Jessica + Joel / The Westin Atlanta & 200 Peachtree Southern Exchange Ballroom Wedding

Jessica + Joel / The Westin Atlanta & 200 Peachtree Southern Exchange Ballroom Wedding

Integrity, honor, morality…. you don’t hear about words like these too often these days. And, it’s even harder to find those who possess these and act upon them. But, not Jessica + Joel… they’re of a higher standard. Getting to know couples like them gives us so much hope for our world, for the next generation.

Jasmine + De'Shawn / The Biltmore Ballroom Atlanta Wedding

Jasmine + De'Shawn / The Biltmore Ballroom Atlanta Wedding

Just like many things in our world, trends change especially in the world of weddings. Craig and I got married over 13 years ago, and back then, most of us had our weddings during the day. Our ceremony time was 11am! It’s just unheard of these days… Now, the majority of weddings are in the evenings and the reception go til late night.

CO Backstage Pass - Two Light Tutorial // Anniversary Portraits Atlanta Skyline

CO Backstage Pass - Two Light Tutorial // Anniversary Portraits Atlanta Skyline

Through our business, we have had the privilege to connect with many people. Now, through our photography education business, CO Backstage Pass, we are getting to know more photographers more than ever before. We launched this business in March of this year… it has been a dream of ours for several years now.

Mimi + John / St. Teresa of Avila & The Foundry at Rae’s Creek Wedding

Mimi + John / St. Teresa of Avila & The Foundry at Rae’s Creek Wedding

Family is everything… that’s a saying that I couldn’t relate to for a long time. I come from a broken family, and my mom is all the family I’ve had. There were times when she wasn’t there either and I was handed from place to place. But, God does miracles and even though my family didn’t look ideal or perfect, my mom’s remarriage saved us.

Emily + Cameron / Spring Lake Wedding

Emily + Cameron / Spring Lake Wedding

Some people have a special gift in welcoming and making that person feel like family… They invite you, encourage you, feed you, ask about you… They just know how to simply love someone. It comes so naturally, so genuinely and authentically. Emily and her bridesmaids got ready at her parents’ house and as soon as we entered their home , that’s exactly how they made us feel. Completely and totally welcomed.

Sade + Mandela / Ritz Carlton & Southern Exchange Ballroom Wedding

Sade + Mandela / Ritz Carlton & Southern Exchange Ballroom Wedding

Everyone dreams of a perfect wedding… I know I did. I often pictured myself in the most beautiful wedding dress. Don't laugh, but my favorite movie has always been and always will be “Steel Magnolias”. It’s an old 80s movie with Julia Roberts and in that movie, she has the most “pink” wedding.

Consuella + Robert / Villa Christina Wedding

Consuella + Robert / Villa Christina Wedding

Words are powerful. It can literally uplift or destroy someone. God created this world with his words… nothing else. In the same way, God gave us the power in our tongues; hence, what we say must be taken seriously. I begin with this because encouraging words is what we received from Consuella + Robert.

Meredith + Patrick / The Piedmont Room & Park Tavern Wedding

Meredith + Patrick / The Piedmont Room & Park Tavern Wedding

If you’re from Atlanta, you know that our nickname is “HOTlanta”, right? This summer so far has been quite unpredictable. A crazy heat wave came upon us in May, and it was quite the heat wave. Records were being broken left and right and it left everyone wondering whatever happened to Spring.

Malikah + Al / Glendalough Manor Wedding

Malikah + Al / Glendalough Manor Wedding

Isn’t it interesting how as connected as we seem to be these days through social media, in some ways, the true connections that we have is still the same? It hasn’t really changed…. in my opinion anyways. Even though we can access just about any info in the world through the “palm of our hands”, we still don’t know “everyone” or “everything”.

Lauren + Adeyinka / Four Seasons Atlanta Wedding

Lauren + Adeyinka / Four Seasons Atlanta Wedding

These were a few of our favorite things from Lauren + Adeyinka’s wedding day.  Yes, everything worked out so well…. Lauren was breathtakingly stunning.  We absolutely LOVED her dress that fit her style and figure so perfectly!  She looked absolutely elegant and classy. It was the cutest when her dog walked her down the aisle.