Frances and Jack | Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Rhodes Hall Atlanta

A few weekends back, we were privileged to photograph the nuptials of Frances and Jack. The ceremony took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the heart of Atlanta. (Turns out, I was already well acquainted with the officiant, Father Thomas J. Meehan, from my days as a chaplain intern at Grady Hospital and resident at Atlanta Medical Center.) The bride and groom chose to stage a reveal before the ceremony, which is always fun and also allows for a good portion of the posed photos to be taken before the ceremony. The wedding party road together to Rhodes Hall where the bride and groom made their entrance down a curving staircase crowned by stained-glass windows. A live band, great food, lots of friends and family and a stellar send-off made for a wonderful affair. Here are a few of our favorites from the day.

For a fuller story, see the slideshow of our favorites.

Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Frances and Jack's wedding rings
Frances and Jack's wedding rings
The Reveal
The Reveal
Groom and Best Man before ceremony
Groom and Best Man before ceremony
Catholic Wedding
Catholic Wedding
Groomsmen at Catholic Wedding
Groomsmen at Catholic Wedding
After the ceremony
After the ceremony
Dancing at Reception
Dancing at Reception
Bride has a blast
Bride has a blast
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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.