We had such fun getting to know Rachel & Stan better during their engagement session.  They are a great couple and we are excited to be photographing their wedding.

They braved the chilly temps here in Atlanta and the hockey fans in town for the NHL All-Star Weekend for a session at Centennial Olympic Park.  

We stopped in at the cafe in the park to warm up with some coffee and snacks.

This is one of my favorites from inside the cafe.  They took off their coats and were enjoying a moment "alone".  Their outfits look right out of the 40's and fit in with their love of 'classic country music'.  

The beautiful engagement ring has been passed down to them from a family member, making it even more special.


We had some fun by the park entrance...  


On Sunday we met up with them again at Liberty Tattoo, where Rachel was finishing up on a tattoo, to add some color to the session.  The building had some colorful graffiti on the wall that made a fantastic backdrop.


After getting the shots on Sunday, we headed to
Qdoba Mexican Grill for burritos and a preview of the images and to talk about their February 24th Wedding at Flint Hill Plantation.  Everyone is excited about the wedding including us! 

We had a great time and hope you enjoy the slideshow, we had a tough time selecting images to fit the song as there are so many good ones! (some had to be cut but are in the proofing gallery)

One last image...  

Last Saturday we had an awesome day photographing the wedding of Lourdes and Patrick! The beautiful afternoon wedding was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marietta, GA. We know that Lourdes and Partick would love to see the images so here's a sneak peek at the highlights of the wedding. (click pictures for a larger view)

It was a beautiful and sunny January day, and we caught up with the bride as she arrived at the church to finish some last minute details and begin getting ready for the ceremony.

Lourdes carried a boquet of white roses and orchids made by Julieann's Rose Garden that was just gorgeous.

This beautiful flower arangement contained favorite flowers of family members that had passed away.

Lourdes hurt her finger a few days before the ceremony and had a "stand in" band just in case her beautiful rings would not go on her finger. (We hope it was not broken and taking off the tape did not make it worse)

These chocolate mice from Puri's Bakery were way too adorable, and very tasty! They were packaged nestled in iridescent shreds in little white boxes for the guests to take with them. (We had to bring some back to Emma, they were so cute!)

Lourdes was such a beautiful bride, I just love this shot of her getting ready.

Lourdes' son Quinin getting ready

Alex, getting ready. Lourdes reminded him that this is practice for his upcoming wedding!

More getting ready shots...

Lourdes was escorted down the isle by two of her sons, Alex & Quinin while her other son, Goyo was an alter server for the ceremony.

A quiet moment during the mass

A very close friend of the couple played a sax solo during the ceremony.

Lourdes and Patrick said their vows with Lourdes' sons standing with them.

A blessing by Rev. Paul W. Berny

The KISS! (We had many of these moments during the evening as they are so in love!)

Off to the party!

Lourdes and her sons

We snuck the bride and groom away from the reception for a few intimate shots outside the church. The rectory is a beautiful old home so we took advantage of the scenery.

For their first dance, their good friend, Dr. Saunders Jones, Jr played the sax for them.

They had a beautiful cake from Best Dang Bakery Around, topped with a vintage looking topper.

Though they were "dainty" with the cake they had fun anyway!

Another one of those kisses!

Son, Goyo toasted the couple

It brought tears to Lourdes' eyes

Lourdes had a special song to dance to with each of her sons

She danced to "Butterfly Kisses" with Quinin and tears needed to be wiped away.

Now, talk about energy! Lourdes and Patrick closed out the evening dancing to their hearts content.

We had such fun with Lourdes and Patrick and their families and hope you enjoyed this preview. The rest of the images will be up in the gallery soon!