Dwell Hotel Chattanooga + Cloudland Destination Wedding

Destination weddings simplify a lot of things. Guests arrive with a sense of wonder and relaxation. Everyone’s eyes are fresh to the surroundings. Stepping into Chattanooga and the Dwell Hotel was like entering another time, altogether. It was honestly the closest i’ve come to photographing in what felt like a Wes Anderson set. I could just run around and get lost with my camera all day.
Thankfully, the weather cooperated and cloudy skies parted for perfect hair light. Kisses on a swing, in a barn and afoot the mountains. Romance abound !

2019 Travel, book your portrait sessions whilst I'm on the road !

Editing through Kelly + Duncan’s intimate North Georgia Mountain wedding has me SO PUMPED for all my destination weddings upcoming in 2019.

I love to arrive a day early and hike, check out coffee shops, and get to know the area. If anyone has interest in booking a portrait session surrounding wedding dates, do reach out !

2019-

January- Florida

February- Baja, MEX

March- Dominican Republic

April- Asheville, NC

May + June- Atlanta, GA

July- Long Island + Brooklyn, NY

August + September- Atlanta, GA

October- Highlands, NC

November + December- TBD

As always, contact me at LOVE@GIANNAKEIKO.COM

Why your photographer does not want to go to a park.

Parks are fine. My dog loves them. My niece and nephew love them. It’s cool to hang a hammock and read a book. Only problem, everyone else loves them, too.

I love. LOVE. when my couples are game to drive just a little (in this case, a mere 20 minutes) to set the mood. Get a little more privacy and intimacy. It really comes through in the images. Sure, if we’re doing a session in a park, and a jogger runs by and says something cute, y’all will laugh. Generally before your shoulders do the weird thing and you ask me where to put your hands.

So, if you ask your photographer “where should we go ?” And they ask you a bunch of questions about what’s important to you for your photographs, and then tell you honestly… there’s a reason !

PSA over. Steamy photos below

XO,

GK