Kassi + PJ / North Georgia and a Waterfall Engagement

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A little road trip… I think everyone needs that once in awhile! It’s so neat to me how within just a matter of an hour or two, you can really find some beautiful places around you! Sometimes, we think that we have to make a long, expensive trip out of the country to get what you call a “nice” vacation, but it’s so not true! Even just here around us, there are so many hidden gems that you thought never existed! I think it’s a matter of finding the contentment in your heart that makes a place nice or not. It’s a choice that you have to make. The first time we came to this waterfall, we met a stranger who came here from Florida with his family on vacation. I was a little confused because for us Georgians, we would never think of going anywhere in Georgia for vacation…. rather, we would go to Florida, right? That’s when I realized, wow…. we really do think that the grass is greener on the other side. Yes, I of course want to discover the world and see other countries and all, but I’m really realizing that in the end, the quality time I get with friends, family and our couples is what matters the most. So, yes… this little road trip was so valuable to me because it gave me time to get to know Kassi + PJ and make memories with them in this beautiful waterfall! It was like we were all in an enchanted little forest together to create epic photographs of them during this special season of life. I was soooooooo happy when she chose this location because I just love coming here. It’s so peaceful and you get to pass by homes that are so unique and the scenery is simply amazing. And on top of that, I so appreciated the fact that they were adventurous. In a location like this, you have to be adventurous or we just won’t be able to do the shoot. If you’re not willing to go in the cold water or climb the waterfall, or get wet, etc… I mean, what options do we have in taking great shots? But, Kassi + PJ were wiling to do all of the above and more WITH smiles on their faces. They were so pleasant to be around and talk to… As dangerous as some things may have seemed (For those of you who follow us on Instastories, you know what I’m talking about!), everything went so smoothly. Craig got himself a wader and it was the most hilarious thing ever… I love that he makes us laugh so much! And on top of all these great factors, the weather was amazing too. Wow! The sun literally glowed on them and it just couldn’t have gotten any better. Kassi + PJ, you guys were troopers! Thank you for everything you did without complaining to make this shoot a success! It was a pleasure spending time with you, and we can’t wait to celebrate you on your wedding day in January. Your wedding will be our first one in 2020, and I know it will be a great start to our best year yet!

With much love,

Craig + Unchong

Traci + Stephen / The Barn at Little River | Little River Farms Engagement Portraits

Traci + Stephen / The Barn at Little River | Little River Farms Engagement Portraits

Vision… in order to achieve anything, you must have it. Even in God’s word, it says that without a vision, you will perish. I don’t know about you, but perishing is the last thing I want to do! I begin with this because from the beginning, Traci and Steve had a strong vision for their shoot.

Katherine + Aaron / The Avalon & A Random Field Engagement Portraits :)

Katherine + Aaron / The Avalon & A Random Field Engagement Portraits :)

Have you heard of the saying, “Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you who you are?” One of the things my pastor mentions often is that “You are an average of the 5 people that you hang out with the most.” I agree with these two statement 110% and as parents, we always emphasize to our kids how important it is to make good friends.

Brooke + Dennard / Piedmont Park and Mercedes Benz Stadium Atlanta Engagement Portraits

Brooke + Dennard / Piedmont Park and Mercedes Benz Stadium Atlanta Engagement Portraits

Ok, so if you know Craig and I… we don’t watch sports. Like we seriously don’t. Ever. Well, I take that back because we watch the Olympics like maniacs (if that counts) and Craig VERY occasionally watch UFC matches.

Ijeoma + Chima / A Tour of Atlanta and The Skyline Engagement

Ijeoma + Chima  / A Tour of Atlanta and The Skyline Engagement

This year, half of our clients flew in to Atlanta to get their portraits done with us. Many times, they are originally from here, but because of school or jobs, they had to move to another part of the country. But, they’re having their wedding here in Atlanta because their family and friends are all here.

Jaime + Robert / Lake Lanier Islands Engagement Portraits

Jaime + Robert / Lake Lanier Islands Engagement Portraits

Every week, we have a shoot or a wedding and over the years, we have seen all sorts of personalities in our clients. Sometimes, personality makes all the difference for us! Part of our job is to read the type they have within minutes to know what to speak about, how to act and how ‘adventurous’ we can be.

Baillie + Harrison / Callanwolde Fine Arts Center & Downtown Duluth Engagement

Baillie + Harrison / Callanwolde Fine Arts Center & Downtown Duluth Engagement

Forgiveness is a powerful thing. In fact, I believe it’s what will bring our world together more because forgiveness is an act of love that we all need. You see, I made a mistake. A pretty big one… never made this kind of mistake for our business before.

Nina + Nick / Wormsloe Historic Site & Savannah Downtown Engagement Portraits

Nina + Nick / Wormsloe Historic Site & Savannah Downtown Engagement Portraits

One day during my college years, I wondered why I was there. Academically, it was getting so difficult and the stress was so immense. Then, it hit me that anything in life that’s good; like real good is hard to achieve. It takes time, patience, money, and a lot of relentless effort. In other words, it’s hard work.

Natacha + Freud / Piedmont Park Sunset & The City

Natacha + Freud / Piedmont Park Sunset & The City

Through our business, we get to mete our couples. And through our couples and their weddings, we get to meet other wedding professionals. Other wedding vendors are crucial to how a wedding day will flow for us. Working at a wedding is unique in that sometimes, you don’t know who you will have to work with until the day comes.

Athana + Calvin / Ponce City Market & City Skyline Sunset in the Rain

Athana + Calvin / Ponce City Market & City Skyline Sunset in the Rain

Ten years…. an entire decade. I remember when we reached this milestone. It was a big deal because it is! I absolutely love celebrating special milestones, and I love people who do the same. You should never just let it pass by. Yes, life does fly by because in our society, we all live our lives too busy.