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

Sweetwater Creek Sunset Engagement Session

Laughing so hard my face hurt. That’s not how I always leave a workday, but it sure was how I spent my session with Sarah & Nick. These two had known each other since high school, parted ways, and reconnected. Deciding to say “forever-ever,” they chose me to capture their wedding later this year at Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. We decided on Sweetwater Creek State Park and Home Depot for their Engagement Session. One location I’m very familiar and confident with, and the other admittedly a creative challenge.
It was so great to wander in the light with these two, and I cannot wait to capture their love story this autumn !

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.

Stunning McDaniel Farm Park Maternity Session

Laura and Grady’s stunning maternity session captured the season, their love and expanding family <3

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

Do I need a Bridal Session ?

of course. more relaxed. hair and makeup trial. nothing else to rush off to. need I say more ?

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

Belle-Anne + Craig's Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Wedding

A wedding this magical and detailed deserves all the shout-outs !

FLORAL: Emily Warren Peterson and Christopher Johnson
MAKEUP: Beauty Asylum
DRESS: White Orchid
BAND: Bogey + The Viceroy
Cater: Zest
Video: Cinema Jubilee
Planning: Georgia Wedding Consultants

And a few Q & A's from the bride's interview:

Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal. 

A: We met  in the fall of 2011 while attending law school at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, GA.  I was in my first semester of law school and Craig was finishing his final year of law school.  We did not begin dating until the summer of 2013.  Our first date was on July 17, 2013 (which happens to be Craig's bday) we attended a Phish concert in Atlanta, GA.  We have been together since then. 

Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day? 

A: Well I was very excited to have my nephew walk me down the aisle, it was a very special moment for me and my family.  My father passed away in February 2011 so unfortunately he never met Craig or my nephew. So it was special to have the "man" albeit "little man" of my family walk me down the aisle. 

Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day? 

A: After you get engaged, take a few weeks to enjoy being engaged before you begin planning because the planning doesn't stop until you are boarding for the honeymoon.  Another piece of advice is to remember "the reason for the season."  By this I mean during the stress of wedding planning try to always remember that at the end of the day you are marrying your best friend which is the most important part that often can get lost in the details of planning.

WELL SAID, LOVEBIRDS !
XO,
GK