Elizabeth and Charlie's Emory Wedding

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Organ and bagpipe music, as well as congregational hymns, filled the the sanctuary at the at Emory Presbyterian Church, during Elizabeth and Charlie’s early November wedding. The ceremony was quite traditional with a twist -- the groom and male family members all were dressed in Scottish attire.

Elizabeth and Charlie considered what some call the bride and groom’s day to be their community’s day instead. According to Elizabeth,”we believe wholeheartedly that we are hosting a party to thank those closest to us for their love and support.”

As a way to make sure their guest had a good time, Elizabeth made sure to include fun activities for the kids, provide games for people who don't like to dance, incorporate music from different eras so that all generations were comfortable, and to provide flip flops and shawls.

Many of the details, including a variety of baskets, table cards and cake toppers were hand-made by Elizabeth.

Ceremony: Emory Presbyterian Church

Florist: Petals A Florist

Cake Artist: Antolina's Cakes

Officiant: Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans

Reception: Emory Conference Center

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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.