Katie + Jamie / Waterfall Wedding Portraits

Katie + Jamie / Waterfall Wedding Portraits

“You have such a fun job.”

“I wonder what it’s like to only take pictures as your job.”

“I mean, all you guys do is take pictures. How hard can that be?”

“So all you do is take pictures? You can make a living out of that?”

Those are real comments that we have received... MULTIPLE times and it cracks us up because I don’t know what my friends do exactly either.

Cherise + Joseph / The Tate House Wedding

Cherise + Joseph / The Tate House Wedding

“In a blink of eye” is what they told me… That statement has never been so true in my life. I remember when Cherise was a teen. How did we know her back then, you ask? Craig and I were working in the youth ministry together for many years. Teenagers were our life and we loved it!

Leevz + Doubea / Good Samaritan Haitian Alliance Church & Grand Palais Banquet Hall Wedding

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Culture is fascinating to me. In America, we have a unique opportunity where we can experience just about any culture in one place. Not many other countries have that chance. Multiculturalism has been something that always stirred my heart since I was a child. God has brought me through many paths of living through multiculturalism in many different ways. Craig and I met while working and attending Victory World Church which is probably the most multi-cultural church in our nation, if not the world! It has over 100 nations in one church which is just unheard of. There’s a lot of racial and culture tension in our nation, but I don’t listen to those voices because I believe that living it out makes a difference, not talking about it. I believe that especially in America, interacting and becoming a community with cultures that are not of your own is very important. That doesn’t accidentally happen, it happens intentionally. We have many races and cultures in Atlanta, but most do not interact with one another unless they have to like in a workplace. As they say, Sundays at the 11th hour is the most segregated time of the week and that has been the case for many decades. But, God called Craig and I to live a life that’s not ordinary. Our three children have seen every race, color and culture in our home, not just once, but ALL THE TIME. If we host any party or event, you will see a very diverse group of folks. Because we have lived this way since we’ve been dating, it’s very second nature to us and that is our ‘norm’. We want our kids to learn that every humankind is beautifully created by God and that we are all loved by Him. We are to honor one another and treat each other as we would want to be treated. Many people ask how our clientele is so diverse. I believe it’s because our circle of friends and the people we know are all diverse, and I will never change that. I thank God for this blessing…

Leevz + Doubea are Haitians, and oh how that country has a special place in our hearts. About 8 years ago when there was the tragic earthquake over there, Craig went to film and photograph the devastation along with medical doctors, missionaries and journalists only a week after it occurred. I was pregnant with our second child and was very scared, but we both knew that God was with him and that he had to fulfill his mission. It was one of the most memorable trips for Craig, and I’m so happy that he had that time there. It was very cool to meet Leevz and Doubea and their loved ones. Hearing many of them speak French was the neatest thing… I felt like I was in another country! Their ceremony took place at their Haitian church and it was beautiful! I loved all the music, but the highlight of the ceremony was when Doubea was overwhelmed with emotions and his parents came up on stage to support him. I’ve never seen anything like it at a wedding, and it was AWESOME! Leevz’s dress was one of the most unique dresses I’ve been yet. She looked like a barbie doll in it. The details, the material and everything about was so cool! Very different, yet classy at the same time. It fit her so perfectly. And oh yeah, she got to wear ANOTHER dress! During the reception she changed, and wow! That was so unique too! (Leevz, don’t be surprised if I knock on your door to borrow one of your dresses on day. hehe) They looked so happy… They were on cloud 9. I love to see our couples have a good time and they serious did.

Leevz + Doubea, it was a joy to be part of your celebration and experience your culture. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and capture your most joyous day. We had the best time! You guys are beautiful people and we wish you the best marriage! Thanks for everything…

With much love,

Craig + Unchong

Shayla + Gregory / The Georgian Terrace Wedding

Shayla + Gregory / The Georgian Terrace Wedding

There are many things that sparks a memory in our lives. Music, places, a certain smell even… With Shayla + Gregory’s wedding, their venue made me remember Craig and I’s 10th anniversary. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh my… if you remember your 10th, how long have you been married?” lol This February was our 13th year, and as much as you can’t believe it, I can’t either.

Samantha + Tyler / Four Season Atlanta Wedding

Samantha + Tyler / Four Season Atlanta Wedding

We have been blogging since we began our business. I can’t believe that 2019 is our 11th year. Wow…! I love blogging because there are many pieces to a wedding… the first inquiry, then the consultation, the planning of the engagement session, the planning of the wedding, the actual wedding day, the editing, then the BLOGGING!

Sara + Cory / Roswell Mill Club Wedding

Sara + Cory / Roswell Mill Club Wedding

Any “firsts” are special, aren’t they?  The new year or a new season brings us anticipation and hope for something better, something refreshing and new!  As we entered 2019, just like many, we had much to look forward to. 

Alexandra + William / Loews Hotel & The Biltmore Ballroom Atlanta Wedding

Alexandra + William / Loews Hotel & The Biltmore Ballroom Atlanta Wedding

There’s just something about New Year’s Eve… sometimes I don’t know how to think of it. It’s so bitter sweet, you know? It’s exciting that a brand new year is coming, but then again it’s sad that another year has passed. There’s so much hope in the new year and then there are regrets from the old.

Becky + Joe / Georgia Aquarium Wedding

Becky + Joe / Georgia Aquarium Wedding

appreciate our job more and more as I get older. The flexibility is priceless and the adventure is indescribable. I have to constantly remind myself to not take it for granted. Through our business, we get to see many places and experience all sorts of things, but meeting great people is what we love the most.

Corey + Joseph / Piedmont Driving Club Wedding

Corey + Joseph / Piedmont Driving Club Wedding

When I don’t get to go to a wedding with Craig, I’m nervous all day for him. I wonder if he’s ok, if he’s hungry, if there’s any problem, if things are running late, if the weather is cooperating, etc…. When I’m there as his wife, he can at least sometimes vent to me when things get stressful or whatnot.