Dekalb History Center Wedding for Melanie and Jeremy

 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center

Wedding Day Priorities

One thing I've learned from being a wedding photographer is that wedding day priorities differ from couple to couple. Melanie and Jeremy's priority was to have fun day with friends and family. They were especially excited to see their children enjoying themselves as a part of their new blended family.

I learned from Jeremy's brother Robert, during his reception toast, that Melanie and Jeremy's children had orchestrated the blending of the families by playing matchmakers early on in their relationship.

Their wedding day went off just as planned. As you can see from the photos, the newlyweds and their three children all had a blast at the wedding and reception. Friends and family did, too.

 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center
 Melanie and Jeremy's Wedding at The Dekalb History Center

Looking for a photographer to capture friends and family having fun at your wedding? Give me a call at 404 298 6263.

Atlanta Intimate Wedding Photographers

Vendors:
Peachy Keen Planners, wedding planner and florist
Fox Brothers Bar B Q, catering
Dekalb History Center, venue

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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.

Favorite Weddings Photographs from 2015

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Pulling together favorites from a year's work is always revealing. We're always looking for joy, laughter, humor, all wrapped up in a surprising and delightful visual package. Here are a few favorites from this last year. We'll have more favorites to share soon.

Bride dancing with Dad At Academy of Medicine

Bride dancing with Dad At Academy of Medicine

Bridesmaid chastises groom at emory conference center

Bridesmaid chastises groom at emory conference center

cupcake "cutting" at 101 gay wedding event at the intercontinental hotel.

cupcake "cutting" at 101 gay wedding event at the intercontinental hotel.

Bride and groom at AN ACADEMY OF MEDICINE reception

Bride and groom at AN ACADEMY OF MEDICINE reception

Best man toasts the bride and groom AT CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS WEDDING.

Best man toasts the bride and groom AT CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS WEDDING.

Listening to the toasts AT THE TWELVE HOTEL.

Listening to the toasts AT THE TWELVE HOTEL.

Bride getting ready AT CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS.

Bride getting ready AT CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS.

TIRED CHILD AT WEDDING AT The 12 Hotel Atlantic Station.

TIRED CHILD AT WEDDING AT The 12 Hotel Atlantic Station.

Bride and groom celebrate at end of cerEMONY AT THE EMORY CONFERENCE CENTER.   C Brown Photo, Atlanta Documentary Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom celebrate at end of cerEMONY AT THE EMORY CONFERENCE CENTER.

C Brown Photo, Atlanta Documentary Wedding Photographer

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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.

Favorite Weddings Photographs from 2015

Pulling together favorites from a year's work is always revealing. We're always looking for joy, laughter, humor, all wrapped up in a surprising and delightful visual package. Here are a few favorites from this last year. We'll have more favorites to share soon.

Bride dancing with Dad

Bridesmaid threatens groom.

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Bride and groom at reception

Best man toasts the bride and groom.

Listening to the toasts.

Bride getting ready

Andrea and Vitek Wild, for Manuel Llaneras Photography, The 12 Hotel Atlantic Station

Bride and groom celebrate at end of ceremomy

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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.

Michelle and Avrum's Wedding at Cator Woolford Gardens

Smiles all around when Michelle raised her glass of wine.

Smiles all around when Michelle raised her glass of wine.

A still life from behind the scenes.

A still life from behind the scenes.

Michelle Dons her blue wedding dress.

Michelle Dons her blue wedding dress.

Michelle and Abrum turned wedding tradition upside down by coming down the aisle together to start the ceremony.

Michelle and Abrum turned wedding tradition upside down by coming down the aisle together to start the ceremony.

REFLECTION OF WEDDING GUESTS IN GLASS OF WINE.

REFLECTION OF WEDDING GUESTS IN GLASS OF WINE.

Guests celebrate by clapping during the ceremony.

Guests celebrate by clapping during the ceremony.

Michelle and Avrum exit the ceremony hand in hand.

Michelle and Avrum exit the ceremony hand in hand.

family and friends share laughter during the cocktail hour.

family and friends share laughter during the cocktail hour.

Avrum's Best man toasts the bride and groom.

Avrum's Best man toasts the bride and groom.

Friends and family join in a Traditional Jewish folk dance.  Photos from  Cator Woolford Gardens , C Brown Photo Atlanta Photojournalist

Friends and family join in a Traditional Jewish folk dance.

Photos from Cator Woolford Gardens, C Brown Photo Atlanta Photojournalist

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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.

Getting ready for a Bat Mitzvah shoot

Camera gear for a wedding or bar mitzvah shoot

Camera gear for a wedding or bar mitzvah shoot

As I was checking out all my gear for this afternoon's shoot, I decided to take a photograph so you could see what I usually bring with me when I'm photographing a large event.

  • Canon 6D -- full sensor DSLR Canon 7D -- cropped sensor DSLR Canon 70D -- cropped sensor DSLR Canon 5D -- full sensor DSLR 70-200mm f 2.8 telephoto lens with image stabilzation 85mm f1.8 telephoto lens 50mm f1.4 normal lens 60mm f2.8 macro lens 16mm-35mm f2.8 wide angle zoom 24-70mm f2.8 wide to telephoto zoom 5 speedlight flash units 2 radio remotes 1 quantum flash Flash meter Video light CF and SD memory cards (about 100 GB total) Light stands, flash modifiers, umbrellas, etc. Altoids and Ibuprofen (not pictured)

In a perfect world, I spend the day before an event and/or the early part of the day of the event charging batteries, cleaning lenses and testing remote flash functioning.

Of course, in the real world it doesn't matter the gear you use or how often you clean your lenses, it's the results that count.Check out a few of my bar mitzvah photos here.

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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.