In Category: ‘Engagement’

Rachel was a bridesmaid in another wedding I shot, and when it came time for her wedding, she called me!  That’s the ultimate form of flattery for someone in this service oriented profession…so Rachel…thank you!  Rachel and Andrew met at GA Tech, so what better place to do their engagement pictures!  We had a blast exploring the campus together!  Enjoy!

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Nadia and Izak are some of the coolest people I know!  They are both from South Africa…she moved here in 2000 and he moved here in 2001.  When Izak arrived, Nadia was asked to show him around town and introduce him to some people and they have been inseparable ever since!  Izak is the “Country Mouse” and Nadia the “City Mouse” however, despite their differences, it is obvious that they are perfect for each other!  They had dreamed of doing their engagement session in Charleston because they love the city so much, but didn’t know how to make that work.  Well…luck would have it that I happened to be in Charleston for my little brother’s wedding.  So Nadia and Izak came on out and we had a blast shooting around the city!  These two are getting married in 2 weeks…so you’ll see more of them soon!  Enjoy!

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Beautiful couple and beautiful light.  Not much more that needs to be said really.  Shari and Travis are SO in love with each other – it radiates through in photos.  They are one of those couples that you know without a doubt that they were made for each other.  Just a few…taken along the side of the road while standing on the sidewalk.  You don’t need much…beautiful light and a couple in love and you’ve got a work of art!  Enjoy!

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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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Wow!  I know I say I am blessed all of the time…but it’s SOOOOO true!  Kathy has been a huge fan of BerryTree Photography for a while now and when she got engaged, practically the first thing she did was contact me to see if I could shoot their wedding next June…how sweet is that?!  Of COURSE I said yes!  A destination wedding in one of my favorite areas of the country?…yes please!   She and her fiance, Mike, live in Portland, OR – it is SERIOUSLY beautiful here!  (and the no humidity thing…I could get used to this!)  While out in Portland for a photography workshop with some awesome photographer friends of mine, I decided to fit in an engagement session for this sweet couple!

Kathy’s dad is a pilot and owns a plane, and so we decided it would be incredibly cool to use it as a prop for their engagement pictures since Kathy and Mike LOVE to travel together!  What I didn’t know was just how amazing this session was going to be.  I brought my awesome friend and Portland photographer Amber Anderson along and as soon as we got there Kathy’s sweet dad asked us if we wanted to see Portland/Washington from the air!  Um…yes please!  I have never flown in a small airplane before and it was an incredible experience!  We got to see 5 mountain peaks including Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Saint Helens…breathtaking!  Thank you so much to Kathy, her father Jim, and the whole family for this amazing adventure!

Now onto the pictures!  First…a few from up in the air…then…the engagement session!  Hope you love them as much as I do!

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Mt. Saint Helens on the left an I think Mt. Adams on the right…

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Sigh…Berry College…my alma mater and namesake of BerryTree Photography!  I LOVE this place!  It is seriously one of the most beautiful places on earth.  What I love best about it photography wise is that I think I could shoot there forever and never have to use the same locations twice!  For this engagement session we start out at the oh so popular picture taking spot…Swan Lake.  I don’t normally shot here, but this is where Kelsey and Will got engaged…right there at that little swing.   So sweet!  Swan Lake has beautiful swans…and mean ducks!  You’ll see what I mean!  I had a traumatic experience with one of them trying to kill me in college…so I usually avoid the lake at all costs…but…for the sake of pictures!  Next…a little more rural/rustic side of Berry…and my favorite shots from the day!  I feel like I’m in another country when I look at these pictures…the scenery there is to die for!  And the deer…oh my!  Ok…picture time!  Had a blast with you Will and Kelsey!  Enjoy your images!

1 Kelsey Will Engagement1 Berry College | Rome, GA| Wedding Photographer | BerryTree Photography   Kelsey and Will are engaged!

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Seriously…love these two!  What troupers!  We got stuck in some BAD traffic and couldn’t make it to our originally planned location for this shoot.  So…what did we do?  Pull off on the side of the road!  Literally!  We shot these images in a neighborhood that had been cleared and not built on.  There were some weeds that had grown up that kind of made it look like a field and some gorgeous light…so we ran with it!  Pretty impressed with how they turned out!  Of course…Jess and Jason are the perfect models!  They understood how to ignore the camera and just be with each other.  As you can tell from the images below they both LOVE life and each other!  Enjoy!

First…just for fun…the “location” side of the road abandoned neighborhood…

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and now…to the images!

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Brittni and Joby just moved here from AZ and decided it was the perfect time to get some much needed pictures of the two of them in their new environment!  They wanted GA woods and nature…and we found it here at Sope Creek!  This was an unbelievably fun shoot hiking through the woods and hunting for the best locations!  It was great working with you two…be of luck in your Georgia adventures!

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