The carriage photo

The photo at the top of the blog (well it used to be at the top of the blog) was taken in 2007 at a beautiful wedding in Picayune, Mississippi. Anthony and Bethany, both dance instructors, chose to tie the knot beside a lovely lake. Bethany decided to ride in style on her way to the peninsula where the ceremony took place. I shot the photograph with a 70-200 mm f2.8 Canon lens from a bridge in an effort to include storytelling context ... the lake and scenery.

Later that evening, I took this photo of the bridesmaid who caught the bouquet watching the groomsman who caught the garter as he danced the Garter Dance. The photo was chosen as a runner up in the September Fluid Gallery photo contest.




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.