Atlanta Cator Woolford Gardens & Jackson Street Bridge Engagement

Blossoms beginning, wisteria. Warmer sunsets. Longer days. Let the seasons of love begin.
Taylor & Jon recently booked me for their Manor Golf & Country Club wedding this autumn. I always like to gift couples an engagement session, so we can get to know each other and make some beautiful images together. These two asked for some of my favorite locations, and I was stoked to share Cator Woolford Gardens and the Jackson Street Bridge skyline with them. We chatted foodie nerdy things, the early stages of dating evolving into love, and all things Spring in Atlanta.
So looking forward to being more a part of their story and union <3

Vanlife !

I hate saying “I’m based out of _____”. Because, in all honesty, I’m currently based everywhere. I keep a place in Atlanta. Our airport is the best in the world, it flies direct and affordably to most locations. Though I’m grateful for my friends + family here, I find myself traveling for at least 2 weeks/month. This lifestyle has led me back towards incorporating more indeterminacy in my schedule, and finding the right way to do this with my dog (she hates flying).
Cue #Vanlife. Sure, it’s trendy, and I have lived out of both a Toyota T100, and a 14ft trailer before. I knew the Sprinter van wouldn’t be full-time. The joy of finding the right shell, and the right collaborator to bring these designs to life has been the big project of Spring !
My hopes are that by opening up my schedule and waiving my standard travel fees, I’ll be able to do more passion project shoots and connect with more adventurous couples along the way.

Hit me up, if you’d like to work together along this journey:
April- Asheville, NC // would love to photograph at Max Patch
May- Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA
June- Morocco + Dominican Republic
July- Montauk, Amagansett + Hamptons, NY

LOVE@GIANNAKEIKO.COM

and, finally, to fully appreciate the beauty of these vans, contact my friend Wyatt of Jedi Ships to custom build your dream vessel. He’s crafted mine specifically for surf life (changing station, board storage) and photographer’s needs (fold down desks with room for Wacom tablet, bolted in safe for gear). You will be so stoked !

Atlanta Ritz Carlton and Ambient+ Studio Wedding

Yasmeen & Nick’s Atlanta Ritz Carlton and Ambient+ Studio wedding blew everyone away. So many thoughtful details incorporated, sentimental touches and sincerity with planning. Every moment from gift exchanges to first look and their choreographed dance was fluid, natural and just so them. i’m grateful to have captured their story in such stunning locations.
Onward,

GK

Saint Petersburg, Florida Winter Wedding

Melissa + Mark initially hired me for an Engagement session whilst they were living in Inman Park, in Atlanta. We had fun exploring the Beltline and Piedmont Park, and made the most of an unseasonably cold day.
Fast forward, and they booked me for an early summer Florida wedding. As fate would have it, they found out they were expecting their first child and had to move up the wedding date ! Fortunately I could still accommodate the change, and we got to celebrate their wedding at Nova 535 this past weekend.

I hear a lot of really wonderful feedback from clients, but I’ll never forget what Melissa told me during the Couple’s session: “Mark has not cared about a single vendor. Caterers, florals, whatever. But he knew that we wanted you for our photographer.”

Yep. I bout cried then. And I definitely cried during their cake-cutting, when the gender revealed that they are expecting a baby girl !

Magic all around, folks.

If your photographer asks: "can I steal y'all for 5 minutes?" Say yes.

Take a beat and be together in the soft light <3

Boho chic backyard fall wedding in North Georgia

GOALS ! That’s all I have to say about Amanda + Konner’s intimate, Anthropologie inspired backyard weddings. Antique literature touches, real candles, candy bar, ferns and laughs and love galore. Not going to lie, I took some table scape notes.

Check out the sweet first look at Amanda’s family home.

XO,

GK

Jeni's Ice Cream Westside Engagement

Cool off from the Summer heat with someone you love ! Can't wait to capture Perry + Michael's Wedding this winter ! Thanks to Jeni's Ice Cream for providing the sweetness :)
XO,

GK