Plant Nursery + Golf Course Long Island New York Wedding

Jess + Ryan traveled back to Long Island from Wilmington to celebrate love and adventure with their closest family and friends. Ryan is a professional fisherman, and tied fly fishing ties in lieu of boutonnieres for all the groomsmen. Jess’s bridesmaids wore floral crowns and muted dresses.
The entire day was laid back and sincere, just like them.
They chose a plant nursery for their first look location, and even brought their dog along !
Dinner, dancing, and tying of a sailor’s knot sealed the deal.

Here’s to letting love be the greatest adventure.

XO,

GK

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

Atlanta Beltline + Piedmont Park Engagement Session

Oakland Cemetery Engagement Session

Gathering with Sara + Ian had to be one of my favorite afternoons, to date. Thankfully I'm capturing their wedding this fall, otherwise I'd be SUPER jealous about missing out on all their details (like some pretty rad Veggie &/or Vegan local catering). They were hilarious, totally in love and down to chat about conspiracy theories without looking at me like I had 3 heads.

More days like this, please !

Venice Canals, California Engagement Session

I adore traveling back to California to capture couple's Engagement Sessions. Knowing that I'll be hiking, surfing, eating hella tacos + burritos and just aimlessly wandering the 1 all in the name of "location scouting" for photoshoots makes my heart skip a little beat. 

Olivia + Scott were SO easy to work with, and their sweet pup even joined us for a bit of the photoshoot. I can't wait to capture these two's wedding this autumn !

If you're searching for the perfect destination Wedding or Elopement photographer, drop me a line and let's chat. Posting 2018 travel schedule soon! WWW.GIANNAKEIKO.COM

Arabia Mountain icy cold, yet smokin hot Engagement Session

Adventure feeds the soul. If I could exist on passport stamps, local mystery dishes and accents, I tooootally would. I was stoked when Austin, Texas couple Janan + Shane asked me to photograph their intimate Todos Santos wedding this Summer.

Luckily for me, and a bit of serendipitous timing, they were in Atlanta for a long weekend and we were able to head out to Arabia Mountain and brave the freezing cold in the spirit of love. 

They said it reminded them of a spot not too far from Austin, and totally would never have guessed this was only 20 minutes from Atlanta. We hiked, talked about pro soccer teams and tacos, and realized we're both new homeowners. 

I always see Engagement sessions as a way to have a little fun, and go through a bit of a test run. There should be some bad jokes and silly suggestions and lots of belly laughs.

XOXO to finding your adventure partner for life, 
Gianna Keiko