Mardi Gras Portraits in Pine Lake

So here's yet another blogpost about how much I love Pine Lake.

 Mardi Gras Headshots

This morning, instead of the usual first Saturday pancake breakfast, Pine Lakers celebrated Mardi Gras with a brunch, complete with beignets, red beans and rice, and bread pudding with wine sauce.

Following the brunch, one adorable dog, children on bikes and children walking, dressed-up adults and a rainbow paraded around our lake. 

Before and after the parade, I took portraits of anyone willing to stand on a specific crack in the sidewalk. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots
 Mardi Gras Headshots

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.