Three New WPJA Awards

I’m honored to announce that I’ve won three WPJA awards from photographs taken at one wedding. That’s a first for me.

Beth and Steve’s Howard House wedding was especially ripe with opportunities for photojournalistic “masterpieces.”

Here are the three photos that won Masterpiece Awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association in the latest competitions.

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Planning a wedding with some award-winning photo opportunities? Give me a call (404) 298 6263. I’d love to be there to document the love and joy you share that day.

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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.

Giving Tuesday ... Finally!

After a trip to Alexander’s department store, near Blairsville, on Black Friday, where the check-out lines were longer than I had ever seen (no I did not buy); three days of never-ending emails pitching Cyber Monday sales for Photoshop presets and online courses to make me a better photographer/business person (no I did not buy); and a continuing pop-up ad from B&H about an Apple laptop that I really did need (yes, I succumbed): I am happy to be moving on to Giving Tuesday.

 Georgia Center for Non Profits, Ga Gives rally, Woodruff Park, Georgia Pacific Building

Giving Tuesday … the day non-profits have finally figured out should belong to them.

Tomorrow, Giving Tuesday, I will spend the day deciding just which non-profits I most wish to support with my time and money. Ones that I support now, like The Alzheimer’s Association, Breatkthru House and Just Bakery. Or these and more?

I hope you’ll spend the day … or at least part of it considering what you can give to help make the world a better place, as well.

 Georgia Center for Non Profits, Ga Gives rally, Woodruff Park, Georgia Pacific Building
 Georgia Center for Non Profits, Ga Gives rally, Woodruff Park, Georgia Pacific Building
 Georgia Center for Non Profits, Ga Gives rally, Woodruff Park, Georgia Pacific Building
 Georgia Center for Non Profits, Ga Gives rally, Woodruff Park, Georgia Pacific Building
 Georgia Center for Non Profits, Ga Gives rally, Woodruff Park, Georgia Pacific Building

Members of the Georgia Center for Non-Profits gathered to promote Giving Tuesday, and I was glad to be there to document the occasion.

Non-profit photographer Atlanta, Georgia.

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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.

Chris and Mike's Grande Wedding

 Mike and Chris's Wedding at The Grande wedding venue in Kennesaw

Chris and Mike’s super fun wedding took place Thursday afternoon at The Grande in Kennesaw.

Like many couples, Chris and Mike say they were most concerned about “making sure everything went smoothly” on their wedding day. They were afraid they might not be able to stick to the timeline they had planned.

But, once the day started, like for most couples, those worries slipped away.

At that point, they say, “We just wanted everyone to have a good time spending the day celebrating with each other.” And boy did they!

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 Mike and Chris's Wedding at The Grande wedding venue in Kennesaw

One of the fun things about their wedding was that the grooms and their wedding party all finished getting ready together. So the guys got to see the ladies put their make up on.

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The day was overcast and chilly, but the leaves were still beautiful. And the laughter and joy plentiful.

 Mike and Chris's Wedding at The Grande wedding venue in Kennesaw
 Mike and Chris's Wedding at The Grande wedding venue in Kennesaw
 Mike and Chris's Wedding at The Grande wedding venue in Kennesaw
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 Mike and Chris's Wedding at The Grande wedding venue in Kennesaw

What Chris and Mike loved most about their wedding “was that it was small and intimate, and that we were able to celebrate with the people we loved the most.”

We’ll share photos from after the wedding in a post on our sister brand,CIndy and Sharon’s blog, soon.

Venue: The Grande in Kennesaw, Georgia

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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.

Super Bowl Business Connect

To say that Atlanta is excited about hosting the Super Bowl in 2019 is an understatement.

Small business owners in Atlanta have even more reason to be exited than most. With the Super Bowl comes a whole host of opportunities.

Over the past several months, the Super Bowl Host committee’s Business Connect program has identified qualified diverse vendors from the Atlanta area who offer resources needed for activities associated with the Super Bowl.

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In addition to identifying local vendors, the folks at Business Connect created a series of workshops and networking events to help the entrepreneurs prepare to land contracts related to the big event.

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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.

Slow Exposures Fine Art Photography Exhibit

 A photograph I took two years ago when visiting Zebulon and Concord, Georgia to view the Slow Exposures exhibits. It was selected to be a part of this year’s show.

A photograph I took two years ago when visiting Zebulon and Concord, Georgia to view the Slow Exposures exhibits. It was selected to be a part of this year’s show.

Near the end of September this year, I traveled south the Zebulon, Ga to celebrate the Sweet Sixteenth birthday of Slow Exposures. The birthday celebrated the fact that for 16 years fine art photographers and lovers from across the US have gathered in for this annual juried exhibition.

The photographs chosen for the exhibit celebrate the rural American South.

I love the concept of celebrating photos of thee rural south in the rural South.

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The selected images are displayed in late nineteenth-century buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Slow Exposures website perfectly describes what this “sense of place” generates. “It makes for an experience filled with shared, serendipitous moments where the energy is infectious and the conversations, thought-provoking.”

It certainly does.

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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.