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THREE Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas that your peeps will love!

THREE Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas that your peeps will love!

We are totally into November and you know what that means! Christmas is literally just around the corner and there’s no getting around it. ;) Christmas definitely means that we are totally celebrating the birth of Jesus, but in our culture, it also means presents!

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.

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.

Bridesmaids Gift Ideas // Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique

Bridesmaids Gift Ideas // Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique

This summer has been like no other… Our oldest is going to middle school in the fall, so it’s been quite a milestone for us as a family. She graduated elementary school, and I know it’s probably not a big deal for parents who have older parents, but we still can’t believe it.

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.

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.  

Ashley + Antwan / The Biltmore Ballroom Atlanta Wedding

Ashley + Antwan / The Biltmore Ballroom Atlanta Wedding

In all the 10 years that we've been in business, we've always had at least one wedding per month. We shoot 40 weddings a year (give or take 2 or 3), and they have always been pretty spread apart within the year.