Favorite Wedding Photographs 2017: Ceremony Shots

“There is a unique anticipation that fills the hearts of every couple,
and the hearts of those who come to witness their sacred union.
While it has been experienced by so many people in love, 
throughout the ages,
it is a moment in time that is unique and unto itself.
Your wedding ceremony experience will be
your unique moment in time!”

- Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway


We photograph weddings from many religious traditions and some from outside religious tradition. 

One of the many things I love about photographing weddings is that every wedding ceremony is different. Even weddings within the same church tradition vary in spirit, emotion and energy, if not in ritual.

And while all weddings are different, no matter the tradition, or lack thereof, they are united in that they are all a sacred celebration of love.

 Lisa and Walt at Kimball Hall for Manuel
 Jennifer Monk and Lance Linsel, Second Shoot with Manuel at Kimball Hall

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.