Social Shake Up 2018 Atlanta

In early May, social media movers and shakers of all varieties from around the world descended upon the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta for the The Social Shake Up Show.

Here are a few favorite photos from the event.

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 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
 Social Shake Up Conference, Social Media, Atlanta
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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.

Our Latest B'not Mitzvah Shoot

Here are a few favorites from the awesome B'not Mitzvah party we photographed at the Metropolitan Club in May. For those who aren't familiar, a boy celebrates a bar mitzvah, a girl celebrates a bat mitzvah. Twin girls celebrate a b'not mitzvah, the plural of bat mitzvah. 

Reaching the age of bar or bat Mitzvah signifies becoming a full member of the Jewish community with the obligations that come with it. Friends and family usually celebrate this coming of age with a huge party. Here's how one family celebrated.

I love photographing young people celebrating this important life event.

Contact me if you'd like to find out more about our Mitzvah photography offerings.

Atlanta Mitzvah Photographer

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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.

Josh and Colleen's St. Paddy's Day Dekalb History Center Wedding

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We love a Dekalb History Center wedding. 

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Josh and Colleens' St. Paddy's wedding was one of our favorites. 

Josh wore a green bow tie and Colleen's bridesmaids, yes ... you guessed ... wore green dresses. And all the guests were a wee bit Irish, at least for the day.

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And this little fellow put on a St. Paddy's show with his vest and sunglasses.

Here are a few of our favorite photos.

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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.

Street Photography at the Martin Luther King March with my Fuji X100F

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I finally took the leap and bought a Fuji X100F. I've been shooting with the original X100 for several years now, and have loved the files that come from this lightweight beauty.

But, the original X100 was fairly slow to focus and not very good in low-light. The X100F, in contrast, is quickdraw McGraw when it comes to focus and the bomb at high ISOs.

I bought my X100F used on EBay and am delighted with it, so far.

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I took to the streets with it on Monday, January 15th, which is Martin Luther King's actual birthday, and this year, the day of the national holiday. Here in Atlanta every year, folks gather for a march in his memory.

Lots of people, great energy, good light ... a street photographer's dream.

Here are a few images I shot of folks marching, and those watching.

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Looking for an Atlanta photojournalist to document an event for you? Give me a call 404 298 6263 or fill our my contact form.

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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.

Josh and Colleen's Pine Lake Engagement Session

 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake

One of our favorite locations for engagement sessions is our tiny burg, Pine Lake. It's especially nice in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.

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Josh and Colleen brought their two pooches with them for their shoot and we headed to the berm by the lake where the leaves were especially vivid.

Like most couples, Josh and Colleen were a little concerned about having a camera pointed at them for an hour or so. My job was to make them feel comfortable.

So, as usual, my fall back tool was humor.

I don't even remember how I got them to laugh, or if they made each other laugh.

Either way, the laughter, as usual, made for the best photographs.

 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake

Looking for an Atlanta engagement photographer to capture your personalities and connection as a couple?

Give me a call 404 298 6263 or fill out our contact form here.

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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.