Cinco De Mayo Reception | Michelle and Allen

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We had the privilege of photographing a lovely beach wedding in Long Beach Mississippi on Cinco de Mayo (that's the 5th of May for you gringos out there.) After an awesome wedding ceremony on the beach, the wedding party and guests headed to Oak Crest Mansion in Pass Christian for a delightfully fun reception. The theme was a mix of Cajun and Mexican. Food included gumbo and bread pudding. (The groom's cake was bread pudding ... what a great idea.) Here are a few favorites from the reception. One of these photos won an award in the Motion category in the Wedding Photographic Society's Quarter 2 contest. See if you can pick the winner.

Bread Pudding Groom's Cake

Bread Pudding Groom's Cake

Mom Dancing with baby

Mom Dancing with baby

Mom and Dad, Bride and Groom dancing

Mom and Dad, Bride and Groom dancing

Tequila at Reception

Tequila at Reception

Dancing groomsmen and bridesmaids

Dancing groomsmen and bridesmaids

Bride and Groom Dance

Bride and Groom Dance

bride and groom dance cheek to cheek

bride and groom dance cheek to cheek

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Photographs

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Photographs

Cake eating at wedding

Cake eating at wedding

Flying Bride -- Award-Winning Wedding Photography

Flying Bride -- Award-Winning Wedding Photography

Wedding Reception Exit

Wedding Reception Exit

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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.