Chris and Mike's Grande Wedding

Chris and Mike's Grande Wedding

Chris and Mike’s super fun wedding took place Thursday afternoon at The Grande in Kennesaw.

Like many couples, Chris and Mike say they were most concerned about “making sure everything went smoothly” on their wedding day. They were afraid they might not be able to stick to the timeline they had planned.

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Favorite 2017 Wedding Photos: The Young at Heart

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We think of weddings as a young person's game. And yet, at almost every wedding we photograph, we find elders, parents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, enjoying themselves. Sometimes they just watch all the young people having fun.

But, sometimes, they join in. And boy do they enjoy themselves!

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

Looking for a photographer who turns her camera on every generation of your wedding guests? Check out my Atlanta Wedding Photographer Bio.

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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.

Your wedding album is ready, Alex and Esther

Aside from the actual wedding day, the most exciting part of working with wedding couples is when their album arrives.

We received Alex and Esther's album  today.  Yeah!

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They chose our signature eco-friendly album with a cover made from handmade paper. Thanks to Esther's quick response time to our pre-design, we will be able to deliver their album less than four months from their wedding date. 

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One of the great things about our eco-friendly album is that it lays flat when open. That way we can design across the middle of a spread without having to worry about something getting lost in "the gutter."

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When couples ask how long it will take to get their album, my answer is always, "It depends." 

I deliver a pre-designed album at a Premier Party, which occurs 6-8 weeks after your wedding, sometimes a little sooner. Then the ball is your court.

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You wedding album design is uploaded to an online site where you can review the spreads and make suggestions for changes.

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The sooner you respond to the design, the sooner we can create an album design that you love.

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And once you've approved the design, I can send in the order.

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Alex and Esther's eco-friendly album arrived at our house today and we love it. Now we can't wait to hear what they think.

We'll be sending it their way tomorrow!

If you're looking for a Quirky Wedding Photographer who loves to tell wedding stories in amazing, handmade albums, give us a call (404-298-6263).

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.

Three Sisters Catering wows the crowd at 433 Bishop's Grand Opening

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” 
― Virginia Woolf
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Those who joined Kate (above) and Molly Holway, the staff and crew of Three Sisters Catering for the grand opening luncheon at 433 Bishop certainly dined well.

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The banquet that chef brothers Simon and Matthew prepared for us included: tuna tartare, lamb chops, homemade flat bread with pimento cheese dip, crab salad on bruschetta, turkey confit risotto, beef wellington, and a passionfruit custard with berries that Sharon labeled one of the top five desserts of all time.

Sharon and I were delighted to dine with some of the best wedding planners in Atlanta.

Design by Jessica Dankenbrink of Bold American

Venue 433 Bishop by Novare Events

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.

Alex and Esther's Pontoon Boat Exit on Lake Chatuge

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Here's Esther's description of her ideal reception:

"We end out on the pier, people stumbling a bit because we're tipsy, and laughing, light our Chinese lanterns, say a small call and response of 'holding you in the light' before we let the lanterns go."

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"All the lanterns light easily and don't take long to fill-out, and if something goes wrong and one catches on fire or something, again, it's a funny memorable moment. But no person catches on fire, or if they do we shove them off the pier before they get hurt or we get charged extra for anything from the venue." 

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"We let the lanterns go, all squeeze each other with love, then BAM, boat rides up to pier, we swing the doors open, and everyone claps as we say our goodbyes and hop on the boat and zoom off into the lake (where we will circle the lake for a good while, looking at the stars and cuddling, until we come back to the docks right next to wear we zoomed away, and giddily skip to our hotel room, where we take-in how beautiful everything was, and pass out).

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Esther's ideal continues: "Everyone peacefully says there goodbyes to each other, lots of hugs and "so nice to get to meet you, welcome to the family" and just a feeling of communal love and that no one was offended or punched anyone."

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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.