Emily + Cameron / McDaniel Farm Park River Engagement

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Perfection.  What does that really mean?  If it doesn't exist as people claim, then how does the definition of it exist?  In my opinion, perfection is real.... it's just about perspective.  Looking through these photos once again, I remember this day so clearly because it was perfect.  As photographers, you just can't ask for clients who can be more perfect than these two.  Let's go back a little.... We first met Emily + Cameron at Emily's sister's wedding last year.  She was one of the bridesmaids!  Her sister, Erin's wedding was memorable in so many way, but the most memorable part was her family.  This family has three daughters, and they're the sweetest family we've ever met!  They were super kind to us, absolutely so easy peasy to work with not to mention they're all beautiful people who are photogenic.  When Emily contacted us with the news that she and Cameron got engaged, we were completely stoked that we would be able to reconnect with this family and their friends once more.  Yes, we do feel like family because they make us feel like it... For me, I'm an only child and my family history is a bit messy and because of that, I grew up believing that family is not related by blood at all.  It's truly only through love can the feeling of family can be real especially to those who don't have one.  I absolutely adore this them and meeting families like this really gives me so much hope.  Hope that I'm doing something right as a parent and that our kids too one day will grow up to be beautiful inside and out, meet loving spouses and live their lives in God's purpose.  Ah.... I know that it seems so far away now, but it will be here before we know it.  Cameron was the sweetest guy ever and Emily was just stunning in her floral patterned dresses.  Their hint of southern twang, their picture perfect looks and their apparent love and adoration for each other was perfection.  On top of all that.... they listened to direction so well AND they didn't complain of the scorching heat, the annoying mosquitoes and other creatures we could have ran into.  Yes, I have more reasons to love them... AND, they're so fun to talk to, to get to know.... to laugh with.  Wow, did we just wake up from a photographer's dream?  I think so.... At the end, Craig had a crazy idea because you know.... he always does.  ;)  I live and work with him 24/7, so trust me, I know!  Sometimes I get scared of his ideas, but at the same time, I always know and trust that they're GREAT, unique, outside of the box ideas.  So, I know that whatever he makes me and the clients do to get a shot, I just know it's going to be worth it.  So, there's this creek at McDaniel Farm and after it got really dark, Craig wanted to do a cool night time portrait there.  My response was, "Over there?!"  I of course had to keep it professional, so I tried my best to not show that I was scared to go there.  I just kept thinking that there would be snakes or just something that would bite me.  :)  Craig made this really neat LED light stick and with that, viola... the first picture above was created.  It was so cool and we all freaked out when we saw it in camera!  And yes, that's totally 100% in camera photo.  Gosh!  I may be biased, but my hubs is the man, isn't he?  :)  hehe Oh, Emily + Cameron, you guys were such a joy to photograph and be with!  Thank you for being perfect because to us, you are!  We hope that you guys LOVE these photos as much as we do!  Your wedding is going to be quite a celebration and we can't wait to celebrate you!

With much love,

Craig + Unchong

Zehra + Mohsin / Hilton Atlanta Northeast Wedding

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We got to spend not one, but three days with Zehra + Mohsin!  Just as culture is different, it's fascinating to see how every culture has their own way of doing weddings.  Where did these traditions come from?  How did they implement the traditions?  Not just the traditions, but we love the costumes.  They are so vibrant in color and absolutely stunning to look at.  Indian brides are super lucky too because they get to wear multiple dresses!  How about that, ladies?  Although she looked great in all dresses, my favorite one was the last one on the last day.  It was so perfect for Zehra, and she looked amazing in purple.  (Zehra, that's totally your color!)  I think it's amazing that there are so many traditions that they have to break them down into 3-4 days.  I applaud couples who have to plan a wedding that are multiple days... think about it.  Even one American wedding day is so much that many couples are just utterly exhausted from it, but 3?  or 4?  That's a lot of patience and details to make everything work and many meals to make the guests happy.  But, Zehra + Mohsin did it and did it well, and I think they deserve a nice honeymoon for that!  One of the things that we loved about this couple were their smiles.  They always had smiles on their faces and were so sincerely kind.  Their wedding party was so fun to work with.  They laughed and laughed and as a photographer, that just helps tremendously... to be able to capture a fun crowd of folks who are enjoying themselves is far easier to photograph than those who don't.  Their wedding party was very helpful too especially the best man!  He was always to ready and eager to help and just willing to make himself available, so thank you!  Zehra + Mohsin, we hope that you guys were able to get some down time and rest from all the festivities and enjoy one another.  What a pleasure it was to be part of your wedding dayssss! Thank you for being a great couple, and we wish you continued smiles, laughter and joy...!

With much love,

Craig + Unchong

Mimi + John / Savannah River Rapids & Buckhead Atlanta Portraits

Mimi + John / Savannah River Rapids & Buckhead Atlanta Portraits

For Mimi + John's session, we got to see them not once, but twice!  They had a special engagement ceremony in Augusta back in May and so we did some portraits for them there, and then this month, they came up to Atlanta to get some city shots here.  

CO Designs // Shiplap Wall Gallery

CO Designs // Shiplap Wall Gallery

As photographers, it's the most heart breaking thing when photos just stay in hard drives.  Photographs are meant to become art in your home!  One of my favorite thing to do is help our clients design the empty walls of their home and make it come alive! Seeing our clients' expressions when they receive canvases, prints or albums is absolutely priceless! Your photographs are one of a kind, unique art that you should show off!  

Brittney + Kyle / Piedmont Park Post Wedding Portraits

Brittney + Kyle / Piedmont Park Post Wedding Portraits

One of the most common questions we get is, "How do you get your clients?"  We meet them through many different ways, but one of the ways is at weddings!  We meet at least one engaged couple who is very interested in our photography and we book them!  And yes, this is how I met Kyle for the first time!  

CO Designs // Our Prayer Room

CO Designs // Our Prayer Room

How many of you have a room in your home that you don't really use?  For us, it was our dining room... We put dining furniture there because that's just what you do.  For many years, I looked into that room and wondered why we even have it when for us, all we did was eat there once a year on Thanksgiving Day.  Since last year, God has been stirring in me a need to pray more and to create a space for this purpose in our home.  

Megan + Michael / Four Seasons Atlanta & Summerour Studio Wedding

Megan + Michael / Four Seasons Atlanta & Summerour Studio Wedding

As human beings, what matters to us most is the experience.  As consumers, we think that we are purchasing something, but in the end, we are purchasing an experience.  We choose certain stores or brands because we want the experience that they give us.  

Stephanie + Sydney / Flint Hill & Downtown Norcross Wedding

Stephanie + Sydney / Flint Hill & Downtown Norcross Wedding

There's something special and unique we remember from every wedding we have shot, but I must say that Stephanie + Sydney's tops them all!  At that very moment, it was stressful and many decisions had to be made quickly, but you know what?  Everything worked out... in fact, it worked out so great that I think every wedding should be like this!!

Sharlene + Cedric / Athens Botanical Gardens & UGA Campus Engagement Portraits

Sharlene + Cedric / Athens Botanical Gardens & UGA Campus Engagement Portraits

I believe that everything happens for a reason.  That nothing is just a coincidence.  Even with our clients, I know that it's more than "just business".  There's more of a reason than just because they booked us.  I know because I believe in a God who is far bigger than that, and I believe that he has everything under control.