Archive for Mar 2012

We tried to schedule Keri and Shawn’s engagement session 5 times before finally…the 6th time was a charm and we had gorgeous weather!  After all of the rainy days we had trying to schedule their engagement session, we just KNEW that the wedding day would come and their wouldn’t be a raindrop in sight!  Well…the wedding day arrived and there was a 30% chance of rain all day.  Fortunately, the rain stayed away during the ceremony, family pictures, bridal party pictures and we managed to sneak in 5 minutes worth of pictures of Keri and Shawn before it started pouring!  Perfect timing rain!  And it even gave us an excuse to shoot some inside and get some gorgeous shots we might not otherwise have thought to do.  Keri and Shawn’s wedding day was perfect from top to bottom…great people…gorgeous setting…and boundless amounts of smiles and happiness!  What more could you ask for on your wedding day?  Keri and Shawn…thank you for having me with you to celebrate your big day…I had a blast and hope you cherish your images forever!  Here are a few for now!  Mwah!

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Erin and Kyle are “dream come true” clients for a photographer.  You see…Erin is a photographer herself, so she fully understands that it’s the LITTLE details that all come together to make awesome photography.  1.  Good light…we waited until we had a day with pretty light to shoot this session.  2.  Fun personalized props…Erin brought the cute pillows and scrabble letters…I brought a vintage camera since I knew Erin was a photographer herself and with the orange tulips for a pop of color, we were good to go! 3.  A willing attitude…Erin and Kyle didn’t say no to anything!  They didn’t say no when I asked them to stand up in a wobbly canoe in the middle of the lake and I’m SO glad they didn’t say no when I had the crazy idea to make them roll down a hill at the end of the night!  Because they were so willing…we got some fun and unique images that I know they will cherish forever!  Ok…no more talking…these images are so fun and they really speak for themselves…so…enjoy!Edited web Erin & Kyle | R Ranch Engagement | Dahlonega, GA | BerryTree PhotographyEdited1 web Erin & Kyle | R Ranch Engagement | Dahlonega, GA | BerryTree PhotographyEdited2 web Erin & Kyle | R Ranch Engagement | Dahlonega, GA | BerryTree Photography

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All day it was saying there was a 50% chance of rain…but by 4:30, it still hadn’t rained yet…so we pushed forward, crossing our fingers for no rain and met at Montaluce Winery to capture these engagement images!  We started our session and got a few amazing images inside and then moved outside where we shot for 5 minutes before it started raining!  Our first instinct was to run for cover…but there was really no where to go and we were already getting wet…so we decided to make the most of it!  I’m so glad it DID rain and we were able to get some awesome shots of Jamie and Justin dancing in the rain!  Reminds me of that Garth Brooks song…

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers

Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs

That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

And we got even luckier…later on, not only did the rain clear, but we had the most gorgeous rich sunset with bright orange skies!  Couldn’t have been a better night for pictures!  I hope you love them Jamie and Justin!  I had a great time with both of you and can’t wait to celebrate your wedding day together!

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One of my most favorite people in the entire world & best friend, Aimee Reynolds, just happens to be an incredible photographer as well!  She and I share a bond that is truly matchless.  Not only do we share photography as a common interest we share a love of shopping (especially for antiques), dreaming of (and planning for) my future wedding, decorating, cooking together, and most importantly Christ.  She is the best friend a girl could ask for – someone I can talk to about anything and everything.  Who tells me how it is when I don’t want to hear it and loves me unconditionally.

Last summer…on one of my many trips to visit her, I got to tag along and shoot an engagement session.  Man was it an experience!  I was in the middle of nowhere Alabama…”the Catfish capital of Alabama” to be exact…and I was in for a rude awakening!  Yes, I live in GA, but…I grew up in Pittsburgh, and really haven’t had the opportunity living in Atlanta to experience true southern culture all that much.  Rewind to this gorgeous summer day.  We shot Laurie Beth and Ivey’s engagement session in a charming downtown, took some awesome boat pictures on the lake at sunset and had a grand old time.  Then…Laurie Beth’s parents (some of the sweetest people in the world) invited Aimee and I to stay for dinner.  What ensued was the biggest lesson of my life!  We pulled into a gas station where I assumed Laurie Beth’s dad needed to fill up.  No…the “Mustang Oil” was where we were eating.  I was scared out of my mind walking in there…but let me tell you…this is where the lesson comes in…DO NOT JUDGE  A BOOK BY IT’S COVER!  The food was INCREDIBLE and the people we even more incredible!  I never in my life would have stepped foot in that place to get gas…let alone eat dinner…but I was blown away!  After eating, Laurie Beth’s dad took us to see catfish being harvested…also…an incredible experience I will never forget!  I never would have gotten to do that on any other occasion…and…let me tell you I soaked it up, asked 50 million questions and had a blast learning something new that I knew nothing about!  So…I’ve been rambling…but really…this was an awesome day…filled with the best friend a girl could ask for and one of the sweetest “southern” experiences I’ve ever had!  Now…on to the pictures!

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