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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.

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.

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.

Christianne + Leo / Piedmont Park and Ponce City Adoption Portraits

Christianne + Leo / Piedmont Park and Ponce City Adoption Portraits

The way someone chooses to spend their time, effort and money inspires me. We have known Leo + Christianne for many years, especially Leo. Wow, now that I’m counting as I’m writing this blog, I can’t believe that it’s been 15 years. Holy cow!  Craig and I knew Leo when we were all young and single. We all hung out with other mutual friends from our church.

Jessica + Joel / Piedmont Park & Atlanta Skyline Engagement

Jessica + Joel / Piedmont Park & Atlanta Skyline Engagement

Knowing that God is an all knowing, omnipotent God, I know and trust that there’s no such thing as “coincidence” or “accident”. Everything has a reason… every encounter we have has a purpose. Sometimes we feel like that we will never meet someone ever again or have any relation to that individual, but you know what?

Shayla + Gregory / High Museum & Atlanta Skyline Engagement

Shayla + Gregory / High Museum & Atlanta Skyline Engagement

I’m sure that we’ve all heard, “opposites attract”, right? From my experience, that’s very true, but at the same time, you gotta have a lot in common too. I love that Shayla + Gregory incorporated something that they love into their engagement shoot.

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!