Allegra and Jeff's Mud Crusade Engagement Safari

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I can't believe it's taken me so long to blog about what could be the most awesome engagement safari ever. Thanks Allegra and Jeff for inviting us to document your Mud Crusade Run. A Mud Run, for those who've never had the opportunity to attend or compete in one, consists of a group of people running a course covered with obstacles and pools of mud, barbed wire and fire pits. Here are some of our favorite photos of Allegra and Jeff competing in the Mud Crusade that took place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this Fall.

Allegra and Jeff' Engagement Safari at the Mud Crusade 5K

Mud Crusaders Engagement Safari

Mud Slide at Mud Crusaders Engagement Safari

Emerging from the Mud - Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Jumping the fire hazard - engagement safari

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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.