive, like me – you would’ve been in awe!) It was the perfect tropical backdrop for their beautiful ceremony.

We’re so fortunate to be able to photograph couples from all over the world. Destination weddings can be stressful at times, but it’s always such an honor to get these opportunities. We can’t thank Kate and David (and all of their awesome friends and family) enough for being so hospitable to us! We wish them all the best!

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Columbus, Ohio Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory
Florist: Bloomtastic Flowers and Events
Catering + Cake: Franklin Park Conservatory
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Steve Warren via Buckeye Entertainment

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The Oaks at Salem, Apex Wedding

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We had a blast photographing Taylor and Alex’s wedding day! These two were SO easy-going and fun.
Taylor and Alex were wed at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. I always love photographing weddings here. The Oaks at Salem has so many gorgeous locations throughout the property. It’s basically of a photographer’s dream venue!

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Where do you get married? 
“We got married at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. We chose this wedding venue because of a family friend’s recommendation; the second we walked around the grounds we knew it was the place.”

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“My favorite memory is the look on Alex’s face when I walked out to see him before the ceremony.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details? 
“The food! I also loved hearing the reactions from guests when they saw that my dress had pockets; because my vows were in my pocket!”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own wedding?
“Get your groom to help you!!! Do not stress!! Plan food tastings around others things (then he will definitely tag along!)”

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What was the most fun part of the wedding planning for you?
“Definitely Ashley’s personality! She honestly made it super easy to take pictures and didn’t make you feel awkward, especially when you share the same quirkiness that she does!!”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went on a cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Marteen.”

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NC Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Oaks at Salem
Officiant: Chris Hankins, The Point Church
Hair & Makeup Artists: José Schmidt, JMS Hair Designs; Ashley my older sister did my make up 
Florist: Daniel’s Florist 
 DJ / Entertainment Services: All Events DJ
Wedding Cake: Confectionate Cakes
Catering: Belle’s Catering
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee from Savvi Formal Wear
Bridesmaid Dresses: Versa Dress from David’s Bridal
Groomsmen & Groom Attire: VIP FormalWear
Invitations: Write Image, Cary

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