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Jill + Amanda

Most of the people reading this sentence heard the story on Saturday night – how these two darlings and I were neighbors over 10 years ago on Sampson Street. How we were at similar places in our lives and we commiserated and laughed and they listened to me unload my baggage on their back stoop, and how I was hopelessly in love with their dog, Owen.

This weekend it was my great privilege – and likely yours – to celebrate their legal union.

They had very simple requests of me: that I capture families rarely together and candid moments of yours.

I hope I’ve done all your memories proud, and done Jill & Amanda proud.

I love you guys.


Married? Married.

I fell in love with these two all over again two weeks ago while I watched them ramp up to their vows in real time on Jekyll Island.  The purity and kindness and patience and humor they displayed?  Aspirational.

As a shadow with a lens, you see a lot and hear a lot and your heart breaks a lot…but not this weekend.  I was made whole, and hopeful and there were times I feared I wouldn’t be able to focus to shoot for the tears in my eyes or the crinkles in the corners of my eyes from the smiles of the joy they spread.

Happily ever after, indeed.

G + M

These lovebirds are getting hitched next spring on the beach where they came to the irrefutable conclusion that they were a “they”.  It’s not just their youth that makes me adore them (I can’t deny I envy it), it’s their mutual admiration, their creativity and their contributions to the art community.  They were both deeply involved in establishing MASS Collective in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood of Atlanta, so it was only fitting that we did a shoot celebrating their engagement in the space.

As clients go, I’m very fortunate.  I’m drawn to the laid back and the authentic, and they’re drawn to me.  G + M were relaxed, goofy, and every bit themselves as we wandered around the delicious space and documented an hour in the life of their love, on their terms.

Thank you both for the privilege, and congratulations on finding each other.



Colin, Jesse and Baby Mary

I was honored but hesitant when Colin and Jesse asked me to shoot their wedding.  Weddings aren’t my thing (do I have a thing?) – they scare the hell out of me.  It’s a once in a lifetime event, with back-to-back once in a lifetime moments.   Missing one of those moments, or failing to capture something especially meaningful is a lot of pressure, and I never entertained the idea of putting myself in that situation.

Until Jesse and Colin.

These two are hands down, a couple of the kindest and laid back people I’ve ever met.  They’re patient and gentle and give great hugs.  So when they asked me to photograph their wedding and we subsequently discussed it over a delicious bottle of red wine and laughter – I agreed.

In retrospect, of course, I was being ridiculous.

Spending three days at the edge of the ocean following Jesse around like a stalkeratzi and experiencing her wedding through her eyes was something I wouldn’t change for the world.  Being there when Colin saw her for the first time, being there while she and Baby Mary were having their hair done, standing by as her sister Emily helped her put her shoes on, and seeing them showered with love…it was priceless.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple on their nuptials this past weekend in Seaside, Florida.  Congrats to Baby Mary, who is adorable and adored and threw one seriously fantastic party for a 2 year old.

Thank you all for letting me be a part of your celebration, and for trusting me to trap your memories with my lens.


TRINA CONNOLLY - November 4, 2012 - 11:29 pm

Congratulations Colin and Jesse on your wedding day. What amazing photos and you both have a beauty of a daughter she is the stamp of you colin. Wishing you a very happy life together. Trina xxxxxx

Kayron - September 25, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Wow. Just wow. Those are magnificent. What a lovely bride.
Who says you don’t do weddings? I say you do them right!

YoYo - September 25, 2012 - 3:11 am

teary-eyed… happy for them, for love, and family. God bless! xoxo from Brasil! 😀 (gorgeous pictures!)