Atlanta Portrait Photographer: Payne Corley House Sip and See

vendor visits, payne corley house, flower
vendor visits, payne corley house, flower

A couple of weeks ago, my partner and I decided to take the folks at the Payne-Corley House in Duluth up on their invitation to come and Sip and See. That particular Saturday afternoon was absolutely gorgeous and afforded us the opportunity to see all sorts of blooming flowers on the property.

vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house
vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house

The Payne-Corley house, built around 1870, is the oldest standing home in the city of Duluth. It was built as a farmhouse when Duluth was known as "Howell's Crossing." (This is nothing like the three-room farmhouse where my Mom grew up.) Entering the home from the side entrance, we were greeted with this lovely painted porch, one of my favorite parts of the home.

vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house
vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house

Upon entering the home, we found a lovely assortment of hors d'oevres and desserts displayed. I waited to indulge in the scrumptious chocolate ganache, until after I had tasted some awesome crab cakes and a to-die-for summer gazpacho.

vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house
vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house
vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house
vendor visits, watershed, payne corley house

The next Sip and See at the Payne Corley House is June 11th. Stop by for a visit and check out their wedding and event facility space.

Cindy Brown | Atlanta Portrait Photographer

Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.