Emory Presbyterian Wedding + Trolley Barn Reception

One of the many blessings associated with being a wedding photographer is the opportunity to get to know wonderful new couples and their families on one of the happiest days of their lives. 

Sometimes I am privileged to meet and get to know a couple before their wedding, as well. Tim and Vanessa were one such couple. I photographed their engagement session in Pine Lake on a drizzly afternoon. Instead of griping about getting wet, they enjoyed hamming it up for the camera in the rain.

So, it was no surprise that both of them spread joy to friends and family who joined them for their wedding ceremony and celebration. Vanessa's laughter was contagious. Tim's antics kept everyone in stitches, including the youngest ring bearer. 

Here are just a few favorite photos from the day.


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.